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In Today’s Issue

  • David Pollack Discusses MAG Exhibition
  • 4th Annual Lung Research and Trainee Day
  • Talk Covers Green Economic Development
  • Session Offers Strategies to Pay College Tuition
  • Registration Open for Annual Neurosciences Retreat
  • Frequent Buyer Cards Available at Common Market

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David Pollack Discusses MAG Exhibition
David Pollack, professor of Japanese, gives an illustrated lecture on the exhibition Framing Edo: Masterworks from Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Memorial Art Gallery. Read more...

4th Annual Lung Research and Trainee Day
The Lung Biology and Disease Program, the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and the Division of Neonatology have a combined program at the Medical Center today to celebrate lung disease research at the University. The program begins with a poster session from 10 a.m. to noon in Flaum Atrium. The session will be followed by a lecture at noon delivered by Bethany Moore, professor of medicine, microbiology, and immunology at the University of Michigan, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425). The final event is a career development roundtable discussion in Room 3-3211. All members of the University community are invited. For further information, contact

Talk Covers Green Economic Development
Catherine Tumber, author of Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World  will present “Fields, Factories, and Workshops: Green Economic Development on the Smaller-Metro Scale” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Hawkins-Carlson, Room Rush Rhees Library. The talk is sponsored by the Environmental Sustainability Cluster for Interdisciplinary Studies. For more information, contact

Session Offers Strategies to Pay College Tuition
The Office of Alumni Relations invites faculty and staff to an informational session on the ins and outs of paying college tuition. Stop in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, between noon and 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. Ask questions of industry expert Nancy Farmer, president of the Tuition Plan Consortium, about topics such as New York State’s 529 plan, Private College 529 plan, and finding the right tuition strategy for your family. There is no charge to attend this event. For questions, contact Donna Colline at 273-5888 or

Registration Open for Annual Neurosciences Retreat
The annual Neurosciences Retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Memorial Art Gallery. The retreat will feature talks from University faculty and graduate students. Lorna Role, chair of the department of neurobiology and behavior at SUNY Stony Brook, will present the keynote address. The retreat is sponsored by the the Neuroscience Graduate Program, the University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, and the John Bartlett Memorial Fund. Registration is free and open to the University community.

Frequent Buyer Cards Available at Common Market
The Common Market in Wilson Commons offers a frequent buyer card specifically for University faculty and staff. Every time you spend a dollar at the market, you’ll get a mark on your card. After spending $10, you get $1 free. Ask a market employee for more information or to get a card.
Oct. 30, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Rain/Wind, High 55°
Showers, High 49°

Today’s Event Highlight
Reading the World Conversation Series: Ledig House Event
6 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 26)
Book Tells History of Health Care Reform Through Cartoons
Health care reform has become a highly contentious issue this election year, but it is a debate that Theodore Brown, professor of history, says dates back a century and has been fueled more by inflammatory rhetoric than reason.

Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 26)
UR Union Threatens Work Stoppage
University staffers have authorized further actions—including a possible one-day work stoppage—as they push for an acceptable resolution to contract negotiations ongoing since August. Nothing is imminent, according to the union. And the University said that, should a work stoppage occur, it has made preparations to continue uninterrupted service.

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