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In Today's Issue

  • Compound Shows Potential for Slowing Progression of ALS
  • 'The Challenge of Health Care Reform' Public Forum
  • University Transforms into Sherwood Forest
  • Coping Style Affects Quality of Informed Consent Prior to Anesthesia
  • Paint Made Flesh Opening at Memorial Art Gallery
  • Go Green: Electronics Collection Day
  • Plutzik Reading Series Continues
  • Eastman at Washington Square Concerts Begin
  • Well-U Offers Healthy Holiday Habits Campaign

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Compound Shows Potential for Slowing Progression of ALS
A chemical cousin of a drug currently used to treat sepsis dramatically slows the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in mice, a medical center study shows.
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'The Challenge of Health Care Reform' Public Forum
The Simon School is hosting another in a series of quarterly public forums on economic and public policy issues. The Oct. 27 discussion focuses on “The Challenge of Health Care Reform.”
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University Transforms into Sherwood Forest
"Robin Hood: Media Creature," is the theme of the seventh biennial conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, which begins Thursday, Oct. 22. The event will examine the ways in which the outlaw hero has been reshaped over the past 700 years.
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Coping Style Affects Quality of Informed Consent Prior to Anesthesia
How patients cope with anxiety before undergoing anesthesia may determine whether they are equipped to make vital health decisions, according to a Medical Center study.
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Paint Made Flesh Opening at Memorial Art Gallery
Paint Made Flesh at the Memorial Art Gallery opens with an exhibition party at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The gallery is one of only three venues to host the nationally touring exhibition of figurative works by Picasso, Bacon, de Kooning, and others. Tickets for the opening are $20. Call 276-8939 for more information.
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Go Green: Electronics Collection Day

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Do you have old computers, laptops, telephones, or other electronic equipment sitting around your basement or garage? Faculty and staff can bring anything and everything, from laptops to remote control cars for kids, to Electronics Collection Day on Oct. 30. Read more about disposing of old devices safely at no cost. An event flier with accepted items is available in PDF form.

Plutzik Reading Series Continues
Tony Hoagland will be the featured speaker at the next session of the Plutzik Reading Series at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library.

Eastman at Washington Square Concerts Begin
Piano Extravaganza I, with performances by students of Eastman School professor Douglas Humphreys, kicks off a new season of Eastman at Washington Square concerts on Thursday, Oct. 22. Concerts are held every Thursday at the First Universalist Church at the corner of South Clinton and Court Street from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Brown bag lunches are welcome.
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Well-U Offers Healthy Holiday Habits Campaign
Well-U will offer a program beginning Monday, Nov. 9, aimed at limiting the stress of the holiday season. Activities will include information sessions, workshops, a food drive, and weekly raffle prizes for participants. Upon registration, participants will receive a campaign calendar. For more information and to enroll, go to the Well-U Web site.

Oct. 21, 2009
Rainy/Sunny

Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 59°
Tomorrow:
Showers, High 58°
Today's Event Highlight
Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture
Hutchison Hall Lander Auditorium. 7 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
MSNBC (Oct. 18)
'Many Moms Assume Burden of Child-Care Costs'
“Our belief as a society is that mothers are responsible for the care of children, not the couple,” says Nora Bredes, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership. “We give lip service on how it’s a family priority, but it really is all on her.” Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 20)
'Toward Tobacco-Free Campuses'
The American College Health Association released new guidelines urging colleges and universities to adopt policies barring all tobacco use indoors and outdoors on their campuses. Read more…

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