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In Today's Issue

  • 'Notch' May be Behind Alcohol’s Benefit to Heart
  • WXXI's Perspectives Features Duncan Moore
  • Rochester Hosts Chuck Resler Tournament
  • New Financial Lender Added to Home-Buying Program
  • Piano Performance is Part of Concert Series

News and Announcements

'Notch' May be Behind Alcohol’s Benefit to Heart
Many studies support the assertion that moderate drinking is beneficial when it comes to cardiovascular health, and for the first time scientists at the Medical Center have discovered that a well-known molecule called Notch may be behind alcohol’s protective effects.

WXXI's Perspectives Features Duncan Moore
Duncan Moore, vice provost for entrepreneurship, will be the featured guest on the WXXI radio show Perspectives, hosted by Curt Smith, senior lecturer in English, author, and speechwriter to former President George H.W. Bush. The program will air at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, on AM 1370.

Rochester Hosts Chuck Resler Tournament
The annual Chuck Resler Tournament tips off today, marking the first home games for Rochester's basketball teams this season. Read more about the excitement and expectations for the women's team coming off the team's Final Four appearance last year. The men open their season today with a new coach and a new style of play. The full tournament schedule is available on the Athletics Web site.

New Financial Lender Added to Home-Buying Program
M&T Bank has signed on as one of three financial institutions that work with employees interested in the University Home Ownership Incentive Program. More than 121 faculty and staff have purchased homes in nearby city neighborhoods and have received incentives toward their down payment or closing costs. Contact the Benefits Office at 275-2087 to begin the eligibility process.

Piano Performance is Part of Concert Series
The second concert in the Atrium Concert Series will feature a solo performance by Zora Mihailovich, a professor of music and artist-in-residence in the College Music Department. The performance begins at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in the Flaum Atrium, Medical Center.

Nov. 19, 2010
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Today's Forecast:
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Weekend Event Highlight
Midnight Ramblers Fall Show
Saturday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m., Strong Auditorium.

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Rochester in the News
ABC News (Nov. 17)
Obama Bestows Science, Technology Medals
Recipients of the National Medal of Science include: Esther Conwell, University of Rochester, for contributions to understanding electron and hole transport in semiconducting materials, and for extending her analysis to studying the electronic properties of DNA. Also reported by  NPR, The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, The New York Times, and more.

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 18)
Professors of the Year: They Put Students in Charge of Learning
The four national honorees share an ability to engage students in teaching themselves the subject at hand. Read more...

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