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@Rochester — Oct. 9, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Scattered Storms, High 70°
Tomorrow: Few Showers, High 63°

In Today's Issue

  • Depression and Intellectual Decline in Older People
  • Medical Students Staff Free Monthly Eye Care Clinic
  • A Conversation with the Provost about Meliora
  • Flash Presentation for Health Care Plans Now Online
  • Life Insurance Information Sessions This Week
  • M.S. in Medical Management at Simon, Learn More
  • Wine Auction for the Cancer Center
  • Event Highlight: Wilson Commons Wednesday
  • Rochester in the News: Autism Study Cited, University Astronomer Enters Women's Hall of Fame, Selected News Coverage
  • In Higher Ed: Few Conservatives but Many Centrists Found in American Academe

News and Announcements

Depression and Intellectual Decline in Older People
Depression in the elderly increases the risk of subsequent mental impairment and can act as a predictor of future intellectual decline, a study by Medical Center psychiatrists and researchers has found.    Read more...

Medical Students Staff Free Monthly Eye Care Clinic
Medical students, supported by physicians from the faculty and the community, will provide free eye care services for the uninsured at a monthly clinic today at St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center.    Read more...

A Conversation with the Provost about Meliora
Join Provost Ralph Kuncl for a conversation exploring the University's motto Meliora, "Always Better." The Oct. 10 discussion begins at 4 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library with a reception following. To attend, RSVP by e-mail to Erica Strawbridge or by phone at 275-4111.   

Flash Presentation for Health Care Plans Now Online
To help employees learn more about different features of the University's health care plans, the 2008 Health Care Plans Flash Presentation is now available online at the Benefits Office Web site.   

Life Insurance Information Sessions This Week
Group Life Insurance Informational/Enrollment sessions are scheduled every day this week at locations on River Campus, the Medical Center, Eastman, and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Refer to the online schedule for times and locations. Open enrollment for Life Insurance ends Oct. 22.  

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 Oct. 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 Oct. 10.    Read more...

Wine Auction for the Cancer Center
On Nov. 16, wine connoisseurs may find their next favorite vintage at the Medical Center's "Toast to Your Health Fine Wine Auction," a black-tie affair that benefits the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.   Read more...

Events

Oct. 10
Wilson Commons Wednesday: Autumn Harvest celebration with lunch specials, live music, and giveaways. Wilson Commons Hirsh Lounge. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   

Oct. 9
Today's Healthbite Canceled: The Healthbite scheduled for today, "Building Blocks to Stepfamily Success", has been canceled.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

LA Times (Oct. 8)
"Science Aside, Food Therapy for Autism Has Support"
An article on food therapy for autism cites a large ongoing study led by University researchers that is accessing whether a gluten- and casein-free diet helps autistic kids.    Read more...

Washington Post (Oct. 6)
"Oil Heiress Enters Women's Hall of Fame"
University astronomer Judith Pipher is one of nine national female leaders who was inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame on Sunday. (Also reported by USA Today, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Boston Globe, Seattle Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Associated Press, Newsday, Democrat and Chronicle, and others.)    Read more...

September 2007
"Selected News Coverage"
Sample September's local and national news coverage of the University community.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 8)
"Few Conservatives but Many Centrists Found in American Academe"
"Conservatives are a small minority within the American professoriate, according to a major study whose results were released on Saturday. The study—which is arguably the best-designed survey of American faculty beliefs since the early 1970s—found that only 9.2 percent of college instructors are conservatives, and that only 20.4 percent voted for George W. Bush in 2004."   Read more...

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