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In Today's Issue

  • How Much Exercise is Best for Cancer Patients?
  • Simon School Graduates Second-Largest Class
  • Live Chat: 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'
  • Pre-deadline Sessions Offered on Retirement Plans
  • Tree Removal Will Cause Mt. Hope Lane Closures
  • How Clues from Frogs, Fish Might Help Fight Disease

News and Announcements

How Much Exercise Is Best for Cancer Patients?
Among 34,000 oncologists meeting in Chicago today through Tuesday, several are Wilmot Cancer Center specialists who will be talking about the need for appropriate levels of exercise among cancer patients, especially elderly ones. Read more. See story by UPI.

Simon School Will Graduate Its Second-Largest Class
The Simon School will recognize its second-largest graduating class at commencement exercises at 10 a.m., Sunday, June 10, at Kodak Hall. Richard Sands, chairman of Constellation Brands, will deliver the address and receive the Dean's Medal. Evans Lam of UBS Financial Services Inc. and Amy Tait, CEO of Broadstone Real Estate LLC, will also receive awards. Read more . . . 

Live Chat: 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'
This week marks the 45th anniversary of the release of the Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. John Covach, professor of music theory and chair of the Department of Music on the River Campus, will join academics and music critics  in a online chat about the cultural significance of the album at 3 p.m. today. Read more...

Pre-deadline Sessions Offered on Retirement Plans
The Benefits Office has scheduled “walk-up” sessions to help University employees meet the June 7 deadline to make investment choices and designate beneficiaries for their retirement plans. The sessions, all running from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be held June 4 and 5 at the Medical Center’s Flaum Atrium, and June 6 and 7 at the atrium of the Saunders Research Building. Read more...

Tree Removal Will Cause Mt. Hope Lane Closures
Lanes closest to the curbs on both sides of Mount Hope Avenue between Elmwood Avenue and Crittenden Boulevard will be closed at times between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today and Monday to accommodate tree removal. To ease congestion, the Mt. Hope entrance/exit to Lot 4 will be closed beginning Monday. Lot 4 parkers should use the Crittenden gate. Read more...

How Clues from Frogs, Fish Might Help FIght Disease
Researchers from across North America will gather for the third North American Comparative Immunology Workshop, June 6 to 8, at the Medical Center. They’ll trade notes about the disease-fighting capabilities of catfish, frogs, snails, sea squirts, and other species, in an effort to learn more about stopping diseases that affect not only those animals but people as well. Read more...

June 1, 2012
Scattered T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Rain, Thunder, 70°
A Few Showers, 64°

Today's Event Highlight
International Viola Congress
All day, Eastman School.
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Rochester in the News

Brisbane Courier-Mail (May 25)
Being a Pushy Parent Has Little Effect
Richard Aslin, coauthor of a study of how young children learn, says "if you tried to teach a six-year-old calculus they would just have no idea what you're talking about . . .  but adding one and one would be way too simple." The University's William R. Kenan Professor of brain and cognitive sciences says, "They need something that's a little bit beyond their capabilities in order to challenge them."

Innovation Trail (May 29)
How a 'Death App' Won Rochester's Startup Weekend
A University employee in web design and two Simon School students come up with a winning concept: a platform for watching funerals online.

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