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@Rochester — Feb. 29, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Columnist Fred Dicker Discusses Election
  • Sleep Helps Protect Small Children from Injuries
  • Locals Bare Heads to Support Cancer Research
  • David Hursh Book Signing
  • Event Highlight: Big Band Swing Dance
  • Rochester in the News: John Treanor on the Flu Vaccine
  • In Higher Ed: Abandoning Print, Not Peer Review

News and Announcements

Columnist Fred Dicker Discusses Election
As part of the Humanities Project's "Politics and the Media Constructions," Fred Dicker, columnist and state editor of the New York Post, will present, "2008: New York and the Presidential Election." Dicker will address the roles of New York in this campaign: Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, whether the GOP can be competitive, and why the Northeast is becoming increasingly Democratic. The March 18 event starts at 5 p.m. in Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Sleep Helps Protect Small Children from Injuries
Lack of sleep can lead to increased injuries among preschool children, research from the School of Nursing has found. The study, published in the March/April issue of Public Health Nursing, shows that children who, according to their mothers, lack an adequate amount of sleep, are twice as likely to sustain injuries as compared to their well-rested peers. Read more...

Locals Bare Hearts, Heads to Support Cancer Research
At least nine women will be among the nearly two dozen locals who will shave their heads in honor of St. Baldrick’s Day at a special celebration on Thursday, March 13, at Napa Gino’s Restaurant, 2200 Penfield Road. Read more...

David Hursh Book Signing
David Hursh, professor in the Warner School, will give a reading and sign copies of his new book, High-Stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning: The Real Crisis in Education, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Pittsford Plaza, on March 1 at 7 p.m. Read more ...


Friday, Feb. 29
Big Band Swing Dance:
Douglass Dining Center. 9 p.m. to midnight.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

U. S. News & World Report (Feb. 27)
"CDC Panel Urges Extending Flu Vaccine Coverage for Kids
John Treanor, professor of medicine, microbiology, and immunology, cautions that even the best efforts to design a flu vaccine may not result in perfect protection: "You have to make a decision about what will be in the vaccine in advance. It takes six to eight months to make the vaccine after you've chosen the strains. But the reality is that new strains emerge after that decision is made. So, you could be wrong," (Also reported by Washington Post, Forbes, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Austin American Statesman, LEX 18 Kentucky, WFIE-TV Indiana) . Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 28)
"Abandoning Print, Not Peer Review
"Those tracking the move toward open access publishing look for milestones such as the new federal law that will make much research supported by the National Institutes of Health available online and free or the recent move by Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences to place professors’ scholarly papers in an open repository." Read more...

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