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In Today’s Issue

  • New Pediatric Guidelines—What You Should Know
  • Read All About It: The George Eastman Circle
  • Next Schwartz Center Conference Is Dec. 21
  • Quiz: Can You Spot a ‘Phish’?
  • Variety of Courses Offered This Summer

News and Announcements

New Pediatric Guidelines—What You Should Know
Rae-Ellen Kavey, professor of pediatrics and pediatric cardiologist at Golisano Children’s Hospital, says some important points were initially overlooked by the media when the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s guidelines for cardiovascular health in children and adolescents were released this fall. One missing point, says Kavey, a coordinator for the guidelines, was that the science review revealed a large body of evidence supporting the safety and effectiveness of a low-fat diet in promoting cardiovascular health.

Read All About It: The George Eastman Circle
The latest edition of the George Eastman Circle e-newsletter is now available. Learn more about The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester and the role of annual giving, celebrate alumni award winners, and find out how close the George Eastman Circle is to reaching its goal of 2,000 members. Annual Funds provide critical unrestricted support to every area of the University. To make a year-end gift, click here.

Next Schwartz Center Conference Is Dec. 21
The next Schwartz Center Conference on Wednesday, Dec. 21, will feature a discussion on “Women are from Mars, Men are from Venus: Can Gender Make a Difference in How We Respond to Suffering?” The talk starts at noon in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center.

Quiz: Can You Spot a ‘Phish’?
University IT asks you to test your phishing knowledge by trying an online quiz. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Variety of Courses Offered This Summer
While your college-going son or daughter is home for the holidays, why not take a look at the University’s Summer Sessions? The schedule of College courses is ready online. Classes can help students get ahead, catch up, or just try something different. Learn about the tuition benefits plan for University employees and get Employee Tuition Waiver and Tuition Reimbursement applications here. Registration opens April 9. For more information, visit

Dec. 19, 2011
Today’s Forecast:
PM Showers, High 43°
Partly Cloudy, High 36°
Today’s Event Highlight
Kenneth Patchen Exhibit
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Bloomberg News (Dec. 15)
Primo on U.S. Budget, Regulation, Payroll Tax
David Primo, associate professor of political science and business administration, talks about the outlook for an extension of the U.S. payroll tax cut, the need for stricter budget rules, and campaign finance law. Watch...

United Press International (Dec. 15)
Concerns Grow Over ‘Distracted Doctoring’
Computers, smartphones and other devices intended to help U.S. medical staff avoid medical errors may in fact be proving a dangerous distraction, experts say. “You walk around the hospital, and what you see is not funny,” says Peter Papadakos, director of critical care at the Medical Center. Read more...

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