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and Stem Cells
- New Book: Gallery's
- Holiday Decorations
and Fire Hazards
Retiree Open Enrollment, Scandling Lecture Series, Eastman Marimba
- In the Headlines:
Research by Swan on Pollutants, University Web Cams, Alumna Brumberg
on Self-Injurious Behavior
Approach With Stem Cells A Promising First Step
Brain cells derived from human embryonic stem cells improved the condition
of rats with Parkinson’s-like symptoms dramatically, but the treatment
caused a significant problem: the appearance of brain tumors. The findings
reported by Steven Goldman, professor of neurology, and Neeta Roy, assistant
professor of neurology at Cornell’s Weill Medical College, are
featured on the cover of the November issue of Nature Medicine.
Book Reveals Depth of Gallery's American Collection
The Memorial Art Gallery holds an extensive collection of American art.
It’s a fact known widely by scholars in the field but one that
has eluded the general public. A new book, Seeing America: Painting
and Sculpture from the Collection of the Memorial Art Gallery of the
University of Rochester, aims to change that.
Center Guidelines for Holiday Decorations
Environmental Health and Safety has posted a set of guidelines for using
holiday decorations to avoid fire hazards in patient-care areas and
other Medical Center facilities.
Retiree Open Enrollment Session: Representatives from Aetna, Excellus,
and the Benefits Office will be available. Seminar Room, Laboratory
for Laser Energetics (240 East River Road), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Scandling Lecture Series: Harry Brighouse of the University of Wisconsin
at Madison, "Evaluating School Reform: What Values Should We Use,
and How Should We Use them?" Schlegel Hall 207, 7 p.m.
Eastman Marimba Ensemble: Bill Cahn, director. Eastman School, Kilbourn
Hall, 8 p.m.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
Post (December 4)
Turns To Humans On Pollutant, Hormone Tie
The article about health hazards posed by common chemicals cites research
by Shanna Swan, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, on phthalates,
a family of additives found in plastic.
Monitor (December 3)
Look, Mom, it's me. I'm OK!
The University's Wilson Commons Web cam is mentioned in a report about
the "Hi, Mom!" phenomenon where parents are able to catch a
glimpse of their son or daughter via a campus Web cam.
of Higher Education (December 4)
We Facing an Epidemic of Self-Injury?
"Along with their laptops, cellphones, and iPods, students now
arrive on campuses with an awareness of self-injurious behavior and
a greater tolerance for it than in previous generations. Yet for psychological-services
professionals, residence-hall staff members, deans, and faculty members,
the addition of cutting to the contemporary repertoire of collegiate
psychiatric disorders constitutes a significant clinical challenge,"
writes alumna Joan Jacobs Brumberg '65, a professor of history, human
development, and women's studies at Cornell University.
Home Recipes Are on the Menu in Many Campus Dining Halls
"Stung by decades of jokes about mystery meat and soggy sandwiches,
college dining halls around the country are borrowing recipes from the
ultimate authority on heartwarming meals: Mom. (And Dad, too.)"
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