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In Today's Issue

  • Esther Conwell Awarded National Medal of Science
  • Eastman Medal Presentation and Lecture
  • Pericytes May Play Alzheimer’s Role
  • Town Hall Meeting to Highlight eRecord System
  • Latest HR Intercom Available
  • Club Rochester Planned for Friday

News and Announcements

Esther Conwell Awarded National Medal of Science

esther conwell accepts national medal of science from president obama
President Barack Obama presented a National Medal of Science to Esther Conwell, a professor of chemistry at Rochester, during a White House ceremony yesterday afternoon. "It's no exaggeration to say that the scientists and innovators in this room have saved lives, improved our health and well-being, helped unleash whole new industries and millions of jobs, and transformed the way we work and learn and communicate," Obama said. "This incredible contribution serves as proof, not only of their incredible creativity and skill, but of the promise of science itself."  Watch the video from yesterday's ceremony. Photo courtesy of Ryan K Morris Photography and the National Science & Technology Medals Foundation.

Eastman Medal Presentation and Lecture
Eric Kandel, 2000 Nobel laureate in physiology or medicine, will be presented an Eastman Medal on Monday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. in the Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425) at the Medical Center. In addition, Kandel, University Professor at Columbia, will give a lecture on "The Short and Long of Long Term Memory."

Pericytes May Play Alzheimer’s Role
Cells in the brain called pericytes that have not been high on the list of targets for treating diseases like Alzheimer’s may play a more crucial role in the development of neurodegenerative diseases than has been realized, according to Medical Center scientists.

Town Hall Meeting to Highlight eRecord System
Get an overview of the soon-to-be-implemented electronic medical record system and to give your input regarding research needs related to the system during a town hall meeting on Monday, Nov. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center. Thomas Pearson, senior associate dean for clinical research and Clinical Translational Science Institute principal investigator, and David Krusch, chief medical information officer, will host the event. To RSVP or for more information, contact Sherry Bennett at

Latest HR Intercom Available
View the November/December 2010 issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with information on human resources programs and resources. 

Club Rochester Planned for Friday
The next Club Rochester is Friday, Nov. 19, from 4-5:30 p.m. in Meliora Salon D. This month's theme is Super Sororities and Fantastic Fraternities. The monthly happy hour includes snacks, low-cost soft drinks, and alcohol for those 21 and over with ID.

Nov. 18, 2010
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 44°
Partly Cloudy, High 46°
Today's Event Highlight
Great American Smokeout
7 p.m., Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons.

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Rochester in the News
CNN (Nov. 16)
Doctor Becomes Patient
"Medicine has always been Dr. Brad Berk's passion. A cardiologist and CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Berk was known as a real go-getter. But that changed in May of 2009 when Berk had a bicycle accident." Watch the video.

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 17)
Is Higher Ed Ready to Change?
College leaders increasingly seem to see that they must fundamentally change—but signs of transformation are relatively sparse. Read more...

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Men's Basketball
Nov. 19–20: Chuck Resler Tournament.
Nov. 23: 8 p.m., Nazareth.

Women's Basketball
Nov. 19–20: Chuck Resler Tournament.
Nov. 23: 6 p.m., Elmira.

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

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