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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Flags Lowered in Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001
  • Provost Named to National Academies of Science Council
  • Scientists Install Seismic Sensors in Galapagos Islands
  • Seizure Drug Enhances Sleep for Women with Hot Flashes
  • Second Friday Science Socials Continue

News and Announcements

Flags Lowered in Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001
The United States and University flags will be lowered to half-staff today through sunset in remembrance of the tragic events and the sacrifices made on Sept. 11, 2001.

Provost Named to National Academies of Science Council
Ralph Kuncl, University provost and executive vice president, has been named to the National Academies of Science's Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, a platform for leaders in government, academia, and business to discuss scientific issues of national importance.
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Scientists Install Seismic Sensors in Galapagos Islands
A team of geologists led by Cindy Ebinger, professor of earth sciences, has deployed 16 seismic sensors on one of the Galapagos Islands to study the processes of ocean island formation—particularly those that occur right above mantle "hotspots."
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Seizure Drug Enhances Sleep for Women with Hot Flashes
A drug initially used to treat seizures has been found to improve sleep quality in menopausal women with hot flashes, Medical Center researchers report.
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Second Friday Science Socials Continue
Second Friday Science Socials continue at 4 p.m. today with a presentation by James McGrath, associate professor of biomedical engineering, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) in the Medical Center. Drinks and snacks will follow in the Forbes Mezzanine.
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Sept. 11, 2009
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 64°
Tomorrow:
Few Showers, High 71°
Today's Event Highlight
Club Rochester
Meliora Salon D. 4 p.m. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
ABC News (Sept. 9)
'Had the Flu? It Was Probably Swine Flu'
"Most likely, if you had (the new) H1N1 in the spring, you would be relatively protected this fall, since the virus really hasn't changed much," says John Treanor, professor of medicine, and of microbiology and immunology.” Read more...

In Higher Education
USA Today (Sept. 10)
'Higher Graduation Rates Linked to More Demanding Academics'
Researchers studying how to improve graduation rates at public colleges and universities have come up with a surprising and counter-intuitive finding: Many students may fail to complete a bachelor's degree not because the work is too hard — but because they're not challenged enough. Read more…

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