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In Today’s Issue

  • Scientists Create ‘Endless Supply’ of Myelin-Forming Cells
  • Gift Creates Meeting and Study Space in LeChase Hall
  • Student Awarded Iberdrola Fellowship for PhD Studies
  • ‘World-Class’ Video Challenge Spotlights Rochester
  • New Prescription Plan IDs Take Effect for University Health Plans
  • Admissions Seeking Volunteers for Referral Program
  • Events Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
  • Fabien Cousteau to Give Talk to Rochester-area Students
  • Well-U Hosts Mindful Eating Presentation
  • Bookstores Offer Discount on Doctoral Regalia
  • Computer Sales: Apple iPad Clearance Sale

News and Announcements

Scientists Create ‘Endless Supply’ of Myelin-Forming Cells
In a new study appearing this month in the Journal of Neuroscience, Medical Center researchers report that they have unlocked the complex cellular mechanics that instruct specific brain cells to continue to divide. The discovery overcomes a significant technical hurdle to potential human stem cell therapies—ensuring that an abundant supply of cells is available to study and ultimately treat people with diseases. Read more...

Gift Creates Meeting and Study Space in LeChase Hall
Ellen Rusling ’66, ’79W and her husband, Tom, are donating $285,000 to the Warner School, a gift that will go toward the naming of the second-floor multipurpose room in the new Raymond F. LeChase Hall. Read more...

Student Awarded Iberdrola Fellowship for PhD Studies
Maria Abreu-Sepulveda, a second-year PhD student in materials science, has been awarded a $25,000 fellowship by Iberdrola USA Foundation and the Fundacion Iberdrola Scholarship Program. Read more...

‘World-Class’ Video Challenge Spotlights Rochester
Times Higher Education (UK) asked its top-ranked universities to make a 10-second video that complete the sentence: “My university is world-class because ...” for the launch of its World University Rankings 2012-13. Rochester’s video, based on the University’s mission statement, is a finalist. View the video.

New Prescription Plan IDs Take Effect for University Health Plans
University employees covered by University health care plans were issued new ID numbers for prescription processing effective Nov. 1. To avoid delays and ensure that claims will process smoothly, staff members should present their new card/ID numbers when filling new or existing prescriptions at the Medical Center’s Employee Pharmacy, or anywhere else. Note: the Employee Pharmacy will close at 5 p.m. today to allow ample time for conversion to a new software system. Regular hours will resume Saturday, Nov. 3. Read more...

Admissions Seeking Volunteers for Referral Program
Undergraduate Admissions has launched “It’s Who You Know,” a referral program to provide the necessary tools for students, faculty, and staff to recruit prospective Rochester students.The office invites University community members to pick up a “It’s Who You Know” referral packet in the Admissions Office in Wallis Hall. Students can also be referred online. For questions or to learn more, contact admit@admissions.rochester.edu.

Events Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
Lectures, art exhibitions, music and dance performances, family events, and more will mark Native American Heritage Month at the University in November. See the events schedule.

Fabien Cousteau to Give Talk to Rochester-area Students
Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, will appear at the Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 6,  to present a talk to 80 middle-school students from the Rochester area. Cousteau’s talk, “One Ocean, One People,” is aimed at promoting the importance of protecting endangered marine habitats. Read more...

Well-U Hosts Mindful Eating Presentation
Well-U welcomes Autumn Gallegos from the Healthy Living Center on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from noon to 12:45 p.m. in classroom 2-7525 at the Medical Center. Gallegos will discuss healthy food decisions and provide tips for making mindful decisions to maintain a healthy weight. Enroll online.

Bookstores Offer Discount on Doctoral Regalia
University bookstores are currently offering a 10 percent discount on custom doctoral regalia orders through Nov. 15. Contact one of the following people for more information or to place an order: Maria (River Campus), mferrante@ur.rochester.edu; Scott (Medical Center), bksrochestermed@bncollege.com; or Tammy (Eastman School) bksrochestereastman@bncollege.com.

Computer Sales: Apple iPad Clearance Sale
University IT Computer Sales is offering $100 off their remaining inventory of last-generation Apple iPads (3rd generation). The discounts are available while supplies last. View the iPads and additional clearance items on the University IT Computer Sales website or stop by the retail locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or Rush Rhees Library for details.

Nov. 2, 2012
Showers
Today’s Forecast:
Showers, High 42°
Tomorrow:
Showers, High 42°

Weekend Event Highlight
12th Annual Fine Craft Show
Nov. 2–4, Memorial Art Gallery. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Bloomberg News (Nov. 1)
Romney Ad Seen as Distortion Prompts Protest by U.S. Automakers
“Romney has been able to finesse his opposition to the bailout by arguing that he wanted to see a bankruptcy-based solution,” says David Primo, the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor and associate professor of political science and business administration. “Whether he is right on the policy side of this, it’s a difficult political case to make, given the recovery of GM.”

NPR (Oct 31)
Superstorm Sandy Disrupts Life for Weeks to Come
Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, discusses climate change and its potential effects on large storms like Hurricane Sandy. “Hurricanes and tornadoes right now are the most difficult thing to point to any individual event as occurring due to climate change,” he says. “And the reasons for that are manifold.”

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