University of Rochester

@Rochester — March 14, 2008

ShowersToday's Forecast: P.M. Showers, High 43
Tomorrow: Cloudy, High 39°

In Today's Issue

  • Scheduled Web Downtime on Saturday
  • Both NCAA Games on Radio
  • Ankle Replacement Gaining Foothold in Rochester
  • Professor Leads Discussion on High-Stakes Testing
  • Study Details How Diabetes Drives Atherosclerosis
  • Event Highlight: Biometric Screenings
  • Rochester in the News: Nora Bredes Discusses Departure of Governor's Wife
  • In Higher Ed: New Governor a Friend of Higher Ed

News and Announcements

Scheduled Web Downtime on Saturday
University Web Services will be conducting scheduled server maintenance on Saturday, March 15, from 4 to 9 a.m. The University Web site ( will be unavailable during this time. Please note that the Human Resources system and other sites including College admissions, the Eastman and Simon Schools, Libraries, and myRochester will not be affected by this maintenance. A temporary homepage with links to these applications will be posted for the duration of the downtime.

Both NCAA Games on Radio
Tune in on Friday to both the men's and women's NCAA basketball playoffs on-air and over the Internet. WYSL 1040 AM will provide over-the-air and Internet coverage of the women's game on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Messiah College. The men's 6 p.m. game against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at Ursinus College will be available on two internet locations: and the Coast Guard feed.

Ankle Replacement Gaining Foothold in Rochester
A procedure aimed at not only relieving pain from arthritic ankles, but providing new-found mobility for patients, is gaining a foothold in upstate New York. Medical Center orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are the only physicians in upstate New York currently offering this surgery, an alternative to the current gold standard treatment, ankle fusion surgery.

Professor Leads Discussion on High-Stakes Testing
As part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the hazards of high-stakes testing on K-12 education, David Hursh, associate professor at the Warner School, will lead a discussion on his new book, High-Stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning: The Real Crisis in Education, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at the School Without Walls.

Study Details How Diabetes Drives Atherosclerosis
University researchers have discovered how diabetes, by driving inflammation and slowing blood flow, dramatically accelerates atherosclerosis, according to research to be published in the March 14 edition of the journal Circulation Research.


Friday, March 14
Biometric Screenings. May Room, Wilson Commons. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (March 12)
"New York Could Lose a Vibrant First Lady
Nora Bredes, director of the University's Anthony Center for Women's Leadership, discusses the impact that the departure of Silda Wall Spitzer, wife of the former governor, will have on abortion rights protections in New York: "Silda was really a force behind that," says Bredes. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (March, 13)
"New York's New Governor, Seen as a Friend to Higher Education, May Pick Up Where Spitzer Left Off
David Paterson, New York's new governor and an adjunct professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, is known for his commitment to broadening access to higher education and for supporting the hiring of more full-time faculty members. Read more...

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