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University of Rochester News (Oct. 29, 2008) 10/29/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Oct. 29, 2008

@Rochester: Oct. 29, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Tune in to WXXI Today: History of Film, Women in Politics
  • Flu Shot Clinics Begin Nov. 3
  • Grant Will Help Dentist Find Ways to Prevent Cavities
  • Scare Fair Planned at Library
  • Eastman Opera Theatre Presents 'The Turn of the Screw'
  • Young Entrepreneurs Will Share Their Success Stories
  • Event Highlight: Farash Executive Lecture
  • Rochester in the News: Andrew Elliot on Men's Attraction to Red
  • In Higher Education: Professors Get Study-Abroad Programs

News and Announcements

Tune in to WXXI Today: History of Film, Women in Politics

Joanne Bernardi, associate professor of Japanese, and Jeffrey Stoiber, assistant curator at the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, will talk about the history of film with Bob Smith on WXXI Radio's 1370 Connection today at 1 p.m. Also appearing on the show today at noon is political expert Jennifer Lawless of Brown University to discuss women in politics. Lawless also will give a talk, "The Ambition Deficit: Why Women Don't Run for Office," at 4:30 p.m. today in Schlegel Hall, Room 207. Read more...

Flu Shot Clinics Begin Nov. 3

Well-U is offering flu shots at no cost for faculty, staff, and their spouses/domestic partners enrolled in the University Health Care Plans. Employees and/or spouses who are not enrolled in a University Health Care Plan are also eligible to receive the flu shot. Most major health insurance plans cover the $30 fee and can be billed directly by the School of Nursing to avoid out-of-pocket expense. The first clinic is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 3, in the Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other clinics will be held in November and early December. View the schedule. 

Grant Will Help Dentist Find Ways to Prevent Cavities

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Eastman Dental Center's Hyun (Michel) Koo, assistant professor in the Department of Dentistry, $1.6 million to continue his work on preventing dental caries, the single most prevalent and costly oral infectious disease in the United States. Read more...

Scare Fair Planned at Library

The 10th annual Libraries' Scare Fair will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in Rush Rhees Library. The event will include music and dance entertainment from 2 to 4 p.m. in the IT Center and cider and donuts in the lobby. The costume contest at 4 p.m.features prizes for Scariest, Most Creative, Best Bang for the Buck, Best Group, and more. Read more...

Eastman Opera Theatre Presents Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw, Benjamin Britten's dark chamber opera that is regarded by many as the finest of his stage-works, opens Eastman Opera Theatre's new season starting Thursday, Nov. 6. Read more...

Young Entrepreneurs Will Share Their Success Stories

The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour will be visiting Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Alumni & Advancement Center, 300 East River Road, in the Seminar Room. The free event is open to local high school students and college undergraduates. Four of America's top young entrepreneurs will speak. Refreshments, giveaways, and door prizes provided. Seating is limited. Call 276-3500 or register online


Wednesday, Oct. 29

Farash Executive Lecture: Pierre Heroux, owner of Simply Crepes. Simon School Schlegel Hall 102. 12:40 to 1:20 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

BBC News (Oct. 28)

"Wearing Red 'Boosts Attraction'"

Professor Andrew Elliot, who led the research, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, says: "It's fascinating to find that something as ubiquitous as color can be having an effect on our behavior without our awareness." (Also reported by the Today Show, Fox NewsU.S. News and World Report, and other media outlets.) Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 31)

"Professors Get Their Own Study-Abroad Programs"

A growing number of colleges across the country are trying to create more-global campuses by cultivating a faculty of internationalists. Read more...

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