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@Rochester: Feb. 13, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 13, 2009

Today's Forecast: Flurries, High 27°

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 30°

In Today's Issue

  • New Test May Help Ensure Dengue Vaccines Do No Harm
  • Health Savings Accounts: Tax Reporting and Investment Options
  • It's All '80s at Today's Club Rochester
  • Rochester Night at Amerks Hockey
  • Talk to Examine 'Construction Fraud in Ancient Rome'
  • Sign Up Now for Annual Stair Challenge
  • Event Highlight: Black History Month Family Day
  • Rochester in the News: Manish Shah on Video Medical Training
  • In Higher Education: Early Decision and the Adolescent Brain

News and Announcements

New Test May Help Ensure Dengue Vaccines Do No Harm

As vaccines against the dengue virus reach late-stage clinical trials, researchers at the Medical Center have developed a test to better predict whether a given vaccine will protect the patient, or in some cases, make it more dangerous. Read more...

Health Savings Accounts: Tax Reporting and Investment Options

The arrival of W-2s and 1099s signals the beginning of tax season. With this in mind, the Benefits Office announces the latest educational series, which focuses on Health Savings Accounts. Representatives from Aetna and Excellus will be providing information regarding tax reporting requirements and investment options for HSA account holders during sessions on Feb. 19 and 20. Times and room locations may be found here

It's All '80s at Today's Club Rochester

The Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid invite you to "ROC the '80s" during Club Rochester today from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Meliora Restaurant, Salon D. Take a trip back in time and enjoy '80s-inspired food. Win prizes and play "Rock Band" with faculty, staff, and students. 

Rochester Night at Amerks Hockey

Put on your blue and yellow and join Rochester alumni, students, and friends as the Yellowjackets "swarm" Blue Cross Arena for the Amerks hockey game at 7:35 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20. The Midnight Ramblers will sing the National Anthem, and Rocky will make the ceremonial puck drop. Tickets are $5 a person and are available at the Common Market. For alumni tickets, call Nicole Petix at 454-5335, ext. 3021, and identify yourself as a University of Rochester attendee. 

Talk to Examine 'Construction Fraud in Ancient Rome'

The Archaeology Engineering and Architecture program welcomes archaeologist John Peter Oleson from the University of Victoria, Canada, for a talk called "Harena sine calce: Building Disasters, Incompetent Architects, and Construction Fraud in Ancient Rome." The talk begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Sign Up Now for the Annual Stair Challenge

Take the first step to a healthier you. Gather your friends and coworkers for the Medical Center's annual stair team challenge. Starting March 2, count the number of flights you climb daily and report results to your team leader. Results will be posted weekly and prizes awarded. To sign up a team or for more information, pick up a brochure in the Food and Nutrition office across from the House of Six Nations Cafeteria, The Courtyard, MRB cafe, or visit www.urmcstairs.blogspot.com

Events

Sunday, Feb. 15

Sunday, Feb. 15

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

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (Feb. 11)

"New and Valuable--Medical Training in Bits and Bytes"

Blackberries and PDAs have already changed the way paramedics do their jobs; now technology is changing the way they train, too. "They said, 'We know how to take care of these people when they fall or have chest pain but there are all these other things that aren't really an emergency . . . and we want to help people," says Manish Shah, an emergency medicine physician and chief of the Division of Prehospital Medicine. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 12)

"Early Decision and the Adolescent Brain"

A study finds that because of maturity level, some high school students may be at even more of a disadvantage than their peers when it comes to making an early commitment to a college. Read more...

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