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In Today's Issue

  • Decades After Childhood Radiation, Cancer a Concern
  • Simon School Earns High Marks in Specialty Rankings
  • View Webcast, Photos From ‘Town Hall’ Meeting
  • Winners Named in Bulgarian Literature Contest
  • Grant Supports Literacy for Monroe County Children
  • Avoiding Winter Walking Injuries
  • Corrected Link: Nursing Professor Honored

News and Announcements

Decades After Childhood Radiation, Cancer a Concern
When children are exposed to head and neck radiation, whether due to cancer treatment or multiple diagnostic CT scans, the result is an increased risk of thyroid cancer for the next 58 years or longer, according to Medical Center research.

Simon School Earns High Marks in Specialty Rankings
Bloomberg BusinessWeek has ranked the Simon School among the top 10 in five specialty areas—accounting, teamwork, analytical skills, operations, and innovative curriculum.

View Webcast, Photos From ‘Town Hall’ Meeting
MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan brought his show to the University Dec. 15 for the first in a series of town hall meetings on the challenges facing America. Students, faculty, and staff participated in the discussion, which took place in the Interfaith Chapel. Watch the webcast and view photos from the event.

Winners Named in Bulgarian Literature Contest
Open Letter Books and the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation announced the inaugural winners of two contests supporting Bulgarian literature. Milen Rouskov won the first contest for contemporary Bulgarian writers and Zdravka Evtimova won the contest for translators.

Grant Supports Literacy for Monroe County Children
For the second year in a row, JP Morgan Chase Bank has provided $15,000 to support Children’s Institute’s Partners in Family Child Care program. The initiative prepares young children for kindergarten by teaching early literacy skills and improving social and emotional outcomes of children in group family child care programs.

Avoiding Winter Walking Injuries
Environmental Health and Safety has received 25 reports of winter walking injuries resulting in bruises, contusions, and broken bones. Fourteen of them occurred in parking lots, six outside building entrances, and five on sidewalks. The causes range from ice to snow to slush. Environmental Health and Safety is looking for suggestions from the University community to help reduce the number of injuries. Call the office at 275-3241 or e-mail

Corrected Link: Nursing Professor Honored
Click here to learn more about School of Nursing associate professor Nancy Watson's recent honor from the Foundation of New York State Nurses. The link in yesterday's @Rochester did not work properly.

Dec. 17, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Flurries, High 30°
Mostly Cloudy, High 31°
Today's Event Highlight
Rainbow Classic
6 p.m., Palestra, Goergen Athletic Center.

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Rochester in the News
USA Today (Dec. 16)
Banking on Breast Milk
"I think it’s wonderful the FDA is looking at milk banking," says Ruth Lawrence, a professor of pediatrics  and immediate past chairwoman of the American Academy of Pediatrics executive committee section on breast-feeding. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 12)
Who Are the Undergraduates?
The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study provides a snapshot of where students are coming from and how they pursue their educations. Read more...

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