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University of Rochester News (August 7, 2008) 08/07/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: August 7, 2008

@Rochester: August 7, 2008

Today's Forecast: Scattered Showers, High 77°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 71°

In Today's Issue

  • Patents on University Technology Vindicated Against Microsoft
  • Sessions Offer Tips on Medical Care When Traveling
  • Warner Hosts Information Session for Medical Center Employees
  • Event Highlight: Understanding the Retirement Program
  • Rochester in the News: Irene Richard on Parkinson's Emotional Toll, Eric Singer on Prostate Cancer Screening
  • In Higher Education: Building a $12 Laptop

News and Announcements

Patents on University Technology Vindicated Against Microsoft

The inventors of the "Blue Noise Mask," a display and printing technology that rapidly generates high-quality images developed at the University in the late 1980s, are pleased that the patents for their technology will be able to be enforced in a lawsuit against Microsoft because of the recent decision of a federal appellate court. Read more...

Sessions Offer Tips on Medical Care When Traveling

Learn about the tools available to prepare for unexpected medical situations when traveling during a "Your Health" session on Friday, August 8. Representatives from Aetna and Excellus will be available to offer tips on locating an in-network provider and more. View session times and locations. 

Warner Hosts Information Session for Medical Center Employees

The Warner School of Education is hosting an information session at the Medical Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, about the school's professional programs in teaching and curriculum, school leadership, higher education, counseling, human development, and educational policy. The session is open to all Medical Center employees. RSVP by contacting Charles Ackley at or 275-3950. Read more...


Thursday, August 7

Understanding the Retirement Program: Medical Center. 1 to 2 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

New York Times (August 5)

"The Emotional Toll of Parkinson's Disease (Q&A)"

Irene Richard, associate professor of neurology and a senior medical advisor to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, answers questions about the mental and emotional aspects of Parkinson's disease. Read more...

U.S. News & World Report (August 5)

"What 9 Types of Men Should Do about Prostate Cancer Screening"

Eric Singer, a urology resident and fellow in the Center for Ethics, Medical Humanities, and Palliative Care, says men should pay close attention to the nature of their family history when determining if they should undergo a PSA screening test for prostate cancer. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (August 5)

"International Team Aims to Develop a $12 Laptop during MIT Summit"

"An international team of six designers and engineers has set the ambitious goal of building a $12 computer during the International Development Design Summit, which is being held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from mid-July through mid-August." Read more...

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