News and Announcements
How Some Brain Cells Hook Up Surprises Researchers
A study by Medical Center researchers
shows immune cells known as microglia, long thought to be activated in
the brain only when fighting infection or injury, are constantly active
and likely play a central role in one of the most basic, central
phenomena in the brain—the creation and elimination of synapses.
International Honor for School of Nursing Dean Emeritus
Loretta Ford, a professor and dean
emeritus at the School of Nursing, received the prestigious Princess
Srinagarindra Award Oct. 21 in Bangkok, Thailand. Ford is credited with
developing the role of nurse practitioner.
Implant Offers Solution for Some with Hearing Loss
Physicians at the Medical Center are
using a device that conducts sound through bone to give new hope to the
hearing impaired who are not helped by traditional hearing aids.
Call for Posters
Members of the University community are invited to submit posters on basic or clinical cancer-related research for the Wilmot Cancer Center's 15th annual Scientific Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 11. Abstracts are solicited from a wide variety of areas including molecular biology, virology, epidemiology, gene therapy, cancer treatment, and behavioral and outcomes research. Registration and titles of posters must be submitted electronically by Nov. 5 to Jill Van Atta. All posters will be accepted. Forms and more information can be found on the Cancer Center Web page.
Insurance Card Needed for Well-U Flu Shot Clinics
Non-clinical University staff can be immunized against the flu through the Well-U Flu Vaccine Program.
The program provides free flu shots to employees and their
spouses/domestic partners who are enrolled in University health care
plans (other forms of health insurance are also accepted for employees
not enrolled in a University plan). You must bring your insurance card
to get the vaccine at a Well-U clinic.
Presentation on Judaism in Bob Dylan's Music
Young Leaders Group Hosts Inaugural Events
On Tuesday, Nov. 9, the University's
Center for Jewish Studies, Department of Religion and Classics, and
Department of Music will welcome author Seth Rogovoy, who will give a
multimedia presentation based on his book, Bob Dylan: Prophet, Mystic, Poet.
The event takes place at 6 p.m. in Dewey Hall and is free and open to
the public. Copies of Rogovoy's books will be available for purchase.
Are you interested in networking with
other young professionals within the University? Young Leaders @UR, a
newly formed affinity group at the University, will hold a kick-off
networking and information session from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10,
at the Elmwood Inn on Mt. Hope Avenue. Group members also have
scheduled a volunteer opportunity and will be cleaning up at Mt. Hope
Cemetery (rain or shine) with their families from 9 a.m. to noon on
Saturday, Nov. 13. Sign up for updates on the group's Web site or on Facebook.
Festival Showcases Early Music
New editions by Patrick Macey, chair of Eastman's Department of Musicology, of two Renaissance vocal works will be among the pieces featured at the 10th Annual Rochester Early Music Festival on Friday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 pm in St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave.