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@Rochester — March 26, 2008


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In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Issues Statement on Sustainability
  • Alumnus and Students Travel to Swiss Particle Accelerator
  • Research May Help Saliva Tests Replace Blood Tests
  • Adam Frank Authors Discover Magazine Cover Story
  • Event Highlight: "The Organ in Society" Lecture
  • Rochester in the News: Sandra Schneider on Emergency Department Overcrowding and the Elderly; Sheree Toth on Mt. Hope Family Center Programs
  • In Higher Ed: Economy's Troubles Could Hit Colleges Unusually Hard

News and Announcements

President Seligman Issues Statement on Sustainability
President Joel Seligman responds to the report of the University Council on Environmental Sustainability.
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Alumnus and Students Travel to Swiss Particle Accelerator
Jeffrey Paradis '04W (MS) and physics students from Rush-Henrietta High School will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, in early April to visit the world's largest particle physics laboratory, in a trip funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Research May Help Saliva Tests Replace Blood Tests
One day soon, patients may spit in a cup, instead of bracing for a needle prick, when being tested for cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, thanks in part to Medical Center research published yesterday in the Journal of Proteome Research
. Read more...

Adam Frank Authors Discover Magazine Cover Story
Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, has authored the Discover Magazine April cover story. In his article, titled "The Day Before Genesis," Frank explores the latest theories about what might have come before the beginning of the universe
. Read more...

Events

Friday, March 28
Lecture on "Tracing the Organ Masters' Secrets: The Art of Voicing Organ Pipes in Baroque Style" by Munetaka Yokota. Part of the Humanities Project series, "The Organ in Society: Culture and Technology." 4 to 5:30 p.m., Christ Church, 141 East Avenue.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

MSNBC (March 24)
"Hospital 'Boarding' Takes Toll on the Elderly"
Sandra Schneider, professor of emergency medicine, comments on the effects of elderly patients waiting in emergency departments for hours or days until beds become available: "This really is the primary reason behind emergency department overcrowding." Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (March 25)
"Bright Spot: Many Agencies Help with Child, Family Dysfunction"
Guest essayist Sheree Toth, associate professor of clinical and social psychology and executive director of the Mt. Hope Family Center, describes center initiatives that provide early intervention to families in need: "The first three years of a child's life are a crucial phase of development, but sadly, often neglected." Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (March 25)
"Economy's Troubles Could Hit Colleges Unusually Hard"

"'Families are having a harder time finding money for higher education," says John D. Walda, president of the National Association of College and University Business Officers. 'That could affect applications, and that will certainly make for more competition among institutions.'" Read more...

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