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@Rochester: March 10, 2009

@Rochester: March 10, 2009

Today's Forecast: Afternoon Rain, High 42°

Tomorrow: Rain, High 51°

In Today's Issue

  • Yellowjacket Women Vie for Final Four Spot Friday at the Palestra
  • Doctors Choose Variety of Treatments for Follicular Lymphoma
  • Scholarship Addresses Shortage of Child Mental Health Providers
  • March Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
  • Symposium on New Technologies in Patient Care
  • Sign Up for Summer Softball
  • Security Tip of the Week: Laptop Security
  • Event Highlight: Understanding the University's Retirement Program
  • Rochester in the News: Judi Smetana on Kids' Moral Development; Midnight Ramblers Picked for Ben Folds CD
  • In Higher Education: Tightening Picture for Faculty Pay

News and Announcements

Yellowjacket Women Vie for Final Four Spot Friday at the Palestra

The Yellowjacket women will take on the College of New Jersey at the Palestra at 8 p.m. Friday in the second game of a four-team playoff that will determine one of the teams to compete in the NCAA Division III Final Four. The winners of Friday's games meet at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Yellowjackets defeated Kean University 66-59 last Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 round of the tourney. Read more...

Doctors Choose Variety of Treatments for Follicular Lymphoma

People with follicular lymphoma are treated in a wide variety of ways depending on their physician's preference and the region of the country that they live, according to Medical Center scientists who analyzed the largest prospective registry of patients with follicular lymphoma. Read more...

Scholarship Addresses Shortage of Child Mental Health Providers

As part of an effort to address New York's critical shortage of trained child and adolescent psychiatric and mental health providers, the School of Nursing, with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration, is offering scholarships for qualified nurses admitted to the school's child/adolescent psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner programs. Read more...

March Issue of HR Intercom Available Online

View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources. 

Symposium on New Technologies in Patient Care

The symposium "Imaging Sciences and Information Technology's Role in Clinical and Translational Science" will be held April 16 at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. For details, contact the office of Continuing Professional Education at 275-4392 or e-mail CMEOffice@urmc.rochester.edu

Sign Up for Summer Softball

All staff and students are invited to play in the Medical Center's summer softball league. The coed slow-pitch league plays Wednesday nights, June through August. Games are played within walking distance of the Medical Center and parking is plentiful. For more information, visit the Well-U Web site

Security Tip of the Week: Laptop Security

Secure laptop computers at all times. If your laptop computer is stolen, important information can be exposed, including your personal and financial information. Read more...

Events

Tuesday, March 10

Understanding the University's Retirement Program: ACF-A 2-1322 Medical Center. 1 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

NPR (March 9)

"Golden Rule Develops Early But Doesn't Come Easily"

Judi Smetana, a professor of psychology, discusses the development of a moral sense among children as young as two years old and how toddlers develop their understanding of right and wrong. "We are born with some very rudimentary sense of empathy hard-wired in," Smetana says. Read more...

Chronicle of Higher Education (March 13 issue)

"Ben Folds's Perfect Pitch"

The Midnight Ramblers, a student a cappella group based at the College, will be featured on a CD that singer and songwriter Ben Folds will release in April as a benefit for VH1's Save the Music Foundation. The Ramblers were selected by Folds from about 250 groups that submitted audition videos. "We were sort of wigging out" when members of the group met Folds on campus last year to record the song "Army," admits Asher Perzigian, a senior from Pewaukee, Wis., and the business manager for the Ramblers. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (March 9)

"Tightening Picture for Faculty Pay"

"The median increase for faculty members at four-year colleges and universities for 2008-9 was 3.7 percent, according to a study being released [Monday] by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. The survey showed larger increases for faculty members at private institutions and for the senior faculty ranks." Read more...

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