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In Today’s Issue

  • Researchers at Doorstep of Stem Cell Therapies for MS
  • Simon Professor Named Distinguished Fellow
  • Study Aims to Improve Research Participation in Deaf Community
  • Employee Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled
  • Matisyahu Tickets On Sale at Noon
  • ‘Spooktacular’ Concert: ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’

News and Announcements

Researchers at Doorstep of Stem Cell Therapies for MS
In a review article appearing in the journal Science, Medical Center scientists contend that researchers are now on the threshold of human application of stem cell therapies for a class of neurological diseases known as myelin disorders—a long list of diseases that include conditions such as multiple sclerosis, white matter stroke, cerebral palsy, certain dementias, and rare but fatal childhood disorders called pediatric leukodystrophies. Read more...

Simon Professor Named Distinguished Fellow
Abraham Seidmann from the Simon School has been named a distinguished fellow by the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Information Systems Society of INFORMS. The award was given to Seidmann, Xerox Professor of Computers and Information Systems and Operations Management, in recognition of his contributions to the information systems discipline. Seidmann is the first faculty member at the University to win the award. Read more...

Study Aims to Improve Research Participation in Deaf Community
Documents that explain lifesaving medical procedures or how to take part in research can be difficult to understand. The Medical Center will use a $600,000 grant to study new ways to deliver those messages to deaf patients and consumers. Read more...

Employee Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled
University employees and their spouses or domestic partners who are enrolled in the University health care plans can take advantage of free seasonal flu shot clinics offered through the School of Nursing. Only a few opportunities remain, including two next week. View times and venues. Bring  your health insurance card. For compliance tracking purposes, hospital staff who want shots are asked to see their area’s peer vaccinator or attend a special clinic put on by occupational and environmental medicine. Read more...

Matisyahu Tickets On Sale at Noon
Singer and songwriter Matisyahu, dubbed “the most intriguing reggae artist in the world” by Esquire, presents an evening of acoustic music and storytelling at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in Strong Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for undergraduates, $10 for faculty, staff, and graduate students, and $15 for guests of the University community. Tickets go on sale at noon today at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. They will also be available online until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and UR Hillel.

‘Spooktacular’ Concert: ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’
The Brass Choir presents its fourth annual Spooktacular concert, “Welcome to My Nightmare,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in Strong Auditorium. The show, which is free and open to the public, will feature rock, metal, and pop music repurposed for brass instruments. Read more...

Oct. 26, 2012
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 72°
Showers, High 51°

Today’s Event Highlight
E-Cycle Day
6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Park Lot.

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Rochester in the News
NextGen Journal (Oct. 25)
Young Voters: Idealism in 2008, But None in 2012
“On the whole, students here dislike Congressional gridlock. Reflecting our reputation as a science school, many students hope for real progress on climate change and renewable fuels,” writes Dan Gorman ’14. “Economically, students seem split between Republican and Democratic strategies, yet everyone hates debt. Socially, students seem moderately liberal; gay marriage is generally seen as a non-issue. Being at Rochester gives me hope that politics will be more civil in the future.”

Fast Company (Oct. 25)
Why Trying to Manipulate Employee Motivation Always Backfires
“Building on the pioneering work of Edward Deci and Richard Ryan at the University of Rochester, our recent research into motivation and employee work passion is finding that perceptions of autonomy, relatedness, and competence are the factors that lead to positive employee intentions to stay with organizations, apply discretionary effort, and be good corporate citizens,” write Scott and Ken Blanchard.

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