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@Rochester — March 12, 2008


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In Today’s Issue

  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Recognizes Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Impressionist Exhibition Opens Friday at MAG
  • Medical Center Seminar Focuses on Plagiarism
  • Know a Budding Young Businessperson?
  • Preparing for and Financing a Selective College Education
  • Event Highlight: Family Gathering: A Look into the World of Eating Disorders
  • Rochester in the News: Shanna Swan Discusses Chemicals in Baby Products
  • In Higher Ed: A Cure for the College-Bound Blues

News and Announcements

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Recognizes Wilmot Center
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has named the University’s James P. Wilmot Cancer Center a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers. The distinction recognizes the center’s expertise and multidisciplinary cancer care. Read more...

Impressionist Exhibition Opens Friday at MAG
In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition American Impressionism: Paintings from the Phillips Collection, the Memorial Art Gallery will exhibit In Pursuit of Light and Leisure: Impressionist Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection. The exhibition, which will run from March 14 through June 28, includes work by Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, and Mary Cassatt. Read more...

Medical Center Seminar Focuses on Plagiarism
In the Second Friday Science Social, Robert Griggs, professor and chair of the Department of Neurology, will lead a seminar titled “Plagiarism: The Crime and the Punishment” at 4 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the Upper Adolph Auditorium (3-7619) at the Medical Center. Read more...

Know a Budding Young Businessperson?
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is offering a free informational session in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons at 6 p.m. March 13 for students currently in grades 5 to 11 and their families. YEA! is an intensive nine-month program that guides middle and high school students in launching and running their own businesses. Read more...

Preparing for and Financing a Selective College Education
Jonathan Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid, will lead a one-hour workshop for parents of children who are seeking admission to a selective college or university. Deborah Aguglia from the University Benefits Office and Dawn Bruner, director of parent relations, will also be available to answer questions. The workshop will be held March 19 at 5 p.m. in Aud 2-6424 Whipple at the Medical Center and again on April 29 at noon in Aud 2-6408-207 at the Medical Center.

Events

Wednesday, March 12
Family Gathering: A Look into the World of Eating Disorders. Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Continues through April 4.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Democrat & Chronicle (March 11)
“How Safe Is Your Baby’s Plastic Bottle?”
Shanna Swan, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, discusses ways to avoid the chemical bisphenol A, used in many popular brands of baby bottles and in the lining of baby formula cans. “Here is something you can do that will decrease your risk,” Swann says. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (March 9)
“A Cure for the College-Bound Blues”
“The transition from high school to college is not what it used to be. Freshmen show up on campus with stress from the admissions chase and parents hovering a text-message away. For them, the gap year is a way to reclaim what has been lost.” Read more...

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