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@Rochester: Nov. 17, 2008

@Rochester: Nov. 17, 2008

Today's Forecast: Snow Shower, High 38°

Tomorrow: Snow Shower, High 33°

In Today's Issue

  • Researchers Identify Toehold for HIV's Assault on Brain
  • Deadline for the 2009 Health Care Open Enrollment Is Nov. 19
  • Alzheimer's Gene Slows Brain's Ability to Export Toxic Protein
  • American Heart Association Lauds Strong Memorial
  • Art Gallery Event: From Palette to Palate
  • Talk Focuses on Identity Theft Prevention
  • Event Highlight: Searching PubMed
  • Rochester in the News: William Forrest on Planet Formation
  • In Higher Education: Why Some of the Best and Brightest Skip College

News and Announcements

Researchers Identify Toehold for HIV's Assault on Brain

Scientists have unraveled in unprecedented detail the cascade of events that go wrong in brain cells affected by HIV. Read more...

Deadline for the 2009 Health Care Open Enrollment Is Nov. 19

The annual open enrollment period deadline is fast approaching for the University Health Care Plans, Dental Plans, and Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) programs for 2009. Faculty and staff have through Wednesday, Nov. 19, to make elections. There are two ways to enroll: online through the HRMS Web site (from the menu on the left, select "Self Service," click "Benefits," and then click "Benefits Enrollment"); by calling ASK-URHR (275-8747) Nov. 17-19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. A customer service representative will process your enrollment choices and a confirmation statement will be mailed to you. 

Alzheimer's Gene Slows Brain's Ability to Export Toxic Protein

Research from Medical Center scientists provides new clues into the workings of a protein known as apolipoprotein E4 in Alzheimer's Disease. Read more...

American Heart Association Lauds Strong Memorial

For the second time in just four months, the American Heart Association has recognized Strong Memorial Hospital for excellent cardiac care. Read more...

Art Gallery Event: From Palette to Palate

Celebrate Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs and the Feast of St. Nicholas at "Palette to Palate: Inspired by the Romanovs," an evening of art, history and fine dining at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5, at the Memorial Art Gallery. Tickets are $80 per person (members $75). Call 276-8959 to register. Read more...

Talk Focuses on Identity Theft Prevention

Learn how to prevent identity theft Tuesday, Nov. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1-9535-Northeastern in the Medical Center. The session will be conducted by a representative from JP Morgan Chase Bank as part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

Events

Monday, Nov. 17

Searching PubMed: Miner Library Classroom 1, Medical Center. 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

NASA (Nov. 11)

"Dusty Shock Waves Generate Planet Ingredients"

"By studying these other star systems, we can learn about the very beginnings of our own planets 4.6 billion years ago," says William Forrest, professor of astronomy. Forrest and graduate student Ben Sargent led the research, which will appear in the Astrophysical JournalRead more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 14)

"Why Some of the Best and Brightest Skip College"

"Many college-qualified students who choose not to enroll in college may have made up their minds well before high school graduation, according to a new study from the Institute for Higher Education Policy." Read more...

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