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@Rochester — Oct. 10, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 68°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 62°

In Today's Issue

  • International Theatre Program Presents 365 Days/365 Plays
  • Joanna Scott Wins Writers Award
  • Reminder: Enroll in a Health Care Plan
  • Jeffry Timmons on Entrepreneurship
  • Child Care Center Receives Top Accreditation
  • Event Highlight: Blood Drive Today
  • Rochester in the News: University Study Linking Job Stress and Depression Cited, Jeff Bazarian on Concussion Research
  • In Higher Ed: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

News and Announcements

International Theatre Program Presents 365 Days/365 Plays
What happens when an award-winning author decides to write a play every single day for a year? Answer: 365 plays and an international festival. As part of that yearlong festival, the University's International Theatre Program will present 14 of the plays every day for two weeks in Todd Theatre beginning Oct. 15. Tickets are free, but donations are encouraged.    Read more...

Joanna Scott Wins Andrew Eiseman Writers Award
Joanna Scott, author and professor of English, has received the 2006 Andrew Eiseman Writers Award for her novel Liberation. The award, which honors writers in the Rochester area, will be presented at 5 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library.    Read more...

Reminder: Enroll in a Health Care Plan
All eligible faculty and staff must enroll in or waive University health care benefits and confirm/update dependent information by Oct. 31. Enroll online at or call (877) 258-2556, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, for plan information and telephone enrollment.   

Jeffry Timmons on Entrepreneurship
Called "The Johnny Appleseed of Entrepreneurship Education" by Inc. magazine, Jeffry Timmons will discuss "Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Mindset" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Gleason Hall (318/418). A reception follows.   

Child Care Center Receives Top Accreditation
The University's onsite child care center, Kindercare, has received re-accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the gold standard of approval in early childhood education. For more information on the report, please contact Tiffany VanAuker, center director at 273-3677, or Doris Robinson in Human Resources at 273-4644.   


Oct. 10
Blood Drive Today: Goergen Athletic Center. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Irish Independent, Ireland (Oct. 8)
"7 Things To Do This Week to Make You Healthy"
A list of things readers can do to improve their health cites a University study that links job stress to clinical depression.    Read more...

WHAM TV, ABC (Oct. 8)
"UR Doctors Research Brain Injury"
Jeffery Bazarian, associate professor of emergency medicine, discusses University research aimed at developing a blood test to determine the severity of a concussion. "Over the past ten years or so, we've figured concussions are not as minor as we thought," says Bazarian.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 8)
"3 Scientists Will Share Nobel Prize for Groundbreaking Technique of Inactivating Mouse Genes"
"Two Americans and one Briton—Mario R. Capecchi, Oliver Smithies, and Sir Martin Evans, respectively—have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for developing the technology to manipulate individual genes precisely in the mouse. The technique has become a keystone of biomedical research and is used by genetics labs worldwide to produce genetically modified mice that serve as models for heart disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cancer."   Read more...

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