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In Today's Issue

  • Professor Appointed to Educational Research Post
  • Behavioral Therapy Improves Sleep, Eases Pain
  • Warner Professor to Discuss No Child Left Behind Act
  • Eastman Hosts Lotte Lenya Competition
  • Second Friday Science Social: Jack Werren
  • Day of Brass Concert
  • Ice Skating Party Brings Community Together
  • Benefit for Neuromuscular Disease Center

News and Announcements

Professor Appointed to Educational Research Post
Joanne Larson, the Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education and chair of the teaching and curriculum program at the Warner School, has been appointed program chair of the American Educational Research Association.
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Behavioral Therapy Improves Sleep, Eases Pain
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia significantly improved sleep for patients with chronic neck or back pain and also reduced the extent to which pain interfered with their daily functioning, according to a Medical Center study.
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Warner Professor to Discuss No Child Left Behind Act
David Hursh, associate professor in teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, will discuss President Obama’s proposed changes to the No Child Left Behind Act with Bob Smith on 1370 Connection on WXXI at 1 p.m. today. Listen online.

Eastman Hosts Lotte Lenya Competition
The Eastman School will host one of two regional rounds of the annual Lotte Lenya Competition at noon on Saturday, Feb. 20, in Kilbourn Hall. Twenty-two singing actors, including eight from Eastman, will vie to participate in the final round of the musical theater competition on Saturday, April 17, also in Kilbourn Hall.
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Second Friday Science Social: Jack Werren
Jack Werren, professor of biology, will be the guest speaker at the next Second Friday Science Social at 4 p.m. today in the Class of ’62 Auditorium in the Medical Center. Drinks and snacks will follow in the Forbes Mezzanine.

Day of Brass Concert
The 2010 Day of Brass concert is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Alumni and Advancement Center 300 East River Road. The free concert will follow a day of rehearsals and master classes given by Eastman and River Campus faculty and will include a performance by high school musicians and Rochester undergraduates and an appearance by the Excelsior Cornet Band.
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Ice Skating Party Brings Community Together
Faculty, staff, and students, along with neighbors in Southwest Rochester, are welcome to the annual Brooks Landing Ice Skating Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Genesee Valley Ice Rink.

Benefit for Neuromuscular Disease Center
An arts and crafts sale to support the Friends of the Neuromuscular Disease Center at the Medical Center will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Batavia Holiday Inn. For more information, go to the Golden Benefit Web site.
Feb. 12, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 24°
Tomorrow:
Snow Shower, High 27°
Today's Event Highlight
University Night at Amerks Hockey
Blue Cross Arena, 7 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
CNN (Feb. 10)
'Shoveling Snow? How to Protect Your Back (and Your Heart)'
"Shoveling tends to be done by people who are not otherwise in good shape," says Richard Pomerantz, professor of medicine in cardiology at the Medical Center. "Sometimes a potato chip is the heaviest thing they've lifted for a while." Read more…

In Higher Education
USA Today (February 9)
'U.S. Colleges Court Hispanic Families Using Espanol '
For some Hispanic students, navigating the college application process can be a double-whammy: Balancing coursework with essays and interviews, and then translating the whole system for their parents, who don't speak English. Some universities are trying ease that burden and tap the booming pool of Hispanic students—by offering Spanish translations of their admissions and financial aid material. Read more…

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