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@Rochester: March 31, 2009

@Rochester: March 31, 2009

Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 52°

Tomorrow: PM Showers, High 51°

In Today's Issue

  • Action Video Games Improve Vision
  • Nursing Seminar Focuses on Psycho-Emotional Matters in Healthcare
  • Experts to Discuss Kidney Stones Treatment, Colon Cancer Prevention
  • Striking Out Shoulder/Elbow Injuries and Other Common Baseball Pitfalls
  • Undergraduate Research Conference is Friday
  • PINK Study Volunteers Needed
  • See Rising Musical Theater Stars During International Competition
  • Event Highlight: Conference—The Conscience of a Critic
  • Rochester in the News: Eastman Opera Theatre's The Marriage of Figaro
  • In Higher Education: For Top Colleges, Economy Has Not Reduced Interest (or Made Getting in Easier)

News and Announcements

Action Video Games Improve Vision

Video games that involve high levels of action, such as first-person-shooter games, increase a player's real-world vision, according to a Rochester study. (View coverage in Newsweek, BBC News, and the Los Angeles Times.) Read more...

Nursing Seminar Focuses on Psycho-Emotional Matters in Healthcare

The University's Epsilon Xi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International along with several other local college chapters and the Genesee Valley Nurses Association is presenting "Best Strategies: Non-Psychiatric Nurses Dealing with Psycho-Emotional Issues" on April 9. Read more...

Experts to Discuss Kidney Stones Treatment, Colon Cancer Prevention

Bushra Fazili of the Gastroenterology Group of Rochester will present a free talk about colon cancer prevention from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at the Hahnemann Club at the Highlands at Pittsford. The following week, on Monday, April 13, Erdal Erturk, professor of urology, will present a free talk on new treatments for kidney stones from 4 to 5:30 p.m., also at the Hahnemann Club. 

Striking Out Shoulder/Elbow Injuries and Other Baseball Pitfalls

Helping Rochester's baseball community better understand how to prevent and recognize signs of common repetitive injuries associated with playing the game is the subject of an April 7 lecture sponsored by University Sports Medicine. Read more...

Undergraduate Research Conference is Friday

An Undergraduate Research Conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 3, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. Nora Bredes, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women, will give the keynote address. 

PINK Study Volunteers Needed

Are you overweight? Do you have borderline elevated blood pressure, borderline elevated blood sugar levels, and borderline elevated cholesterol? Would you like to know more about your heart health? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may qualify to participate in a "PINK" study (Prothrombotic Inflammatory Markers in Women with Metabolic Syndrome) for women with these characteristics. The study will involve blood testing and carotid artery evaluation. Expenses for travel may be paid to qualified women. For more details, call Strong Cardiology Associates at 341-7791. 

See Rising Musical Theater Stars During International Competition

Finals for the 2009 Lotte Lenya Competition will be held at the Eastman School on Saturday, April 18, giving local audiences the opportunity to hear exceptional young singing actors from the United States and abroad. Read more...

Events

Tuesday, March 31

Conference—The Conscience of a Critic: Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. 1 to 5 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Democrat & Chronicle (March 29)

"Eastman Opera Theatre Presents The Marriage of Figaro"

Director Johnathan Pape, who directs the upcoming production of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro with the Eastman Opera Theatre, says that the comedy digs deeper than the shtick humor of Barber of Seville. "A farce is dependent on timing, physical humor to drive the plot," he says. "In comedy, it's really about finding the humor and the realness of the characters in whatever the plot outlines. That can be more difficult in that you can't just rely on stage business to carry the show." Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times—The Choice Blog (March 29)

"For Top Colleges, Economy Has Not Reduced Interest (or Made Getting in Easier)"

The nation's most selective colleges and universities will be admitting a smaller percentage of applicants than in previous years. Read more...

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