News and Announcements
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.
'The Challenge of Health Care Reform' Public Forum
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.”
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.
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.
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
Go Green: Electronics Collection Day
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
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.
Submissions Sought for Presidential Diversity Awards
The nomination deadline is Nov. 16 for the first Presidential Diversity Awards, which highlight exemplary contributions to the University's diversity and inclusion
efforts. The awards will recognize faculty, staff, students, units, departments, or teams
who have demonstrated leadership in recruitment and retention efforts, teaching,
research, multicultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach
activities, or other initiatives that promote diversity or inclusion. Nomination materials are available online.