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- Exclusive O'Keeffe
Showing for Employees
- Future of Asthma
- AIDS Exhibit
Retirement Info. Session, Eastman at Washington Square
- In the Headlines:
Looney on FDA Drug Warning, Sustainability, Guo on Turning Metal Black
Guests Invited to Exclusive Showing of O'Keeffe
Memorial Art Gallery director Grant Holcomb invites University employees
and guests to an exclusive viewing of Georgia O'Keeffe: Color and
Conservation on December 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. or December 27 from
8:30 to 10 a.m. Medical Center/Strong Health is a supporting sponsor
of this major traveling exhibition, which closes December 31.
the Ability to Expel Worms Lead to a Future Asthma Treatment?
New research by Tim Mosmann, director of the David H. Smith Center for
Vaccine Biology and Immunology, published in the December 14 issue of
the journal Science reveals how parasitic infections and asthma
may cause the human immune system to react in some of the same ways.
The work could lead to novel asthma treatments.
Gallery's AIDS Exhibit Closes Today
Today is the last chance to view Vision = Life: AIDS Posters from
the Edward C. Atwater Collection, an exhibition that addresses
some of the major issues and challenges of the AIDS pandemic. For more
information, contact the Hartnett Gallery in Wilson Commons at x5-4188.
Benefits Office Information Session: "Post-Retirement Benefits"
plus "Income at Retirement." Human Resource Conference Room
(1-6127), Medical Center, noon to 1 p.m.
Eastman at Washington Square: "Simply Schubert" by pianist
Won Yong Lee. First Universalist Church, corner of South Clinton Avenue
and Court Street, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
Journal (December 19)
Is Issued On Drug Rituxan Following Deaths
R. John Looney, professor of medicine, comments on new FDA warnings
regarding the drug Rituxan. Given the scarcity of FDA-approved lupus
treatments, Looney says, "I don't think this is going to change
how I use Rituxan. We have to do a good job of informing patients of
risks and benefits." (Subscription required.)
Science Monitor (December 19)
Gains Status on US Campuses
The University's efforts to adopt more sustainable practices in its
laboratory designs is highlighted in an article about the growing emphasis
on sustainability within higher education.
and Chronicle (December 19)
Laser Blasts Blacken Metal
"The end product, it's totally pitch-black," says Chunlei
Guo, assistant professor of optics, who has developed a new laser process
that can change the physical properties of metal.
The New York
Times (December 19)
in Science: The Battle Moves to the Trenches
"Since the 1970s, women have surged into science and engineering
classes in larger and larger numbers. . . . Yet studies show that women
in science still routinely receive less research support than their
male colleagues, and they have not reached the top academic ranks in
numbers anything like their growing presence would suggest."
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