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In Today's Issue

  • Many Options for Early Stage Follicular Lymphoma
  • University Mourns Loss of Cindy Warner
  • Children's School Hosts Annual Family Festival
  • Women's Health Screening Fair Set for Sept. 8
  • Harkness Lot Will be Closed Friday, Saturday

News and Announcements

Many Options for Early Stage Follicular Lymphoma
A Medical Center study challenges treatment guidelines for early stage follicular lymphoma, concluding that six different therapies can bring a remission. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, suggests that the standard approach—radiation therapy alone—is no longer the best choice, according to researchers at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...

University Mourns Loss of Cindy Warner
The University flag will be flown at half staff today, Aug. 22, to remember Cindy Warner, graduate secretary in the Department of English, who died Aug. 14. Warner, who lived in Walworth, N.Y., was 58. She joined the University in 1989 and helped shepherd more than 150 English PhDs through the paper work involved in completing their degrees and subsequent job searches. “She brightened the office with her smile. Her loss has left a very large void in our department's life,” said John Michael, chair of the Department of English. A tribute is posted at the department's website. Click here to read her obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Children's School Hosts Annual Family Festival
The Children's School @ URMC hosts its annual Family Festival from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at the school, 55 Castleman Road. Face painting, balloons, crafts, clowns, and a bake sale will be among the attractions. For more information, contact Tiffany Vanauker at 273-3677. Read more...

Women's Health Screening Fair Set for Sept. 8
The Medical Center and the City of Rochester will sponsor the fourth annual Women’s Health Screening Fair at the Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. The fair will feature free health screenings to adult women from ages 18 to 80, including tests for asthma, AIDS/HIV, osteoporosis, breast cancer, heart disease, stroke risk, dental problems, diabetes, glaucoma, kidney disease, lead poisoning, mental health issues, and skin cancer. Read more...

Harkness Lot Will be Closed Friday, Saturday
The Harkness Lot will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, in order to secure the storm windows facing that area. The space will be needed to safely maneuver a 135-foot boom lift. Alternate parking will be available in Zone 1 South. Questions or concerns can be directed to Terrell Langley at 273-2106.

Aug. 22, 2012

Today's Forecast:
Sunny, 81°
Sunny, 86°

Today's Event Highlight
Transformation/Revelation: The Art of Change
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery.  Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
Washington Post (Aug. 20)
Obama 'Deeply Concerned'
Over Afghan Insider Attacks
Jacqueline Hazelton, a visiting assistant professor at the University who has extensively studied counterinsurgency strategy, sees the attacks stemming from a combination of Afghan resistance and resentment. “As disturbing as the attacks are as a Taliban tactic, the broader popular anger revealed—among those the mission is supposed to be most closely allied with and most directly useful to—is even more dangerous for the longer term and reveals a greater rot within,” Hazelton says.

Fox News (Aug. 20)
Drinking Milk Not Linked
to Early Puberty

Despite popular belief, drinking cow's milk does not increase children's risk for early puberty, according to a new study from China. However, it's not clear whether the results apply to the United States, says Ruth Lawrence, professor of pediatrics at the Medical Center. A careful study needs to be conducted to determine whether breast-feeding, milk consumption, or ethnic differences in culture or biology are linked with the age of puberty, Lawrence says.

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