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@Rochester -- Oct. 11, 2006

wind and rain

Wednesday's Forecast:
Wind and Rain, High: 67°
Tomorrow: Showers, High: 54°

In Today's Issue

  • Evolutionary First
  • Politics and Racial Disparities
  • Chemistry of Carbohydrates
  • Clarinet Festival
  • Events: 1960s Short Films, Jazz Pianist, Warner Info. Session
  • In the Headlines: Greenlaw on Medical Ethics, Goodman on New MS Pill, Wall on Underage Drinking

News and Announcements

Evolutionary First: Parasite Reaches Beyond Host to Play Havoc with Others' Sex Lives
University scientists report that a prolific parasite is helping shape the destiny of a species it does not even infect. The complex relationship between the parasite, its host, and the unconnected species is the first known example of evolutionary pressure from such a remote source.

Seminar Focuses on Racial Disparities in Political Participation
Matthew Platt, a graduate student in the Department of Political Science, will examine political policies and how race affects the disparities in participation rates during a talk on Wednesday, October 18.

Scientists to Discuss Frontiers of Chemical Biology
Next week in Rochester, scientists will gather to discuss the chemistry of carbohydrates and the booming area of science known as glycobiology as part of a symposium focusing on the frontiers of chemical biology.

Eastman Hosts Clarinet Ensemble Festival
Ever wonder what an ensemble of 200 clarinets would sound like? Rochesterians will get the chance during the 2nd annual Buffet Crampon Clarinet Ensemble Festival at the Eastman School on Sunday, October 15.


October 11
"Lives of Performers 2: Sexual Liberation" features short experimental films from the 1960s as part of the year-long Humanities Project. Screenings begin at 8 p.m. at the Dryden Theatre of the George Eastman House.

October 11
Accomplished jazz pianist Fred Hersch will perform as a guest solo artist at 8 p.m. at the Eastman School’s Kilbourn Hall.

October 11
Learn more about Warner School programs in human development, counseling, teacher preparation, and more at an information session at 5:30 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library.

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

Rochester in the News

New York Times (October 10)
The Last Word on the Last Breath
Associate Professor Jane Greenlaw, codirector of the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care at the Medical Center, comments in a report about issues surrounding Do Not Resuscitate orders for medical patients.

Daily Mail, United Kingdom (October 10)
The Walking Pill
"This drug could represent a new way to treat people with the illness," says Andrew Goodman, professor of neurology and neuroimmunology, about a new drug to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

WROC-TV, CBS (October 9)
Each Year, College Drinking Is Linked to at Least 1,400 Student Deaths
Andrew Wall, assistant professor at the Warner School, discusses an online program that may help address the problem of underage drinking on college campuses.

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (October 10)
Professors Are More Religious Than Some Might Assume, Survey Finds
"While less religious than most Americans, professors are more religious than might be commonly assumed, according to a new survey." (Access available on campus.)


Tuesday's issue included an incorrect date for the Images of America: Polish Perspectives on the U.S. conference. It is being held today at the Interfaith Chapel.

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