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University of Rochester News (Oct. 30, 2008) 10/30/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Oct. 30, 2008

@Rochester: Oct. 30, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 49°

Tomorrow: Sunny, High 59°

In Today's Issue

  • Host an International Student for Thanksgiving
  • Celebrate Halloween at Friday's Club Rochester
  • Exhibit Honors Local Court Figure
  • Newest Issue of Warner Publication Available Online
  • Event Highlight: Innovation's Changing Nature
  • Sports Buzz: Swimming, Football, Field Hockey, Soccer at Home
  • Rochester in the News: Mary Gail Mercurio on Women's Hair Loss, Continuing Coverage of 'Red' Research
  • In Higher Education: Annual Survey Suggests Shrinking IT Budgets

News and Announcements

Host an International Student for Thanksgiving

Each year, Rochester International Council invites all international students in the Rochester area to join a family for a Thanksgiving dinner. The council is looking for faculty and staff volunteers to host a student for Thanksgiving dinner. To volunteer, contact Judy Weinstein at 275-8779 or e-mail

Celebrate Halloween at Friday's Club Rochester

The Center for Entrepreneurship is sponsoring a Halloween-themed Club Rochester from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, in the Meliora, Salon D. There will be free appetizers and "Halloween" drinks offered through a cash bar (with proper ID). Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. 

Exhibit Honors Local Court Figure

A permanent exhibit comprised of seven photographic panels about the life of African-American activist Rocky Simmons will be unveiled at 2 p.m. today in the first-floor lobby of the Monroe County Hall of Justice. The series of photographic panels draws from an exhibit created by the University's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and the Simmons Family. It was on view last winter and spring in Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Newest Issue of Warner Publication Available Online

Catch up on alumni and student profiles and recent Warner accomplishments in the fall 2008 issue of the Warner Educator


Thursday, Oct. 30

The Changing Nature of Innovation: Talk by Paul Horn '74. Goergen Hall Fantone Room 109. 4 p.m.

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Sports Buzz

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Women's Soccer: 
Oct 31: "Fill Fauver." Washington (MO). 5 p.m. Show your Yellowjacket spirit. Features giveaways and special entertainment.
Nov. 2: University of Chicago. 11 a.m.

Oct. 31: NYU, Case. 6 p.m.
Nov. 1: NYU, Case. 11 a.m.

Men's Soccer: 
Oct. 31: Washington (MO). 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 2: University of Chicago. 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 1: Alfred University. Noon.

Field Hockey: 
Nov. 2: SUNY Oneonta. 5 p.m.

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 29)

"Image and identify issues often affect women dealing with hair loss"

Minoxidil (Rogaine) is the only treatment proven effective in rigorous studies, says Mary Gail Mercurio, associate professor of dermatology. "It works quite well, often better, in women because they have more hair." Read more...

ABC News (Oct. 29)

"Color Red Makes Men Amorous"

Read continuing coverage of a Rochester study released this week that suggests the color red may enhance men's attraction to women. The research was conducted by Andrew Elliott, professor of psychology, and Daniela Niesta, post-doctoral researcher. The study has received international attention and has been reported nationally by the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, Washington Post, and other news outlets. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct 29)

"Outsourcing, Open Source and Budget Cuts"

"It turns out information technology wasn't immune to the past year's worsening economic conditions. As colleges across the country adjust their budgets and prepare for possible belt tightening ahead, support for campus network and computing functions could take a hit." Read more...

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