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@Rochester: Oct. 21, 2008

@Rochester: Oct. 21, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Learn How to Save More for Retirement
  • Morgan Lecture to Focus on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Respiratory Rhythms Can Help Predict Insomnia with Breast Cancer
  • Simon School Teams with Deloitte on Pricing Course
  • National Society Honors Wilmot Doctor
  • Event Highlight: Talk by Anne Merideth on Book of Revelation
  • Rochester in the News: Tristram Smith on Insurance for Kids with Autism
  • In Higher Education: Donors From Academe Favor Obama by a Wide Margin

News and Announcements

Learn How to Save More for Retirement

To encourage faculty and staff to save more for retirement, the University is participating in National Save for Retirement Week Oct. 19-25. Educational sessions will be held today and Thursday. Visit the Retirement Program Web site for details. 

Morgan Lecture to Focus on Racial Stigma and Ethnic Identity in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities

J. Lorand Matory, professor of anthropology and African and African-American Studies at Harvard University, will explore how universities shape the racial and ethnic identities of black students, alumni, and faculty on Oct. 22 as part of the annual Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures. The talk is free and open to the public. Read more...

Respiratory Rhythms Can Help Predict Insomnia with Breast Cancer

The breathing and heart rates and cortisol levels of women with metastatic breast cancer can be used to predict if they'll suffer from chronic insomnia and sleep disruptions, a common complaint from patients who want to maintain their quality of life, according to a study by scientists at the Medical Center. Read more...

Simon School Teams with Deloitte on Pricing Course

The Simon Graduate School of Business is teaming up with Deloitte to offer a new Business to Business Pricing course—an extension of a relationship that began in February 2008. Read more...

National Society Honors Wilmot Doctor

Louis Constine, professor of radiation oncology, was named a Fellow of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, a national organization for experts who specialize in treating patients with therapeutic radiation. Read more...

Events

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Protestant Chapel Community Lecture: Anne Merideth, assistant professor of religion. "Violence and Vengeance: Real and Imagined Conflict in the Book of Revelation." Interfaith Chapel. 7 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

ABC News (Oct. 19)

"Parents Press States for Autism Insurance Laws"

"You could make a decent case for the little kids up to 6 or 7 that (insurance mandates) would be appropriate," says Tristram Smith, associate professor of pediatrics, who coauthored a 2000 autism study. "I think it would be hard to make that case for older kids." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 24)

"Donors From Academe Favor Obama by a Wide Margin"

Professors, college administrators, and other educators have donated eight times as much to Barack Obama as they have to John McCain, the widest gulf in giving to presidential candidates by academics in the past five presidential elections, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Read more...

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