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@Rochester -- Oct. 27, 2006

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Friday's Forecast:
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Tomorrow: Rain, High: 47°

In Today's Issue

  • Library Scare Fair
  • Road Closure: Thomas Jackson Drive
  • Reading by Poet Chiasson
  • Events: Documentary Screening, Flu Shot Clinic, Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon
  • In the Headlines: Stem Cell Research by Goldman, Kyrkanides on Orthodontics

News and Announcements

Library Hosts Annual Scare Fair on October 31
The River Campus Libraries' Scare Fair will once again be held in Rush
Rhees Library on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31. The Scavenger Hunt
begins at 2 p.m., entertainment begins at 2:30 p.m., and the costume
contest begins at 4 p.m. Faculty members who visit the Ed Tech Center during Scare Fair can enter to win a printer.

Road Closure: Thomas Jackson Drive
Thomas Jackson Drive, the main entrance to Strong Memorial Hospital, will be closed to nonemergency traffic for utility repairs from 6 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, to 6 a.m. on Monday, October 30. All nonemergency hospital traffic should access the parking garage through the East Drive entrance. Direct questions to Daniel McGraw at x3-1959.

Poet Dan Chiasson to Read from His Work
Chiasson, a widely published literary critic who regularly writes about new poetry and fiction in the Threepenny Review, Poetry, Slate, and The New York Times, will read from his work on Tuesday, November 7, as part of the Plutzik Series.


October 29
Filmmaker Bill Brown will introduce his recent documentary, The Other Side, and short films as part of the "Law and the 'War on Terror'" series at 4 p.m. in Hubbell Auditorium. The series is one of ten projects funded by the Humanities Project.

October 30
A flu shot clinic for University employees and their spouses is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Havens Lounge of Wilson Commons. Employees must bring a health insurance card and University ID.

October 31
There will be a Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon in the Meliora from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated to Strong Memorial Hospital for breast cancer research. For reservations, call x5-0851.

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

Rochester in the News

Investor's Business Daily (October 25)
Fox On Stem Cells: Fair And Balanced?
The op-ed cites research by Steven Goldman, professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and pediatrics, and colleagues at the Medical Center who recently reported in the journal Nature Medicine that human embryonic stem cells injected into rat brains developed into cells that might eventually lead to tumors.

Democrat and Chronicle (October 25)
Grin and Bear It; Braces Not So Bad as They Used to Be
Stephanos Kyrkanides, associate professor of dentistry and program director of Eastman Dental Center, offers an overview of the latest advances in orthodontics for children.

In Higher Education

The New York Times (October 26)
Draft Iran Resolution Would Restrict Students
"The United States and three European allies have given Russia and China a draft text for a Security Council resolution against Iran’s nuclear program. The proposal includes the extraordinary step of preventing Iranian students from studying nuclear physics at foreign universities and colleges."

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