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@Rochester: Jan. 16, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 16, 2009

Today's Forecast: Snow Showers, High 10°

Tomorrow: Flurries, High 16°

In Today's Issue

  • Players Love the Game, Not the Gore
  • Researchers Detail How Aging Undermines Bone Healing
  • University Honors the Life of Ralph Weedon Prince
  • Jeffrey Lyness Will Lead National Geriatric Psychiatry Group
  • Integrative Oncology Discussion Jan. 20 at Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Nominations Sought for Alumni Awards
  • Event Highlight: Campus Climate Conversations
  • Rochester in the News: Nancy Bennett on Meningitis Vaccine Results
  • In Higher Education: Grad Students Think Twice About Jobs in Academe

News and Announcements

Players Love the Game, Not the Gore

Rochester psychologists shows that, contrary to popular belief, violence does not make video games more enjoyable. Read more...

Researchers Detail How Aging Undermines Bone Healing

Medical Center researchers have unraveled crucial details of how aging causes broken bones to heal slowly, or not at all. Read more...

University Honors the Life of Ralph Weedon Prince

The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today in honor of retired Medical Center physician Ralph Weedon Prince '43M (MD), who died of cancer last month. Dr. Prince was loyal to the University and Strong Memorial Hospital throughout his career and was honored in 1999 with the establishment of the Ralph W. Prince Chair in Internal Medicine. Read more...

Jeffrey Lyness Will Lead National Geriatric Psychiatry Group

Jeffrey Lyness, professor of psychiatry and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Program at the Medical Center, has been elected president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Read more...

Integrative Oncology Discussion Jan. 20 at Wilmot Cancer Center

People with cancer can learn about the emerging field of integrative medicine during a talk from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...

Nominations Sought for Alumni Awards

The School of Medicine and Dentistry seeks nominations for four alumni awards: the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Teaching, Humanitarian Award, and the Alumni Service Award. For more information or to submit an online nomination form, visit the SMD Awards Web page. All nominations must be submitted by March 15. Contact Kelly Nuccitelli at (585) 273-4854 with any questions. 

Events

Monday, Jan. 19

Campus Climate Conversations: Schlegel Hall, Strong Auditorium, and Interfaith Chapel. 1 to 5 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

U.S. News and World Report (Jan. 15 )

"Meningitis Vaccine Seems to Work Like a Charm"

"This vaccine has really had a very profound effect on the incidence of pneumococcal disease," says study coauthor Nancy Bennett, professor of medicine. (Also reported by USA Today, ABC News, BusinessWeek, and others). Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 15)

"Grad Students Think Twice About Jobs in Academe"

Graduate students are turning away from top academic jobs for more family-friendly work environments, a survey found. Read more...

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