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In Today's Issue

  • Professor Elected to Bone Research Society Post
  • Discussion on the Economics of Slavery
  • University Mourns Loss of Mary Hauk
  • President Seligman To Give Keynote Address at Luncheon
  • Research Explains Biochemistry of Exercise
  • Has Your Computer Been Infected?
  • Personal Health Assessments Begin Today
  • Studio Presents Winter Dance Concert

News and Announcements

Professor Elected to Bone Research Society Post
Brendan Boyce, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, has been elected Secretary/Treasurer of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.
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Discussion on the Economics of Slavery
Stanley Engerman, John Munro Professor of Economics, debates the economics of slavery in a one-hour special on South Carolina educational television. The segment includes a profile of Engerman, and interviews with Michael Wolkoff, deputy chair of the department of economics; Larry Hudson, associate professor of history; and economics major Bradley Calder '10. Watch t.

University Mourns Loss of Mary Hauk
The University flag is lowered today in memory of Mary Hauk, a clinical assistant professor of pediatric dentistry, who died suddenly Jan. 20. She was a founding member of the Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital and was a full time faculty member from 1997-2001. Hauk was 42.
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President Seligman To Give Keynote Address at Luncheon
President Joel Seligman will be the keynote speaker at The Center for Dispute Settlement’s 20th Annual Awards Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main Street. The theme of this year’s luncheon is "Teach Peace…Reach Peace." For more information or to purchase tickets, call Dorethea Jackson at 546-5110, ext. 110, or Leslie Smith at ext. 104.

Research Explains Biochemistry of Exercise
Researchers at the Medical Center have unraveled the mystery of why exercise protects against heart attack and stroke. “Obviously we should all be exercising to get our hearts pumping fast, which increases blood flow force through our vessels with all of these molecular benefits,” says Zheng-Gen Jin, associate professor of medicine.
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Has Your Computer Been Infected?
Chances are you have received an e-mail or had a free antivirus scan pop-up on your screen. Scammers and identity thieves are exceptionally good at identifying new opportunities and one area they have been dabbling in recently is the antivirus and anti-spyware market. There are several things you can do to protect yourself and keep your computer virus free.

Personal Health Assessments Begin Today
Regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff, active SEIU members, spouses/domestic partners enrolled in a University Health Care Plan, as well as non-Medicare-eligible retirees and their spouses/domestic partners enrolled in a University Health Care plan, are eligible to receive a free biometric screening and complete a Personal Health Assessment online. A schedule of times and locations for biometric screenings are also available online.

Studio Presents Winter Dance Concert
The Program of Movement and Dance presents its winter dance concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the Spurrier Dance Studio. Tickets are $7 general admission. For more information, call 273-5150.
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February 1, 2010
Flurries
Today's Forecast:
Flurries, High 25°
Tomorrow:
Snow Showers, High 32°
Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Philharmonia
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. 8 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Jan. 28)
'A Melting Pot of Squash'
You've probably heard the sound of a squash game being played before, but chances are you've never heard it like Rochester's squash team plays it. The Yellowjackets have players hailing from near and far—11 countries and four different continents. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 29)
'Taking Aim at Diploma Mills'
Bipartisan legislation would define dubious institutions (and the agencies that accredit them), bar use of phony degrees in federal hiring and promotion, and strengthen Federal Trade Commission enforcement. Read more...

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