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University of Rochester News (Nov. 21, 2008) 11/21/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Nov. 21, 2008

@Rochester: Nov. 21, 2008

Today's Forecast: Snow Shower, High 26°

Tomorrow: Snow Shower, High 28°

In Today's Issue

  • Nanosystems Initiative Garners Another $1.6 Million in Funding
  • Don't Forget to Recycle Those Phone Books
  • Volunteers Sought for Lego Tournament
  • Doctor Offers Tips for Diabetics during Season Full of Sweets
  • Event Highlight: Screening of 'The Dark Knight'
  • Rochester in the News: Patrick Davies on Stress in Kids
  • In Higher Education: Early Applications Surge at Some Private Schools

News and Announcements

Nanosystems Initiative Garners Another $1.6 Million in Funding

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter recently secured $1.6 million in funding for the University's Nanosystems Initiative, a multi-million dollar nanotechnology research center that focuses on developing fuel cells and biosensors. Read more...

Don't Forget to Recycle Those Phone Books

The distribution and collection of the Frontier White and Yellow Pages and the University Faculty/Staff/Student Telephone Directories is under way. All departments are asked to designate a collection area within their department for the outdated books and to develop a plan to make sure the books are recycled properly. If you have questions or comments, or if you need assistance getting your books to one of the recycling sites, contact your facilities area manager, housekeeping supervisor, or recycling coordinator Amy Kadrie at (585) 362-5739. 

Volunteers Sought for Lego Tournament

Volunteers are needed to help staff the First Lego League Championship between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, in Palestra Gym. The tournament allows middle-schoolers to learn about science and engineering through a variety of Lego robot challenges. Volunteers can sign up for a variety of shifts. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt and lunch. A short training session will take place Saturday, Dec. 6. Sign up online using the account name "volunteer" and password "2008." Read more...

Doctor Offers Tips for Diabetics during Season Full of Sweets

Pediatric endocrinologist Nicholas Jospe shares ideas on finding a nutritional balance during the holidays. Read more...


Friday, Nov. 21

Film—The Dark Knight: Hoyt Auditorium. 6 p.m. (Repeats at 9 p.m. and midnight.)

For more events:

Rochester in the News

ABC News (Nov. 20)

"Child-Care Relationships Tied to Kids' Stress Levels"

"Because higher levels of cortisol have been linked to a wide range of mental and physical health difficulties, high levels of cortisol may help explain why children who experience high levels of distress when their parents argue are more likely to experience later health problems," says Patrick Davies, professor of psychology. Read more...

In Higher Education

U.S. News & World Report (Nov. 19)

"Early Applications Unexpectedly Surge at Some Private Schools"

"As early application deadlines pass, a look at the numbers has admissions officials scratching their heads and bracing for another volatile admissions cycle this academic year." Read more...

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