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@Rochester — Oct. 19, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Thunderstorms, High 75°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 61°

In Today's Issue

  • Health Care Plans: Open Enrollment Ends Oct. 31
  • Jarvik Artificial Heart Pump Helps First Patient in Upstate New York
  • What's Been Causing Your Knee to Ache? Smurfs!
  • Wende Logan-Young Discusses Breast Health
  • Conference Focuses on Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities
  • Correction
  • Event Highlight: Chamber Orchestra/Wind Symphony Concert
  • Rochester in the News: Daven Presgraves' Study of X Chromosome Reported, Shaw Green Discusses Video Games
  • In Higher Ed: Female Faculty and the Sciences

News and Announcements

Health Care Plans: Open Enrollment Ends Oct. 31
Open enrollment for the 2008 health care program ends Oct. 31. All eligible faculty and staff must make an election online or by calling (877) 258-2556. Representatives from the Benefits Office, as well as Aetna and Excellus, will be available to answer questions Tuesday through Thursday next week. Visit the Benefits Office Web site for times and locations.   

Jarvik Artificial Heart Pump Helps First Patient in Upstate New York
A Rochester-area resident was the first recipient to receive a Jarvik 2000 artificial heart pump at the Medical Center.    Read more...

What's Been Causing Your Knee to Ache? Smurfs!
A new clinical trial seeks to predict who is most likely to experience osteoarthritis and to test whether an experimental treatment can prevent it altogether.   Read more...

Wende Logan-Young Discusses Breast Health
Wende Logan-Young, from the Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic, presents "Breast Health: What you need to know Now," Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Goergen Hall.   

Conference Focuses on Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities
Learn more about how individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities can overcome obstacles and enjoy healthy, productive futures at the Andrew J. Kirch Annual Conference on Nov. 5 .   Read more...

Correction
In Wednesday's issue, we mistakenly reported that pianist Zora Mihailovich would perform Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" on Oct. 20. Mihailovich will perform César Franck's "Symphonic Variations." Our apologies for the mistake.    Read more...

Events

Oct. 19
Chamber Orchestra/Wind Symphony Concert: Strong Auditorium. 4 p.m.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

UPI (Oct. 17)
"Study Confirms Major X Chromosome Function"
The story reports on research by Daven Presgraves, professor of biology, confirming that the X chromosome is a heavily influential force in the origin of new species.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 18)
"Female Faculty and the Sciences"
"Congressional panel considers recruitment and retention issue, while Stanford study examines impact of low female participation on undergraduate math, science, and engineering majors."   Read more...

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