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@Rochester — Aug. 29, 2007


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Sunny, High 90°
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In Today's Issue

  • Register Now for Meliora Weekend
  • Bleeding, Not Inflammation, Is Major Cause of Lung Infection Death
  • Retirement Benefits Session
  • Event Highlight: Women's Glee Club Auditions
  • Rochester in the News: Alex Pearlman '07 Featured on CNN, Huntington's Disease Research Offers a Buffalo Man Hope
  • In Higher Ed: International Grad Students Increase

News and Announcements

Register Now for Meliora Weekend
Registration is open for the seventh annual Meliora Weekend, Oct. 18 to 21. The registration fee is waived for University faculty, staff, and students. The weekend includes a keynote address by General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) (Palestra seating has reached capacity and is closed, but additional seats are available in Strong Auditorium), a kickoff address by Andy Thomas '91S (MBA), president and CEO of Heineken USA, and the world premiere of a University-commissioned work by Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan.    Read more...

Bleeding, Not Inflammation, Is Major Cause of Early Lung Infection Death
Medical Center researchers believe they have discovered why a bacterial lung infection is so lethal in the early stages, and it's not what medical authorities had thought, according to research published Aug. 27 in the journal Immunity.    Read more...

Post-Retirement Benefits Plus Income at Retirement
Designed for pre-retirees, this session includes an overview of the University Benefit Plans available during retirement. Eligibility and cost-sharing will be discussed and a TIAA-CREF representative will review retirement saving, distribution options, and cost-sharing. Medical Center, Natapow Room (1-9545). August 29. 1 p.m.    Read more...


Aug. 29
Women's Glee Club Auditions: Open to students and experienced musicians in the Greater Rochester area. For details, 275-2828. Todd Union 108. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.   

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Rochester in the News

CNN (Aug. 28)
"Alex Pearlman '07 Featured on CNN "
Alex Pearlman '07, past president of the Students' Association who began his first year as a math instructor at Frederick Douglass High School in New Orleans, was featured in a CNN report on the New Orleans educational system scheduled to air Aug. 28 at 10 p.m.    Read more...

Buffalo News, New York (Aug. 27)
"Coping with Huntington's disease is now a part of his life"
Promising research at the Medical Center's Huntington's Disease Society of America's Center of Excellence, the only such center in upstate New York, is featured in a story about Buffalo resident Jed O'Malley. O'Malley has been making regular trips to the hospital to participate in studies of new treatments.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Aug. 28)
"Catching Up in International Grad Students"
"Graduate schools are reporting a continued rebound in applications from and admissions offers to those from outside the United States, but levels at most institutions still have not reached 2003 levels, according to a report being released [Aug. 28] by the Council of Graduate Schools."   Read more...

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