@Rochester: April 9, 2009
Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 51°
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 49°
In Today's Issue
- Wristbands Ease Nausea with Cancer Treatment
- Professor Will Discuss Veterans Care on Radio Program
- Celebrating University Authors and Their Works
- New Walking Paths Debut at Medical Center
- Deadline is Friday for Dependent Eligibility Audit
- Cornell Professor to Discuss Sustainable Design
- Corrected Link for 'Go Green' Feature
- Event Highlight: County Executive Town Hall Meeting Canceled; Financial Seminar—Investing for Tomorrow
- Sports Buzz: Baseball, Softball at Home
- Rochester in the News: Grassroots' Clothing Exchange
- In Higher Education: 'Tuning' College Degrees
News and Announcements
Wristbands Ease Nausea with Cancer Treatment
Cancer patients who wore acupressure wristbands had much less nausea while receiving radiation treatment, making the bands a safe, low-cost addition to anti-nausea medication, according to Medical Center researchers. Read more...
Professor Will Discuss Veterans Care on Radio Program
Kerry Knox, associate professor of psychiatry and of community and preventive medicine, will appear on the WXXI's 1370 Connection
at noon Thursday, April 9. Knox also is director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Canandaigua Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention at the V.A. Medical Center in Canandaigua. She will discuss suicide, post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues related to the care of veterans.
Celebrating University Authors and Their Works
The second annual "Celebration of the 'Book'" will honor faculty and staff members who have authored a book—or its equivalent—during the previous year. For details on how to submit a book, edited volume or series, or CD published between May 1, 2008, and April 30, 2009, click here
. The submission deadline is April 13. The celebration will be held on Thursday, May 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. Read more...
New Walking Paths Debut at Medical Center
On Wednesday morning—deemed "National Start! Walking Day" by the American Heart Association—the Medical Center debuted two newly mapped indoor walking routes for employees. The paths signal the start of the University's new AHA Start! Walking program, which encourages faculty and staff to take a break and get moving. Read more...
Deadline is Friday for Dependent Eligibility Audit
For faculty and staff who have been randomly selected for the dependent eligibility audit, be sure to have your completed documentation postmarked by the deadline Friday, April 10. Coverage for dependents that do not have supporting documentation will be removed from coverage effective Jan. 1, 2009. Further information, including frequently asked questions, is available on the Benefits Web site
Cornell Professor to Discuss Sustainable Design Today
Kevin Pratt, a professor in Cornell University's Department of Architecture, Art, and Planning, will give a talk titled "Imminent Ecologies" at 5 p.m. today, April 9, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. The lecture will focus on research that attempts to integrate architectural ecology, design computation, and the engineering of sustainable building systems—and the promise it holds for a sustainable future.
Link for 'Go Green' Feature
Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.
April 10. 3 and 5 p.m. SUNY Geneseo.
April 11. 1 and 3 p.m. SUNY Brockport.
April 11. 1 p.m. RPI.
April 12. Noon. RPI.
April 14. 4 p.m. RIT.
Rochester in the News
13 WHAM-TV (April 6)
"Bright Spot: Laney Widener and her Grassroots Recycling Project"
Giving a shirt but taking one too—or maybe a pair of pants or a skirt. It's all part of the Clothing Exchange run by the Grassroots organization at the University. Read more...
In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (April 8)
"'Tuning' College Degrees"
In an experiment based on a European model, three states will seek to agree on competencies and learning objectives needed for six fields of study, regardless of the institution. Read more...
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