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In Today's Issue

  • Community Forum on Religious Tolerance
  • Rochester Leads Placenta Study
  • Effort to Set Quality Guidelines for Joint Replacement
  • Eastman Ensemble Featured at Arts Festival in Mexico
  • Info Session for TEAM Master's Program
  • Latino Cultural Fair Features Food, Dance
  • Cancer Center Experts Offer Breast Health Tips

News and Announcements

Community Forum on Religious Tolerance
The President's Office and the Interfaith Chapel are hosting "The University as a Sanctuary for Tolerance" from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Interfaith Chapel sanctuary. The event will open with an address by President Seligman, followed by an open forum for students, faculty, and staff.

Rochester Leads Placenta Study
Researchers at the Medical Center have begun developing protocols to most accurately collect, preserve, and analyze placentas to garner valuable information that may fuel new discoveries about children’s overall health and development. The placenta project is part of the National Children’s Study, the largest longterm study to better understand how children’s genes interact with the environment to influence their health.

Effort to Set Quality Guidelines for Joint Replacement
The Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedics joins a consortium of top academic medical centers in a $12 million effort to build a national registry for total joint replacement surgery. This database will help orthopaedists around the country improve care and make health policy decisions.

Eastman Ensemble Featured at Arts Festival in Mexico
Eastman BroadBand, a contemporary chamber ensemble at the Eastman School, will be going on the road to New York City and Mexico to present new music from around the world. Invited to perform at the Festival Internacional Cervantino, a prestigious international artistic and cultural festival, the ensemble will give a free local concert on Sunday, Oct. 31, previewing its program of new music.

Info Session for TEAM Master's Program
Learn about the Master of Science in Technical Entrepreneurship and Management degree program during an information session at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in 1-211 Carol Simon Hall. Duncan Moore, vice provost for entrepreneurship, will host the session. Part-time or full-time study options are available. Register online or call 276-3500.

Latino Cultural Fair Features Food, Dance
The annual Latino Cultural Fair will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Flaum Atrium, School of Medicine and Dentistry. Taste samples of Latino food, learn how to salsa, and visit with local Latino organizations. The event is presented by the Latino Professional Alliance, an affinity group at the University.

Cancer Center Experts Offer Breast Health Tips
Doctors at the Wilmot Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Breast Care Center will discuss breast cancer screening and the latest research during the fourth annual Breast Health Day, Saturday, Oct. 9.

Oct. 5, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 55°
Showers, High 60°

Today's Event Highlight
Faculty Artist Series: Chien-Kwan Lin, Saxophone
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Oct. 4)
'Flu, HPV, Norovirus Vaccines to be Tested Here'
The Medical Center is recruiting volunteers to test the first licensed vaccine against norovirus, commonly called a stomach bug. "It's a common part of whether to pursue a vaccine," says John Treanor, chief of the Infectious Diseases Division. Read more...

In Higher Education
MSNBC (Oct. 3)
'Colleges Use Car-Sharing to Cut Down Congestion'
are increasingly encouraging car sharing among faculty and staff to help relieve parking congestion and promote environmental responsibility.

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