University of Rochester

@Rochester — Nov. 19, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 42°
Tomorrow: Cloudy, High 52°

In Today's Issue

  • Promising Research on Muscular Dystrophy
  • Eastman Dental Center Unveils New SMILEmobile
  • Dining Options during Thanksgiving Week
  • Art Sale to Support Cancer Center
  • Combined Choral Concert
  • New Issue of HR Intercom Online
  • Event Highlight: Tuba Mirum
  • Rochester in the News: Kathy Parrinello on No Smoking Policy
  • In Higher Ed: Study Finds 'Family Friendly' Policies May Attract Conservatives

News and Announcements

Researchers Reverse Key Symptom of Muscular Dystrophy
Promising research by a Medical Center team has identified a novel compound that when injected into mice eliminated the prolonged muscle tensing that is a disabling symptom of one form of muscular dystrophy. (Also reported by US News and World Report, BBC News UK, Washington Post, Forbes, The Times of India, and others.)    Read more...

Eastman Dental Center Unveils New SMILEmobile
The Eastman Dental Center today unveiled the new Ronald McDonald House Charities SMILEmobile, a dental office on wheels that provides access to much needed dental care to children in Rochester.   Read more...

Dining Options during Thanksgiving Week
If you're wondering where to get a bite to eat this week, Dining Services has posted its hours of operation for both the River Campus and Eastman School.    Read more...

Retiring Art Gallery Owners Support Wilmot Cancer Center
Art enthusiasts can secure works from the Golden Lynx Art Gallery in Mendon and support the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.    Read more...

Combined Choral Concert
Enjoy a combined choral concert featuring the University's Chamber Singers, Men's Glee Club, and Women's Chorus on Nov. 30 in the Interfaith Chapel at 8 p.m.    Read more...

New Issue of HR Intercom Online
View the November-December issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources.    Read more...


Nov. 19
Tuba Mirum: Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.  

For more events:

Rochester in the News

WHEC TV, NBC (Nov. 14)
"More Hospitals Going 'Smoke Free' "
Strong Hospital Chief Operating Officer Kathy Parrinello discusses the University's no smoking policy. "I think hospitals have a role to step up to the plate and that we are doing something to decrease the rate of smoking."    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 16)
"The Conservative Pipeline Problem"
"Colleges have been increasingly competing to offer family friendly policies—in the hopes of attracting the best academic talent from a pool of Ph.D.s that includes both more women than ever before as well as many men who take parenting responsibilities seriously. A new study suggests that such policies may be important for another group that believes its needs aren't fully addressed in academe: conservatives."   Read more...

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