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In Today’s Issue

  • Garth Fagan to Help Mark Douglass Institute Anniversary
  • When Doctor Becomes Patient, There’s Much to Learn
  • Faculty Textbook Orders Needed
  • Anthony Institute Kicks Off Seminar Series
  • Popular Music in America Series Continues
  • Talk: South African AIDS Activism
  • Performers Wanted for Medical Reader’s Theatre Show

News and Announcements

Garth Fagan to Help Mark Douglass Institute Anniversary
Garth Fagan will launch the 25th anniversary celebration of the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, with a lecture and demonstration. Note: the event has been moved to a new location—Spurrier Dance Studio on the River Campus.

When Doctor Becomes Patient, There’s Much to Learn
Colleen Fogarty, an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and director of Faculty Development Fellowships, offers insight into her own experience as a breast cancer patient in an article published this week in Health Affairs.

Faculty Textbook Orders Needed
The bookstore reminds University faculty that it needs your textbook orders for the spring semester. Turning book orders in on time allows the bookstore to save students money and to research availability and new edition information. Can’t decide what book to use? Try using Faculty Center Network to access free information on more than 500,000 textbooks. For questions, or to place an order, contact Dianne Iannello at the River Campus Bookstore (275-9268 or, Scott Russell at the Medical Center Bookstore (275-2250 or, or Tammy Spence at the Eastman Bookstore (274-1399 or

Anthony Institute Kicks Off Seminar Series
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies kicks off its Focus on the Future Research Seminar Series for the 2011–12 academic year on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Jennifer Creech, an assistant professor of German and an affiliate faculty member in the Film and Media Studies Program and the Anthony Institute, will present “Happily Ever After? The East German Marital Problem Film.” The seminar starts at noon in Lattimore 540. A Mediterranean pasta lunch will be provided. RSVP to by Monday, Nov. 14.

Popular Music in America Series Continues
Dean Paul Burgett will present “The Nightingales: Lady Day, Ella, and Sassy” at 4:45 p.m. today in Dewey 1101. Free pizza and soda will be served. The talk is part of the Popular Music in America Lecture Series sponsored by the American studies major and the Multidisciplinary Studies Center.

Talk: South African AIDS Activism
Mandisa Mbali an assistant professor of international studies at Marymount Manhattan College, will discuss South African AIDS Activism and Global Health Diplomacy at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library. A reception precedes the lecture at 4 p.m.

Performers Wanted for Medical Reader’s Theatre Show
The Medical Reader’s Theatre Project is looking for actors, singers, and dancers who would like to be a part of the group’s upcoming production, Medicine in Musicals: A Broadway Cabaret. The performance will take place in the winter of 2012 (date TBA). Casting is open to the University and Rochester communities. Email Jason Reminick if you’re interested.

Nov. 10, 2011
Partly Cloudy

Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 48°
Rain/Snow Showers, High 43°

Today’s Event Highlight
Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Concert
8 p.m., Christ Church, East Avenue.
See the festival’s full schedule.

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Rochester in the News
YNN Rochester (Nov. 9)
Students at the Polls
Two hundred students from five area colleges were assigned to polling sites across the county. Rochester biology student Mackenzie Tsang-Lee says she signed up to become more informed about her community. “I’m actually not a politically active person. I’m actually an example of someone that wants to become politically active or more aware of local government,” says Tsang-Lee. Read more...

USA Today (Nov. 9)
Autistic Children May Have Too Many Brain Cells, Study Says
The brains of autistic children have far more neurons in the prefrontal cortex than the brains of kids without autism, finds a new study that could advance research into the disorder.  The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is closely linked with “executive function,” including planning, reasoning and “very high level cognition,” says Lizabeth Romanski, an associate professor of neurobiology and anatomy, who was not involved with the research. Read more... Also reported by the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, and more.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Nov. 12: Noon vs. Hobart.

Women’s Basketball
Nov. 15: 7 p.m. vs. Oswego State.

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

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