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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • The University’s Year in Review
  • Breathlessness Eased in Patients with Rare Disease
  • Scientists Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Cardiologist to Appear on WXXI’s Second Opinion
  • Bookstores Post Winter Break Hours
  • Security Tip of the Week: SSN Registration
  • Registration Open for Pre-College Programs
  • @Rochester Takes a Holiday

News and Announcements

The University’s Year in Review
See a slideshow of some notable moments in 2009 and take a look back at some of the highlights of University research from 2009 in the annual Research Retrospective. Also available: The University's report on the 2008-09 academic year and the collection of winning homepage photos from the University community.

Breathlessness Eased in Patients with Rare Disease
Patients with a rare, deadly disease that mostly affects young women felt a dramatic reduction in breathlessness using an approved drug, according to a Medical Center study.
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Scientists Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Three Rochester researchers have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science.
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Cardiologist to Appear on WXXI’s Second Opinion
Cardiologist Arthur Moss, professor of medicine, will discuss Long QT syndrome on WXXI’s Second Opinion at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26. The syndrome is a rare disorder that can place children at risk for arrythmias. The show will be re-broadcast at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27.

Bookstores Post Winter Break Hours
The University's bookstores will have reduced hours during the weeks of Dec. 21 and 28. The Eastman School Bookstore will be closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 3. The River Campus Bookstore will be closed Dec. 24 to Dec. 27, and Dec. 31 to Jan. 3. Other times are available online.

Security Tip of the Week: SSN Registration
Faculty and staff are reminded to continue to register Social Security numbers. A security breach, loss or potential illegal disclosure of Social Security numbers that have not been registered will result in financial liability for the department(s) responsible for managing the data. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.

Registration Open for Pre-College Programs
The 2010 Pre-College Course Catalog is now available. Rochester’s pre-college programs allow junior high and high school students to explore the University and its resources. Options include taking a one-week noncredit course, living on campus during the summer, or completing a college class for credit. Class sizes are limited so early enrollment is encouraged. For more information, e-mail the Office of Pre-College Programs or call 275-3221.

@Rochester Takes a Holiday
Look for the next issue of @Rochester on Monday, Dec. 28. We will resume our daily schedule on Monday, Jan. 4. Happy holidays!

Dec. 21, 2009
Mostly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 26°
Tomorrow:
Snow Showers, High 25°
Event Highlight
Kwanzaa Family Day
Memorial Art Gallery. Noon, Sunday, Dec. 27. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
UPI (Dec. 18)
'Video Gamers Sharpen Speed'
Rochester scientists examined research on video gaming and found gamers don't lose accuracy, in the game or in laboratory tests, as they get faster. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 18)
'Defining the Enrollment Boom'
All through the fall semester, community colleges have been reporting enrollment growth. The American Association of Community Colleges has released the results of a survey designed to see if the many individual reports add up to a national trend, and the survey results suggest they do. Read more…

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