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@Rochester — March 19, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Poison Center Urges Respect for Medicines
  • Latest issue of Rochester Review Available Online
  • Preparing for and Financing a Selective College Education
  • Lecture Focuses on Adolescent Brain Development
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital Presents “Masters of Magic”
  • Event Highlight: Free Biometric Screenings on Wednesday
  • Rochester in the News: President Seligman and Sr. Vice President and CFO Paprocki Discuss Mt. Hope Ave. Development
  • In Higher Ed: The Mental Health Squeeze

News and Announcements

Poison Center Urges Respect for Medicines
In the spirit of Poison Prevention Week—which began on Sunday and runs through Saturday, March 22—experts from the Ruth A. Lawrence Poison and Drug Information Center at the Medical Center urge caution whenever medicating and offer information on the use of products commonly found in medicine cabinet.

Latest issue of Rochester Review Available Online
View the March-April issue of Rochester Review online. This issue features stories on the Simon School and Warner School 50th anniversaries, digital scholarship in the humanities, and 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.

Lecture Focuses on Adolescent Brain Development
Ronald Dahl, director of the Child and Adolescent Sleep and Neurobehavioral Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, will deliver a lecture, “Adolescent Brain Development: A Period of Vulnerabilities and Opportunities,” at noon on Thursday, April 3, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425). The lecture is part of the 2008 Gilbert B. Forbes Visiting Scholar Lecture Series. For more information, contact Michael O’Reilly at 275-5948 or Karen Wilson at 273-1679.

Golisano Children’s Hospital Presents “Masters of Magic”
Golisano Children’s Hospital presents the fundraiser “Masters of Magic” on Saturday, March 29, at the Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road.


Wednesday, March 19
Free biometric screenings continue. Clinton Crossing, Building D-Ortho Conference Room. 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. A schedule of future screenings is available on the Well-U Web page.

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Rochester in the News

Democrat & Chronicle (March 19)
“UR Is Linking with Community to Plan Future of Shared Benefits” In a guest opinion, President Joel Seligman and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ronald Paprocki talk about development on Mt. Hope Avenue. “[We] agree wholeheartedly with the notion that careful, collaborative planning will lead to responsible development that will benefit the entire community,” Seligman and Paprocki write. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (March 18)
“The Mental Health Squeeze”

“For years, college counselors have seen increasing numbers of students arrive to campus with serious mental health problems and prior treatment histories. The reasons are still partly a mystery, but the fact persists. The real question is what to do about it, but many counseling center directors have found themselves limited in their options by tight budgetary constraints.” Read more...

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