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@Rochester: Feb. 26, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 26, 2009

Today's Forecast: Cloudy, High 43°

Tomorrow: Rain, High 46°

In Today's Issue

  • Children with Hypertension Have Trouble with Thinking, Memory
  • Parking Reinstates Booting Next Month
  • Health Care Snapshot Available
  • Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation Open House
  • Learn about Sudanese Culture during Today's Lunchtime Presentation
  • Event Highlight: Identity Politics in the Age of Obama
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball, Tennis Teams at Home
  • Rochester in the News: Robert Block on Cholesterol and Nutrition
  • In Higher Education: In Tough Times, the Humanities Must Justify Their Worth

News and Announcements

Children with Hypertension Have Trouble with Thinking, Memory

Children with high blood pressure are not as good at complicated, goal-directed tasks, have more working memory problems, and are not as adept at planning as their peers without hypertension, according to recent research from the Medical Center. Read more...

Parking Reinstates Booting Next Month

Starting March 16, Parking and Transportation Services will resume booting vehicles with four or more unpaid tickets. Booting, or wheel-locking, had been used for several years but was suspended for the past year. It is being reinstated to address many recurring parking violations. Read more...

Health Care Snapshot Available

Did you know that there is a place for you to get more information regarding the value and management of your health care benefits? The Health Care Snapshot provides, on a quarterly basis, a broad view of the University's Health Care Programs. 

Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation Open House

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology welcomes guests to the Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation Open House on Wednesday, March 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. Read more...

Learn about Sudanese Culture during Today's Lunchtime Presentation

The Diversity Task Force, a subcommittee of Nursing Practice's Professional Development Council, continues its quarterly cultural education series with "Building Minds in Sudan,' from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Boardroom (AC 2) at the Medical Center. The presentation by Sebastian Maroundit will cover Sudanese culture, war time, the "Lost Boys" or "Walking Boys" of Sudan, and post-war recovery. 

Events

Thursday, Feb. 26

Identity Politics in the Age of Obama: Khalilah Brown-Dean, Yale University. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

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

Women's Basketball—Feb. 28: 2 p.m. Carnegie Mellon.

Men's Basketball—Feb. 28: 4 p.m. Carnegie Mellon.

Men's Tennis—March 1: 10 a.m. Colgate University.

Women's Tennis—March 1: 2 p.m. Colgate University.

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 25 )

"Your Body Needs It, So Don't Eschew All Fat"

Cholesterol is a type of fat that Robert Block, assistant professor of community and preventive medicine, calls a vital nutrient. "If we did not have cholesterol, we'd all be dead." Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Feb. 24)

"In Tough Times, the Humanities Must Justify Their Worth"

Questions about the importance of the liberal arts in a complex and technologically demanding world have taken on new urgency. Read more...

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