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In Today's Issue

  • Scientists Discover Gene that 'Cancer-Proofs' Rodent's Cells
  • Well-U Flu Clinics for Faculty, Staff Postponed
  • Adam Frank on History Channel’s The Universe
  • Cardiologist Elected President of State Cardiology Group
  • Direct Deposit for Expense Reimbursements
  • Stem Cell Medicine Focus of Next 'Science Cafe'
  • Advances in Myeloma Treatment Talk at Gilda’s Club
  • Financial Health Bites: Improve Your Credit Score
  • Correction: Link for Antivirus Software

News and Announcements

Scientists Discover Gene that 'Cancer-Proofs' Rodent's Cells
Rochester biologists think they have discovered why a small rodent species called a naked mole rat has never been found with tumors of any kind, despite a 30-year lifespan that gives ample time for cells to grow cancerous.
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Well-U Flu Clinics for Faculty, Staff Postponed
Due to a shortage of seasonal flu vaccine in the Rochester community, the annual Well-U flu vaccine clinics held for University staff have been postponed. Well-U remains optimistic that the clinics will be rescheduled and plans to post the clinics on the Well-U Web site once they are confirmed.

Adam Frank on History Channel’s The Universe
Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, is scheduled to appear on the History Channel’s The Universe, "Pulsars & Quasars" at 9 p.m. tonight.

Cardiologist Elected President of State Cardiology Group
John Bisognano, professor of medicine and director of outpatient cardiology at the Medical Center, has been elected president of the New York State Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the board of directors of the American Society of Hypertension.
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Direct Deposit for Expense Reimbursements
University employees submitting Employee Expense Reports (Finance Form F3) will have the option to be reimbursed via electronic direct deposit to their personal checking/savings account beginning Nov. 1. The new service option will include enhanced tracking of the status of the deposit via the employee’s HRMS homepage “view paycheck” prompt. See the Finance Web site for the Employee Reimbursement Guide, FAQ, and the new form.

Stem Cell Medicine Focus of Next 'Science Cafe'
Mark Noble, professor of biomedical genetics, neurology, and of neurobiology and anatomy, will discuss “Stem Cell Medicine: The Next Medical Revolution” at the next Science Cafe at 7 p.m. tonight at the Barnes and Noble in Pittsford. Science Cafe talks are live events that involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist on a current event topic.

Advances in Myeloma Treatment Talk at Gilda’s Club
A myeloma expert from the Wilmot Cancer Center will offer insight into the latest discoveries and advances in treatments during a free educational program at 5 p.m. tonight at Gilda’s Club, 255 Alexander St.
Read more...

Financial Health Bites: Improve Your Credit Score
Learn how to improve your credit score from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Northeastern Room (1-9535) in the Medical Center. A representative from Advantage Federal Credit Union will be available. Guests and brown bag lunches are welcome.

Correction: Link for Antivirus Software
Monday’s Security Tip of the Week contained an incorrect link. Faculty, staff, and students can download Sophos Antivirus Software for free. Medical Center departments can click here to link to the software. Read more about keeping your computer virus free.

Oct. 27, 2009
Cloudy

Today's Forecast:
Cloudy, High 60°
Tomorrow:
Showers, High 52°
Today's Event Highlight
Talk: Holocaust in the Context of World War II
Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Room. 5 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
The New York Times (Oct. 25)
'A Hero (or Villain) for the Left (or the Right)'
Given that Wall Street has turned the myths of Sherwood Forest upside down, the timing was perfect over the weekend for the seventh biennial meeting of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies. Read more...

In Higher Education
The Washington Post (Oct. 26)
'Federal Programs Help Disadvantaged Students Succeed'
The federal Student Support Services program, launched during the Nixon administration, is part of a larger effort to help disadvantaged students overcome academic and cultural barriers to success in higher education. Read more...

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