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In Today’s Issue

  • Research Rethinks Toxic Proteins on the Cellular Level
  • School of Nursing Names Pamela Herendeen Associate Dean
  • Medical Center Adds Five Portable X-ray Units
  • Flag Lowered in Memory of Peter Lyman
  • Brass Concert Is ‘Spooktacular’
  • ‘What’s Up’ Talk Features Paul Burgett
  • Annette Gordon-Reed to Discuss ‘Monticello Legacies’
  • Tunneling Technology Is Tech Talk Topic
  • Lecture: ‘Hear About the Real Good Catholic Girls’
  • Household Electronics Recycling Event Next Friday
  • Coping with Work and Family Stress Presentation
  • Coat Drive Assists Former Refugees

News and Announcements

Research Rethinks Toxic Proteins on the Cellular Level
Histones are proteins needed to assemble DNA molecules into chromosomes. Too few histone molecules result in DNA damage, while too many histones are toxic to the cell. New research from Rochester biologists may shift ideas about histone balance and the mechanism behind it. Read more...

School of Nursing Names Pamela Herendeen Associate Dean
School of Nursing Dean Kathy Rideout announced this week the appointment of Pamela Herendeen as the school’s new associate dean for education and student affairs. Read more...

Medical Center Adds Five Portable X-ray Units
The Medical Center has added five new portable digital x-ray units to improve care for critically ill patients who need imaging tests that can be provided quickly at bedsides. Read more...

Flag Lowered in Memory of Peter Lyman
The University flag near the Eastman Quadrangle on the River Campus will be lowered to half staff Saturday, Oct. 20, in honor of Peter Lyman ’47, who died Sept. 28. Lyman coached Rochester’s men’s tennis team for 42 years and the squash team for 44 years. His obituary appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Brass Concert Is ‘Spooktacular’
The Brass Choir presents its fourth annual Spooktacular concert, “Welcome to My Nightmare,” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Strong Auditorium. The show will feature rock, metal, and pop music repurposed for brass instruments and includes special effects, dramatic lighting, and costumes. Read more...

‘What’s Up’ Talk Features Paul Burgett
Paul Burgett, University vice president and senior advisor to the president, speaks on the University’s early history at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Memorial Art Gallery. His talk is offered in conjunction with with MAG’s centennial and celebrates Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years of Art for the Community, on view at Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Annette Gordon-Reed to Discuss ‘Monticello Legacies’
Annette Gordon-Reed, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning work, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, will present “Monticello Legacies: Jefferson, Slavery, and Race” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Tunneling Technology Is Tech Talk Topic
Randy Essex ’75, executive vice president and director of tunnels with Hatch Mott MacDonald, will discuss his experiences planning, designing, and managing underground tunnel projects at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in Dewey Hall 2-110D. Read more...

Lecture: ‘Hear About the Real Good Catholic Girls’
Angela Bonavoglia—an author and award-winning journalist who focuses on women’s issues, particularly health, religious, and social issues—will present “Hear About the Real Good Catholic Girls” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. The free event is cosponsored by the Department of Religion and Classics and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies. Read more...

Household Electronics Recycling Event Next Friday
Dispose of your used, broken, or unwanted electronics in an environmentally responsible way at the fifth annual E-Cycle Day, hosted by University Facilities and Services and Sunnking Electronics Recycling. The event will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in Park Lot. Read more about what materials are acceptable, get directions to the location, and access a flyer that you can print and post to help spread the word. 

Coping with Work and Family Stress Presentation
Well-U, in partnership with the Strong Employee Assistance Program, offers a free stress-management workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545) at the Medical Center. The workshop will cover the effects of stress on the body, stress-fighting strategies, and more. Enroll online.

Coat Drive Assists Former Refugees
Refugee Student Alliance is holding its fifth annual coat drive through Dec. 15. The group is collecting new or gently used coats, gloves, hats, scarves, boots, and sweaters. All donations will be delivered to Saint’s Place and Mary’s Place, non-profit organizations that will distribute the items to former refugees settling in Rochester. For a list of drop-off locations at the River Campus, email urrefsa@gmail.com. For locations at the Medical Center and affiliated sites, email natalia_golub@urmc.rochester.edu.

Oct. 19, 2012
Rainy/Sunny
Today’s Forecast:
AM Showers, High 62°
Tomorrow:
Chance of Showers, High 56°

Weekend Event Highlight
Intimate Debussy
A non-stop surround-sound experience of Debussy works, Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 and 9 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
CBS News (Oct. 16)
New ‘Marshmallow Test’ Suggests Trust Matters
The legendary marshmallow test psychological experiment has gotten an update in a new study. Lead author Celeste Kidd, a doctoral candidate in brain and cognitive sciences at the University, told USA Today that she was inspired to attempt the experiment when she was volunteering at a homeless shelter and saw a little girl eating a lollypop. When the child was about to eat the treat, an older boy stole it from her. Instead of crying, she didn't seem that upset, which perplexed Kidd. She then realized that these children likely weren't upset because they had adapted to the unreliability of their environment. (Also reported by the Daily Mail, Science News, Slate, and more.)

Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 18)
UR Student Brian Shin Hopes to Find Fame Abroad
Brian Shin ’15 will be traveling abroad this fall, but not for school credit. Shin will be visiting South Korea to compete in Kpop Star, a reality talent show in South Korea where contestants sing and dance in hopes of winning a record deal.

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