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University of Rochester News (July 28, 2008) 07/28/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: July 28, 2008

@Rochester: July 28, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 77°

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 79°

In Today's Issue

  • Researchers Unravel Key Mechanism of Cellular Damage in Aging, Disease
  • Session Offers Tips on Health Care and Traveling
  • Volunteers Wanted for Wilson Day 2008
  • Event Highlight: Final Concert in Carillon Series
  • Rochester in the News: Kevin Walter on Concerns over Cell Phones and Cancer Risk
  • In Higher Education: Political Correctness

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Researchers Unravel Key Mechanism of Cellular Damage in Aging, Disease

Medical Center researchers have taken a first snapshot of how a class of highly reactive molecules inflicts cellular damage as part of aging, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, and Alzheimer's disease, to name a few. Read more...

Session Offers Tips on Health Care and Traveling

Having the right information when traveling is critical in receiving correct and efficient medical care. Learn about the tools available to prepare for unexpected situations when traveling. Representatives from Aetna and Excellus will be available to show you how to locate an in-network provider, as well as provide tips and resources for housing your pertinent health information using a personal health record. View dates and session times

Volunteers Wanted for Wilson Day 2008

All faculty and staff are invited to join the Class of 2012 and take part in Wilson Day, a University tradition now in its 20th year. Thursday, August 28, incoming freshmen will spend the day taking part in volunteer activities such as painting, landscaping, organizing, cleaning, and even a scavenger hunt in the city. For more details, contact Kierstin Hughes in the Dean of Students Office at or 276-3278. 


Monday, July 28

Final Concert in Carillon Series: Eastman Quadrangle. 7 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

WROC TV8 (July 24)

"Cell Phones & Cancer: Rochester Docs Speak Out"

"Saying that cell phones can cause brain tumors can really create some concern and panic," says Kevin Walter, associate professor of neurological surgery, regarding a warning issued Wednesday by the director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute to limit cell phone use to avoid cancer risk. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (July 25)

"Defining Political Correctness and Its Non-Impact"

"A major new study of the political correctness of faculty members may challenge assumptions all around. For those who deny that there is an identifiable group of PC professors, the study says that there is in fact a group with consistently common perspectives, largely based on their views of discrimination (that it exists and matters)." Read more...

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