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University of Rochester News (Sept. 23, 2008) 09/23/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Sept. 23, 2008

@Rochester: Sept. 23, 2008

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 72°

Tomorrow: Sunny, High 77°

In Today's Issue

  • Free Seminar Highlights Program for First-Time Homebuyers
  • Tell Us What You Think about the New Homepage
  • Memorial Art Gallery Family Day Celebrates Latino Traditions
  • Health Series Kicks Off Today with Focus on Back Pain
  • Event Highlight: Eastman Jazz Faculty
  • Rochester in the News: Patrick Davies on Kids' Response to Parental Discord, James Aquavella on Eye Surgery for Iraqi Girl
  • In Higher Education: Wall Street and toughening Job Search

News and Announcements

Free Seminar Highlights Program for First-Time Homebuyers

First-time homebuyers can learn more about NeighborWorks Rochester today from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1-9535-Northeastern in the Medical Center as part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

Tell Us What You Think about the New Homepage

The University launched its new homepage ( on Saturday. Check it out, and let us know what you think! Send comments... 

Memorial Art Gallery Family Day Celebrates Latino Traditions

People of all ages are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Memorial Art Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 28, from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Read more...

Health Series Kicks Off Today with Focus on Back Pain

The "To Your Health!" series resumes today with a talk about back pain at 4 p.m. at the Highlands at Pittsford. The series features Medical Center experts offering advice on preventing and treating common age-related health issues. Register by calling 275-2838. Read more...


Tuesday, Sept. 23

Eastman Jazz Faculty: Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Los Angeles Times (Sept. 22)

"So Many Ways to Mess Up Our Kids, So Little Time"

"Understanding how children respond to discord between parents is a pressing priority for public health," says Patrick Davies, professor of psychology, lead author of a new study that examines how children's concerns about parental conflict may be linked to future adjustment problems. "Implementing programs to help strengthen children's ability to pay attention may be one way to promote children's mental health without jeopardizing what may be adaptive or realistic ways of dealing with discord between their parents." Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 22)

"Iraqi Girl Sees Shapes after Eye Surgery in Rochester"

James Aquavella, professor of ophthalmology at the University Eye Institute, comments on the progress of Noor Al-Ithawi, a congenitally blind 5-year-old Iraqi girl who underwent eye surgeries at the Medical Center in June and is now able to see shapes. Aquavella says that while doctors have performed all the possible operations to address her condition, research continues. "There is the hope that maybe in the future, maybe years down the line, maybe something else might come about that might give her the opportunity to have better vision than she has now." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 22)

"Did My Job Disappear?"

"The day after Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by more than 500 points, concerned students crammed a University of Pennsylvania auditorium to hear some of the Wharton School's leading professors discuss the long-term impact of the recent shakeups on Wall Street." Read more...

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