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In Today's Issue

  • Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences
  • Diastolic Heart Failure Patients Sought for Clinical Trial
  • From Phishing to Vishing (Voice Phishing)
  • Brain Tumor Awareness Week
  • New Clinical Research Tool Up and Running
  • Dining Services Survey
  • Weight Watchers Open House

News and Announcements

Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Elissa Newport, the George Eastman Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, has been elected chair of the psychology section of the National Academy of Sciences. Also, Porter Anderson, professor emeritus of pediatrics, and Richard Eisenberg, the Tracy H. Harris Professor of Chemistry, have been elected to the academy.

Diastolic Heart Failure Patients Sought for Clinical Trial
The HOPE4HF study (John Bisognano, primary investigator) is now enrolling patients to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Rheos Device to treat people with diastolic heart failure. The device is being evaluated to determine whether it can: reduce heart failure symptoms, improve heart function, help patients live longer, improve quality of life, and reduce the number of hospitalizations from heart failure. Call 341-7764 for more information.

From Phishing to Vishing (Voice Phishing)
"Vishing" is a scamming technique in which criminals call a consumer and say that financial information has been compromised or needs attention. The consumer is asked to validate financial account information. Here are some tips to protect yourself. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Brain Tumor Awareness Week
The Medical Center will observe Brain Tumor Awareness Week this week with educational and celebratory events for patients, caregivers, and physicians on Thursday, May 6, through Friday, May 8.

New Clinical Research Tool Up and Running
The University is participating in, a Web site that connects researchers with individuals interested in learning more about clinical studies. The site, first launched last year, is now available for researchers to query for potential study participants.

Dining Services Survey
Dining Services needs your opinion! Take a quick survey and the first 50 respondents will receive a free tall beverage from Starbucks.

Weight Watchers Open House
A Weight Watchers open house will be held from 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Thursday, May 13, in room 220 in the University Health Service building on River Campus. A new session begins May 20 and will run for 17 weeks.
May 3, 2010
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Today's Forecast:
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The Week Ahead

Monday, May 3
Eastman Wind Ensemble concert

Tuesday, May 4
UR Press Talk: Getting a book published

Wednesday, May 5

Undergrad art on view

Thursday, May 6
Celebrate the ‘Book’

Friday, May 7
Genetics Day

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Rochester in the News
The New York Times (April 29)
‘Watching and Waiting, the U.S. Defers to Europe on a Debt Crisis’
“There’s a sense in the Obama administration that it’s Europe’s responsibility to straighten out problems in the euro zone,” says Randall Stone, an associate professor of political science and an authority on the I.M.F. “I suspect that any kind of overt interference wouldn't be appreciated very much.” Read more…

In Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 30)
‘College ‘Embassies’ Advance Interests Abroad’
A handful of American colleges are opening so-called liaison offices abroad, distinguished by their multiple missions to support international teaching, research, student exchange, and alumni engagement. Read more...

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