University of Rochester News (Dec. 22, 2008)
12/22/2008 05:45 AM
@Rochester: Dec. 22, 2008
@Rochester: Dec. 22, 2008
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In Today's Issue
- Student Musicians Head to Chile to Share Their Passion for Music
- Two Cardiovascular Proteins Pose a Double Whammy in Alzheimer's
- Twas the University of Rochester 2008 Research Retrospective
- Special Holiday Rates at Staybridge Suites
- Tips on Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Graduate Finds Success Coaching in the NFL
- Administrator Honored by Greek-Lettered Organizations
- Landmark Society Lauds Librarians
- Corrected Brochure for February Soccer Clinic
- Event Highlight: Kwanzaa Family Day
- Rochester in the News: Deborah Cory-Slechta on 'Chemical Barage'
- In Higher Education: A New Look at the Impact of Diversity
News and Announcements
Student Musicians Head to Chile to Share Their Passion for Music
The University's Chamber Orchestra leaves for Chile next week for a 10-day tour, performing in several cities. Read more...
Two Cardiovascular Proteins Pose a Double Whammy in Alzheimer's
Researchers have found that two proteins which work in tandem in the brain's blood vessels present a double whammy in Alzheimer's disease. Read more...
Twas the University of Rochester 2008 Research Retrospective
Read an informal wrap-up featuring some of this year's research highlights at the University. Read more...
Special Holiday Rates at Staybridge Suites
Staybridge Suites at Brooks Landing is offering special room rates for University faculty, staff, families, and friends through Jan. 10 (not valid Dec. 31). For reservations, call (585) 527-9110, press option 3, and ask for the "U of R Holiday Rate."
Tips on Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Experts at the Poison Control Center in the Medical Center suggest precautionary measures that families can take to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes. Read more...
Graduate Finds Success Coaching in the NFL
The quarterbacks coach for the New York Jets, former Yellowjacket defensive safety Brian Daboll '97 makes a name for himself in the NFL. Read more...
Administrator Honored by Greek-Lettered Organizations
Monica Miranda Smalls, director of fraternity and sorority affairs at the College, was presented with the 2008 Outstanding Greek Advisor Award by sorority Phi Sigma Sigma's national organization. Read more...
Landmark Society Lauds Librarians
Librarian Mary Huth and retired librarian Karl Kabelac were honored with a special citation
by the Landmark Society of Western New York for their "longtime commitment and many years of work" acquiring and preserving the architecture collections at the Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Corrected Brochure for February Soccer Clinic
Registration is open for the February Break Soccer Clinic, to be held between 9:30 a.m. and noon Feb. 16-18 in the Goergen Athletic Center Field House. Boys and girls ages 7 to 12 can register for the clinic, which is staffed by members of the 2008 Rochester men's soccer team. Download the brochure
Rochester in the News
USA Today (Dec. 18)
"Panel: EPA must consider effects of chemical barrage"
Deborah Cory-Slechta, professor of environmental medicine, discusses a report that warns of the effects of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the air. Cory-Slechta was chairwoman of the National Research Council committee that wrote the report. Read more...
In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 19)
"A New Look at the Impact of Diversity"
"A major scholarly study finds positive impacts from having roommates from different backgrounds — and negative impacts from being members of groups largely of one race or ethnicity." Read more...
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