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@Rochester — October 5, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 85°
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 84°

In Today's Issue

  • Tribute Planned in Memory of Latasha Shaw
  • Vote Online for the University's New Mascot
  • Astronomer Judith Pipher to be Inducted into National Women's Hall of Fame
  • M.S. in Medical Management at Simon—Learn More
  • Rochester's Health Community Collaborates on Alzheimer's Study
  • Study Weighs Social Risk in the Prevention of Heart Disease
  • Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?
  • Security Services Releases Annual Report
  • Event Highlight: The Medieval West: Contemporary Views
  • Rochester in the News: John Treanor On Flu Vaccine, Daisies Lead to New Leukemia Drug
  • In Higher Ed: On YouTube, No Enrollment Caps

News and Announcements

Tribute Planned in Memory of Latasha Shaw
A memorial and candlelight vigil will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, in the Interfaith Chapel to remember Latasha Shaw, a longtime Dining Services employee who was fatally stabbed on September 29. Black ribbons will be handed out today in Wilson Commons from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and donations will be collected for the family. (Read a Campus Times opinion piece about Shaw's death by Jody Asbury, College Dean of Students, and Arun Gandhi, cofounder of M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.)   

Vote Online for the University's New Mascot
The University recently launched a new logo, and now it's time to update the athletics symbol, the Yellowjacket. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to review a brief online history of the Yellowjacket and vote for their favorite new design.    Read more...

Astronomer Judith Pipher to be Inducted into National Women's Hall of Fame
Judith Pipher, professor of physics and astronomy, will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame on October 6 for her excellence as a teacher and for the advances she's made in the field of infrared astronomy.    Read more...

M.S. in Medical Management at Simon—Learn More
The Simon School's degree program in Medical Management helps physicians, hospital administrators, and medical professionals understand business issues in health care and learn practical management skills. Find out more about the program on October 13 from 9:30 a.m to 2 p.m. by visiting a weekend class then joining current students and admissions staff for lunch. RSVP online by October 10.   Read more...

Rochester's Health Community Collaborates on Alzheimer's Study
Rochester's three health systems and its largest insurer have joined together to develop new approaches to early detection of Alzheimer's disease. Led by the Medical Center, the clinical study also includes physicians and patients of the Unity Health and ViaHealth systems. The effort is funded, in part, by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.    Read more...

Study Weighs Social Risk in the Prevention of Heart Disease
Medical Center researcher Kevin Fiscella has been awarded an $823,000 National Institutes of Health grant to study whether accounting for social risk factors, in addition to traditional predictors, can be useful in assessing patients' risk and ultimately preventing coronary heart disease.   Read more...

Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?
Federal law limits the kinds of work that may be done by people who have been excluded, suspended, or debarred from federal or state contracts, grants, or programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. If you or someone you work with has been excluded, suspended, or debarred, has defaulted on student loans, or has lost a professional license, contact the Compliance Office at 275-1609, Office of Counsel at 275-8019, or the Integrity Hotline at 756-8888 (anonymous reports accepted).    Read more...

Security Services Releases Annual Report
University Security Services has released its Think Safe report with information about campus and personal safety as well as crime statistics for the three previous calendar years. Those who have not received a printed copy of the report can request one by calling 275-3437. Copies also are available at the Towne House Office at 1325 Mt. Hope Avenue, Suite 102.   Read more...

Events

October 5
The Medieval West: Contemporary Views: Lecture by Jeffrey Cohen, professor of English at George Washington University. "The Green Children of Woolpit: Medieval English History and its Aliens." 2 p.m. in Robbins Library of the Rush Rhees Library.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Washington Post (October 4)
"Flu Vaccine Does Protect Older People"
In a story about research confirming the significant benefits of flu shots for individuals over 65, John Treanor, a professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology, calls the findings "reassuring" even though the "vaccine is nowhere near 100 percent effective, and it's probably true that the elderly don't respond as well as younger people do." (Also reported by Bloomberg, Forbes, WebMD, Reuters, Canadian Press, CBC News Canada, China Post, WHEC TV NBC, and others.)    Read more...

UPI (October 3)
"Daisies Lead to New Leukemia Drug"
"U.S. medical scientists have used daisy-like plants to develop an easily ingested compound that might be used in treating leukemia patients. The compound, developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has proven successful in laboratory studies, with clinical trials expected to begin in England by the end of the year." (Also reported by Cancer Research UK.)   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (October 4)
"On YouTube, No Enrollment Caps"
The University of California at Berkeley is making select courses, lectures and special events available free of charge on Berkeley's YouTube portal.   Read more...

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