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@Rochester: Oct. 28, 2008

@Rochester: Oct. 28, 2008

Today's Forecast: Rain/Snow/Wind, High 43°

Tomorrow: Rain/Snow/Wind, High 42°

In Today's Issue

  • Psychological Study Reveals That Red Enhances Men
  • Windows System Upgrades Needed to Protect Computers
  • Medical Center Breaks Ground on New Research Building
  • High Dose of Flu Vaccine Boosts Immune Response in Elderly
  • Meet the 2008 Kafka Award Winner
  • Simon Partners with Teach For America on Scholarships
  • Event Highlight: Core Strengthening
  • Doctors Offer Guidelines for Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment
  • Rochester in the News: Joanne Larson on the Reading Gap for Boys
  • In Higher Education: Backing Expression Over Suppression

News and Announcements

Psychological Study Reveals That Red Enhances Men

A groundbreaking study by two University psychologists published online today by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology adds color—literally and figuratively—to the age-old question of what attracts men to women. Read more...

Windows System Upgrades Needed to Protect Computers

Microsoft has released critical security upgrades that need to be applied to systems currently running supported versions of Windows. University IT is working with information technology representatives throughout the University community to assist them in notifying all faculty, staff, and students about applying these critical patches. Contact your IT support person if you have questions. Read more...

Medical Center Breaks Ground on New Research Building

The Medical Center broke ground Monday on the Clinical and Translational Science Building—a facility that will help accelerate scientific discoveries into new ways to understand, treat, prevent, and cure diseases. Read more...

High Dose of Flu Vaccine Boosts Immune Response in Elderly

Ann Falsey, associate professor of medicine and an infectious diseases specialist at Rochester General, presented at a national conference Sunday the results of a study on immune response to high doses of the flu shot. (See news coverage by ABC News.) Read more...

Meet the 2008 Kafka Award Winner

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, winner of the 2008 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction, will attend a book reading and award ceremony, followed by an hors d'oeuvres reception and book signing from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room at Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Simon Partners With Teach For America on Scholarships

The Simon Graduate School of Business is teaming up with Teach for America to offer up to five partial-tuition scholarships annually to graduates of the Teach for America program. Read more...

Doctors Offer Guidelines for Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment

Rheumatologists, dermatologists, and patient advocates have come together to publish the first-ever international guidelines for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis, a disease that mainly affects people who have psoriasis but also some people without it. Read more...

Events

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Core Strengthening Part 2: Louise Slaughter Room, Medical Center. Noon to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Canceled: Health Bites.: Today's session on foster parenting scheduled for noon at the Medical Center has been canceled.

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

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 26)

"Rochester-Area Schools Address Reading Gap for Boys"

Joanne Larson, chair of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, says teachers should try to "create a context in the classroom where the kinds of things boys use literacy for are valued." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 27)

"Backing Expression Over Suppression"

Especially in the midst of a hard-fought presidential campaign, free expression on college campuses remains a heated topic, with reports of student vandalism of political displays they don't like, or administrations disinviting speakers who are deemed too controversial, surfacing periodically. Read more...

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