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@Rochester -- Oct. 13, 2006

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Friday's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High: 54°
Tomorrow: Showers, High: 50°

In Today's Issue

  • No Investments in Companies Supporting Sudan
  • Voter Drive
  • Alzheimer's Drug
  • Artist John Greene
  • Immigration Documentary
  • Events: Tea Talk on Broadway Musicals, Baroque Organ Recital
  • In the Headlines: Fenno on Davis/Reynolds Congressional Race

News and Announcements

Committee Bans Investments with Sudanese Friendly Companies
The Board of Trustees Investment Committee has voted to prohibit direct investments in companies identified as supporting the Sudanese government’s activities in Darfur.

Students Conduct Voter Drive, Hold Programs on Election Issues
The Black Students' Union and the Mu Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity are hosting a series of events as part of a voter awareness and registration initiative titled "Raise Your Voice! A Voteless People Is a Hopeless People." Among those events is a voter registration drive in Wilson Commons today from noon to 2 p.m.

Drugs Aimed at Troublesome Alzheimer’s Symptoms Work for Some, Not Most
The medications that doctors most often turn to when treating Alzheimer’s patients who are aggressive or agitated work for some patients but aren’t effective enough to be used broadly, according to a study conducted by doctors at the Medical Center and 41 other sites across the nation and published in the October 12 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Hartnett Features Work by New York Artist John Greene
Hartnett Gallery is hosting Surfaces, an exhibition of works by artist John Greene, as part of its 30th anniversary season. Greene’s paintings and sculptures explore smells and textures using materials such as beeswax, copper, wood, cloth, and lead. The exhibition continues through November 9 in Wilson Commons.

Filmmaker to Screen Documentary on Mexican Border, Immigration
Filmmaker Bill Brown will give a talk and present his 2006 documentary, The Other Side, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, in Hubbell Auditorium in Hutchison Hall. The event is part of a year-long series of talks by leading commentators on law and the war on terror.

Events

October 15
Radio personality and arts writer Michael Lasser presents “When Broadway Musicals Went to College" at 2 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library as part of this fall's series of Tea Talks.

October 15
The Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival continues with a recital by Francesco Cera on the Italian Baroque organ at 5:30 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery.

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

Rochester in the News

Buffalo News (October 12)
Reynolds, Davis Campaign on the Air but Are Not Out on the Trail
"I've never seen a campaign like this," says political scientist Richard Fenno, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, about the Congressional race between Democratic candidate Jack Davis and Republican Representative Tom Reynolds
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In Higher Education

The New York Times (October 12)
It’s Good Advice, and the Price Is Right
"More small businesses are turning to M.B.A. programs for consulting services, as a way to save on costs and provide students with more hands-on experience."

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