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In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center to Test Stomach Bug Vaccine
  • University Mourns Loss of James Stewart
  • Nominations Sought for Women's Leadership Awards
  • Riker Prize Winner to Give Lecture
  • Dinner Discussion Will 'Celebrate Our Humanity'
  • Diversity Spotlight: Cultural Competence Course
  • Lose Weight and Win Money
  • Learn About LASIK at Seminar

News and Announcements

Medical Center to Test Stomach Bug Vaccine
Medical Center researchers will recruit up to 90 local residents this fall to help test a vaccine against norovirus, a common stomach bug long considered the bane of cruise ships, schools, and daycare centers.

University Mourns Loss of James Stewart
James Stewart, a clinical professor emeritus of the Department of Medicine, died Sept. 20 at age 88. Stewart is remembered by family, colleagues, and those in the community as a versatile clinician, a distinguished teacher, and a man of high ideals who inspired countless individuals and enriched the community throughout his life. The University flag will be lowered today in his honor.

Nominations Sought for Women's Leadership Awards
Nominations are currently being accepted for 2010 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards. Four awards are presented annually to women in the University community who have distinguished themselves through their achievements, service, and contributions to the common good. To nominate a student or for more information, visit The nomination deadline is Friday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m.

Riker Prize Winner to Give Lecture
Howard Rosenthal, a professor of politics at New York University, will receive the William H. Riker Prize for Political Science on Friday, Oct. 1. Rosenthal also will give a talk on "Lessons of the Financial Crisis for Political Science." The free event, held in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library, opens with a reception at 1:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 2 p.m.

Dinner Discussion Will 'Celebrate Our Humanity'
Faculty and staff are invited to attend UR Genocide Intervention’s dinner discussion, Celebrate Our Humanity, on Friday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. in Douglass Dining Center. The evening will feature a diverse spread of food and will include a keynote address by John Dau, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, who will discuss his perspective on diversity and humanity. International students from Darfur, Malaysia, and Colombia also will share their stories and experiences. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons.

Diversity Spotlight: Cultural Competence Course
The Department of Psychiatry is launching a new Cultural Competence course to help improve all aspects of working in and receiving care from the department. Read more about the course on this flier, which can be posted in offices and on bulletin boards. Learn more about diversity at the University in future installments of Diversity Spotlight in @Rochester.

Lose Weight and Win Money
The Medical Center's Fitness and Wellness Center presents the Amazing Weight Loss Race (Oct. 4 through Dec. 3). The 8-week program will include personal training, weekly weigh-ins and health sessions, and use of the Fitness Center (with locker) for  $38. Those who lose the most weight will win cash prizes. Registration has been extended until Friday, Oct. 1. Call 275-2437 or visit for details.

Learn About LASIK at Seminar
Flaum Eye Institute invites the University community to its next LASIK educational seminar on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 9:30 a.m. at 100 Meridian Centre, Suite 125. Learn more about the procedure and sign up for a free evaluation to find out if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery. Reservations are required. Sign up at or call 273-2020.
Sept. 30, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Rain, High 64°
Showers, High 62°
Today's Event Highlight
George H. Ford Lecture: Paul Auster
5 p.m. Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Sept. 29)
'Color Red's Affect on Attraction has Cultural and Biological Origins'
"We found that women view men in red as higher in status, more likely to make money and more likely to climb the social ladder," says Andrew Elliot, a professor of psychology. "And it's this high-status judgment that leads to the attraction." Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 29)
'Searching for Better Research Habits'
Teaching students how to do Google-style research might not be as harmful to research habits as the alternative. Read more...

Sports Buzz
Oct. 2, noon, Rensselaer

Field Hockey
Oct. 5, 4 p.m., SUNY Cortland

Women's Tennis
Oct. 5, 4 p.m., Brockport

Women's Volleyball
Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Fredonia

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