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@Rochester: March 13, 2009

@Rochester: March 13, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 39°

Tomorrow: Sunny, High 47°

In Today's Issue

  • Excitement Builds for Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament Run
  • Weighing the Options after Life-Altering Stroke
  • University Mourns Loss of Doyne Turner
  • United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'
  • Weigh Well Program Begins This Month
  • Defensive Driving Course Planned at Medical Center
  • Event Highlight: Second Friday Science Social
  • Rochester in the News: Kathy Miraglia on Health Care Interpreters
  • In Higher Education: Grade Inflation on the Rise

News and Announcements

Excitement Builds for Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament Run

Alex Porter basketballLeading up to the women's basketball team's NCAA Division III Sweet 16 game tonight at 8 p.m. in the Palestra, WXXI is recognizing the Yellowjackets with on-air mentions this week. Last night, RNews ran a profile of Alex Porter '09 (at right), who scored 14 points and grabbed a career-high 22 rebounds during the NCAA second-round game on March 7. WHEC-TV Channel 10 also is scheduled to run coverage of the team during the 6 p.m. news broadcast tonight. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for students with ID and for children. Ticket booths will open at 5 p.m. later today and 6 p.m. on Saturday. 

Weighing the Options after Life-Altering Stroke

Choosing to have aggressive brain surgery after suffering a severe stroke generally improves the patients' lives and allows them to live longer, according to research by neurologists at the Medical Center. Read more...

University Mourns Loss of Doyne Turner

The University flag will be flown at half-staff today, March 13, to remember Doyne Turner, a respiratory therapist who died Feb. 11. Turner, who lived in Honeoye Falls, was 44. He joined the Medical Center as a full-time staff member in September 2006. 

United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'

Jacquie Shellman and Sheryl Hennekey"I Live United by taking the lead to coordinate, facilitate, and encourage participation throughout the department of Medicine for the last 20 years. I also belong to the Canandaigua Business and Professional Women's organization whose mission is to build powerful women professionally and politically through advocay, education, and information." —Jacquie Shellman, administrator, department of medicine.

"I Live United by giving back. Not only can we give with our money and our time, but a sincere smile, a warm hello, and a heartfelt thanks for the simple things, like holding the door open or holding an elevator." —Sheryl Hennekey, secretary, department of biostatistics and computational biology.

Check out @Rochester every Friday during the campaign to learn more about how Rochester faculty and staff Live United and pledge your support today. 

Weigh Well Program Begins This Month

Reach your weight goal in 2009 by joining the 10-week weight management program developed at the School of Nursing. The program provides guidance for employees seeking to shed pounds or maintain a healthy weight through nutrition, exercise, and behavioral health. The program begins Tuesday, March 31, and meets each Tuesday through June 2, from noon to 1 p.m. at the School of Nursing. For more information, call 276-5050 or visit or enroll online

Defensive Driving Course Planned at Medical Center

The New York State approved six-hour defensive driving course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, in the Louise Slaughter Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. The course costs $35 and can reduce your auto insurance rates by 10 percent or take 4 points off your license. Call 905-9420 to register. 


Friday, March 13

Second Friday Science Social: Case Method Room (1-9576), Medical Center. 4 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (March 12)

"Medical Interpreters Key to Improving Health Care"

Language and cultural barriers present real problems, says Kathy Miraglia, director of interpreter services for Strong Memorial Hospital. Miraglia, an American Sign Language interpreter, says the hospital has sign language and Spanish interpreters on staff 24/7 and can call in other translators as needed, or use a telephone translation service with access to interpreters in any of more than 170 languages. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (March 12)

"Grade Inflation Seen Rising"

A new national study finds students are receiving better and better report cards. Community colleges alone appear to be holding the line. Read more...

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