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In Today's Issue

  • Symposium, Events Mark World AIDS Day
  • Quiz Bowl Team Outsmarts the Competition
  • PEAK Open House Planned
  • River Campus Holiday Social is Dec. 16
  • Deck the Halls, Safely
  • Share Your Opinions on the Public Market

News and Announcements

Symposium, Events Mark World AIDS Day
The Medical Center will present a symposium on the global state of AIDS vaccine research Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium. Nelson Michael, director of the U.S. Military HIV Research Program, will present the keynote address, titled “Towards a Globally Effective HIV Vaccine,” at 11:30 a.m.

Quiz Bowl Team Outsmarts the Competition
Rochester undergrads and Thelion Society members Benjamin Seitelman, Matt Aaronson, and Mario Morales recently won first place at the 2010 Trash Everyone Really Prefers Tournament at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The competition was modeled on the popular quiz bowl Testing Recall About Strange Happenings, better known as TRASH, which focuses on pop culture topics like sports, movies, and music. Seitelman took the second place prize for individual players.

PEAK Open House Planned
The PEAK (Physical Exercise, Activity and Kinesiology) Clinical Research Core Laboratory is hosting an open house for its newly renovated space, B-5035, in the Medical Center. The open house runs from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Learn more about the lab, a clinical research core facility that supports investigators conducting multidisciplinary and translational research related to all forms of human movement within the University.

River Campus Holiday Social is Dec. 16
All faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the season during the annual River Campus Holiday Social on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the May Room of Wilson Commons. Shuttle service from AAC–East River Road, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, UFC, Goler House, and Brooks Landing will be available. Shuttles will begin running at 2 p.m. with initial pick up at AAC and will run continuously to and from the River Campus to all four locations until 5 p.m.

Deck the Halls, Safely
Many staff members and students enjoy decorating their rooms, offices, and residential facilities for the holidays. Environmental Health and Safety reminds the University community that there are numerous fire safety–related hazards that can be created by decorations. The department offers the following guidelines for holiday decorations:  For Medical Center and patient-care areas; For River Campus and off-site housing areas.

Share Your Opinions on the Public Market
Undergraduates in the Local and Global Market Research anthropology course are conducting a study in cooperation with the Rochester Public Market, which was just voted the best farmers market in the nation. Give feedback regarding your experience at the market by taking a quick survey.
Nov. 29, 2010
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 46°
Showers, High 49°
Today's Event Highlight
Craig Owens Memorial Lecture
5 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Fox News (Nov. 23)
Scientists Learn Why Alcohol Can Be Good For You
When you raise a glass to toast with some wine or champagne this holiday season, you are doing your heart a favor, according to a new study from the Medical Center. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed
Social Sciences and Human Decency
How does one work with human subjects in a way that honors their traditions and wishes while also fulfilling the duties of scientific inquiry? Read more...

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