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In Today's Issue

  • How Some Brain Cells Hook Up Surprises Researchers
  • International Honor for School of Nursing Dean Emeritus
  • Implant Offers Solution for Some with Hearing Loss
  • Call for Posters
  • Insurance Card Needed for Well-U Flu Shot Clinics
  • Presentation on Judaism in Bob Dylan's Music
  • Young Leaders Group Hosts Inaugural Events
  • Festival Showcases Early Music

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
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.

Young Leaders Group Hosts Inaugural Events
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.

Nov. 4, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 49°
Showers, High 41°
Today's Event Highlight
Film Screening: Amreeka
8 p.m., Hoyt Auditorium.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Nov. 2)
UR Gets $1.9 Million Grant for Family Medicine Program
The grant will fund 12 medical residents per year for the next five years. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 3)
Republican Gains in Congress Could Temper For-Profit Inquiry and Lead to Spending Cuts
The outcome could mean a respite from intense scrutiny for proprietary colleges, and more-austere budgets could affect student aid and research. Read more...

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Nov. 6, noon, St. Lawrence University

Women's Soccer
Nov. 6, 5 p.m., Case Western

Men's Soccer
Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Case Western

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

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