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@Rochester — March 7, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Italian Baroque Organ Concert Features Timothy Tikker
  • Special Edition of HR Intercom Available Online
  • Ologundê Celebrates Colorful Afro-Brazilian Culture
  • Fundraisers Support Children's Hospital
  • Event Highlight: Going for Baroque
  • Rochester in the News: Michael Pichichero Discusses Autism Claims; Regis O'Keefe on How Smoking Slows Bone Healing
  • In Higher Ed: Teaching Business to Third-World Women

News and Announcements

Italian Baroque Organ Concert Features Timothy Tikker
Award-winning organist Timothy Tikker will perform at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at the Memorial Art Gallery as part of the Italian Baroque Organ Showcase Concert Series. Read more...

Special Edition of HR Intercom Available Online
View this special issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources.

Ologundê Celebrates Colorful Afro-Brazilian Culture
The Afro-Brazilian ensemble Ologundê brings its synthesis of music, dance, and martial arts to Kilbourn Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. Read more...

Fundraisers Support Children's Hospital
Enjoy a talent show for tots and teens, a crew team work out (in the mall), and a magic performance in the coming weeks and help support the Golisano Children’s Hospital. Read more...


Sunday, March 9
Going for Baroque: Memorial Art Gallery. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

CBS News (March 5)
"Government Concedes Vaccine Injury Case
Michael Pichichero, professor of microbiology/immunology, pediatrics, and medicine, cautions that a court decision that vaccines may have injured a Georgia girl with a mitochondrial disorder could have little bearing on other legal claims that vaccines cause autism: "No link between mitochondrial disorders and autism spectrum disorder has been made in mainstream medicine." (Also reported by New York Times,, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Associated Press, Houston Chronicle, Seattle Times, Miami Herald, Newsday, WHEC TV10 and others.) Read more...

UPI (March 5)
"Smoking Hurts Bone Fracture Healing
Regis O'Keefe, chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, discusses a Medical Center study showing polyaromatic hydrocarbon benzo(a)pyrene, or BaP, found in smoke, slows bone healing: "Our results provide the first evidence that BaP prevents stem cells from becoming cartilage cells as part of healing." Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (March 6)
"Gift to Teach Business to Third-World Women
"Goldman Sachs & Company will donate $100 million to give at least 10,000 women a business education and, more broadly, to develop and enhance business education programs at universities in Africa, the Middle East, and other developing regions, the firm announced Wednesday." Read more...

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