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@Rochester — April 8, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • New Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
  • Simon School Alumnus Gives Lecture
  • Researchers Investigate Development of Lou Gehrig's Disease
  • Event Highlight: John Givens Lecture
  • Rochester in the News: Mary Huth Comments on Politicians Releasing Records; Student Recovers from Injury to Plan 560-Mile Bike Ride
  • In Higher Ed: In a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined

News and Announcements

New Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
The April issue of HR Intercom is now available. The newsletter offers information about Human Resources programs and resources
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Simon School Alumnus Gives Lecture
Doug Pileri '90S (MBA) will give a lecture, "How to Outwit Your Global Future," on Thursday, April 17, at 12:40 p.m. in Schlegel Hall, Room 207.
Pileri is vice president of IBM Global Services.

Researchers Investigate Development of Lou Gehrig's Disease
Leaky blood vessels that lose their ability to protect the spinal cord from toxins may play a role in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, according to research led by Berislav Zlokovic, professor of neurosurgery and neurology, and published in the April Nature Neuroscience.


Wednesday, April 9
John Givens Lecture. "A Narrow Escape Into Faith? Dostoevsky's Idiot and the Christology of Comedy." Welles-Brown Room,
4:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

New York Times (April 5)
"Pataki Slow to Release Documents to Archives"
Mary Huth, assistant director of rare books and special collections, comments on the issue of politicians releasing their personal correspondence and other documents after leaving office: "A lot of it is pretty routine. But there are also letters of historical importance and personal interest. That's why we keep the stuff."

Democrat and Chronicle (April 6)
"After a Spill, UR Medical Student Will Bike for AIDS"
The article profiles Pamela Choi, a third-year medical student at Rochester, who plans to take part in the 560-mile Empire State AIDS Ride.

In Higher Education

New York Times (April 6)
"In a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined"

Majoring in philosophy is becoming more popular among undergraduates: Classes are in high demand, and more schools have chosen to offer the degree.

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