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University of Rochester News (June 2, 2008) 06/02/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester


Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 76°

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In Today's Issue

  • American Impressionism Exhibition on View For Two More Weeks
  • Infant Survives Life-threatening Fall
  • University Has Largest Participation in the Chase Corporate Challenge
  • Russian Health Care System is Focus of Pulsifer Lecture
  • Event Highlight: Learn How to Purchase, Maintain, Insure a House
  • Rochester in the News: Hans Tan on MBA Networking; Neil Herendeen on the University's Tele-medicine Program
  • Inside Higher Ed: Cultural Attitudes Affect Girls' Math Performance,

News and Announcements

American Impressionism Exhibition on View For Two More Weeks

American ImpressionismAmerican Impressionism: Paintings from The Phillips Collection, on view through June 15 at the Memorial Art Gallery, showcases 54 paintings from the golden age of American impressionism. A companion show, In Pursuit of Light and Leisure: Impressionist Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection, is also on display at the gallery through June 29. Read more...

Infant Survives Life-threatening Fall

One chilly weekday morning last December, 7-month-old Jack Albanese slipped off his parents' bed, suffering serious trauma to an important artery at the base of his brain. Read more...

University Has Largest Participation in the Chase Corporate Challenge

The University fielded 314 runners and walkers in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge on June 29, earning Rochester the award for the largest number of participants in the annual 3.5 mile foot race. The University also garnered awards for three of its four-person teams: first place for a co-ed team, third for a women's team, and fifth for a men's team. Read more about the race online

Russian Health Care System is Focus of Pulsifer Lecture

Drawing on personal experiences in Russia and Eastern Europe, Richard Farmer, professor of medicine and chief of the gastroenterology and hepatology, will present "Inside the Russian Health Care System: Lessons for Chronic Disease Management" at the annual Pulsifer Lecture, Monday, June 2, at 8 p.m. at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. Read more...


Monday, June 3

Learn How to Purchase, Maintain, Insure a House: Medical Center classroom 2-7545. Noon and 1 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Wall Street Journal (May 30)

"Internet Gives MBA Schools Global Reach"

Hans Tan, a Filipino MBA student at the Simon Graduate School of Business, is featured as one of the members the MBA Networking group on Facebook who regularly fields questions on the site. "It's nice to be able to help people out," says Tan. "I wish I had something like this when I was researching business schools." Read more...

WHAM TV13 (May 29)

"Virtual Hospitals"

Neil Herendeen, associate professor of pediatrics, discusses the University's tele-medicine program that uses special cameras at 20 area schools and daycares to provide virtual visits between children and their physicians. "We can do everything that we can do in person over the Internet," says Herendeen. "And all those images are sent to the primary care physician, who's sitting in the office and can make the diagnosis." Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 30)

"Cultural Attitudes Affect Girls' Math Performance, Analysis Finds"

"Four scholars found that on math tests, the gap between girls and boys shrinks to nil in countries with greater parity between sexes, measured by factors such as economic activity. Their study appears in the new issue of Science." Read more...

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