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In Today’s Issue

  • Muscular Dystrophy Patients May Have Higher Cancer Risk
  • Pediatrician-in-Chief Edits Two Pediatric Health Books
  • Warner Professor Awarded Spencer Foundation Grant
  • Talk: ‘Self-Determination Theory in Practice’
  • Discount Tickets Available for RPO Holiday Pops
  • Safety Corner: Electrical Protection

News and Announcements

Muscular Dystrophy Patients May Have Higher Cancer Risk
People who have the most common type of adult muscular dystrophy also have a higher risk of getting cancer, according to a research team including Medical Center scientists. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Pediatrician-in-Chief Edits Two Pediatric Health Books
Nina Schor, the William H. Eilinger Chair of Pediatrics at the Medical Center and pediatrician-in-chief of Golisano Children’s Hospital, helped two influential pediatric health textbooks move farther into the digital age as an editor of the latest editions.

Warner Professor Awarded Spencer Foundation Grant
Warner School faculty member Karen DeAngelis has been awarded a research grant of $38,082 from the Spencer Foundation. DeAngelis is collaborating with coprincipal investigator Eric Lichtenberger, a postdoctoral fellow and assistant research professor at the Illinois Education Research Council, to study the academic skills and racial/ethnic diversity of teachers entering K-12 public schools in Illinois.

Talk: ‘Self-Determination Theory in Practice’
Geoffrey C. Williams, director of the Healthy Living Research Center at the Center for Community Health, will present “Self-Determination Theory in Practice” at the next Public Health Grand Rounds on Friday, Dec. 16. The talk, sponsored by the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and the Center for Community Health, begins at noon in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1.304).  A light luncheon will be provided.

Discount Tickets Available for RPO Holiday Pops
University faculty, staff, and students can receive a 20 percent discount on tickets for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Holiday Pops performances Dec. 16–18 in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Order online using the promo code “UROC,” by phone at 454-2100, or at the Eastman Theatre Box Office. Reference the promotion and identify yourself as a member of the University community to receive the discount. All phone, online, and facilities fees still apply.

Safety Corner: Electrical Protection
The Occupational Safety Unit reminds everyone that electricity is another safety concern not just at work but at home as well. The shock hazards of a grounding fault can occur in areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, garages, and basements. You should be vigilant and make sure that the circuits your electrical appliances are plugged into are protected by Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters whenever using electrical tools or equipment in potentially wet environments.

Dec. 15, 2011

Today’s Forecast:
Rain/Wind, High 57°
Partly Cloudy, High 36°

Today’s Event Highlight
MAG Highlights Tour
6:30 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
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The Big ‘Maybe’: What the ‘God Particle’ Hunt Tells Us About Science
Adam Frank, a professor of astrophysics, writes about what the hunt for the “God particle” tells us about science, in his NPR blog. Read more... (Dec. 13)
It’s Time to Bring Some Sanity to Campaign Finance Laws
David Primo, an associate professor of political science and business administration, discusses campaign finance and disclosure laws. Read more...

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