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@Rochester: Nov. 25, 2008

@Rochester: Nov. 25, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Alumnus Named Obama's Deputy Director of Domestic Policy Council
  • Blood Transfusions Associated with Increased Clot Risk for Cancer Patients
  • Bid Now for Health Club Memberships
  • Deadline For Art Exhibit Entries Is Dec. 10
  • Event Highlight: 'Thomas E. Dewey and His Times'
  • Rochester in the News: Nora Bredes on Who Would Replace Sen. Clinton
  • In Higher Ed: Doctorate Production Continues to Grow

News and Announcements

Alumnus Named Obama's Deputy Director of Domestic Policy Council

Fourteen years after leaving the University with a bachelor's degree in political science, Heather Higginbottom has been named deputy director of the Domestic Policy Council by President-elect Barack Obama. "I am thrilled with the opportunity to work on the issues of education and health care that I have focused on since I graduated from Rochester," says Higginbottom. Read more...

Blood Transfusions Associated with Increased Clot Risk for Hospitalized Cancer Patients

Blood transfusions used to treat anemia in patients with cancer are associated with an increased risk of life-threatening blood clots, at a similar rate as other treatments for cancer-induced anemia, according to scientists at the Medical Center. Read more...

Put Your Bid in Now for Health Club Memberships

A four-month Personal Health Approach membership pass for two—an item leftover from the Nov. 7 silent auction to benefit Alternatives for Battered Women—is available to the highest bidder. To place a bid, e-mail cristina_morganti@urmc.rochester.edu. Bidding ends at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26. 

Deadline For Art Exhibit Entries Is Dec. 10

Art that expresses the changing roles of gender in society is being sought for the annual exhibit (en)Gendered: Identity Gender and Art. Entries should be submitted by Wednesday, Dec. 10, to the Sage Arts Center. The juried show will be open to the public in January and early February in the Art and Music Library. The top three pieces with receive a $150 prize. Read more...

Events

Through Jan. 20

 'Thomas E. Dewey and His Times': Rush Rhees Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (Nov. 24)

"Nora Bredes on Who Would Replace Senator Clinton"

Nora Bredes, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership, talks about the possible selection of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and her hope that another woman would be appointed to Clinton's Senate seat. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 24)

"Doctorate Production Continues to Grow"

U.S. universities record a fifth straight year of increase in the number of degrees awarded, with gains coming mostly in sciences and among non-U.S. citizens. Read more...

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