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In Today's Issue

  • Stem Cell Advance a Step Forward for Brain Disease Treatment
  • Supply Problems Amplify Flu Vaccination Disparities
  • Professor Discusses Tax and Spending Debate
  • Forum Focuses on Urban Adolescent Girls
  • Is Your Computer's Security at Risk?
  • Bursar's Office Closes Early Today
  • Lecture Features Start-Up Stories
  • Financial Health Bites: Your Credit Score
  • T. Rowe Price Hot Spot

News and Announcements

Stem Cell Advance a Step Forward for Brain Disease Treatment
Medical Center scientists have created a way to isolate neural stem cells—cells that give rise to all the cell types of the brain—from human brain tissue with unprecedented precision, an important step toward developing new treatments for conditions of the nervous system, like Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases and spinal cord injury.

Supply Problems Amplify Flu Vaccination Disparities
The gap in flu vaccination rates between elderly whites, African Americans, and Hispanics is exacerbated when vaccine supply is limited or delayed, according to a Medical Center study.

Professor Discusses Tax and Spending Debate
David Primo, an associate professor of political science, will discuss the ongoing Congressional debate over taxes and spending on the radio program Bloomberg Surveillance with Ken Prewitt and Tom Keene. The show airs at 9 a.m. today. Listen here.

Forum Focuses on Urban Adolescent Girls
The Warner School hosted six panelists at its fall Urban Teaching and Leadership Forum, which focused on strategies for addressing the challenges facing adolescent girls in urban schools.

Is Your Computer's Security at Risk?
It is if you are still running an older version of Microsoft Windows XP. How can you tell? If your computer is NOT administered by University IT, click here to find out if you are running the old Service Pack 2. Microsoft discontinued support for Service Pack 2 in July 2010, so these computers no longer receive critical security updates from Microsoft. This situation leaves your computer vulnerable to viruses, spyware, and other security threats.

Bursar's Office Closes Early Today
The Office of the Bursar will close at noon today and reopen Thursday, Dec. 9, at 8:30 a.m.

Lecture Features Start-Up Stories
The FIRE Lecture Series continues this month with a presentation called “Where the Rubber Hits the Road—Two University Start-Ups Share Their Experiences,” featuring Dina Markowitz, a professor of environmental medicine, and Lewis Rothberg, a professor of chemistry. The talk begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, in the Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425 and 1-2495) at the Medical Center. Breakfast refreshments will be provided. Register at 784-8856 or e-mail David Englert.

Financial Health Bites: Your Credit Score
Learn more about your credit score from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Natapow Conference Room, 1-9545, in the Medical Center. Conducted by a representative from Bank of America, the session is part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome.

T. Rowe Price Hot Spot
T. Rowe Price, one of the investment providers under the University’s retirement program, will be setting up a "Hot Spot" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the House of Six Nations cafeteria in the Medical Center. A specialist will be available to answer questions regarding T. Rowe Price accounts under the program. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle and win a prize. For more information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.

Dec. 8, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 23°
Flurries, High 24°
Today's Event Highlight
Festival Week: Eastman New Jazz Ensemble
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
Washington Post (Dec. 6)
Doctor's Diagnosis Drew Laughs, But It Saved Woman's Life
Doctors had been stymied by Donna Landrigan, whose case was unlike any they had seen. The spot-on deduction and persistence of Medical Center neurologist Nicholas Johnson not only solved the mystery but also saved Landrigan's life. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 5)
At 3 Colleges, a Different Approach to Tuition Discounts
Tuition-discounting at private colleges is climbing, but some are bucking the trend. Read more about how three institutions are seeking to raise enrollment while reducing student aid.

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