University of Rochester News (July 2, 2008)
07/02/2008 05:45 AM
@Rochester: July 2, 2008
@Rochester: July 2, 2008
Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 85°
Tomorrow: T-Storms, High 77°
In Today's Issue
- Patrick Barry House Once Again Welcomes the Community
- Summer Institute Focuses on Technology Trends in Catholic Education
- Medical Center Offers Diabetes Screening
- Event Highlight: Eastman Community Music School Faculty Recital
- Rochester in the News: Stephen Cook on Maternal Diets and Obesity in Children
- In Higher Ed: Can Computer Gamers Help Find a Cure for Cancer?
News and Announcements
Patrick Barry House Once Again Welcomes the Community
The newly restored Patrick Barry House on Mt. Hope Avenue is now the home of University Provost Ralph Kuncl and his wife, Nancy Kuncl. The Kuncls have opened the house to the community and are bringing new life to the Rochester landmark. Read more and view photos of the house and gardens...
Institute Focuses on Technology Trends in Catholic Education
The Warner School of Education will sponsor its annual two-day Summer Institute on Catholic Education on July 10 and 11 with this year's programs addressing some of the central trends that contribute to the continued effectiveness of Catholic education. Read more...
Medical Center Offers Diabetes Screening
The Medical Center is offering free screenings on Saturday, August 16, for relatives of people with type 1 diabetes to determine their risk of developing the disease. Read more...
Rochester in the News
WebMD (June 30)
"Moms Eat Junk Food, Kids Get Fat"
"This gets to the concept of fetal programming. A lot of information suggests that in-utero exposures can lead to long-lasting effects in children," says Stephen Cook, assistant professor of pediatrics, about new findings linking maternal diet to obesity in children. "Women who smoke during pregnancy have children who are heavier, so maternal patterns can affect a child's weight. Whether the cause is altered metabolism or something else, it is a very real concern." Read more...
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (July 4 Issue)
"Playing the Science Game"
"Could the person who finds the cure for cancer be a gamer? The creators of an online game that allows players to help scientists design new proteins with therapeutic properties hope so." Read more...
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