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@Rochester: Feb. 19, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 19, 2009

Today's Forecast: Snow/Wind, High 32°

Tomorrow: Snow/Wind, High 31°

In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Expert to be Featured on CBS Early Show
  • Eastman Student in Running for YouTube Symphony Orchestra
  • Record Number of Students Receive Study Abroad Scholarships
  • HSA Tax Reporting and Investment Options
  • Power Restored After RG&E Shutdown Wednesday
  • Event Highlight: Film—'Godzilla King of the Monsters'; Time Changed for Schumer Press Conference
  • Sports Buzz: Men's and Women's Tennis at Home
  • Rochester in the News: Robert Frisina on Aging and Hearing Loss
  • In Higher Education: Student Expectations Seen as Causing Grade Disputes

News and Announcements

Medical Center Expert to be Featured on CBS Early Show

Cardiologist John Bisognano, associate professor of medicine and director of cardiac rehabilitation and clinical preventive cardiology, will appear on the CBS Early Show this Friday in a story about an implantable blood pressure device that is being used to treat hypertension. The segment airs around 7:40 a.m on Friday, Feb. 20, on the local CBS affiliate, WROC-TV8. Read more...

Eastman Student in Running for YouTube Symphony Orchestra

Eastman School sophomore Nicholas Fitton has been selected as a finalist for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra and the chance to perform under world-renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Fitton's performance can be seen by visiting www.youtube.com/symphony, clicking on "Vote," and searching for "halfnote07." Voting is open to registered users and can only be done once in a 24-hour period. Winners will be announced March 2. Read more...

Record Number of Students Receive Study Abroad Scholarships

The Center for Study Abroad and Interdepartmental Programs announces that 10 students have been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for spring 2009. 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 an educational series 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

Power Restored After RG&E Shutdown Wednesday

Buildings at the Medical Center and River Campus lost power for about 30 minutes Wednesday because of a faulty transformer at a nearby Rochester Gas & Electric Co. substation. The disruption occurred about 4:10 p.m. and shut down the University's Central Utilities plant. Buildings with emergency back-up systems regained power immediately. RG&E restored power about 4:45 p.m. University employees worked last night to reset alarms, pumps, computer servers, and other equipment for a return to normal operations. 

Events

Thursday, Feb. 19

Film—'Godzilla King of the Monsters': Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall. 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 19

NEW TIME: Sen. Schumer Press Conference: Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. 12:45 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

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

Women's Tennis: 
Feb. 21. Ithaca College. 11 a.m.

Men's Tennis: 
Feb. 21. Ithaca College. 3 p.m.
Feb. 22. LeMoyne. 11 a.m.

Rochester in the News

U.S. News & World Report (Feb. 17)

"Aging Brain May Contribute to Some Hearing Loss"

"The idea that the brain plays a role in hearing loss as we age is not new," says Robert Frisina, a professor of otolaryngology, biomedical engineering, and neurobiology and anatomy. "There are past indications of that. But this is the first study I've heard of to explore this idea in a new way by use imaging in humans, and that's exciting and provides this finding with some sizzle. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Feb. 17)

"Student Expectations Seen as Causing Grade Disputes"

College professors have observed that their students feel entitled to receive As and Bs for simply completing basic coursework. Read more...

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