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University of Rochester News (July 25, 2008) 07/25/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: July 25, 2008

@Rochester: July 25, 2008

Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 83°

Tomorrow: T-Storms, High 85°

In Today's Issue

  • Warner School Grant to Support Urban Teaching and Leadership Program
  • Health Bites Session Covers Benefits of Hosting an Au Pair
  • Correction: Jessica Sorrentino
  • Event Highlight: Jazz Artist Gene Bertoncini
  • Rochester in the News: Jennifer Pryor on New Findings about Melanoma, Richard Lynch Honored for Vietnam War Heroism
  • In Higher Education: Unexpected First Generation Path

News and Announcements

Warner School Grant to Support Urban Teaching and Leadership Program

A grant from the New York State Education Department to the Warner School will help advance the Urban Teaching and Leadership program. Read more...

Health Bites Session Covers Benefits of Hosting an Au Pair

Dana Prince of AuPairCare will discuss the benefits of hosting an au pair versus day care in the Summer Health Bites session "Hosting an Au Pair: The Flexible Child Care Option." The event on Tuesday, August 5, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Medical Center is open to all faculty and staff. Register by Monday, August 4. Call Strong EAP at 475-0432. 

Correction: Jessica Sorrentino

Wednesday's issue of @Rochester mistakenly identified Jessica Sorrentino '08 as a baseball outfielder. She was a member of the Yellowjacket softball team. 


Friday, July 25

Jazz Artist Gene Bertoncini: Eastman School. 7:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

U.S. News & World Report (July 23)

"Protein Gives Doctors New Tool to Detect Melanoma"

Jennifer Pryor, a third-year resident in pathology and laboratory medicine, comments on Medical Center findings that may offer doctors a new way to distinguish melanoma from benign moles that look like melanoma. "Although we have learned a lot about melanoma in recent years, it has unique biologic properties that sometimes make it difficult to diagnose and to plan for the proper treatment." (Also reported by Forbes, Washington Post, BusinessWeek, and others.) Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (July 22)

"Penfield Man Receives Medal for Vietnam War Heroism"

Vietnam veteran Richard Lynch, a respiratory therapist in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, was honored on Monday for his heroic efforts nearly four decades ago to rescue three wounded Marines in Vietnam. Lynch received the Navy Commendation Medal at the Rochester Vet Center. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (July 24)

"Unexpected First Generation Path"

"When it comes to enrolling, retaining and graduating first-generation college students, many people first think about community colleges and public institutions that focus on serving working-class students. While those institutions, indeed, do attract many first-generation students, some small private institutions are hoping some of these same students will consider their colleges instead." Read more...

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