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In Today’s Issue

  • Study: Think of Brain Injury as Autoimmune Disorder
  • University Mourns the Death of Robert Hurlbut
  • Men Face Ithaca Saturday in Basketball Tournament
  • Support Cells Found in Human Brain Make Mice Smarter
  • Involving Others in Palliative Care May Help Meet Demand
  • Myriad Events Celebrate Women’s History Month
  • Talk: Keys to Bank Financing for Start-Ups
  • Alternatives to Violence Three-Day Workshop
  • Walk With a Doc on Saturday
  • Bookstore Hours Reduced during Spring Break
  • RPO Offers Discount for Romantic Dvorak

News and Announcements

Study: Think of Brain Injury as Autoimmune Disorder
A study from researchers at the Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic suggests that the brain degeneration observed among professional football players could result from an out-of-control immune response, similar to what multiple sclerosis patients experience. Read more...

University Mourns the Death of Robert Hurlbut
Robert Hurlbut, entrepreneur, long-term care innovator, and community leader, died unexpectedly on March 4, leaving an indelible mark on Rochester’s health care, higher education, business, and cultural communities. A longtime supporter of the University, Hurlbut chaired the Medical Center Board and served as a University trustee, vice chairman of the Eastman Dental Center Foundation Board, and an inaugural member of the School of Nursing National Council. The University flag will be lowered Monday, March 11, in his honor. Read more...

Men Face Ithaca Saturday in Basketball Tournament
The Yellowjackets host Ithaca College in the second round of the NCAA Division III basketball tournament at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the Palestra. The winner will advance to play either Middlebury College or SUNY Cortland in the Sweet 16. Tickets are $6; $3 for seniors and students with ID. Follow live stats, watch video, and listen to the games online. Visit the Athletics website for details.

Support Cells in Human Brain Make Mice Smarter
Glial cells—a family of cells found in the human central nervous system and, until recently, considered “housekeepers”—now appear to be essential to the unique complexity of the human brain. Medical Center scientists reached this conclusion after demonstrating that when transplanted into mice, the human cells could influence communication within the brain, allowing the animals to learn more rapidly. Read more...

Involving Others in Palliative Care May Help Meet Demand
In a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Timothy Quill, professor of medicine, psychiatry, and medical humanities, suggests that arming generalists and other specialists with primary palliative care skills is a practical, cost-effective, and sustainable way to expand the delivery of palliative care. Read more...

Events Celebrate Women’s History Month
Several events at the University mark Women’s History Month, including a field trip today to the Matilda Joslyn Gage Home in Fayetteville for International Women’s Day. At the MLK Commemorative Address earlier this year, Melissa Harris-Perry also discussed the women who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. while he was alive and who have carried on the work after his death.

Talk: Keys to Bank Financing for Start-Ups
Carl Luger, Timothy Brown, and Jacqueline Lavoie from KeyBank will discuss traditional credit solutions for start-up and early-stage businesses, as well as SBA financing programs, in their talk “The Keys to Bank Financing for Start-Up and Early-Stage Businesses—Debt as a Supplement to Venture Capital Funding.” The talk, which is part of the FIRE Lecture Series, will be held at noon Tuesday, March 12, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 and 1-2495) at the Medical Center. Register at 784-8856 or email David Englert

Alternatives to Violence Three-Day Workshop
A three-day Alternatives to Violence workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, March 11, through Wednesday, March 13, at the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus. Sponsored by the Gandhi Institute, the workshop is part of the 2013 Season for Nonviolence campaign.

Walk With a Doc on Saturday
Join Geoffrey Williams, professor of medicine, for “Walk with a Doc” on Saturday, March 9 . The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Marketplace Mall at the Dick’s Sporting Goods entrance. Enroll online. Email well-u-info@rochester.edu for more information.

Bookstore Hours Reduced during Spring Break
The River Campus bookstore will be closed March 9–10 and 16–17. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 11–14, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15.

RPO Offers Discount for Romantic Dvorak
University faculty, staff, and alumni can receive half-price tickets to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Romantic Dvorak March 21 and 23 at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100. The offer is only valid through Sunday, March 10, at 11:59 p.m. Student tickets to all RPO concerts are $10.

March 8, 2013
Flurries
Today's Forecast:
Flurries, High 36°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 44°

Today’s Event Highlight
Eastman Studio Orchestra Concert
8 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
England Daily Mail (March 6)
Giving Someone the Cold Shoulder Is as Painful to You as It Is to Them, Researchers Claim
“In real life and academic studies, we tend to focus on the harm done to victims,” says Richard Ryan, professor of psychology and education. “This study shows that when people bend to pressure to exclude others, they also pay a deep personal cost. Their distress is different from the person excluded but no less intense.”

WHEC-TV (March 6)
UR Men Prepare for Second Round of NCAA Tournament
Rochester’s basketball team is on to the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Yellowjackets will play host to Ithaca this weekend in the second round.

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