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In Today's Issue

  • Eastman Dental Board Chair is ADA President-Elect
  • Amazon to Underwrite Best Translated Book Awards
  • Woman’s Ordeal Illuminates Rare Form of Seizures
  • Brass Choir Presents 'Spooktacular' Concert
  • Two Icons Lecture
  • Put Yourself in Pink and Support Breast Care Center
  • Scare Fair 2010: 'Masque at Mount Hope'

News and Announcements

Eastman Dental Board Chair is ADA President-Elect
William Calnon, Eastman Dental Center Foundation Board chairman and local dentist, has been named president-elect of the American Dental Association.

Amazon to Underwrite Best Translated Book Awards has awarded the University/Three Percent Web site a $25,000 grant in support of the 2011 Best Translated Book Awards. This grant will support cash prizes for the winning translators and authors.

Woman’s Ordeal Illuminates Rare Form of Seizures
The story of a Canandaigua woman who emerged from a coma is now being used to educate physicians about how to recognize and treat her extremely rare condition. The elusive source of her uncontrolled seizures, which Medical Center physicians ultimately traced to ovarian cancer, and her subsequent recovery are the subject of a paper in the journal Neurology.

Brass Choir Presents 'Spooktacular' Concert
The University's Brass Choir will perform the second annual "spooktacular" concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, in Strong Auditorium. This year's theme is METALWORKS—a concert of classic hard rock and heavy metal songs re-purposed for trumpets, horns, trombones, euphoniums, and tubas.

Two Icons Lecture
The third annual Two Icons Lecture will feature Hershini Young, an associate professor of English at the University of Buffalo, who will discuss "Making Merciful Space: Performance Geography in Jeremy Love's Bayou, Vol.1." Co-sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, the lecture is Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Put Yourself in Pink and Support Breast Care Center
Wear pink on Tuesday, Oct. 26, and help people with breast cancer at the Wilmot Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Breast Care Center. Wear Pink Day participants can join for $3 and get a sticker to show support for women with breast cancer. Stickers are available at the Wilmot Cancer Center information desk.

Scare Fair 2010: 'Masque at Mount Hope'
Rush Rhees Library's annual Scare Fair starts at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29. Enjoy the Stack Stalk, tower tours, entertainment, treats, and enter the costume contest at 4 p.m. Tower tours will end at 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 21, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 49°
AM Showers, High 49°
Today's Event Highlight
Theatre Production: Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
8 p.m., Todd Theatre.

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Rochester in the News
YNN (Oct. 20)
'Berk Speaks About Patient Care'
A discussion on improving patient care at the University included Medical Center CEO Brad Berk. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 20)
'Clean the Slate'
Grade forgiveness programs enjoy more attention as colleges welcome greater numbers of returning dropouts. Read more...

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Women's Soccer
Oct. 23: 2 p.m., St. John Fisher

Field Hockey
Oct. 27: 7 p.m., Houghton College.

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

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