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@Rochester: May 20, 2009

@Rochester: May 20, 2009

Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 80°

Tomorrow: Sunny, High 81°

In Today's Issue

  • HRT-Breast Cancer Risk Stays Same, Regardless of Family History
  • Medical Center Established Two 'Smoking Outposts'
  • Reminder: Replace Your Employee ID Badge by June 30
  • Go Green: Kick the Bottled Water Habit
  • Enrich Your Musicianship at the Eastman School This Summer
  • Rochester Sophomore Wins Prestigious Fellowship
  • SPIE Student Chapter Informational Meeting
  • Young Entrepreneurs Academy Trade Show
  • BBQ Competition Heats Up at 2nd Annual Roc City Rib Fest
  • Summers Hours Begin at Bookstore
  • Event Highlight: Eastman Community Music School Spring Festival
  • Rochester in the News: Laboratory for Laser Energetics Looks to the Future
  • In Higher Education: Psst! Need the Answer to No. 7? Click Here.

News and Announcements

HRT-Breast Cancer Risk Stays Same, Regardless of Family History

The risk of developing breast cancer from taking hormone replacement therapy appears to be the same for women with a family history of the disease and without a family history, a Medical Center study concludes. Read more...

Medical Center Established Two 'Smoking Outposts'

Two and a half years ago, the Medical Center joined hundreds of hospitals across the country in introducing a smoke-free campus. To preserve its relationships with the surrounding neighborhoods, the Medical Center is amending that policy by carving out two outdoor "smoking outposts" on its premises. Read more...

Reminder: Replace Your Employee ID Badge by June 30

University faculty, staff, and volunteers are required to get new ID badges by the end of June. The University-wide replacement project aims to protect personal information, update images and data displayed, and enhance University security by facilitating better control over pre-existing or expired "swipe access" privileges to facilities and labs. Mobile ID replacement teams will be traveling to various locations across the campuses until mid-June (see the schedule). Read more...

Go Green: Kick the Bottled Water Habit

There is no doubt that grabbing a bottle of water is a healthy choice, but why grab that bottle at all? Tap water is a safe and inexpensive option. Rochester’s tap water meets or exceeds all the EPA requirements, which are generally stricter than the requirements on bottled water. If that’s not incentive enough, consider that a glass of tap water costs a few thousandths of a cent. Click here if you have a tip or question about sustainability. 

Enrich Your Musicianship at the Eastman School This Summer

Musicians of all levels—from students to teachers and other professionals—can keep honing their skills over the summer with classes at the Eastman School. Read more...

Rochester Sophomore Wins Prestigious Fellowship

Mazin Melegy, a sophomore majoring in history with a minor in international relations, has been awarded the prestigious Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship. Read more...

SPIE Student Chapter Informational Meeting

There will be a general interest meeting for anyone interested in joining the newly formed SPIE student chapter at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, in room 101 of Goergen Hall (Sloan Auditorium). SPIE is an interdisciplinary international organization for anyone involved with optics, photonics, image processing, medical imaging, and related fields. Read more...

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Trade Show

Participants in the 2008-09 Young Entrepreneurs Academy program at Rochester and SUNY Geneseo will reveal more than two dozen startup ventures to the public for the first time at the YEA! Trade Show from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, in Wilson Commons RSVP to 272-3535. 

BBQ Competition Heats Up at 2nd Annual Roc City Rib Fest

A portion of the proceeds of the annual Roc City Rib Fest this weekend go to Golisano Children's Hospital. Read more...

Summers Hours Begin at Bookstore

Summer hours begin at the River Campus bookstore today. The bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. It will be closed weekends. 

Events

Wednesday, May 20

Eastman Community Music School Spring Festival: New Horizons Evening of Ensembles. Kilbourn Hall. 7:30 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Rochester Business Journal (May 8)

"Laser Vision"

Officials from the Laboratory for Laser Energetics believe the facility could be an important player in the national effort to develop alternative energy sources through means such as fusion ignition, while also helping Rochester maintain its worldwide leadership in laser science and optical physics. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (May 19)

"Psst! Need the Answer to No. 7? Click Here."

As Web sites are transforming the way undergraduates study, some wonder whether they encourage cheating and undermine learning. Read more...

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