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@Rochester — Oct. 12, 2007

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Showers, High 53°
Tomorrow: Light Rain, High 54°

In Today's Issue

  • N.Y. Health Commissioner Part of Series on Health Care
  • Female Chromosome Confirmed a Prime Driver of Speciation
  • University Reaches Contract Agreement with Service Workers' Unions
  • Department of Psychiatry Will Lead Program to Aid Children
  • Volunteer Opportunities for Minorities
  • Hispanic Heritage Family Day at the Memorial Art Gallery
  • University Hosts Workshop on "Assisted Cognition"
  • Lupus Education Day
  • Event Highlight: Motion/Emotion: Paintings and the Passing of Time
  • Rochester in the News: Michael Keefer on HIV Vaccine Trial
  • In Higher Ed: Librarians Protest Science's Departure From JSTOR, Fearing a Trend

News and Announcements

N.Y. Health Commissioner Part of Series on Health Care
New York State Health Commissioner Richard Daines will discuss proposals for increasing access to health care for all New Yorkers on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Medical Center's Flaum Atrium. His lecture is one of five noontime talks on health care held Oct. 15-19.    Read more...

Female Chromosome Confirmed a Prime Driver of Speciation
In a new study in the journal PLoS Biology, Daven Presgraves, professor of biology, has confirmed that the female X chromosome is a strikingly powerful force in the origin of new species.   Read more...

University Reaches Contract Agreement with Service Workers' Unions
Members of SEIU Local 200 United and 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East ratified an agreement on Oct. 11 with the University that provides a compensation package that allows the University to continue to recruit and retain its service workers, and is comparable with compensation packages received by the University's non-represented staff.   Read more...

Department of Psychiatry Will Lead Program to Aid Children
A $1.5 million grant has been awarded to the Department of Psychiatry to lead a regional treatment program for children placed in the welfare system because their parents are struggling with addiction.    Read more...

Volunteer Opportunities for Minorities
Learn about volunteer opportunities for African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific American, and members of other communities of color at the "Volunteers In Living Color" recruitment fair on Saturday afternoon downtown.    Read more...

Hispanic Heritage Family Day at the Memorial Art Gallery
Celebrate Hispanic heritage with art activities, dance, storytelling, and more from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Memorial Art Gallery.    Read more...

University Hosts Workshop on "Assisted Cognition"
More than 80 researchers from the U.S. and abroad are gathering at the University today and tomorrow to explore ways in which technology can be used to help people with cognitive disabilities.    Read more...

Lupus Education Day
Patients and physicians are invited to a Lupus Education Day Saturday, Oct. 13, to learn about the disease and new treatments. The afternoon session, geared to patients, is free; the morning session for doctors is $25. Register at 273-4670.    Read more...

Events

Oct. 12-15
Motion/Emotion: Paintings and the Passing of Time: Sage Art Center. Through Oct. 15.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 11)
"HIV Vaccine Trial Held Here, Throughout World, Halted"
Michael Keefer, director of the University's HIV Vaccine Trials Unit, says the failure of the new HIV vaccine to prevent the disease or slow its progress is disappointing. "Frankly, the Merck vaccine looked as good as anything we had in the test tube," Keefer adds.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 31)
"Librarians Protest Science's Departure From JSTOR, Fearing a Trend"
"In the wake of the journal Science's flight from the nonprofit archive JSTOR, librarians are sounding an alarm. Such moves, they say, may increase revenue for scholarly societies but will limit readership."   Read more...

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