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@Rochester: Feb. 5, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 5, 2009

Today's Forecast: Snow Shower, High 19°

Tomorrow: Flurries, High 30°

In Today's Issue

  • Study Raises Concerns about Screen Time among Urban Kids with Asthma
  • Warner Student, Alumna Will be Guests on WXXI's 1370 Connection
  • Apply Now for Rochester-Finger Lakes Art Exhibition
  • Put a Song in Your Sweetie's Heart for Valentine's Day
  • Gala Wine Tasting to Benefit Friends of Strong
  • Event Highlight: National Teach-In on Global Warming
  • Sports Buzz: Men's and Women's Basketball, Squash at Home
  • Rochester in the News: Medical Center Study on Kids and Vitamins
  • In Higher Education: Survey Finds College Vital but Less Accessible

News and Announcements

Study Raises Concerns about Screen Time among Urban Kids with Asthma

Urban children with asthma on average engage in an hour more of screen time daily—including watching TV and playing video games—than the maximum recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Medical Center study is the first study to examine screen time among children with asthma and is part of a larger study on how to more effectively treat asthma. Read more...

Warner Student, Alumna Will be Guests on WXXI's 1370 Connection

Cathy Sweet, a Warner doctoral student in teaching and curriculum, and Shannon Elliott, a recent graduate of the teaching and curriculum program at Warner, will be guests on WXXI's 1370 Connection with Bob Smith tomorrow. Sweet and Elliott will talk about President Barack Obama's plans for arts education. The show will air from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, on 1370 AM. 

Apply Now for Rochester-Finger Lakes Art Exhibition

Entries are due March 27 for this year's biennial Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, which will take place July 26 to Oct. 4 at the Memorial Art Gallery.  See the online prospectus for entry requirements and download an application

Gala Wine Tasting to Benefit Friends of Strong

Guests may sample more than 300 red and white domestic and imported wines and champagnes from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, when Friends of Strong holds its 18th annual Gala Wine Tasting at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom. Read more...

Put a Song in Your Sweetie's Heart for Valentine's Day

A capella groups 4:2:Five and the Yellowjackets will perform in the Harmony for Hope concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in Strong Auditorium. The show will benefit the research programs at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...

Events

Thursday, Feb. 5

National Teach-In on Global Warming: Begins at 11 a.m. Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. (See the full schedule of events.)

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

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Women's Basketball: 
Feb. 6—Emory University. 6 p.m.
Feb. 8—Case Western Reserve. 2 p.m. The Yellowjackets will play for breast cancer awareness.

Men's Basketball: 
Feb. 6—Emory University. 8 p.m.
Feb. 8—Case Western Reserve. Noon. The Yellowjackets will play for breast cancer awareness.

Squash: 
Feb. 6—Trinity (CT). 7 p.m.

Rochester in the News

ABC News (Feb. 3)

"Are the Wrong Kids Getting Vitamins?"

Researchers at the Medical Center and the University of California-Davis found that children who could possibly benefit from vitamins aren't the ones taking them. Read more...

In Higher Education

USA Today (Feb. 4)

"Survey: College Vital but Less Accessible"

"The poor economy is ratcheting up anxieties about college affordability at a time when more Americans than ever say a college degree is essential to success." Read more...

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