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In Today’s Issue

  • Social Media May be Giving You Away
  • Study: Early Surgery Controls Seizures
  • Follow ‘Flat Pi’ during Pi Week
  • Video: Carillon Provides a Peaceful Reminder
  • Report Highlights Understudied Side of Cancer Treatment
  • University Mourns the Loss of Stuart Goff
  • United Way Campaign Under Way
  • RPO Offers Discount for Two Performances
  • Bookstore Hours Reduced for Spring Break

News and Announcements

Social Media May be Giving You Away
Computer scientists at the University have shown that a great deal can be learned about individuals from their interactions in online social media, even when those individuals hide their Twitter messages (tweets) and other posts. (See news coverage from UPI, Yahoo! News India, and Science Codex.)

Study: Early Surgery Controls Seizures
A new study including Medical Center researchers finds that the vast majority of patients with previously uncontrolled temporal lobe epilepsy who underwent surgical intervention early in the course of their disease were not only seizure free, but experienced a significantly higher quality of life compared to those who only managed their condition medically.

Follow ‘Flat Pi’ during Pi Week
Flat Pi is the mascot of the 2nd annual Pi Week/Mathematics Festival, organized by the Society of Undergraduate Mathematics Students. The festival, which runs through March 9, features lectures, reports on student math research, games, a screening of the film Pi, and a festival finale. Flat Pi is currently traveling the globe, meeting people who care about math and 3.14159. Follow Flat Pi’s travels online.

Video: Carillon Provides a Peaceful Reminder
The University’s Carillon Society plays music each Thursday on the carillon bells high above Eastman Quadrangle in Rush Rhees Library to mark “A Season for Nonviolence” and honor the legacy of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Watch ...

Report Highlights Understudied Side of Cancer Treatment
The number of cancer survivors in the United States has tripled since 1971 and yet gains in survival have come at the price of second malignancies and cardiovascular disease, according to a report by a national scientific committee chaired by Lois Travis, professor of radiation oncology and of community and preventive medicine at the Medical Center.

University Mourns the Loss of Stuart Goff
The University mourns the loss of longtime staff member Stuart Goff, a trade supervisor/area manager for University Facilities and Services. Goff, who lived in Lakeland, Fla., died Feb. 23 at the age of 62. He joined the University in 1988. University flags will be lowered in his memory on Tuesday, March 13.

United Way Campaign Under Way

YellowJackets group sings a cappella
The University’s United Way campaign kicked off last week, with a special performance by the YellowJackets, who helped remind the University community to “Live United.” Complete your United Way pledge today to help raise the goal thermometer and assist those in need in the community.

RPO Offers Discount for Two Performances
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is offering University faculty, staff, and alumni 50 percent off on tickets for the return of Conductor Laureate Christopher Seaman tonight and Saturday night at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. To order tickets, click
and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100. Student tickets to all
RPO concerts are $10.

Bookstore Hours Reduced for Spring Break
The River Campus Bookstore schedule for spring break is as follows: Closed March 10, and 11;  open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12–15; open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16; closed March 17–18. The store will resume its regular hours on Monday, March 19. The Eastman School Bookstore will be closed on Saturday, March 10, for inventory. The store will follow its regular schedule for the remainder of spring break. There will be no changes to the Medical Center Bookstore’s hours.

March 8, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Rain/Wind, High 55°
Partly Cloudy, High 36°

Today’s Event Highlight
G. Milton Wing Lecture: New Approaches to Modeling
3:30 p.m., Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall.

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Rochester in the News
Chicago Sun-Times (March 6)
A Red Alert for All Our Single Sisters
“Forget expensive blowouts and designer handbags. All women need is a bright pop of color—red—to be irresistible to the opposite sex. A recent study from the University of Rochester found that men are more likely to view women in red as sexually available. And, because love is a game of chance and no one likes to be rejected, men are more likely to approach women who they read as available. Hence, ladies in red probably get asked out a lot more than ladies in any other hue.”

YNN (March 6)
Waterfront Study Aims to Make Community Healthier
From the shores of Lake Ontario to the Erie Canal, an Environmental Health Sciences Center study will concentrate on how future development along the Genesee River will affect community health. The goal is to highlight the positives of waterfront development rather than the negatives. “One of the big concerns in this community is obesity, so a lot of groups are interested in promoting physical activity,” said Katrina Korfmacher, associate professor of environmental medicine. “Waterfronts are a great place to promote physical activity so we hope to find ways that the waterfronts used in the future can promote biking and walking and active use of the waterfront."

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