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  • Study Shows Income and Education are Important Factors in Heart Disease Risk
  • Simon School Partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow
  • Go Green: Bring Your Lunch to Work
  • Alumnus Leads His Students on a Unique Learning Project

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Study Shows Income and Education are Important Factors in Heart Disease Risk
Doctors who ignore the socioeconomic status of patients when evaluating their risk for heart disease are missing a crucial element that might result in inadequate treatment, according to a Medical Center study.
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Simon School Partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow
To further promote diversity among the student body, Simon School is partnering with Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a national nonprofit that develops African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American young people for leadership positions in corporations, nonprofits, and entrepreneurial ventures where these minority groups are under-represented.
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Go Green: Bring Your Lunch to Work

go green
Bringing lunch from home is healthier, usually less expensive, and easier on the planet. Here are some ways your lunch can be as sustainable as possible.
??? Bring your own silverware from home.
??? Use reusable storage containers rather than one-time use plastic bags. Plastic bags take hundreds of years, if not more, to break down. Bringing just 2 bags per workday, will have you use enough plastic bags to cover the floor of your kitchen in one year.
??? Use local foods. Just because you’re not driving to lunch doesn’t mean your lunch hasn’t been driven to you.
??? Bring a refillable water bottle with you.
??? Bring your lunch in the same reusable bag you shop with.

Alumnus Leads His Students on a Unique Learning Project
High school science teacher Doug Hollinger '87W (MS) and his students share their knowledge of solar energy with people half a world away.
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June 17, 2009
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 72°
Tomorrow:
Showers, High 66°

Today's Event Highlight
Post Retirement Benefits plus Income at Retirement
Hawkins Room (1-7438) Medical Center, 1 to 2 p.m. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Science Daily (June 15)
"Protein Regulates Movement Of Mitochondria In Brain Cells"
"Understanding the molecular machinery that helps distribute mitochondria to different parts of the cell has only recently begun to be understood," says David Rempe, assistant professor in the department of neurology and the department of  pharmacology and physiology. Read more.

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (June 16)
"How to Pay for Student Health Care"
As colleges try to get a handle on the cost pressures associated with providing health care to students, health officials, administrators, and  legislators are weighing in with ideas. Read more.

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