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In Today’s Issue

  • Political Cartoon History Chronicles Health Care Debate
  • Annette Gordon-Reed to Discuss ‘Monticello Legacies’
  • Annual Cardiopulmonary Symposium Is Nov. 8
  • Women and Men on Bikes: How to Bridge the Gap
  • Gala to Celebrate History and ‘Happily Ever After’

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Political Cartoon History Chronicles Health Care Debate
Featuring more than 200 examples of the century’s best political art, The Quest for Health Care Reform: A Satirical History provides an entertaining review of 100 years of partisan wrangling over medical insurance. “Political cartoons cut to the essence of our battle over who should foot the bill for medical coverage and how that care should be structured,” says Theodore Brown, professor of history and one of the four authors of the new book. "But unlike the pain involved in our political struggle, cartoons deliver their uncomfortable truths with such irreverent wit and visual imagination that you can’t help but chuckle.” 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 give the George H. Ford Lecture in Memory of Frank Shuffleton on Wednesday, Oct. 24. She will present “Monticello Legacies: Jefferson, Slavery, and Race” at 5 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Annual Cardiopulmonary Symposium Is Nov. 8
The 19th annual Rochester Cardiopulmonary Symposium for primary care providers and hospitalists will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Experts will discuss topics such as preventive cardiology, management of inpatient cardiology patients, as well as surgical and interventional issues. This year’s program will also include an afternoon session directed toward hospitalists and those providing outpatient cardiac care. The early registration discount ends Thursday, Oct. 25. Sponsored by the Center for Experiential Learning. Read more...

Women and Men on Bikes: How to Bridge the Gap
Carin Erbland will discuss biking as means of transportation, recreation, and fitness. She will also facilitate a discussion on the gender gap between men and women riders. The talk, sponsored by Well-U, starts at noon on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545), Medical Center. Enroll online.

Gala to Celebrate History and ‘Happily Ever After’
The storybook–themed 25th annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Gala on Saturday, Oct. 20, will not only commemorate the advancements of the children’s hospital, but will also allow guests to look ahead to another two-and-a-half decades of success. Read more...

Oct. 23, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Showers, High 56°
Showers, High 65°

Today’s Event Highlight
Exhibit: Watermark
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Washington Post (Oct. 19)
The Looming Shortfall in Public Pension Costs
“Some redirection of taxpayer resources to cover pension obligations seems inevitable,” write Robert Novy-Marx, assistant professor of finance at the Simon School, and Joshua Rauh, professor of finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 22)
Call to Serve
For as long as she can remember, the Rev. C. Denise Yarbrough knew she was called to work for the holy ministries. Twelve years after graduating Barnard and working as a lawyer, Yarbrough was ready to return to her called profession. Today, she serves as an Episcopal priest for the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester and is the recently appointed director of religious and spiritual life at the University.

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