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@Rochester — Nov. 8, 2007


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In Today's Issue

  • Special Message: Student Being Treated after Traffic Accident
  • School of Medicine and Dentistry Alumnus Donates $1 Million
  • Copper Damages Protein that Defends Against Alzheimer's
  • Exhibit Offers Glimpse into Artist's Mind
  • Competition Spotlights Vocal Stars of Tomorrow
  • Project Vote Smart Bus
  • Sovie Center To Hold Open House
  • 'Always Better' Talks to Address Cancer, Memory
  • Event Highlight: R World R Vote Panel Discussion
  • Sports Buzz: Men's Soccer Hosts NCAAs, Football
  • Rochester in the News: Nancy Bennett on New Public Health Courses, Daven Presgraves Discusses Evolutionary Genetics
  • In Higher Ed: No Lack of Scientists and Engineers

Special Message

Student Being Treated after Traffic Accident
Sara Gail Ng Lim ’08 was struck by a car while stepping into an Elmwood Avenue crosswalk Tuesday evening. She is in guarded condition and being treated at Strong Memorial Hospital, according to a hospital spokesman. The accident occurred in light rain at approximately 7 p.m. The driver of the vehicle has not been charged, and police are continuing to reconstruct the accident. 

“We offer our heartfelt wishes to Sara for her speedy recovery and for her return to campus activities,” says President Seligman. “We will provide any assistance we can to support Sara’s family and friends at this time.” 

News and Announcements

School of Medicine and Dentistry Alumnus Donates $1 Million
Paul Griner '59M (MD), former general director of Strong Memorial Hospital, has donated $1 million to the school in support of merit scholarships.   Read more...

Copper Damages Protein that Defends Against Alzheimer's
Copper can damage a molecule that escorts out of the brain a substance found in toxic quantities in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, according to research by neuroscientists at the Medical Center.    Read more...

Exhibit Offers Glimpse into Artist's Mind
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the creative process through the Memorial Art Gallery's "Thinking on Paper" exhibit, opening Nov. 9. The show includes preparatory drawings from some of the Gallery's best-known American paintings, sculpture, and prints.    Read more...

Competition Spotlights Vocal Stars of Tomorrow
Hear rising vocal talents early in their careers when eight Eastman voice and opera students sing in the finals of the Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition in Kilbourn Hall on Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.    Read more...

Project Vote Smart Bus
The Project Vote Smart Bus, which teaches voters how to be informed about candidates, will visit the River Campus on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.     Read more... 

Sovie Center To Hold Open House
In celebration of National Nurse Practitioner Week, the Margaret D. Sovie Center for Advanced Practice Nursing will hold an open house Nov. 15 at the Center's office in the Medical Center (7-2536).   Read more...

'Always Better' Talks to Address Cancer, Memory
The Always Better series, open to the public, will present sessions on cancer on Nov. 26 and memory on Nov. 27.   Read more...


Nov. 8
R World R Vote Panel Discussion: "Is Identity the Issue? Gender, Religion, and Race in the '08 Elections." Interfaith Chapel. 7 p.m.  

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Sports Buzz

Home Games

Men's Soccer/NCAA Division III Regional
: Nov. 9. Keuka College. Fauver Stadium. 5 p.m. (Winner plays Nov. 10 in Fauver at 6 p.m.)

Football: Nov. 10. Hobart. Fauver Stadium. Noon.

Yellowjacket sports:

Rochester in the News

Inside Higher Education (Nov. 7)
"Epidemiology 101 As an Undergraduate Mainstay"
In an article about the nationwide effort to offer public health-related courses for undergraduates, Nancy Bennett, professor of medicine, says the University is in the process of adding several such classes emphasizing both theoretical and quantitative aspects of the field.    Read more...

Science Magazine (Nov. 6)
"Genes Join Battle of the Sexes"
Daven Presgraves, professor of biology, discusses the evolutionary implications of research revealing the genetic mechanism that maintains equal numbers of males and females in sexually reproducing species.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 7)
"In Congressional Testimony, Researchers Dispute Notion That America Lacks Scientists and Engineers"
"Researchers who track the American labor market told Congress on Tuesday that, contrary to conventional wisdom, the United States has more than enough scientists and engineers and that federal agencies and universities should reform the way they train young scientists to better match the supply with the demand for researchers."   Read more...

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