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In Today's Issue

  • AlertUR Test Set for Tonight
  • Rochester Helps Lead Global Parkinson’s Study
  • Simon Hosts Event for Medical Management Program
  • New Exhibition Explores Psychedelic Art
  • Free Talk Will Focus on Sjogren’s Syndrome

News and Announcements

AlertUR Test Set for Tonight
The biannual test of the University’s emergency notification system, AlertUR, is scheduled for tonight at 6:15 p.m. The system is designed to alert students, faculty, and staff by text message, e-mail, or other methods during an emergency. This will be the first test for many faculty and staff who are now covered by AlertUR. The current emergency systems within the Medical Center will continue to cover faculty and staff there. Before the test, check that your contact information is accurate and complete.Go to www.rochester.edu/alertur and sign in with your NetID and password to verify your best contact information.
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Rochester Helps Lead Global Parkinson’s Study
Patients, doctors, and nurses in Rochester will be a key part of a major research study initiated by the Michael J. Fox Foundation to identify biomarkers to track the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
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Simon Hosts Event for Medical Management Program
The Simon School will hold a Medical Management Masters Experience on Friday, Oct. 8, for individuals interested in the Master of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in medical management. The event will provide an opportunity to meet current students and faculty as well as visit a class. Register online or call 275-3533 for more details.

New Exhibition Explores Psychedelic Art
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s opens at the Memorial Art Gallery on Oct. 17. An opening party and concert by Janis Joplin's original band, Big Brother and the Holding Company, are planned for the opening weekend.
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Free Talk Will Focus on Sjogren’s Syndrome
Rheumatologist Andreea Coca, an assistant professor of medicine, will lead a free community health discussion on Sjogren’s syndrome at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Pittsford Community Library.
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Oct. 7, 2010
Mostly Cloudy

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 62°
Tomorrow:
Sunny, High 69°
Today's Event Highlight
The University as a Sanctuary for Tolerance
7 p.m., Interfaith Chapel, River Campus. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
BusinessWeek (Oct. 5)
'CT Scans Increase Threefold in Emergency Rooms, Raising Costs'
We need to be smarter about imaging and we need to really look at the clinical situation and ask the question, Does this patient really need the study? says David Waldman, chairman of the Department of Imaging Sciences at the Medical Center, who wasnt involved in the study. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 5)
'Tweaking Technology Transfer'
The system by which American universities make the fruits of federally funded research available to the public is fundamentally working—but it could use some fixing up, the National Research Council said in a report released this week. Read more...

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