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In Today's Issue

  • Higher Education Expert to Give Scandling Lecture
  • Study: Self-Control Skills Reduce Classroom Issues
  • Clinic Will Tackle Dry Mouth, Eyes Disease
  • F.I.R.E. Lecture: Patenting Collaborative Research
  • Help Dining Services Better Serve You

News and Announcements

Higher Education Expert to Give Scandling Lecture
William Tierney, a national expert on college access and success for underrepresented youth, will present the Spring 2010 Scandling Lecture from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. His lecture, "From High School to College: What We Know and What We Don't Know about Increasing Access to College for Low-Income Youth," is free and open to the public.

Study: Self-Control Skills Reduce Classroom Issues
Children taught skills to monitor and control their anger and other emotions improved their classroom behavior and had significantly fewer school disciplinary referrals and suspensions, according to a Medical Center study.

Clinic Will Tackle Dry Mouth, Eyes Disease
The Medical Center is taking steps to better understand and treat Sjogren’s disease, launching its first weekly clinic dedicated exclusively to patients suffering from the frustrating dry eyes and mouth syndrome.

F.I.R.E. Lecture: Patenting Collaborative Research
The F.I.R.E. Lecture Series continues with a discussion on "Patenting the Fruits of Collaborative Research," led by patent agent Carissa Childs and attorney Edwin Merkel, both of Nixon Peabody, at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 11, in the Northeastern Conference Rooms (CC 1-9525 and 1-9535), in the Medical Center. Breakfast refreshments will be provided. Register by noon today at 784-8856 or e-mail David Englert.

Help Dining Services Better Serve You
Take a minute to fill out the Dining Services Spring Dining Survey and be automatically entered in a contest to win a $250 gift card from Best Buy.
March 9, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
Financial Health Bites: Budgeting
Room 2-7545, Medical Center, Noon. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (March 7)
'Some Regents Exams Could Be Cut'
State officials are considering cutting certain Regents exams. “If students don't take Regents we'll be forced more often to rely on tests such as the SAT which are less likely to match their classroom experience," says Jonathan Burdick, dean of undergraduate admissions and financial aid. Read more…

In Higher Education
USA Today (March 8)
'Alternative Spring-Breakers Steered from Haiti Missions'
As s part of their Alternative Spring Break programs, a number of colleges have shown interest in helping Haiti after the earthquake. But they’re being discouraged from doing so. Read more...

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