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In Today's Issue

  • Chest Pain Drug Put to Test Against Arrhythmias
  • River Campus Parking Notice: Meliora Weekend
  • Organ Festival Draws Noted Early Music Performers
  • 2010 Kafka Prize to be Presented This Month
  • Cultural Education Series Continues
  • Talk on Avoiding Pitfalls During Business Formation
  • Strategies for Successful Weight Loss

News and Announcements

Chest Pain Drug Put to Test Against Arrhythmias
The Medical Center has received a $10.5 million grant to initiate a nationwide clinical trial to test a potential treatment for ventricular arrhythmias, irregular heart rhythms that are associated with increased hospitalizations and death and for which there are limited treatment options for patients with heart disease.

River Campus Parking Notice: Meliora Weekend
Meliora Weekend events being held Thursday, Oct. 14, and Friday, Oct. 15, will impact River Campus parking. Overflow parking will be available at the Laser Lab and Whipple Park lots. Shuttle service is available from those lots on Thursday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. If special accommodations are needed, contact the parking office at 275-7433.

Organ Festival Draws Noted Early Music Performers
In November, local audiences will have an unparalleled opportunity to hear the rich repertoire of organ and early music performed by some of the most renowned musicians in Europe and the United States. The concerts are part of the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival, an annual event that draws performers and scholars from around the world for workshops and performances, and are open to the public.

2010 Kafka Prize to be Presented This Month
The 2010 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction will be awarded to author Isla Morley at a ceremony on Thursday, Oct, 21, from 5-7 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. The annual event is sponsored by the Department of English and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies. It is free and open to the public.

Cultural Education Series Continues
The Diversity Task Force, a sub-committee of Nursing Practice’s Professional Development Council, continues its quarterly cultural education series from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Boardroom (AC2), Medical Center. Erik Libey, assistant director of LGBT and Rural Services for AIDS Care in Rochester, will discuss "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) Healthcare: Disparities and Access to Care.” Continuing Nursing Education contact hours are provided.

Talk on Avoiding Pitfalls During Business Formation
The FIRE Lecture Series continues this month with a presentation on “When and How to Form a Business: Practical Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls,” led by Daniel Kinel of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP. . His talk begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576) at the Medical Center. Breakfast refreshments will be provided. Register at 784-8856 or e-mail David Englert.

Strategies for Successful Weight Loss
Two educational sessions on the basics of nutrition, diet, and successful weight loss will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Whipple Auditorium, Medical Center. The sessions will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. and 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. Jessica Foote, a certified health education specialist from Carewise SHPS will lead the sessions. Confidential one-on-one coaching will be available prior to the first session. For more information and to schedule one-on-one coaching, call 276-5050.

Oct. 12, 2010
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Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 54°
Mostly Sunny, High 57°
Today's Event Highlight
Talk: Art in the Public Realm
2-4 p.m., Gowen Room, Wilson Commons.

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Democrat & Chronicle (Oct. 11)
'UR Studies Suicide Prevention Program'
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In Higher Education
CBS News (Oct. 7)
'AP-mtvU Poll: Technology Brings Connection, Stress'
Technology has become so entwined with college students' often frantic lives that most in a new survey say they'd be more frazzled without it. Read more...

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