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@Rochester -- Oct. 2, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • Drug Safety
  • Lynn Sherr on WXXI
  • In Memoriam: Alfred Mann
  • Broadway Musicals
  • Run for Hospice
  • Events: Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, Latino Authors
  • In the Headlines: Bredes, Gender Research

News and Announcements

Rochester Researchers Join Federal Initiative to Improve Drug Safety
The Medical Center will participate in a unique research partnership with the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to develop new methods to assess the safety of drugs in clinical trials with greater speed and certainty.

Tune into 1370 for Interview with Lynn Sherr
ABC News correspondent Lynn Sherr, who will be speaking on campus and moderating the 2006 Stanton/Anthony Conversations during Meliora Weekend, will do a live interview by phone with WXXI radio host Bob Smith during 1370 Connection on Tuesday, October 3, at 1 p.m.

In Memoriam: Eastman School's Alfred Mann
Professor Emeritus Alfred Mann, a musicologist and conductor, died at his home in Fort Wayne, Ind., on September 21. He was 89 years old.

Tea Talk with Michael Lasser on Broadway Musicals
Radio personality and arts writer Michael Lasser will tackle the subject of frivolous but lovable musical comedies set on college campuses from the late teens to the early 1940s. His talk on October 15 is the first in this fall's continuing series of Tea Talks sponsored by the River Campus Libraries.

Run for Hospice Returns October 14
Strong Health presents the 11th Annual Run for Hospice. Distances include a 10-mile run, a 5K for wheelchair, a 5K road race, a 2.5 mile fitness walk, and a children's fun run on Saturday, October 14. Proceeds benefit the Visiting Nurse Hospice. For details, contact Peter Van Peursem at 594-4197 or


October 2
Conductor Neil Varon leads the the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra in a performance of works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn at 8 p.m. in Eastman Theatre.

October 4
Celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month continue with "Autores Latinos," an event celebrating influential Latino authors. Books will be available for purchase. The event takes place in Hirst Lounge from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Newsday (September 29)
You Get What You Won't Pay For
In an opinion piece, Nora Bredes, a former Democratic Suffolk County legislator and director of the Anthony Center for Women's Leadership at the University, talks about the relationship between constituents and legislators.

ABC News (September 28)
Gender Myths: Let Science Decide
The report on gender differences cites research at the University that investigated the ability of men and women to navigate familiar terrain blindfolded. The results suggest differences in the ability to recognize spatial relations.

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (September 28)
Return of the Mumps
"After the worst mumps outbreak in 20 years disproportionately struck college students last spring, many feared the disease would pose a threat to campuses when students returned this fall. So far in September, a cluster of 33 infected college students in Illinois and another suspected case on a Virginia campus have medical professionals on alert, even though they say it’s too early to tell if the new cases are linked with the spring’s outbreak or if they herald another record year for infections of students."

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