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In Today’s Issue

  • Researchers Discover How Rodent Wards Off Cancer
  • Melissa Mead Named University Archivist
  • Neilly Lecture Series Welcomes Anne Stiles
  • Go Green: New Equipment for Strong Environmental Services
  • Talk Covers Suicide Awareness and Prevention
  • Film Screening and Discussion: The Prep School Negro
  • Session Offers Tips to Prepare for Winter Cycling
  • Walk with a Doc and Discuss Good Nutrition
  • Family Therapy Program Open House

News and Announcements

Researchers Discover How Rodent Wards Off Cancer
University biologists have determined how blind mole rats fight off cancer—and the mechanism differs from what they discovered three years ago in another long-lived and cancer-resistant mole rat species, the naked mole rat. Read more...

Melissa Mead Named University Archivist
Melissa Mead was recently named the John M. and Barbara Keil University Archivist and Rochester Collections Librarian. Read more...

Neilly Lecture Series Welcomes Anne Stiles
Anne Stiles, an expert on the intersection between science and literature during the Victorian era, presents the Neilly Lecture, “Rewriting the Rest Cure in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden,” at 7:30 p.m. Wendesday, Nov. 14, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Go Green: New Equipment for Strong Environmental Services

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Environmental Services at Strong Memorial Hosptial has acquired new cleaning equipment from the sustainable sanitation company Diversey Inc. The new floor cleaners are known for their water, power, and chemical reductions. Read more...

Talk Covers Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Eric Weaver, executive director of Overcoming the Darkness and a retired sergeant from the Rochester Police Department, will present “Suicide Awareness and Prevention” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576) in the Medical Center. The presentation is sponsored by the Department of Social Work and NASW NYS—Genesee Valley Division. Pizza will be served, but bring your own beverage. Visitors may park in the School of Medicine and Dentistry visitor lot.

Film Screening and Discussion: The Prep School Negro
The Office of Admissions and College Diversity Roundtable present a film screening and discussion with the director of The Prep School Negro at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Hoyt Auditorium.

Session Offers Tips to Prepare for Winter Cycling
Full Moon Vista Bike and Sport shop will present a session on enhancing your winter bicycle experience including information about suitable winter clothing options, special equipment to increase bicycle safety, and local trails. Enroll online

Walk with a Doc and Discuss Good Nutrition
Join Geoffrey Williams, professor of medicine, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. at Marketplace Mall as he discusses “Keeping your Calories Balanced” and leads a walk around the mall. Enroll online

Family Therapy Program Open House
The Department of Psychiatry is hosting an open house for its Family Therapy Training Program from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. in Saunders Research Building 1-404.

Nov. 7, 2012
Partly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 41°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 41°

Today’s Event Highlight
Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture
“The Social Life of Blood: Transfers and Flows in Malasia,” 7 p.m., Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 6)
University of Rochester Makes NCAA Field Hockey Tournament
The University of Rochester will make its first appearance in the NCAA Division III field hockey tournament on Wednesday, hosting Rowan University (15-6) at 2 p.m.

El Paso Times (Nov. 4)
Ying Quartet, Influential Group Still Amazed by the Power of Music
It’s been 20 years since the sibling Ying Quartet started its professional career with a two-year residency in a tiny eastern Iowa farming town. The group’s members, who are of Chinese ancestry, grew up in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka. The quartet, including brother Timothy Ying, a violinist, started performing in 1988 as students at the Eastman School.

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