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In Today's Issue

  • University Community Saddened by Alumna's Death
  • Hormone Promises to Keep Joint Injuries from Causing Long-term Osteoarthritis
  • New HR Intercom Now Available
  • Monthly Recitals by Eastman Performers Return at Historic Church
  • Wine Tasting, Auction to Benefit Dementia Care
  • Weight Watchers at Simon Open House

News and Announcements

University Community Mourns Alumna's Death
The University community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Annie Le, a young alumna who was pursuing her dream of a career in biomedical research.
"Every loss is difficult, especially when someone is young and full of promise as Annie was," President Seligman writes in a message to the University community. "Because her disappearance was known to so many in recent days through media reports, the loss of her unique gifts as a scholar and a warm and engaging person is a public one as well."
Le earned a bachelor of science degree in cell and developmental biology with honors in 2007. She was pursuing a doctoral degree in pharmacology at Yale University at the time of her death.
The University flag will be lowered today in her honor. The Interfaith Chapel will host a private vigil and remembrance tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. for Le. Friends and colleagues are invited to share their reflections at the University community gathering.

Hormone Promises to Keep Joint Injuries from Causing Long-term Osteoarthritis
An existing osteoporosis drug is the first ever found to prevent cartilage loss from osteoarthritis following injury to a joint, and may also regenerate some cartilage that has been lost to osteoarthritis, according to an early study from the Medical Center.

New HR Intercom Now Available
View the September issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter about human resources programs, online today.

Monthly Recitals by Eastman Performers Return at Historic Church
“Eastman at St. Michael’s,” a series of monthly recitals presented in historic St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church by vocal and instrumental performance majors from the Eastman School of Music, returns for a new season beginning Sunday, Sept. 27.

Wine Tasting, Auction to Benefit Dementia Care
A wine tasting and silent auction benefit begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the Highlands at Pittsford to support innovative care aimed at improving the quality of life for residents with dementia.

Weight Watchers at Simon Open House
The current Weight Watchers at Simon group is finishing its 17-week session on Sept. 16 and others are invited to renew their membership or just check out the program during an open house from noon to 1 the EMBA lounge in Schlegel Hall. Well-U offers University employees a reimbursement of half of the session fee for those who attend all of the meetings in the session.

Sept. 15, 2009
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Today's Event Highlight
Hispanic Heritage Month
Events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month begin this week. See the schedule.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 13)
'A Little Drizzle Doesn't Dampen Clothesline'
At 53 years, the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival at the Memorial Art Gallery is Rochester's longest-running arts and crafts festival. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 14)
'Boom in Global Health Studies'
A survey released yesterday shows rapid acceleration in universities' creation of global health programs and doubling of undergraduate and graduate enrollments in the programs since 2006. Read more...

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