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In Today’s Issue

  • Does ‘Obamacare’ Go Too Far—Or Not Far Enough?
  • Italian Actor to Debut Play for American Audience
  • Musicians Unite to Benefit Foodlink
  • Ubu Roi Establishes Reign of Comic Terror
  • Lecture: ‘Crossing the Development Gap’
  • Symposium, Celebration Honor Lynn Gordon
  • Talk: Advancing Regulatory Science to Protect Health
  • Event Marks Physician Assistant Week
  • Seminar Covers Multidisciplinary Research on Multiple Sclerosis
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Summit Planned

News and Announcements

Does ‘Obamacare’ Go Too Far—Or Not Far Enough?
The debate over health care reform has become a prominent issue in the 2012 presidential election. Deborah Richter, president of Vermont Health Care for All, will deliver a keynote address on the topic at the Stanton/Anthony Conversations and luncheon on Friday, Oct. 12. Richter will also participate in this year’s panel discussion, “Sick of It: Issues of Health Care Inequities in America.” Read more...

Italian Actor to Debut Play for American Audience
Actor Mario Pirovano, the premier interpreter of Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo’s plays, will conduct a workshop on the art of storytelling and perform the play, Francis, The Holy Jester at the University. It’s the first time that the play will be presented to an American audience. Read more....

Musicians Unite to Benefit Foodlink
“If Music Be the Food…,” a concert series benefiting Rochester’s Foodlink, will open its fourth season with a program of music for organ, strings, brass, and percussion at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Road in Rochester. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Read more...

Ubu Roi Establishes Reign of Comic Terror
On Oct. 11, the International Theatre Program opens its 2012-13 season at Todd Theatre with one of the theater world's most controversial plays and most unforgettable characters—Ubu Roi. Read more...

Lecture: ‘Crossing the Development Gap’
Michael Rusnak, deputy director of new ventures and technology development and associate director for biological sciences in the Office of Technology Transfer, will give a talk, “Crossing the Development Gap,” at noon today in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 and 1-2495) at the Medical Center. The talk is part of the FIRE Lecture Series. Register at 784-8856 or email David Englert.

Symposium, Celebration Honor Lynn Gordon
A weekend of events celebrate the life of Lynn Gordon, professor emerita of history and former faculty member at the Warner School, who died in February. “Women, Professions, and Politics: A Historical Symposium in Memory of Lynn D. Gordon” will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to by Friday, Oct. 12. “A Celebration of the Life of Lynn D. Gordon” is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in the sanctuary of the Interfaith Chapel.

Talk: Advancing Regulatory Science to Protect Health
Jesse Goodman, deputy commissioner and chief science officer at the FDA, will present “Advancing Regulatory Science to Protect and Promote Health” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. A small lunch will be provided. Read more...

Event Marks Physician Assistant Week
A continuing medical education event on Thursday, Oct. 11, will celebrate National Physician Assistant Week (Oct. 6–12). The PA Week Celebration runs from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425). Robert McNellis, vice president of science and public health for the American Academy of Physician Assistants, will present “The Evolving Role of PAs—Limitless Opportunities” at 5 p.m. A wine and hors d'oevres reception will follow.

Seminar Covers Multidisciplinary Research on Multiple Sclerosis
Katia Noyes, a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, will present “Multiple Sides of Multiple Sclerosis: Building a Multidisciplinary Research Program” at the Health Services Research Seminar starting at noon Friday, Oct. 12 in Helen Wood Hall, 1W-502. See the full seminar series schedule.

Prescription Drug Abuse Summit Planned
The Prescription Drug Abuse Summit, planned for Friday, Nov. 2, at the Alumni and Advancement Center, brings together experts from the medical profession, education, treatment and prevention, insurance elective office, and law enforcement communities to examine the issue in depth and discuss potential ways to address prescription drug abuse. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register online.
Oct. 9, 2012
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Today’s Forecast:
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Showers, High 53°

Today’s Event Highlight
Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years of Art for the Community
All day, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 7)
Tribute to Honor Late Eastman Legend Rayburn Wright
A handful of alumni of the Eastman Jazz and Eastman New Jazz ensembles will return Friday, Oct. 12, for a tribute to Rayburn Wright at Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre.

Huffington Post (Oct. 5)
Exposure to Kids Raises Risk of Cold Symptoms Among Lung Disease Patients: Study
“We all know that children are efficient germ-spreading vectors,” study researcher Ann Falsey, professor of medicine at the Medical Center, said in a statement. “And we know that young children oftentimes don’t have ideal hygiene habits. It’s not unusual for them to accidentally sneeze in your face, for instance. If you have a grandchild who is sick, it may simply be smart to plan a visit for another day.”

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