@Rochester: March 11, 2009
Today's Forecast: AM Rain/High Wind, High 50°
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 29°
In Today's Issue
- Long-Term Effects of Early Parkinson's Treatments Similar
- Go Green: Student Competition Saves Energy
- Learn More about Filing a Patent
- Hire an Eastman Musician
- Today is National Registered Dietitian Day
- Spring ESL Class Offered
- Event Highlight: Coping with Work and Family Stress
- Rochester in the News: Mark Noble on Stem Cell Research
- In Higher Education: For Some, Hard Times Make Hiring Easier
News and Announcements
Long-Term Effects of Early Parkinson's Treatments Similar
A Medical Center study involving two common drugs used to treat early-stage Parkinson's disease shows that, while the drugs each have advantages and disadvantages, the overall impact tends to even out over a long period of treatment. Read more...
Go Green: Student Competition Saves Energy
For three weeks in February, students battled it out during "UR Unplugged" to determine which residence building would post the largest drop in energy consumption. They turned off lights, shut down monitors, and unplugged cell phone chargers. Those small changes resulted in dramatic reductions in the amount of energy consumed when compared to the same period last year. Read more...
Learn More about Filing a Patent
Hire an Eastman Musician
Did you know that you can hire an Eastman student or ensemble for any occasion calling for live music? Or that you can find a private instructor for lessons? The Institute For Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music provides the Gig Referral Service
—an easy way to put clients in contact with excellent, professional musicians for any event.
Today Is National Registered Dietitian Day
The American Dietetic Association announces the second annual Registered Dietitian Day
on March 11. The day commemorates the dedication of registered dietitians as advocates for nutrition for Americans and people around the world.
Spring ESL Class Offered
Applications are being accepted for U.S. Culture and Society II, an ESL class for those wishing to improve their English language skills. Class begins March 17. For more information, visit www.rochester.edu/osp
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (March 10)
"UR Excited to Increase Stem Cell Work, but Others Object to Obama's Reversal"
"It allows us to move faster on the road to treating very serious afflictions," says Mark Noble, director of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute, which is working on spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's disease, and generating new red blood cells. Read more...
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (March 10)
"For Some, Hard Times Make Hiring Easier"
The few colleges that are hiring professors in these tough times find that, for once, they have their pick of the best. Read more...
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