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In Today’s Issue

  • Gerald Gamm Part of PBS Election Night Coverage
  • Students Head to the Polls, Track Election Results
  • Field Hockey Team Hosts Rowan in NCAA Playoffs
  • Eastman Celebrates Music of Gil Evans
  • Plutzik Series Welcomes Tracy Smith
  • Geneticist and Teacher Wins National Humanism Award
  • Pickleball League Forming

News and Announcements

Gerald Gamm Part of PBS Election Night Coverage
Tune into PBS tonight at 8:56 when Gerald Gamm, associate professor of political science and history, is scheduled to to weigh in on the major races in Monroe County and evaluate incoming national poll results.

Students Head to the Polls, Track Election Results
During the course of the campaign season, undergraduates have gathered to watch the Republican and Democratic national conventions, the vice presidential debate, and the three presidential debates. Tonight they’ll gather again to view the results of the election. The event is hosted by the Committee for Political Engagement, a nonpartisan civic engagement group on campus. The committee is also offering students rides to their polling place today. See more election-related information at Read more...

Field Hockey Team Hosts Rowan in NCAA Playoffs
Rochester received its first-ever berth into the NCAA Division III field hockey playoffs and will host a first-round game on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. The Yellowjackets will face Rowan University of the New Jersey State Athletic Conference. Read more...

Eastman Celebrates Music of Gil Evans
The Gil Evans Centennial Celebration is the result of a three-year collaboration between New York City–based producer Ryan Truesdell and the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dave Rivello. Follow the group as it traveled to the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy, where the orchestra played music that Evans had arranged—much of which had never been recorded and was performed for audiences at Umbria for the first time.

Plutzik Series Welcomes Tracy Smith
Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Tracy Smith is the next speaker in the Plutzik Reading Series. Her talk is scheduled for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. Smith is the author of three books of poetry—her most recent collection, Life on Mars, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. Read more...

Geneticist and Teacher Wins National Humanism Award
Chin-to Fong, chief of the Division of Pediatrics, is the 2012 AAMC Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award recipient. Fong received the award Nov. 3 at the organization’s annual meeting in San Francisco. Read more...

Pickleball League Forming
A 6-week pickleball league is set to begin Nov. 28 and continue on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $5 for members of the Medical Center’s Fitness and Wellness Center and $10 for non-members. Read more...

Nov. 6, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Sunny, High 42°
Partly Cloudy, High 43°

Today’s Event Highlight
Faculty Artist Series: Clay Jenkins, Jazz Trumpet
8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 4)
Researchers Look Beyond Cancer Survival
“In many cases we can cure the patient,” says Lois Travis, director of the Rubin Center for Cancer Survivorship in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Wilmot Cancer Center. “But we have a responsibility which is new, and that is to think about that patient’s health 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, even 30 years later.”

Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 2)
Summit at UR Addresses Prescription Drug Abuse
Timothy Wiegand, director for the University’s Ruth A. Lawrence Poison and Drug Information Center, told summit participants that prescription drug addicts are using local emergency rooms as a source for drugs by faking injuries, and using multiple identities to get prescriptions for even a few pills. “People are willing to sit in the ER for hours and submit themselves to all of this to support their opiate dependence,” Wiegand said. “This is happening every day at Strong and other local hospitals. It is very expensive and we can improve this by setting up treatment systems.”

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