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@Rochester: April 29, 2009

@Rochester: April 29, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 60°

Tomorrow: PM Showers, High 68°

In Today's Issue

  • Poor Sleep Quality Leads to Poorer Prognosis after Stroke
  • University Renames Scholarship to Honor Professor
  • Senior Awarded Prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Go Green: Energy Savings Update for February and March
  • Share Your 2008 Election Experiences for Oral History Project
  • A Look at 'Miniature Landscapes'
  • 'Magic! Mayhem! Madness!' Music Theater Workshop Review
  • Event Celebrates Chinese and Caribbean Cultures
  • KEY Capstone Presentations are Today
  • Final Performances of The Hairy Dutchman Are This Week
  • Event Highlight: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability
  • Rochester in the News: Edward Messing on Bladder Cancer Detection
  • In Higher Education: As Flu Cases Mount, U.S. Students Abroad Stay Put

News and Announcements

Poor Sleep Quality Leads to Poorer Prognosis after Stroke

Stroke victims tend to do worse if they also have obstructive sleep apnea prior to having the stroke, according to a Medical Center study. Read more...

University Renames Scholarship to Honor Professor

The University will honor a longtime supporter of the Urban League, Professor Emeritus of History Jesse Moore Jr., by renaming its Urban League Scholarship the Jesse Moore Urban League Scholarship. Read more...

Senior Awarded Prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship

David Borrelli, a senior majoring in chemical engineering with minors in math, chemistry, and materials science, has been named a 2009 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Borrelli is the fifth Rochester student to receive such a fellowship since 2005. Read more...

Go Green: Energy Savings Update for February and March

go greenAn energy conservation program was implemented throughout February to set back winter thermostat temperatures at the University. Thanks to the entire University community, who made small but important behavior changes, the University saved $257,909 in February and March. Read more...

Share Your 2008 Election Experiences for Oral History Project

The Department of History is working with the Rochester City Historian on the Election 2008 Oral History Project. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to stop by the Welles-Brown Room at Rush Rhees Library between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. today, April 29, to share experiences from last fall's historic election. Read more...

A Look at 'Miniature Landscapes'

The registration deadline is today, April 29, for "Miniature Landscapes: Adventures with a Borescope," a photo gallery presentation by Kent Loeffler, scientific photographer from Cornell University, and Kathie Hodge, associate professor of mycology at Cornell University. The presentation begins at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 4, in Sloan Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow. Register at dtmooreAA@optics.rochester.edu or 275-8828. 

'Magic! Mayhem! Madness!' Music Theater Workshop Review

Students in the musical theater workshop led by Kim Kowalke and David Runzo show what they've learned in a public performance. This year's musical revue "Magic! Mayhem! Madness" will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, in lower Strong Auditorium. The performances are free. For more information, call the College Department of Music at 273-5157. 

Event Celebrates Chinese and Caribbean Cultures

Faculty and staff are invited to "Ox and Oxtails," an event celebrating Chinese and Caribbean cultures, at 6:30 p.m. today, in Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons. The event features performances, giveaways, and games. Food also will be available for $5. Contact Nadine Nicholson with any questions. 

KEY Capstone Presentations are Today

Watch graduating Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year Scholars present their social entrepreneurship and business projects at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. Refreshments will be served. 

Final Performances of The Hairy Dutchman Are This Week

The International Theatre Program presents The Hairy Dutchman in Todd Theatre at 8 p.m. today, April 29,  through Saturday, May 2. Tickets are $8 for University faculty, staff, alumni, and for seniors 55+, and $10 for the general public. Reserve tickets online or at the door one hour prior to the performance. 

Events

Wednesday, April 29

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability: Justin Ramsey, Department of Biology. "Natural History and Ecology of Woodland Habitats on the University of Rochester Campus." Gavett Hall 301. 3 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

RNews (April 25)

"Catching Bladder Cancer Early"

Doctors say the symptoms of bladder cancer are hard to detect. "All these tumors create blood in the urine, if you test frequently enough," said Edward Messing, the Winfield W. Scott Chair in Urology. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 28)

"As Flu Cases Mount, U.S. Students Abroad Stay Put"

College officials have not yet moved to pull students and faculty members out of Mexico, but they are monitoring the deadly outbreak of swine flu there. Read more...

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