News and Announcements
Study Relates Phthalate Exposure to Less-Masculine Play by Boys
A Medical Center study
of 145 preschool children reports that when the concentrations of two
common phthalates in mothers’ prenatal urine are elevated their sons
are less likely to play with male-typical toys and games, such as
trucks and play fighting. See news coverage by the Los Angeles Times, Fox News, and the BBC.
Simon School Hosts Seminar on Health Care Reform
The economic implications of health care reform will be the topic of a
half-day seminar offered by the Simon School on Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Schlegel Hall. Register online. For more information, call 275-3439. Read more...
Men's Soccer Team Advances to Sweet 16
Rochester's men's soccer team will head to the NCAA Sweet 16 this
weekend after defeating Plattsburgh State on Sunday at Fauver
Stadium. The team's next game is Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. against
Wesleyan University of Connecticut at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. If they win Saturday, Rochester will face the winner of the match between Messiah College and Johns Hopkins University on Sunday. The winning teams advance to the Final Four in San Antonio, Texas.
Well-U Schedules Flu Clinic for University Employees
Non-clinical University staff and their spouses/domestic partners can
receive the seasonal flu vaccine at a clinic Monday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
in the Flaum Atrium in the Medical Center. H1N1
vaccine is not available at Well-U clinics. Health care workers can
continue to receive seasonal flu vaccines via mobile carts and their
unit’s peer vaccinator.
Warner Professor Receives Urban School Research Grant
Kara Finnigan, assistant professor of educational leadership at the Warner School, will explore how low-performing schools use research evidence in an effort to improve outcomes for youth, thanks to a new grant.
Faculty Development Luncheon Seminars Continue
The next faculty development luncheon seminar takes place at noon
today in the LeChase Assembly Hall (G-9576) in the Medical Center. The
topic is “Where to Go as an International Scholar.” To register,
call 273-2010 or e-mail Anne Tedrow. Lunch will be provided.
University Mourns Death of Mary DiPerri
The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today in memory of
Mary "Toni" DiPerri, an administrative assistant in Strong Memorial
Hospital’s Information Systems Division. DiPerri, who was 66 and lived
in Victor, joined the University in 1994. She died Sunday, Nov. 8.
Symposium Discusses Hookah Use
Brian Primack, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics, will speak on on “Hookah Tobacco Smoking: 17th Century Practice, 21st Century Threat to Public Health”
at the next Pediatrics and Translational Research Seminar from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Case Method Room (1-9576).
Sneak-Peek Movie Screening
Join the Center for Entrepreneurship for a sneak-peek of the documentary Ten9Eight, which follows teens from across the country who are striving to be entrepreneurs, at 4:30 p.m. today in Gleason 318/418. This event is free and open to the public. Students in grades 7 to 12 are encouraged to attend. Snacks and beverages will be provided.