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In Today's Issue

  • Initiative to Speed Up Pain Therapy Development
  • Undergrads Serve as Poll Inspectors Today
  • Study Finds 'Simple' Falls Can Be Deadly for Elderly
  • Health Care: Finding the Best Value
  • Memorial Art Gallery Hosts Fine Craft Show
  • Walk Supports Pancreatic Cancer Research
  • Items Sought for Charity Collection
  • Harvard Professor to Discuss Landmark Court Case

News and Announcements

Initiative to Speed Up Pain Therapy Development
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has selected the Medical Center to lead a new initiative to accelerate the identification of improved pain treatments. Rochester was awarded a $1 million contract to launch the program—a partnership in which public and private organizations will collaborate on multiple projects to help bring more treatment options to patients.

Undergrads Serve as Poll Inspectors Today
Rochester undergraduates are working as college poll inspectors today at Election Day polling sites throughout Monroe County. The students will assist voters in using the new optical voting machines, which are being introduced this year.

Study Finds 'Simple' Falls Can Be Deadly for Elderly
While simple falls, such as slipping while walking off a curb, may seem relatively harmless, they can lead to severe injury and death in elderly individuals, according to a new study by Medical Center researchers.

Health Care: Finding the Best Value
Wondering which University health care plan is best for you? Aetna and Excellus both give you the ability to access your current and previous health expenses on their Web sites. The information can be used as a tool to help you determine the “best values for your money,” through the 2011 Health Plan Cost Estimator. Aetna members can download a Health History Report that lists their claims history. Excellus members can view their Explanation of Benefits and save it in a Personal Health Record for easy access. Questions? Call ASK-URHR (275-8747) or visit the Benefits Web site.

Memorial Art Gallery Hosts Fine Craft Show
The Gallery Council's 10th annual Fine Craft Show at the Memorial Art Gallery, Nov. 5-7, features ceramics, glass, jewelry, furniture, metal, wood, wearable art, and more. The weekend includes a Friday evening preview party, from 7 to 9 p.m. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7.

Walk Supports Pancreatic Cancer Research
Hundreds of people who have been touched by pancreatic cancer will gather Sunday at the field house at the Goergen Athletic Center to raise funds for local research at the Wilmot Cancer Center. The Step It Up for a Cure, the Path Is Research Walk begins at 1:30 p.m.

Items Sought for Charity Collection
Miner Library in the Medical Center is collecting items through Dec. 17 for Melita House and Mercy Residential Services. Items needed include toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, liquid soap, combs and brushes, baby wipes, baby lotion, baby shampoo, wash cloths, baby laundry soap, and diapers (sizes 3-6). Donations may be dropped off inside the Miner Library entrance.

Harvard Professor to Discuss Landmark Court Case
Morton Horwitz, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, will give a talk on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 4:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Horwitz will discuss Brown vs. Board of Education and the Warren Court. A reception will follow in the Welles-Brown Room. To RSVP for the lecture and reception, e-mail Kim Downs or call 275-7570.

Nov. 2, 2010
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 44°
Mostly Sunny, High 52°
Today's Event Highlight
Talk: 'Awareness and Compassion in the Work of Healing'
Noon. Northeastern Conference Room (1-9535), Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Nov. 1)
Broadband Send-off
Eastman Broadband, a 20-member contemporary music ensemble from the Eastman School, offered bits of a program on Sunday that it will take first to the Miller Center in NYC on Monday evening and then to Mexico for a cultural festival later this week. Read more...

In Higher Education
New York Times (Nov
For Exposure, Universities Put Courses on the Web
Many universities now offer substantial portions of their courses online, a sign of the direction in which the “open education” movement is headed. Read more...

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