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@Rochester: Dec. 22, 2008

@Rochester: Dec. 22, 2008

Today's Forecast: Snow/Wind, High 22°

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 29°


Holiday Schedule: Look for the next issue of @Rochester on Monday, Dec. 29. We will resume our daily schedule on Monday, Jan. 5. Happy Holidays!

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

Events

Sunday, Dec. 28

Kwanzaa Family Day: Memorial Art Gallery. Noon to 5 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

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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