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@Rochester: March 26, 2009

@Rochester: March 26, 2009

Today's Forecast: Showers, High 50°

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 52°

In Today's Issue

  • Researchers Show Proof of Rituximab's 'Vaccine' Effect
  • Robotic Surgeon Teaches Colleagues about Prostatectomy
  • Eastman Students Reach Out with Classical Music
  • University Mourns Loss of Carol D'Angelo
  • Oxycodone Effective Against Shingles Pain
  • Spots Still Available in Upcoming Weigh Well Session
  • Used Book Sale Will Help Build Schools in Sudan
  • Rockin' with the Ryan McMichael Trio
  • THIS WEEKEND: Five Events You Don't Want to Miss
  • Sports Buzz: Softball, Baseball, Tennis, and Lacrosse Teams at Home
  • Rochester in the News: Students Discuss Knitting Exhibit
  • In Higher Education: Economy Influences College Choices

News and Announcements

Researchers Show Proof of Rituximab's 'Vaccine' Effect

The drug rituximab may have an effect against follicular lymphoma similar to that of a vaccine against the flu. That may help to explain why the drug continues to work in some people long after a single treatment course, according to researchers at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...

Robotic Surgeon Teaches Colleagues about Prostatectomy

Jean Joseph, associate professor of urology, will remove the cancerous prostate of a Binghamton-area man in a live demonstration of robotic surgery on Wednesday, April 8. Read more...

Eastman Students Reach Out with Classical Music

More than 120 Eastman School students will present interactive concerts to audiences ranging from school children to nursing home residents. The events are part of the school's "Music for All" initiative, a chamber music program designed to take classical music out of concert halls and bring it directly to the public. Read more...

University Mourns Loss of Carol D'Angelo

The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today in honor of Carol D'Angelo, a registered nurse who died March 9. D'Angelo, who lived in Avon, was 62. She joined the University in December 1989. (See the Democrat and Chronicle obituary.

Oxycodone Effective Against Shingles Pain

The painkiller oxycodone is effective at treating the acute pain of shingles, according to a study by Medical Center researchers. Read more...

Spots Still Available in Upcoming Weigh Well Session

The spring Weigh Well session, beginning March 31 and running until June 2, still has openings. Developed by the School of Nursing, Weigh-Well is a 10-week weight management program that provides guidance for employees seeking to lose or maintain a healthy weight through nutrition, exercise, and behavioral health strategies. Participants meet for an hour every Tuesday at Helen Wood Hall. The cost is $200, and employees who attend all 10 sessions will be reimbursed $100. Enroll online or call 276-5050 for more information. 

Used Book Sale Will Help Build Schools in Sudan

The Professional Nursing Council is sponsoring a used book sale today, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the north end of the Medical Center's cafeteria. Proceeds benefit the mission of "Building Minds In Sudan," a Rochester-based nonprofit organization dedicated to building schools in war-ravaged, impoverished villages in southern Sudan. 

Rockin' with the Ryan McMichael Trio

The Optics Performing Arts Series presents the piano rock of the Ryan McMichael Trio, featuring Optics students Justin Deuro '10, Richard Smith (PhD), and Ryan McMichael '10. The show starts at 1:30 p.m. today in Sloan Auditorium, 101 Goergen Hall. 

Events

THIS WEEKEND: Five Events You Don't Want to Miss
  1. FRIDAY: Chicago New Arts Trio gives a concert in honor of women at 7 p.m. as part the Eastman School's "Women in Music Festival."

  2. FRIDAY: Catch the Oscar-winning flick The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at 7 and 10 p.m. at Hoyt Auditorium.

  3. SATURDAY: Enjoy an evening of wine tasting,  silent auctions, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment at the Ruby Slipper Gala at 7 p.m. to benefit the Mt. Hope Family Center.

  4. SUNDAY: Stimulate the mind with classical Polish music by pianist Joseph Werner at 4 p.m. in lower Strong Auditorium.

  5. ALL WEEKEND: Last call for the Gregory Van Maanen: The Happy Survivor exhibit at the Memorial Art Gallery, running through Sunday. His body of work (see example above) may seem frightening, but this Vietnam Vet sees them as "good magic."

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

Sports Buzz

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

Softball: 
March 26: 3 and 5 p.m. RIT.

Women's Lacrosse: 
March 27: 4 p.m. Clarkson.
March 28: 2 p.m. St. Lawrence.
March 31: 4 p.m. RIT.

Men's Tennis: 
March 28: Time TBA. Case Western Reserve.
March 29: 2 p.m. Case Western Reserve.
April 1: 4 p.m. Nazareth.

Women's Tennis: 
March 28: 10 a.m. Brandeis.
March 29: 10 a.m. Case Western Reserve.

Baseball: 
April 1: 4 p.m. SUNY Brockport.

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (March 24)

"Library's Knitting Display"

Rochester students explain the process behind the giant knitting exhibit on display at the Rochester Public Library. Read more...

In Higher Education

USA Today (March 25)

"Economy Influences College Choices"

Nearly seven in 10 high school students say the struggling economy has affected where they applied to college this year, according to a survey released this week. Read more...

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