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@Rochester: Nov. 12, 2008

@Rochester: Nov. 12, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 49°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 52°

In Today's Issue

  • Blood Pressure Control Inequality Linked to Deaths Among Blacks
  • Soccer Teams Compete in NCAA Playoffs This Weekend
  • Music on My Mind Chamber Orchestra Set to Debut
  • Student Musicians Will Perform at Russian Family Day
  • Study Details How Diabetes Drives Extra Heart Attack Damage
  • Finalists to Square Off in Voice Competition
  • Sock Hop Marks Meals on Wheels' 50th Anniversary
  • Event Highlight: Plutzik Reading by Poet Edward Hirsch
  • Rochester in the News: Thomas Pearson on Cholesterol Drug Study
  • In Higher Education: International Student Growth Slowing in U.S.

News and Announcements

Blood Pressure Control Inequality Linked to Deaths Among Blacks

Racial disparity in the control of hypertension contributes to the deaths of almost 8,000 black men and women in the United States annually, according to a study led by Kevin Fiscella, associate professor of family medicine and of community and preventative medicine. The study was widely covered by the national media, including by CNN, Wall Street Journal, and New York TimesRead more...

Soccer Teams Compete in NCAA Playoffs This Weekend

The men's and women's soccer teams will compete in the 2008 NCAA Division III playoffs this weekend. The men's team will host a four-team group at Fauver Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-16. The Yellowjacket women are on the road, playing in the second game of a doubleheader at Ithaca College on Saturday. 

Music on My Mind Chamber Orchestra Set to Debut

More than 30 health care professionals from the Medical Center make up the Music on My Mind Chamber Orchestra, which will give its inaugural orchestral performance today at 4:30 p.m. in the Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center. Read more...

Student Musicians Will Perform at Russian Family Day

A group of student musicians from the Eastman Philharmonia will perform Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" during Russian Family Day at the Memorial Art Gallery. The children's story will be presented at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, in the M&T Bank Ballroom. 

Study Details How Diabetes Drives Extra Heart Attack Damage

Researchers have found a better explanation for why heart attacks do more damage in patients with diabetes, according to a study presented at the 2008 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association. Read more...

Finalists to Square Off in Voice Competition

Eight voice and opera students at the Eastman School take center stage in the finals of the Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in Kilbourn Hall. The annual event is free and open to the public. Read more...

Sock Hop Marks Meals on Wheels' 50th Anniversary

Visiting Nurse Service Meals on Wheels will celebrate its 50th anniversary with Rochester's Biggest Sock Hop from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Dome Arena in Henrietta. The 1950s-themed event includes food, musical entertainment, and more. Tickets are available by calling Ellen Scalzo, 787-2233 ext. 8504; by e-mail; and at any Wegmans or Ray Sands Glass in Chili. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels. Read more...

Events

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Plutzik Reading by Poet Edward Hirsch: Rush Rhees Library. 8 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

CBS News (Nov. 9)

"Study: Wider Cholesterol Drug Use May Save Lives"

"That's pretty costly. This would be a very difficult sell" unless a person also had family history or other heart disease risk factors, says Thomas Pearson, professor of community and preventive medicine, about giving the cholesterol drug Crestor to people with low cholesterol. Also covered in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and other news outlets. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 10)

"International Student Growth Still Slowing"

"International student enrollment at U.S. graduate schools continues to grow, but at slower rates than in recent years, according to new survey results from the Council of Graduate Schools." Read more...

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