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@Rochester: May 19, 2009

@Rochester: May 19, 2009

Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 69°

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 79°

In Today's Issue

  • Ginger Quells Cancer Patients' Nausea From Chemotherapy
  • Computer Simulation Captures Immune Response to Flu
  • Six Rochester Graduates Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships
  • J. Edward Puzas will Lead Basic Science Research at Medical School
  • 'China Connection' Promotes Cultural Exchange, New Music Collaborations
  • Brighton Police Honor Three Men for Response to Laser Lab Accident
  • Understanding Your Credit Score
  • Event Highlight: The State of Health Care in Upstate New York
  • Rochester in the News: Engineering School Named after Benefactor
  • In Higher Education: Study Ponders Professors' Gender and Students' Success in Science

News and Announcements

Ginger Quells Cancer Patients' Nausea From Chemotherapy

People with cancer can reduce post-chemotherapy nausea by 40 percent by using ginger supplements, along with standard anti-vomiting drugs, before undergoing treatment, according to scientists at the Medical Center. See news coverage from CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and the Chicago TribuneRead more...

Computer Simulation Captures Immune Response to Flu

Medical Center researchers have successfully tested for the first time a computer simulation of major portions of the body's immune reaction to influenza type A. The findings have implications for treatment design and preparation ahead of future pandemics. Read more...

Six Rochester Graduates Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Rochester seniors Nicholas Brown, Scott Herman, Derek Hommel, and Chelsea McGuire, along with graduate student Kira Thurman, and recent alumnus William Fassett have won Fulbright Scholarships to advance their studies, perform research, and teach English abroad. Read more...

School of Medicine and Dentistry Names J. Edward Puzas to Lead Basic Science Research

J. Edward Puzas, Donald and Mary Clark Professor of Orthopaedics and director of orthopaedic research, was named senior associate dean for basic science research at the Medical Center. Read more...

'China Connection' Promotes Cultural Exchange, New Music Collaborations

Eight members of the Eastman School community will travel to China this month, meeting with their composing and performing counterparts to foster the promotion of new music written on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Read more...

Brighton Police Honor Three Men for Response to Laser Lab Accident

Three men were honored by the Brighton Police Department on May 14 for their quick actions to assist Sam Roberts, a senior lab engineer, who was seriously injured in an accident at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics on Aug. 6, 2008. Zaheer Ali of NS Tech, Scott Evans of Los Alamos National Lab, and Matt Maslyn, senior technical associate at the lab, were awarded the Citizen Citation Award from the Brighton Police for performing CPR on Roberts as they waited for emergency responders to arrive. A formal awards ceremony is tonight, but none of the three are able to attend because of scheduling conflicts. 

Understanding Your Credit Score

Learn how to better understand your credit score from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Louise Slaughter room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. The session will be conducted by a representative from Chase Bank, as part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

Events

Wednesday, May 20

The State of Healthcare in Upstate New York: Simon Graduate School Gleason Hall 318/418. 5:30 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Democrat & Chronicle (May 16)

"UR to Name Engineering School After Benefactor"

The University will name its engineering school after Edmund Hajim, a 1958 graduate who donated $30 million to the school last fall. (Also reported in the Rochester Business Journal and WHAM AM 1180.) Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (May 18)

"New Study Ponders Professors' Gender and Students' Success in Science"

Women with strong mathematical skills are much likelier to major in science if their introductory-level science courses are taught by women, according to a recent study. Read more...

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