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In Today's Issue

  • Study Relates Phthalate Exposure to Less-Masculine Play by Boys
  • Simon School Hosts Seminar on Health Care Reform
  • Men's Soccer Team Advances to Sweet 16
  • Well-U Schedules Flu Clinic for University Employees
  • Warner Professor Receives Urban School Research Grant
  • Faculty Development Luncheon Seminars Continue
  • University Mourns Death of Mary DiPerri
  • Symposium Discusses Hookah Use
  • Sneak-Peek Movie Screening

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.

Nov. 17, 2009
Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 48°
Sunny, High 55°
Today's Event Highlight
Women and Sustainability Lecture Series
Wilson Commons Gowen Room. 4:30 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
13 WHAM-TV (Nov. 16)
'Polish Film Festival'
Polish actress Marlgorzata Kozuchowska, graduate student Eric Glowacki, and Randall Stone, director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, talk about the 2009 Polish Film Festival. See the video…

In Higher Education
New York Times (Nov. 16)
'Universities Turn to Consultants to Trim Budgets'
Universities looking for ways to cut their budgets are doing what many executives in private industry do — they are hiring a management consultant. Read more…

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