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University of Rochester News (May 29, 2008) 05/29/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester


Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 73°

Tomorrow: Scattered Thunderstorms, High 73°

In Today's Issue

  • Jessica Sorrentino '08 Is First Academic All-American in Softball
  • Artists Invited to Participate in 52nd Clothesline Festival
  • Migraine Sufferers Sought for Study
  • Wilson Students Benefit from Medical Center Apprenticeship Program
  • Friends of Rochester Athletics Golf Classic Launched
  • Event Highlight: Pulsifer Lecture on Russian Health Care System
  • Rochester in the News: Judith Baumhauer Discusses Arthritic Ankle Pain Study; Elise van der Jagt on Pediatric CPR
  • Inside Higher Ed: Curriculum Designed to Unite Art and Science

News and Announcements

Jessica Sorrentino Named An Academic All-American in Softball

Jessica Sorrentino '08 has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division Softball Team in voting by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. She is the first Rochester softball player to achieve Academic All-America honors. Read more...

Artists Sought for 52nd Clothesline Festival

Spaces remain for the 52nd Clothesline Festival, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7, on the grounds of the University's Memorial Art Gallery. The annual juried event is Rochester's largest and longest-running fine art and crafts festival and the gallery's biggest fundraiser. Read more...

Migraine Sufferers Sought for Study

The University is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study to test the efficacy and tolerability of an investigational medication for the prevention of migraines.  If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this trial, contact the University's Eye Institute at 276-8734. For details, visit the Migraine Clinical Trials Web page

Wilson Students Benefit from Medical Center Apprenticeship Program

Some of the best Rochester City School District math and science students will work closely with Medical Center researchers today through a program that exposes them to the practice of biostatistics in a professional setting and introduces them to the possibilities of pursuing a career in the field. Read more...

Friends of Rochester Athletics Golf Classic Launched

Join the inaugural Friends of Rochester Athletics Golf Classic on Thursday, June 19, at the Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor. The fundraiser includes 18 holes of golf, a lunch buffet, and instructions. For more information, contact Dan Wesley at 275-7102 or Terry Gurnett at 275-6698. 


Monday, June 2

Pulsifer Lecture on Russian Health Care System: Richard Farmer, professor of medicine and chief of gastroenterology and hepatology, gives a talk titled "The Russian Health Care System—Lessons for Chronic Disease Management." Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue. 8 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Atlanta Journal Constitution (May 27)

"Backers See Big Potential in Injection for Arthritis"

Judith Baumhauer, associate chair of academic affairs for the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, discusses her study of a new method to reduce arthritic ankle pain through injections of highly purified hyaluronan: "Osteoarthritis of the ankle is a significant and debilitating problem for millions of patients worldwide. For many patients with ankle osteoarthritis, there is a significant void in the current treatment." Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (May 28)

"Chest Compressions Critical to Keep Blood Circulating"

Elise van der Jagt, professor of pediatric critical care, discusses the use of CPR to revive children who have collapsed: "Please, please give that cardiac compression." Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (May 27)

"Curriculum Designed to Unite Art and Science"

"The battle between the sciences and the humanities has been going on for so long, its early participants have stopped walking and talking, because they're already dead." Read more...

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