University of Rochester News (Oct. 24, 2008)
10/24/2008 05:45 AM
@Rochester: Oct. 24, 2008
@Rochester: Oct. 24, 2008
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In Today's Issue
- Uninsured Kids in Middle Class Have Same Unmet Needs as Poor
- Medical Center Receives Gates Foundation Global Health Grant
- Weigh Well Program Starts Nov. 11
- Chemistry Professor Wins Award for Petroleum Research
- Art Exhibit Celebrates European Landscapes
- Grant Awarded to Study Environmental Link to Breast Cancer
- Event Highlight: Musica Nova
- Rochester in the News: Shanna Swan on Phthalate Risk
- In Higher Education: College Board Will Offer a New Test Next Fall
News and Announcements
Uninsured Kids in Middle Class Have Same Unmet Needs as Poor
Nearly half of uninsured children in the United States went without any medical care or prescriptions during the year they had no insurance, according to a Medical Center study released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association
. Read more...
Medical Center Receives Gates Foundation Global Health Grant
The Medical Center Wednesday announced that it has received a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grants represent the first round in the foundation's five-year, $100 million initiative. Read more...
Weigh Well Program Starts Nov. 11
Well-U is sponsoring a new Weigh Well session, beginning Tuesday, Nov 11. The 10-week program focuses on behaviors that aid in healthy weight management. Hour-long classes on topics such as nutrition and exercise will be held at the School of Nursing.The price is $200 but a 50 percent reimbursement is available for eligible employees who complete the program. Read more...
Chemistry Professor Wins Award for Petroleum Research
William Jones will receive an American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award for his achievements in chemically converting the hydrocarbons in petroleum directly into more valuable materials that are used in end products such as medicines, plastics, or other fuels. Read more...
Art Exhibit Celebrates European Landscapes
Professor David Walsh's renderings of European towns and buildings are among some of the paintings featured in a new show entitled Spirit of Place
, running through Nov. 15 at the Oxford Gallery
, at the corner of Oxford Street and Park Avenue. An artist reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Grant Awarded to Study Environmental Link to Breast Cancer
A foundation that funds research to examine the environmental causes of breast cancer has awarded a grant to Betina Lew, a postdoctoral associate at the Medical Center. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Wall Street Journal (Oct. 23)
"Toys Containing Banned Plastics Still on Market"
Shanna Swan, professor of obstetrics & gynecology and environmental medicine, says the latest research findings suggest phthalates, a chemical found commonly in plastics and toys, may pose a health risk for young children. Read more...
In Higher Education
New York Times (Oct. 22)
"College Board Will Offer a New Test Next Fall"
Amid growing challenges to its role as the pre-eminent force in college admissions, the College Board on Wednesday unveiled a new test that it said would help prepare eighth graders for rigorous high school courses and college. Read more...
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