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@Rochester: Dec. 3, 2008

@Rochester: Dec. 3, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • European Intellectual Historian William McGrath Dies
  • Mini Heart Attacks Lessen Damage from Major Ones
  • Medical Center Leads Study of Tourette's Treatment
  • New York Academy of Medicine President to Speak on Global Health
  • Vagina Monologues Interest Meetings Start Thursday
  • Medical Center Welcomes New Chief of Cardiology
  • Radiothon Will Raise Money for Children's Hospital
  • Rochester Faces RIT in Debate Championship Series
  • Event Highlight: Understanding the University Retirement Program
  • Rochester in the News: David Meyerhoffer on Uses for Antimatter
  • In Higher Education: Terrorism Unlikely to Keep Colleges Away from India

News and Announcements

European Intellectual Historian William McGrath Dies

William McGrath, professor emeritus of history who was revered for his pioneering histories of Austrian political culture and Sigmund Freud, died Nov. 30. He was 71. "William McGrath's signature mark was the way he broke down barriers between academic disciplines," notes Stewart Weaver, professor of history and chair of the Department of History. McGrath is survived by his wife, Stephanie Frontz, longtime art librarian at Rush Rhees Library, as well as two daughters, a son-in-law, and four grandchildren. Friends may call Thursday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anthony Funeral & Cremation Chapels, 2305 Monroe Ave., and are invited to bring a written memory or favorite photograph of McGrath for the family's memory book. A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 5, at 2:30 p.m. at the Interfaith Chapel, and the University flag will be flown at half-staff in McGrath's honor on Friday as well. Donations may be directed to the Friends of the Library, 236 Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627. Read more...

Mini Heart Attacks Lessen Damage from Major Ones

Briefly cutting off and then restoring blood flow to arteries prior to a heart attack lessens the damage caused, according to a study conducted by researchers from Rochester and the University of Pittsburgh. Read more...

Medical Center Leads Study of Tourette's Treatment

The Medical Center is leading a multicenter clinical research study of a new experimental treatment for Tourette's syndrome. Read more...

New York Academy of Medicine President to Speak on Global Health

Jo Ivey Boufford, president of the New York Academy of Medicine, will be speaking about "The Health Workforce and Global Health" at noon Thursday, Dec. 4, in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center. 

Vagina Monologues Interest Meetings Start Thursday

Those who would like to get involved in the 2009 production of the Vagina Monologues are invited to one of two interest meetings this week. The first is at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in Morey Hall 321 and the other is at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Bridge Lounge, Wilson Commons. The production is part of the international campaign to end violence against women. If you can't make either meeting but would like to get involved, e-mail Kara Zabelny or Nora Peters. 

Medical Center Welcomes New Chief of Cardiology

Charles Lowenstein from Johns Hopkins University has been appointed to lead the Division of Cardiology at the Medical Center. He also will serve as director of the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute. Read more...

Radiothon Will Raise Money for Children's Hospital

The annual Drive for Miracles radiothon, which raises money for Golisano Children's Hospital, will be broadcast live on 100.5 The Drive from the Strong lobby on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4 and 5, from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The radiothon continues Saturday and Sunday at Eastview Mall from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 7. Pledges can be made to 241-KIDS during radiothon hours. Read more...

Rochester Faces RIT in Debate Championship Series

The first event of the Rochester Intra-City Debate Championship Series will be held between Rochester's Debate Union and RIT from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Xerox Auditorium on the RIT campus. The schools will debate the belief that all nations have the right to possess nuclear weapons. For more information, e-mail jason.gershowitz@rochester.edu or debate@rit.edu. 

Events

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Understanding the University's Retirement Program: LeChase Room (G-9576), Medical Center. 1 to 2 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

MSNBC (Dec. 1)

"Laser Technique Produces Bevy of Antimatter"

Now that scientists can create large numbers of positrons on demand, the next question is what to do with them. "The first step was to show that you can make enough positrons," says David Meyerhoffer, professor of  physics and astronomy. "The next step in the research is to come up with an interesting experiment, and that's even more challenging." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 2)

"Terrorism Is Unlikely to Keep U.S. Colleges Away From India"

Last week's terror attacks in Mumbai are likely to do little to cool India's standing as a higher-education hot spot, international-education experts say. Read more...

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