University of Rochester

@Rochester -- Dec. 1, 2006


Friday's Forecast:
Rain/Wind, High: 49°
Tomorrow: Snow Showers, High: 37°

In Today's Issue

  • How Chemo Harms the Brain
  • Writers Respond to O'Keeffe
  • Events: Cinema Group, Lego Tournament, Sunday Mass, HPV Vaccine Info. Session
  • In the Headlines: Bayer on End-of-Life Care, Keefer on World AIDS Day

News and Announcements

Common Cancer Treatments Toxic to Healthy Brain Cells
Common drugs used to treat cancer may be more harmful to healthy brain cells than the cancer cells that they are intended to destroy. That is the conclusion of a study conducted by researchers at the Medical Center and published Thursday in the Journal of Biology. (Reported by BBC News, USA Today, Forbes, and others.)

Gallery, Writers & Books Collaborate on Dec. 10 Reading
Hear Rochester authors read from their own poetry and prose composed in response to works in the Memorial Art Gallery exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Color and Conservation on December 10 at the gallery.


December 1 and 2
UR Cinema Group: Little Miss Sunshine (December 1) and Snakes on a Plane (December 2). Hoyt Auditorium, 7, 9:15, and 11 p.m.

December 3
Finger Lakes First Lego League Tournament: Engineering competition for children ages 9 to 14. Palestra, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December 3
Catholic Newman Community: Sunday Mass, Interfaith Chapel, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

December 4
Information about New HPV Vaccine: Presented by William Bonnez, associate professor of medicine, and Robert Rose, associate professor of medicine. Hoyt Hall, 6:30 p.m.

See these calendars for more events: Currents, Eastman School, Medical Center, Warner School, School of Nursing, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Rochester in the News

UPI (November 30)
Blacks, Whites Differ on End-of-Life Care
William Bayer, clinical associate professor of family medicine, comments on a study he led that indicates black patients are more likely than white patients to prefer life-sustaining care when confronted with an incurable illness.

Democrat and Chronicle (November 30)
Why We Still Need to Acknowledge World AIDS Day
Michael Keefer, director of the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit at the Medical Center, is quoted in the op-ed, suggesting AIDS will be the stimulus that leads the world to address health care in the developing world. "Unless we're just going to let people die," he says, "we'll have to build the infrastructure" needed to care properly for people.

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (December 1)
Flagship Universities Short on Minority and Low-Income Students, Report Says
"The nation's public flagship universities are becoming less accessible to students who are from low-income families or who are members of underrepresented minority groups, according to a report released last week by the Education Trust."

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