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University of Rochester News (May 14, 2008) 05/14/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: May 14, 2008

@Rochester: May 14, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Graduates Honored in Commencement Ceremonies
  • Jean Barr Awarded Music Teachers' Highest Honor
  • Conference to Highlight Rochester Stem Cell Research
  • Free Skin Cancer Screening May 17 at Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Center for Entrepreneurship Offers Consulting Services
  • Event Highlight: Mark Ain Business Model Competition
  • Rochester in the News: Francisco Tausk on Stress and Sensitivity to Ultraviolet Light; Michael Maloney Discusses ACL Tears in Female Athletes
  • Inside Higher Ed: Career Services Gain Importance at Colleges

News and Announcements

Graduates Honored in Commencement Ceremonies

This weekend the University celebrates the completion of degree programs across the disciplines with several graduation ceremonies. On Friday, the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine and Dentistry (M.D. candidates) will hold commencements. Ceremonies for doctoral degree recipients and the Warner School are slated for Saturday, and Sunday concludes with Commencement for the College, the Eastman School, and master degree recipients from the medical school. Read more...

Jean Barr Awarded Music Teachers' Highest Honor

Jean Barr, professor of piano accompanying and chamber music at the Eastman School, has received the Music Teachers National Association Achievement Award. The award is the organization's highest honor and recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the music teaching profession. Read more...

Conference to Highlight Rochester Stem Cell Research

A half-day symposium showcasing research in the field of stem cell biology at the University will be held on May 23. The symposium, titled "Frontiers in Stem Cell Medicine," is sponsored by the University's Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute. Read more...

Free Skin Cancer Screening May 17 at Strong Memorial Hospital

A free skin cancer detection clinic will be held at Strong Memorial Hospital's Dermatology outpatient area from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Read more... 

Center for Entrepreneurship Offers Consulting Services

 The Center for Entrepreneurship has launched consulting services for entrepreneurs, businesspeople, not-for-profit organizations, and companies. Professional mentoring, provided by the entrepreneur-in-residence with support from MBA students, is open to faculty, staff, students, and the greater Rochester community. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Center for Entrepreneurship at 276-3500 or online.



Wednesday, May 14

Mark Ain Business Model Competition: Schlegel Hall, Eisenberg Rotunda. 4 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

New York Times (May 13)

"Applying a Balm to the Years"

Francisco Tausk, professor of dermatology and psychiatry, comments on a study showing that stress made mice more susceptible to damage caused by ultraviolet light: "Can't say the same for humans," he says. Still "it's quite suggestive. If you have chronic stress, and you're exposed to a carcinogen such as ultraviolet light, you are more susceptible" to cancer. Read more...

WHAM TV13 (May 12)

"Preventing ACL Tears (video)"

Michael Maloney, chief of University Sports Medicine and associate professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, explains that the high incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in female athletes may be related to the way women move: "For example, the way they land from a jump, the way they stop, or pivot, or cut. A lot of studies have looked at how they're much more upright than the male athlete, so they're more extended at the knee and the hip." Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 16)

"In Tight Employment Market, Career Services Gain Clout"

"The proverbial parents of a philosophy major fret that Junior will end up unemployed. The tension lies in that pesky question: Is college about getting an education or a job? Now more than ever, students and their families say both." Read more...

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