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@Rochester — Sept. 26, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Scattered Storms, High 77°
Tomorrow: Scattered Showers, 72°

In Today's Issue

  • Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Oct. 22
  • Medical Center Investigates Blood Test for Concussions
  • The Debate Union Takes on British Team
  • Stem Cells Show Promise for Treating Huntington's Disease
  • Talks on Acid Refux and Eye Health
  • IT Security Summit
  • Cancelled: Tonight's Musica Nova Concert
  • Event Highlight: Eastman Wind Ensemble with the Canadian Brass
  • Rochester in the News: Conference to Help Diverse Students Learn Math, Soccer Player Ashley Van Vechten Profiled, Correction on Barbara Stewart
  • In Higher Ed: Europe Challenges U.S. for Foreign Students

News and Announcements

Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Oct. 22
Eligible faculty and staff may enroll in or increase their life Group Universal Life (GUL) or Group Optional Term Life (GOTL) insurance during open enrollment through Oct. 22. Log on to www.securianlife.com/logon. Alternatively, obtain paper forms from the Benefits Office or by phone from Securian Life at (800) 941-2192.  

Medical Center Investigates Blood Test for Concussions
The Medical Center received $1.5 million to develop a blood test for concussions by isolating proteins that can predict memory loss, chronic headaches, or other neurological problems.    Read more...

The Debate Union Takes on British Team
Enjoy a rousing intellectual battle when the University's Debate Union squares off with the British Traveling Debate Team over the proposition that "an invasion of Iran would cause more problems than it would solve." The public debate will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wilson Commons Gowen Room.    Read more...

Stem Cells Show Promise for Treating Huntington's Disease
Paying close attention to how a canary learns a new song has helped scientists open a new avenue of research against Huntington's disease—a fatal disorder for which there is currently no cure.   Read more...

Talks on Acid Refux and Eye Health
The Always Better series continues with sessions on coughing and reflux on Oct. 15 and eye problems in later life on Oct. 16. Free and open to the public.    Read more...

IT Security Summit Oct. 3-4
The University and the Rochester Chapter of The Information Systems Security Association are hosting a Security Summit Oct. 3 and 4 at the Crowne Plaza Rochester. Seminars cover IT security awareness, cyber safety, and IT security threats for business, technical, and academic professionals. Register at www.rochestersecurity.org.   

Cancelled: Tonight's Musica Nova Concert
Musica Nova's performance tonight in Kilbourn Hall at 8 p.m. has been cancelled. The group is scheduled to perform later this fall on Nov. 7 and Nov. 30.   

Events

Sept. 28
Eastman Wind Ensemble with the Canadian Brass: Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor. Eastman Theatre. 8 p.m.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Rochester Business Journal (Sept. 24)
"Math Education Conference Slated"
In an effort to help close the achievement gap in math, the Warner School will host a May conference aimed at bringing together research on the most promising practices for teaching mathematics to students from diverse backgrounds.   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 25)
"The World is Van Vechten's Oyster"
"Ashley Van Vechten plays defense for the University of Rochester women's soccer team, but she's a straight shooter when it comes to her life's passions. 'I love history, culture, and soccer,' she says."    Read more...


"Correction on Barbara Stewart"
Barbara Stewart at the Memorial Art Gallery was misidentified as a prominent musician known for playing the kazoo in Tuesday's @Rochester. Our apologies for the mistake.  

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 28)
"Europe Challenges U.S. for Foreign Students"
"Although the United States remains the world's preferred destination for students looking to earn degrees abroad, it is ceding ground to its rivals in Western Europe. Britain has long been the United States' main competitor for international students, but Continental countries like the Netherlands, France, Germany—and yes, Finland—are increasingly popular destinations."   Read more...

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