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@Rochester: April 30, 2009

@Rochester: April 30, 2009

Today's Forecast: Cloudy, High 71°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 69°

In Today's Issue

  • Scientists Discuss Efforts to Harness Fusion Power
  • Neurologists Establish Professorship in Honor of Robert Joynt
  • Cardiac ICU Earns Award for Critical Care Excellence
  • Third Workshop on Information Intensive Services
  • GlassWear Artist Gives Talk Tonight
  • Eye Institute Looking for Study Participants
  • Graduate Students Will Give Capstone Presentations
  • Eastman at Washington Square Concert Features 'Songs of Paradise'
  • Event Highlight: Reading the World Conversation Series
  • Sports Buzz: Baseball Team Faces St. John Fisher at Frontier Field
  • Rochester in the News: David Topham on Swine Flu; Connie Valk on Cutting Violent Screen Time for Kids
  • In Higher Education: Discomfort at U.S. Medical Schools

News and Announcements

Scientists Discuss Efforts to Harness Fusion Power

Scientists from around the world are meeting this week at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics to discuss how to improve experiments using the laboratory's Omega laser, including attempts to meet society's increasing energy demands by harnessing the power of the stars. Read more...

Neurologists Establish Professorship in Honor of Robert Joynt

A professorship will honor neurologist Distinguished University Professor Robert Joynt, who founded the University’s Department of Neurology in 1966 and guided the department for 18 years. Read more...

Cardiac ICU Earns Award for Critical Care Excellence

Strong Memorial Hospital's cardiac-vascular intensive care unit has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence for the third consecutive year. Read more...

Third Workshop on Information Intensive Services

Academics and practitioners in the field of information intensive services will gather for an all-day workshop, "Innovation and Challenges in Professional and Other Information Intensive Services," on May 15 at the Simon School. Read more...

GlassWear Artist Gives Talk Tonight

Hear an illustrated lecture today by Linda MacNeil, one of the artists featured in the Memorial Art Gallery's GlassWear exhibit. The talk starts at 7:30 p.m. and is included with gallery admission. Read more...

Eye Institute Looking for Study Participants

The University of Rochester Eye Institute is looking for people who have discomfort from dry eye for a clinical trial comparing the effects of five over-the-counter artificial tear formulas. The study consists of five visits and includes compensation for eligible candidates. Call 276-8734 or e-mail eyetrials@urmc.rochester.edu for details. 

Graduate Students Will Give Capstone Presentations

Students in the Health Care Leadership graduate program at the School of Nursing are presenting their final organizational and leadership capstone presentations from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 1 in Evarts Lounge. Faculty, staff, students, and preceptors are welcome. For more information, contact Maria Marconi at 275-5528. 

Eastman at Washington Square Concert Features 'Songs of Paradise'

Today's Eastman at Washington Square concert features Eastman Community Music School faculty members Cecile Saine, soprano, and Howard Spindler, piano, in "YOUKALI—Songs of Paradise." The concert begins at 12:15 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, corner of Court Street and South Clinton Avenue. 

Events

Thursday, April 30

Reading the World Conversation Series: Interfaith Chapel. 6 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

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

Baseball—May 1: 7:30 p.m. vs. St. John Fisher at Frontier Field. Admission is free and free parking is available in the VIP Lot, across from the main gate.

Rochester in the News

ABC News (April 29)

"Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature"

"This is something of concern [but] I think we should hold back on calling it a real threat," said David Topham, associate professor of microbiology and immunology and codirector of the New York Influenza Center of Excellence. "We always have to take these things seriously, but we have a very good system in place to respond." Read more...

Democrat & Chronicle (April 25)

"Crack Down on Violence in Media"

Connie Valk, an early care and education specialist at the Children's Institute, coauthored an essay with Ruth Cowing of the Rochester High Falls International Film Festival about ways to curb the amount of violence kids see in the media. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (April 29)

"Discomfort at U.S. Medical Schools"

With health care on the minds of many Americans and with the world watching, how are the country's medical colleges, and their students, preparing for the challenges? Read more...

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