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In Today’s Issue

  • Grant Helps Tackle Special Education Teacher Shortage
  • New Network Will Advance Neurological Care
  • University Hosts Online Exhibit of AIDS Education Posters
  • Employee Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled
  • New Issue of Innovations Available
  • Scare Fair Makes Its Spooky Return
  • Nominations Open for UR/Paychex Leadership Institute
  • Ethics and Humanities Grand Rounds Lecture
  • Lecture Concludes Primary Care Week
  • Free Lupus Education Event Is Oct. 29

News and Announcements

Grant Helps Tackle Special Education Teacher Shortage
A $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education positions the Warner School to address a critical shortage of special education teachers locally by providing scholarships for aspiring and current teachers to meet the needs of students with significant disabilities.
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New Network Will Advance Neurological Care
The Medical Center has been tapped by the National Institutes of Health to play a critical role in a new national initiative to accelerate the process of turning promising discoveries into new ways to treat neurological diseases.
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University Hosts Online Exhibit of AIDS Education Posters
A collection of AIDS education posters collected by Edward Atwater ’50M (MD) is now online, providing a visual history the HIV/AIDS crisis from 1981 to the present. Launched this month during the 30th anniversary year of the identification of the disease, the online exhibit consists of more than 6,200 posters from 100 plus countries in 60 languages.
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Employee Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled 
Well-U is sponsoring several flu shot clinics for University employees during the next week. You must bring your health insurance card and your University employee ID badge. Clinics will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center and from noon to 4 p.m. in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. Clinics are also scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Flaum Atrium, and from noon to 4 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. An additional clinics will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Saunders Research Building atrium. See the full schedule.

New Issue of Innovations Available
View the latest issue of Innovations, the entrepreneurship newsletter that covers stories across all schools and campuses. Hard copies are also available in the Center for Entrepreneurship, 1-211 Carol Simon Hall. Sign up online to be mailed a copy on a regular basis. For those who have previously signed up, expect the newsletter to arrive by the end of the first week of November.

Scare Fair Makes Its Spooky Return
Rush Rhees Library will hold its annual Scare Fair on Monday, Oct. 31. The Rush Rhees foyer will be transformed into a spooky forest and visitors will be welcomed with decorations, entertainment, contests, and refreshments. The Stack Stalk and tours of Rush Rhees tower are also offered (tickets are limited to the first 450 people). Join the costume contest at 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. Entertainment, cider, and treats are offered throughout the event.
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Nominations Open for UR/Paychex Leadership Institute
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 21st annual UR/Paychex Leadership Institute. Open to all College and Eastman undergraduates, the Leadership Institute helps students develop effective leadership skills through a day-long program of interactive workshops and activities. This year’s institute is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28. To nominate a student, compete the online submission form and return it by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. For more information, e-mail Jody Goodman.

Ethics and Humanities Grand Rounds Lecture
2011 Annual Ethics and Humanities Grand Rounds lecturer Carl Elliott, a professor of pediatrics and philosophy at the University of Minnesota, will discuss “An Atypical Suicide: Clinical Trials as Pharmaceutical Marketing Tools” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576), Medical Center. If you are interested in Elliott’s full schedule of lectures on Nov. 1 and 2, contact Andrea Ehmann at andrea_ehmann@urmc.rochester.edu.

Lecture Concludes Primary Care Week
Richard Kreipe, founding director of the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Program and director of the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Training Program, will present “The Meaning of Symptoms in Primary Care Adolescent Medicine” at noon today in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576), Medical Center.  Lunch will be provided at the talk. Part of Primary Care Week at the University.

Free Lupus Education Event Is Oct. 29
Patients affected by lupus, along with their families and friends, are invited to the Medical Center’s fifth annual free patient education day on Saturday, Oct. 29. Held from 12:30 to 4 p.m., the event features doctors and nurses from the Medical Center’s lupus clinic discussing how the disease affects the body.
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Oct. 28, 2011
Fair
Today’s Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 47°
Tomorrow:
Mostly Cloudy, High 50°
Today’s Event Highlight
Spooktacular III: Monsters of Rock
8 p.m. Strong Upper Auditorium. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (Oct. 27)
Teaching Doctors to Be Mindful
Doctors learned to meditate as part of a mindful communication training conference sponsored by the Medical Center. “Mindful communication is one way for practitioners to feel more ‘in the game’ and to find meaning in their practice,” says Michael Krasner, an associate professor of clinical medicine at Rochester and one of the study authors. He, along with coauthor Ronald Epstein, a professor of family medicine, psychiatry, and oncology at Rochester, developed the course in mindfulness. Read more...

College Xpress (Oct. 15)
University of Rochester Calculates the Dollar Value of Academic Achievement
Jonathon Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid, wrote a post on the University’s blog in early June describing the ways in which it pays to be a high-achieving student. On the blog Burdick writes, “Soon, a new online Net Price Calculator will help families assemble an individual projection about financial assistance at UR.” Read more...

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