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@Rochester: June 17, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny with Showers, High 65°

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy with Showers, High 64°

In Today's Issue

  • Honey Meconi Awarded NEH Grant to Study 'Early iPods'
  • Check out the Rush Rhees Blog
  • PINK Study Volunteers Needed
  • Event Highlight: Summer in the City Series
  • Rochester in the News: Mary Huth Tracks Down Origin of 'Almighty Dollar,' Judith Smetana on Long-Distance Dads
  • In Higher Ed: Challenges Faced by Low-Income, First-Generation Students

News and Announcements

Honey Meconi Awarded NEH Grant to Study 'Early iPods'

Honey Meconi, professor of music and musicology, has received funding to research and write a book about the history of ancient musical manuscripts known as chansonniers. She describes the masterpieces as "early iPods." Read more...

Check out the Rush Rhees Blog

The librarians of Rush Rhees Reference are blogging. Learn tips and tricks, keep up on news and events, read book reviews, and more. Read more...

PINK Study Volunteers Needed

Are you overweight?  Do you have borderline elevated blood pressure, borderline elevated blood sugar levels, and borderline elevated cholesterol? Would you like to know more about your heart health? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may qualify to participate in a PINK (Prothrombotic Inflammatory Markers in Women with Metabolic Syndrome) study for women with these characteristics. The study would involve blood testing and carotid artery evaluation. Expenses for travel may be paid to qualified women. For more details, call Strong Cardiology Associates at (585) 341-7791. 


Tuesday, June 17

Summer in the City: "Working Collaboratively for the First Community-Based Comprehensive Health Survey of a U.S. Deaf Community." Medical Center (3-6408). Noon to 1 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

New York Times (June 15)

"Almighty Dollar"

In his column On Language, William Safire credits Mary Huth, assistant director of River Campus Libraries Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, with helping him track down the origin of the phrase "almighty dollar," used first by Washington Irving in an 1836 sketch published a year later in an annual collection called "The Magnolia." Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (June 15)

"For Dads on the Road, Being at Home Always Feels like Father's Day"

Judith Smetana, professor of psychology professor, says the relationship between  traveling dads and their kids can be healthy if fathers make the effort to keep in touch while on the road and to be involved in their children's lives when they're home. "It's not going to damage the relationship," Smetana says. "It's probably going to be harder on the dad than the child." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (June 16)

"'Double Whammy of Disadvantage'"

"A new study documents academic travails faced by students from low-income backgrounds who are also the first in their families to go to college." Read more...

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