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In Today's Issue

  • Neilly Lecture: Bridging the Doctor-Patient Gap
  • Education Activist to Speak on Urban Education
  • Protect Your Data on Public Computers
  • Learn About Uses for Mathematica
  • Science Cafe: Video Games as Learning Tools

News and Announcements

Neilly Lecture: Bridging the Doctor-Patient Gap
New York University physician Danielle Ofri talks about how doctors and patients can find common ground despite differences in cultures, beliefs, languages, and assumptions, as a guest of the Neilly Series on Wednesday, Oct. 27. The talk starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.
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Education Activist to Speak on Urban Education
Pauline Lipman, a professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago, will present "The New Political Economy of Urban Education: Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the City" on Monday, Nov. 8, at 7:15 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. The lecture, sponsored by the Warner School, is free and open to the public.

Protect Your Data on Public Computers
To help protect yourself and your data, University IT reminds you to log all the way out of your accounts on public computers or kiosks when you are finished using them. Here are some other precautionary measures you can take to protect your data on public computers. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Learn About Uses for Mathematica
A technical specialist from Wolfram will give a seminar on Mathematica on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. in Goergen 108. The session, which is sponsored by University IT, will include teaching and research examples for mathematics, the physical sciences, engineering, business, and economics. The seminar is intended for new users but will introduce advanced functionality for experienced users as well. A Q&A will follow at noon. Contact for more information.

Science Cafe: Video Games as Learning Tools
The next Science Cafe on Tuesday, Oct. 26, includes a talk by Daphne Bavelier, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences and imaging sciences, who will discuss "Action Video Games as Exemplary Learning Tools." The lecture, which starts at 7 p.m., will be held in the community room at Barnes and Noble in Pittsford. Science Cafe talks are interactive events that include face-to-face conversations with leading scientists on a current topic.

Oct. 25, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 66°
Scattered Showers, High 66°
Today's Event Highlight
Music on My Mind Concert Series
5-6 p.m., Flaum Atrium, Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
Time (Oct. 22)
'To Keep Willpower from Flagging, Remember the F-Word: Fun'
"Energy depletion effects are most apparent when people feel low autonomy," says Richard Ryan, a professor of psychology. Read more...

In Higher Education
The New York Times (Oct. 20)
'Early Action Could Aid in Admission, Report Finds'
A report release last week provides new evidence for those who believe that applying to college early in the academic year—or, more specifically, submitting applications under binding early-decision programs—increases the likelihood of acceptance. Read more...

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