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University of Rochester News (May 30, 2008) 05/30/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester


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In Today's Issue

  • Installation of Elmwood Ave. Crosswalk Traffic Light Is Under Way
  • International LPGA Champions Discuss Life on World Tour
  • Learn How to Purchase, Maintain, Insure a House
  • Baby Receives New Liver in the Nick of Time
  • Event Highlight: Rochester Defensive Driving
  • Rochester in the News: Arthur Moss on New Drug Resolor; James Aquavella To Perform Eye Surgery on Iraqi Girl
  • Inside Higher Ed: Journals Find Many Research Images Altered

News and Announcements

Installation of Elmwood Ave. Crosswalk Traffic Light Is Under Way

Monroe County has begun the installation of a traffic light at the crosswalk on Elmwood Ave. between the Medical Center and the Central Plant. The construction is expected to last through the end of the month and during that period the flashing crossing lights will not work. For questions or comments, contact Mike Rink at 275-4810. To receive e-mail notification of future shutdowns, projects, and emergency notifications, visit the Facilities Notifications Web page

International LPGA Champions Discuss Life on World Tour

Four LPGA champions from different parts of the world—France, South Korea, Canada, and the United States—will discuss the challenges they face as women competing on the road at the third annual "Conversation with Champions." The event is presented by the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership and Wegmans LPGA and sponsored by Polisseni and USA Payroll. Read more...

Learn How to Purchase, Maintain, Insure a House

NeighborWorks Rochester will offer classes at the Medical Center on how to purchase, maintain, budget, and insure a house during the month of June. Dates, times, and locations of the one-hour classes, as well as registration information, is posted online. For more information on the University's home ownership incentives, visit the Home Ownership Programs Web page

Baby Receives New Liver in the Nick of Time

Victor residents Jodi and Jeff Engebrecht knew their daughter, Hallie, was small for her age—at 2 months old, she only placed in the 25th percentile on the weight charts. Up to that point, Hallie's pediatrician had thought the problem—failure to thrive — likely stemmed from nursing complications. Read more...


Saturday, May 31

Rochester Defensive Driving: Medical Center, Louise Slaughter Room C (1-9555). 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

CBS News (May 28)

"Drugs Ease Hard-to-Treat Constipation"

Arthur Moss, professor of medicine and of community and preventive medicine, comments on the use of the new drug Resolor for the treatment of chronic constipation: "We simply do not know whether the drug will [cause serious heart problems] in a small fraction of vulnerable subjects with a non-life-threatening gastrointestinal disorder." (Also reported by US News & World Report, Washington Post, WebMD, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Austin American Statesman, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Reuters and others.) Read more...

WHEC TV10 (May 29)

"Iraqi Girl to Receive Groundbreaking Surgery in Rochester (video)"

James Aquavella, professor of ophthalmology, will perform rare artificial corneal implant surgery on a 5-year-old Iraqi girl who is blind due to birth defects. (Also reported by Mississippi,, Michigan, Democrat and Chronicle.) Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 29)

"Journals Find Fakery in Many Images Submitted to Support Research"

"As computer programs make images easier than ever to manipulate, editors at a growing number of scientific publications are turning into image detectives, examining figures to test their authenticity." Read more...

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