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In Today’s Issue

  • Knee Surgeries Skyrocket with More Aging, Active Adults
  • 2012 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards
  • Exposure to Kids Ups Severity of Cold Infections
  • Department’s New Name Reflects Focus on Public Health
  • Presentation Offers Tips for Bike Commuting
  • Interested in Getting Involved in Leadership Activities?
  • RPO Offers Discount for University Community
  • Toastmasters Hosting Guest Day Oct. 4
  • Fitness and Wellness Center Plans Open House

News and Announcements

Knee Surgeries Skyrocket with More Aging, Active Adults
Total knee arthroplasty is one of the most common and costly elective surgeries in the United States, with a volume that soared 142 percent since 1991 among those receiving Medicare benefits, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The report is timely and hints at the complexities of restraining costs within a changing health care environment, says coauthor Stephen Kates, professor of orthopaedics at the Medical Center. Read more...

2012 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards. Five awards are presented annually to women from the University community who have distinguished themselves through their achievements, service, and contributions to the common good. To nominate a student or for more information, click here. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m.

Exposure to Kids Ups Severity of Cold Infections
Exposure to school-age children raises the odds that a person with lung disease who catches a cold will actually suffer symptoms like a runny nose, sore throat, and cough, according to a Medical Center study. Read more...

Department’s New Name Reflects Focus on Public Health
The Medical Center’s Department of Community and Preventive Medicine has been renamed the Department of Public Health Sciences. Read more...

Presentation Offers Tips for Bike Commuting
Learn the basics of bicycle safety at a session on active transportation from noon to 12:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Saunders Research Building Room 1402. Scott MacRae and Bill Collins will discuss tips for creating an enjoyable bicycle commute. Enroll online.

Interested in Getting Involved in Leadership Activities?
Young Leaders @ UR is looking for new executive board members. The affinity group, founded in 2010, supports the growth and development of leaders at the University. Programming is targeted to those 40 and under, but all University faculty and staff are welcome. Click here for more information on applying to the executive board.

RPO Offers Discount for University Community
University faculty, staff, and alumni who buy tickets to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s season-opening concert tomorrow or Saturday can get 50 percent off tickets to Music Director Arild Remmereit’s first concert of the season on Oct. 4 and 6 in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Call 454-2100 to order tickets. Student tickets to all RPO Philharmonics Series concerts are $10.

Toastmasters Hosting Guest Day Oct. 4
The Daybreakers’ Toastmasters club, a group that aims to help its members hone their speaking and leadership skills, is hosting a guest day/open house from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555), Medical Center. For more information, contact Anthony Beckman. Read more...

Fitness and Wellness Center Plans Open House
On Tuesday, Oct, 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Fitness and Wellness Center at the Medical Center will host an open house and Zumba party—with raffles, giveaways, and specials for attendees. Stop by to see the newly renovated workout room or participate in a Zumba class at any time between noon and 1 p.m.

Sept. 27, 2012
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Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 62°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 63°

Today’s Event Highlight
Immigrants in America Film Series: Nickel City Smiler
7:15 p.m., Hoyt Auditorium. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 25)
Dr. Leslie Tomek: Mental Illness and Addiction Fuel Each Other
“Addiction can strike all sorts of people from all walks of life, including those afflicted with psychiatric disorders. In fact, many adults who suffer from mental illness also have a co-occurring substance use disorder,” writes Leslie Tomek, assistant professor of psychiatry.

Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 26)
Rochester-area High Tech Watches Maggie Brooks-Louise Slaughter Race
A story about the 25th Congressional District race focuses on several high-tech initiatives in the Rochester area, including fuel cell research done at the University.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Field Hockey
Sept. 28: 7 p.m. vs. Utica College

Football
Sept. 29: Noon vs. St. Lawrence University

Women’s Tennis
Sept. 29: Noon vs. Stevens Institute of Technology

Women’s Soccer
Sept. 29: 4:30 p.m. vs. Brandeis

Men’s Soccer
Sept. 29: 7 p.m. vs. Brandeis University

Men’s Tennis
Oct. 4: 4 p.m. vs. St. John Fisher College

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics website.

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