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@Rochester: Jan. 29, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 29, 2009

Today's Forecast: Snow Shower, High 25°

Tomorrow: Light Snow, High 25°

In Today's Issue

  • Study Raises New Questions about Controversial Plastics Chemical
  • Winterfest Weekend Starts Friday
  • Registration Open for 2009 Soy Unica Soy Latina Rally
  • Medical Center Presents Annual Awards to Top Staff
  • Podcasts Available from Neilly Lecture Series
  • Event Highlight: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
  • Sports Buzz: Yellowjackets on the Road This Weekend
  • Rochester in the News: Guan Wu on a New Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • In Higher Education: Campus Computing Goes Green to Save Money

News and Announcements

Study Raises New Questions about Controversial Plastics Chemical

A Medical Center study challenges common assumptions about the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) by showing that, in some people, surprisingly high levels remain in the body even after fasting for as long as 24 hours. Read more...

Winterfest Weekend Starts Friday

There are many activities planned for this weekend's Winterfest, including UR Idol, music and dance, and movies. On Saturday, Jan. 24, Wilson Quad will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with ice skating, ice carving, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more. Comedian B.J. Novak performs at 9 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. Get ticket information and see the events schedule online

Registration Open for 2009 Soy Unica Soy Latina Rally

Register now for the 2009 ¡Soy Única! ¡Soy Latina! Rally, slated for March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program, sponsored by the University and Latinas Unidas, aims to boost self-esteem, encourage education and career exploration, and promote healthy life choices among young Latinas. Read more...

Medical Center Presents Annual Awards to Top Staff

Six individuals and two teams at the Medical Center were awarded Excellence Awards for their personal and professional dedication to integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence. Read more...

Podcasts Available from Neilly Lecture Series

Podcasts of two notable speakers from the Neilly Series are featured on the library Web site. Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, who visited Oct. 17, examines the history of the CIA from its creation after World War II to its near collapse after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The other podcast features the  Nov. 13 talk by  Edward Mendelson '66 on "W.H. Auden and the Mystery of the Imaginative Conscience." 


Thursday, Jan. 29

Fundamentals of Intellectual Property: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium, School of Nursing. 4 to 6 p.m.

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Sports Buzz

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Yellowjackets Away This Weekend: 
The men's and women's basketball teams will travel to Case Western Reserve University and Emory University.

The men's and women's track teams will compete in the Colgate Invitational.

The men's squash team faces Navy and Princeton on the road.

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Jan. 28)

"Man's Kidneys Taken Out through His Navel"

Guan Wu, assistant professor of urology and pathology, is leading an effort to introduce to Rochester a minimally invasive procedure called single-port access laparoscopic surgery. He said the procedure comes with less pain and a shorter recovery time, and will one day become standard for major operations to repair and remove organs. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 28)

"Campus Computing Goes Green to Save Money"

The "Greening the Internet Economy" conference last week offered a sampling of a new generation of technologies that promise to help colleges make their IT departments  more efficient and more sustainable. Read more...

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