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@Rochester: Feb. 6, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 6, 2009

Today's Forecast: Flurries, High 31°

Tomorrow: Few Showers, High 43°

In Today's Issue

  • Respiratory Virus More Common in Kids Than Previously Known
  • Survey: Rochester a National Leader in Technology Commercialization
  • $3.8 M Grant to Fund Asthma Intervention Study
  • Medical Center Launches Internal News Site
  • Art Gallery Offers Admission to Lincoln Exhibit for One Penny
  • Discount Tickets for Auditorium Theater Show Available
  • ACL Injury Prevention Program Rolls Out to Section V High Schools
  • Event Highlight: Chinese New Year Events
  • Rochester in the News: Art Review of 'The Happy Survivor'
  • In Higher Education: Colleges Show Interest in New GI Bill Program, but Are Wary of Cost

News and Announcements

Respiratory Virus More Common in Kids Than Previously Known

A Medical Center study shows that more than 2 million children with Respiratory Syncytial Virus are seen in hospitals, emergency rooms, and doctors' offices in the United States every year—many more than doctors know. (See news coverage of the study in U.S. News and World Report, Boston Globe, and Forbes.) 

Survey: Rochester a National Leader in Technology Commercialization

An annual survey by the Association of University Technology Managers has placed Rochester among the top ten institutions in the nation in the amount of royalty revenue it receives from its licensed technologies. Read more...

$3.8 M Grant to Fund Asthma Intervention Study

The National Institute of Health has awarded $3.8 million for a Medical Center study looking at whether simple interventions at Rochester doctors' office visits could make a difference for children with asthma. Read more...

Medical Center Launches Internal News Site

A new Web site, URMC Today, features the latest Medical Center news for faculty, staff, and students. Constantly updated, the site pulls from many sources to offer breaking news, on-the-job information, and links to local and national media coverage of Medical Center faculty and staff. Developed by the Medical Center's Office of Public Relations and Communications, URMC Today is one of several recent upgrades designed to enhance internal communications. Read more...

Art Gallery Offers Admission to Lincoln Exhibit for One Penny

To mark the opening of Lincoln in Rochester, an exhibition that celebrates the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, the Memorial Art Gallery will offer admission for one penny on Feb. 12, the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. 

Discount Tickets for Auditorium Theater Show Available

University faculty, staff, and students receive a 10 percent discount on tickets to see the Feb. 21 Divine Performing Arts at the Auditorium Theater. The coupon code is "UofR" for online ticket purchasing or you may buy tickets in person at the box office with your University ID. 

ACL Injury Prevention Program Rolls Out to Section V High Schools

University Sports Medicine is expanding the nation's first and only program aimed at taking a community prevention approach to decrease ACL tears among female high school athletes. Read more...

Events

Saturday, Feb. 7

China Nite Dinner: May Room in Wilson Commons. 5 to 7 p.m. The China Nite Show follows at 8 p.m. in Strong Auditorium.

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

Rochester in the News

City Newspaper (Feb, 4)

"Art Review: 'The Happy Survivor'"

"How does a person retain the joy and buoyancy of innocence after being forcibly exposed to the horrors of the world? Artist and Vietnam veteran Gregory Van Maanen became the creator of his own meaning, generating methods and rituals for remaining alive in an everlasting post-war battle." Van Maanen's exhibit, The Happy Survivor, is on display through March 29 at the Memorial Art Gallery. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 5)

"Colleges Show Interest in New GI Bill Program, but Many Are Wary of Its Cost"

"As college administrators deal with dwindling budgets and rising demand for student aid, they also face decisions about whether, and to what extent, they can afford to commit to participate in a new federal program that seeks to help veterans attend private colleges, graduate schools, or out-of-state public institutions." Read more...

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