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@Rochester: June 12, 2008

@Rochester: June 12, 2008

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 82°

Tomorrow: T-Storms, High 89°

In Today's Issue

  • Oxygen-Rich Lifesaving Efforts Pose Risk for Respiratory Infections
  • Doctors Test New Treatments for Lower Back Pain
  • Former Dean of School of Medicine and Dentistry Dies
  • McArdle Ramerman, Warner Center to Offer First Joint Executive Coaching Development Program in Upstate New York
  • Event Highlight: Second Friday Science Social
  • Rochester in the News: Joseph Wedekind on Using Gold Nanoparticles to Treat HIV, President Seligman's Garden Party Address
  • In Higher Ed: Banning Laptops from the Classroom

News and Announcements

Oxygen-Rich Lifesaving Efforts Pose Risk for Respiratory Infections

Medical Center researcher Michael O'Reilly unveils new work probing just how interventions that help premature infants breath during the first few weeks of life may affect the body's ability to fight respiratory infections, like flu, later in life.
 Read more...

Doctors Test New Treatments for Lower Back Pain

Research studies at the Medical Center are part of an effort to come up with new treatments for pain caused by a condition known as lumbar spinal stenosis. Doctors are looking for up to 75 people to take part in the studies. Read more...

Former Dean of School of Medicine and Dentistry Dies

James Lowell Orbison, former dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and former director of the Medical Center, died June 10 at Nottingham Village, Northumberland, Pa. He was 93. Read more...

McArdle Ramerman, Warner Center to Offer First Joint Executive Coaching Development Program in Upstate New York

A new partnership between McArdle Ramerman and the University's Warner Center for professional development and organizational change will offer a suite of leadership development programs. The courses, "Leadership Coaching" and "Executive Coaching," are the first and only coaching courses in New York offered through a partnership between a university and the business community. Read more...

Events

Friday, June 13

Second Friday Science Social: "Why Study DNA Replication 50 Years after Arthur Kornberg." Medical Center. 4 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Scientific American (June 10)

"The Midas Touch: Using Gold Nanoparticles to Block HIV"

Joseph Wedekind, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics, comments on the use of very tiny gold particles to fine-tune less effective HIV drugs. Because the nanoparticles are comparable in size to that of the HIV proteins they are trying to block, Wedekind says they should be well suited to stop viral proteins from coming in contact with key receptors. Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (June 11)

"Seligman Credits UR Success to Researchers, Scholars, Teachers"

Coverage of the 41st annual Garden Party on Tuesday at the Memorial Art Gallery spotlights President's Seligman address during which he emphasized the importance of the teachers, scholars, and scientists whose work has established the University as a leading research university. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (June 13 Issue)

"Law Professors Rule Laptops Out of Order in Class"

"Don Herzog, a law professor at the University of Michigan, banned laptops as an experiment and was stunned by the improvement in classroom participation. In the fall, he plans to join the ranks of professors who ban the machines outright." Read more...

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