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University of Rochester News (July 9, 2008) 07/09/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: July 9, 2008

@Rochester: July 9, 2008

Today's Forecast: Scattered Showers, High 82°

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 77°

In Today's Issue

  • Cancer Center Expert Gets $550,000 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Grant
  • Education Series Examines Ways to Reduce High Drug Costs
  • July Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
  • Event Highlight: Harold Danko and Eastman Faculty Jazz
  • Rochester in the News : Giuseppe Erba on Fireworks-Induced Seizures, Grant Holcomb on the Memorial Art Gallery's New Acquisition
  • In Higher Education: Are Researchers Reading the Articles They Reference?

News and Announcements

Cancer Center Expert Gets $550,000 Grant from Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recently awarded a $550,000 career development grant to Associate Professor Jonathan Friedberg of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center to advance research of new agents for the treatment of lymphomas. Read more...

Education Series Examines Ways to Reduce High Drug Costs

The Your Health Education Series continues on Thursday, July 10, with tips and tools on how to minimize the cost of prescription drugs. Learn how to estimate the cost of prescriptions, find effective generic alternatives, and save by using mail order.  Representatives from Aetna and Excellus BC/BS will be available to demonstrate their Web tools and answer questions.  View session dates and times

July Issue of HR Intercom Available Online

View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources. Read more...


Thursday, July 10

Harold Danko and Eastman Faculty Jazz: Kilbourn Hall. 7:30 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News, Houston, Texas (July 7)

"Pyrotechnic Shows Could Trigger Seizures"

Giuseppe Erba, professor of neurology and pediatrics, comments on the potential for fireworks displays to cause seizures in photosensitive people. For most patients with epilepsy who are on the right medication, the pyrotechnic climax should not have an effect, says Erba. His concern is for those people, most likely children around school age, who "do not know they're photosensitive." Read more... (July 7)

"Memorial Art Gallery Receives Piece of Rochester History"

"The Memorial Art Gallery values this historic and engaging artwork that adds a new dimension to its collection of images of Rochester," says director Grant Holcomb about Edith Lunt Small's painting "Midtown Plaza 1962–1987," the gallery's new acquisition. "No visitor—young or old, Rochesterian or out-of-town visitor—will fail to be engaged by Edith Lunt Small's colorful and complex snapshot of a place that was, in its time, the commercial crossroads of our community. We are grateful to have been entrusted with this community treasure." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (July 8)

"Cite Check"

"A scholarly paper finds that a significant proportion of academic citations are faulty, suggesting that many researchers don't read the articles they reference." Read more...

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