June 5, 2007
Today's Forecast: Showers, High 64°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 67°
- New Findings on Alzheimer's and Brain Inflammation
- Connecting Graduates with City, Youth
- Talk on Changing Nature of Latino Immigration
- Event Highlight: Understanding the University's Retirement Program
- Rochester in the News: Sadhna Kohli on Drug to Treat Chemo Brain
- In Higher Ed: Limit on Student Government Elections
Brain Inflammation May Be Friend, Not Foe, For Alzheimer's Patients
A team of Medical Center scientists have shown that a key inflammatory regulator, a known villain when it comes to parsing out damage after a stroke and other brain injuries, seems to protect the brain and help get rid of clumps of material known as plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. The findings are featured In the June 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Colleges Partner to Connect Recent Graduates with the City, Youth
Three recent college graduates will be part of a new fellowship program that aims to connect young professionals with youth-serving agencies in Rochester.
Immigration Talk Kicks off Community Partnership
Author Sherrie Baver will discuss why many Latino immigrants, particularly in New York and the Northeast, are staying in cities for only a short time—or bypassing them completely—in favor of the suburbs in a talk on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery. The lecture kicks off "Across Borders Rochester," a year-long, community-wide partnership developed by the Memorial Art Gallery and Nazareth College Arts Center.
Understanding the University's Retirement Program:
HR Conference Room (1-6127), Medical Center. 1 to 2 p.m.
For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar
in the News
Washington Post (June 3)
"Drug May Help Combat 'Chemo Brain'"
"This drug actually improved complaints of memory and attention deficit with chemo brain," says study author Sadhna Kohli, research assistant professor, about new findings that indicate the drug modafinil can relieve symptoms of the condition known as chemo brain. "The results are preliminary and need to be replicated in a larger patient population."
Inside Higher Ed (June 4)
"Limits on Free Speech"
"Public universities have the right to set limits on spending in student government elections, even though the U.S. Supreme Court has barred such limits in federal and state elections as infringements on free speech, a federal appeals court ruled Friday."
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