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University of Rochester News (August 27, 2008) 08/27/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: August 27, 2008

@Rochester: August 27, 2008

Today's Forecast: Fair, High 78°

Tomorrow: Scattered T-Storms, High 77°

In Today's Issue

  • Photo Essay: Move-in Day
  • Study Reveals How Blood Flow Force Protects Against Atherosclerosis
  • Join the 'America on the Move' Fitness Campaign
  • Counseling Center Hosts Open House
  • Event Highlight: Women's Chorus Open Call
  • Rochester in the News: William Hall on Longevity and Health
  • In Higher Education: Next Steps for E-Texts

News and Announcements

Photo Essay: Move-in Day

move-in dayThe Class of 2012 arrived on the River Campus and at the Eastman School on August 25, kicking off a week of orientation activities. Freshman and parents made the big move with lots of help from a league of campus volunteers. View the slide show. (Also, see local coverage by WHEC-TV News 10.) 

Study Reveals How Blood Flow Force Protects Against Atherosclerosis

Machines on cell surfaces, mechanical and lifeless as bed springs, protect blood vessels by responding to blood flow force, according to a new Medical Center study. Read more...

Join the 'America on the Move' Fitness Campaign

All faculty and staff who enroll in America on the Move through September 30 will have a change to win $2,500. Participants will also receive a free pedometer. Register through Well-U online. Read more...

Counseling Center Hosts Open House

Meet the University Counseling Center staff and tour their offices on the third floor of the new University Health Service Building today from 3 to 5 p.m. The building is located next to Susan B. Anthony Residence Halls. Light refreshments will be served. 


Friday, August 29

Women's Chorus Open Call: Todd Union 108. 2 to 4 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

New York Times (August 25)

"Living Longer, in Good Health to the End"

"Longevity is a Pyrrhic victory if those additional years are characterized by inexorable morbidity from chronic illness, frailty-associated disability and increasingly lowered quality of life," says William Hall, professor of medicine and director of the Center for Healthy Aging. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (August 26)

"Next Steps for E-Texts"

"Predicting when e-textbooks will become a viable alternative to the dead-tree variety churned from printing presses to millions of college students a year is a bit like asking whether newspapers will give way to the Internet. Everyone thinks they will, but it's a question of when, and what the new paradigm will look like." Read more...

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