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University of Rochester News (Nov. 5, 2008) 11/05/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Nov. 5, 2008

@Rochester: Nov. 5, 2008

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 67°

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 63°

In Today's Issue

  • Message from Dean of the College Richard Feldman
  • Talk Focuses on Sleep Problems in the Elderly
  • Group Will Give Away Cribs
  • Make the Holidays about More Than Just Feasting
  • Employees to Graduate From Leadership Training
  • Inaugural Issue of Entrepreneurship Newsletter Available Online
  • Event Highlight: The Turn of the Screw
  • Rochester in the News: Robert Marquis on Women's Germ Levels
  • In Higher Education: Scholars Mull Training in Research Ethics

News and Announcements

Message from Dean of the College Richard Feldman

Richard Feldman, Dean of the College, wrote to undergraduate students last night about the identity of the student who died Oct. 31. Read more...

Talk Focuses on Sleep Problems in the Elderly

Carla Jungquist of the Medical Center's Sleep and Neurophysiology Lab will give a free talk on "Sleep and Sleep Disorders in the Elderly" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the Hahnemann Club, 301 Stoutenburgh Lane, on the campus of The Highlands at Pittsford. 

Group Will Give Away Cribs

The Safe Crib and Car Seat Project, a coalition of Rochester-based human service organizations including Strong Memorial Hospital, is one of two groups in the country dedicated to giving safe cribs and car seats to needy families. On Nov. 7, the group expects to give away 122 cribs, mattresses and crib sheets to  pre-screened families participating in prenatal and parenting outreach programs. Read more...

Make the Holidays about More Than Just Feasting

Experts in eating disorders and childhood obesity offer tips on how not to lose healthy eating habits during the upcoming holidays. 

Employees to Graduate from Leadership Training

The commencement ceremony for the 16th Annual United Way African American Leadership Development program will be held today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rochester. The ceremony celebrates the completion of a two-week intensive leadership training and development course held at the United Way of Greater Rochester. In all, eight University employees participated in the program this year. Read more...

Inaugural Issue of Entrepreneurship Newsletter Available Online

The Center for Entrepreneurship has launched a University-wide publication about entrepreneurship. Check out the fall 2008 inaugural issue of Innovations. 


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Rochester in the News

US News and World Report (Nov. 4)

"Women's Hands Home to More Types of Germs"

"The findings of the last few decades suggest that many diseases are due to many organisms, and it's the concerted change that leads to disease," noted Robert Marquis, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Medical Center. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 4)

"Scholars Mull Rules for Training in Research Ethics"

Should scholars who work with human subjects be required by the federal government to receive formal training in research ethics? To address questions like this, the federal Office for Human Research Protections announced that it might issue new training requirements. Read more...

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