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In Today’s Issue 

  • Nutrient in Eggs, Meat May Influence Gene Expression
  • English Professor’s Work Featured in Poetry Magazine
  • Monthly Recitals Return at Historic Church
  • Donna Berryman Chosen for National Leadership Program
  • Antivirus Update Causes Problems on Windows Machines
  • Info Session Covers Accelerated EdD Program
  • Shuttle Available to Fringe Festival
  • Workshop: Coping with Work and Family Stress
  • Targeting Inflammatory Pathways Conference Is Sept. 29
  • Free Girls Soccer Clinic at Fauver Stadium

News and Announcements

Nutrient in Eggs, Meat May Influence Gene Expression
Research from the Medical Center and Cornell University shows that consuming greater amounts of choline—a nutrient found in eggs and meat—during pregnancy may lower an infant’s vulnerability to stress-related illnesses, such as mental health disturbances, and chronic conditions, like hypertension, later in life. Read more... 

English Professor’s Work Featured in Poetry Magazine
Two poems by James Longenbach, the Joseph Henry Gilmore Professor of English, are featured in the September issue of Poetry magazine. His poem “Cruise” has also been chosen by Robert Pinsky as a Poem of the Week on Slate. Read more...

Monthly Recitals Return at Historic Church
The YellowJackets kick off the new season of “Eastman at St. Michael’s” Sunday, Sept. 23, with a program that includes songs and stories from the group’s 2011 trip to Kenya. Read more...

Donna Berryman Chosen for National Leadership Program
Donna Berryman, assistant director for education and information services at the Medical Center’s Edward G. Miner Library, has been named a fellow for the 2012-13 class of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. Read more...

Antivirus Update Causes Problems on Windows Machines
Sophos, the University’s antivirus vendor, released a faulty signature update around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 19. It only affects Windows systems. As computers downloaded the update it began detecting not only Sophos update utility files as malicious, but updates for Adobe Flash, Google, and others. If you are experiencing problems that may be related to this, click here.

Info Session Covers Accelerated EdD Program
Learn about the Warner School’s accelerated EdD in higher education program over breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in 1-305 Dewey Hall. The session will provide individuals the opportunity to meet with faculty and hear about the benefits of the program and career opportunities. RSVPs are appreciated and can be made by contacting Warner School admissions at 275-3950 or admissions@warner.rochester.edu. Read more...

Shuttle Available to Fringe Festival
A free student shuttle, also open to faculty and staff, will be offered hourly from the River Campus to the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival this weekend. The shuttle will depart hourly from the corner of Library Road and Intercampus Drive on Friday, Sept. 21, 3 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 22, noon to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 23: noon to 6 p.m. University faculty, students, and staff will perform at numerous events throughout the festival

Workshop: Coping with Work and Family Stress
In partnership with the Strong Employee Assistance Program, Well-U offers a free stress-management workshop from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555) at the Medical Center. The workshop will cover the effects of stress on the body, stress-fighting strategies, and more. Enroll online.

Targeting Inflammatory Pathways Conference Is Sept. 29
The Continuing Medical Education activity, Targeting the Inflammatory Pathways 2012, is designed to provide primary care physicians, internists, dermatologists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals with recent advances in the recognition and modulation of inflammatory pathways in chronic inflammatory diseases. The conference is planned for Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Saunders Research Building. Read more...

Free Girls Soccer Clinic at Fauver Stadium
The varsity women’s soccer team is hosting a free soccer clinic Saturday, Sept. 29, for girls ages 6–16. A collaboration with Grassroot Rochester and River Flow Soccer Club, University staff and players will conduct the clinic at Fauver Stadium on the River Campus. Campus tours will be offered after the clinic. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the clinic runs from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. No soccer equipment or experience is necessary. All participants receive a free T-shirt, water bottle, and Abby Wambach poster. Visit grassrootrochester.org for details or contact Travis O’Brien with any questions.

Sept. 21, 2012
Rainy/Sunny
Today’s Forecast:
PM Showers, High 72°
Tomorrow:
Scattered T-storms, High 67°

Today’s Event Highlight
Cinema Group Film: People Like Us
7:15, 9:15, and 11:30 p.m., Hoyt Auditorium. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Sept. 7)
High-Performance Computing Uncovers Potential in Big Data
What if an academic medical center could create a complete model of the human immune system to simulate infection and vaccination? What if a company that provides payroll and human resource services could help every client predict how long new hires will stay with their employers?
Both scenarios are marching steadily toward reality as the University of Rochester, Paychex Inc,. and other local employers use high-performance computing to analyze mountains of data.

ABC News (Sept. 19)
Weight and Taste Sensitivity Are Linked, New Study Says
The secret to avoiding weight gain may be residing on the top of your tongue. According to a new German study, obese children have less sensitive taste buds than kids of normal weight, and that may drive them to eat more. Stephen Cook, associate professor of pediatrics, said he thought obese kids might also become over-habituated to taste over time. “They may get so used to certain flavors, they need to consume them at an ever-increasing threshold to notice their taste,” he said.

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