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University of Rochester News (Dec. 1, 2008) 12/01/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Dec. 1, 2008

@Rochester: Dec. 1, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Send Your Suggestions to Make the University 'Ever Better'
  • Update on Allyson Hogan
  • Researchers Identify How Binge Drinking May Drive Heart Disease
  • Last Chance to Get Well-U Flu Shot
  • NSF Grant Puts Talented Undergraduates into Research Laboratories
  • Students Honored As 2008 Iota Book Award Recipients
  • Event Highlight: Girl Scout Cookie Sale
  • Rochester in the News: John Bisognano on Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • In Higher Education: Left Out by the Bailout

News and Announcements

Send Your Suggestions to Make the University 'Ever Better'

President Seligman expresses his appreciation for the positive response to his e-mail updates on the University and the economic crisis. "I am reading every message," he says. "I really value the expressions of support from the University community."  Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance Ron Paprocki is working with Facilities & Services to develop approaches to save energy as part of the University's sustainability program. He says that the University community should expect to hear more about this and other cost-saving ideas very soon. Paprocki notes that many members of the University community have expressed a desire to help. "If you have suggestions about energy conservation, opportunities for efficiency, or other cost-saving measures, we would like to hear them," he adds. "We have created an online suggestion form, and I urge you to share your ideas." Offer Your Suggestions... 

Update on Allyson Hogan

Allyson Hogan, a sophomore in the College, remains at Strong Memorial Hospital in guarded condition. Dean of Students Matt Burns says there are positive signs as doctors continue to treat her injuries. Allyson was critically injured Nov. 23 when a car struck her as she crossed Mt. Hope Avenue. “There is reason for hope,” Dean Burns reports. “While Allyson has a long road ahead, she is getting the best care and her family is by her side.” Cards for Allyson and her family can be dropped off or sent to the Dean of Students Office, 510 Wilson Commons, Box 270443, to the attention of Dawn Bruner, director of parent relations. 

Researchers Identify How Binge Drinking May Drive Heart Disease

Research led by John Cullen, assistant professor of surgery, has identified the precise mechanisms by which binge drinking contributes to clogs in arteries that lead to heart attack and stroke. Read more...

Last Chance to Get Well-U Flu Shot

Flu shots will be available from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center. The shots are free to employees and their spouses/domestic partners enrolled in University health care plans. Be prepared to present your University identification badge and your health insurance identification card. Read more...

NSF Grant Puts Talented Undergraduates into Research Laboratories

Thirty undergraduates from around the nation will have the chance to spend a summer getting paid to explore the world of biological research, thanks to the efforts of scientists at the University. Read more...

Students Honored As 2008 Iota Book Award Recipients

The University's Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, along with deans of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, have announced the 2008 Iota Book Award winners. Eighteen sophomores will be honored during a formal ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. Read more...


Monday, Dec. 1

Girl Scout Cookie Sale: Wilson Commons. 4 to 7 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Washington Post (Nov. 24)

"Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring Predicts Risks"

John Bisognano, associate professor of medicine and cardiology, says continuous monitoring doesn't solve the basic problem with resistant hypertension, which is that "these are people who need better blood pressure control." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 26)

"Left Out by the Bailout"

"Thousands of student borrowers who got back on track to repay loans after defaulting may be out in the cold because of the financial crisis, even as U.S. helps other lenders and students." Read more...

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