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In Today's Issue

  • Physician, Corporate Consultant Joins Board of Trustees
  • President Seligman Named to AAU Executive Committee
  • Professor Elected to Posts in Radiation Organizations
  • Discuss Diversity on Diverse Voices Blog
  • EROI Festival Celebrates Mendelssohn With Concerts
  • On Friday, Watch for Flying Pumpkins
  • Nursing Professor Works to Improve Training in Rural Communities
  • TV Tribute Honors Alumnus Myles Brand
  • Group Supports Bladder Cancer Patients
  • Learn About Post-Retirement Benefits, Income

News and Announcements

Physician, Corporate Consultant Joins Board of Trustees
Alumnus Bernard Ferrari, who is a former director and partner in the global management consulting firm of McKinsey & Company, was elected to the University's Board of Trustees this month.
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President Seligman Named to AAU Executive Committee
President Seligman has been elected to a two-year term of the Association of American Universities executive committee.

Professor Elected to Posts in Radiation Organizations
Jacqueline Williams, associate research professor of radiation oncology at the Medical Center, has been elected to leadership positions in the two leading radiation research organizations in North America.
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Discuss Diversity on Diverse Voices Blog
What did you think about William Julius Wilson's address "Race and Affirmitive Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era" earlier this month? Share your thoughts on Wilson's talk and discuss other topics surrounding faculty development and diversity on the Diverse Voices blog. The blog, hosted by the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity, is aimed at informing the University community about ongoing diversity efforts and to stimulate a dialogue about diversity.

EROI Festival Celebrates Mendelssohn With Concerts
The eighth annual Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival will pay tribute to Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy on the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The event, which includes the performance of Mendelssohn’s vocal music and complete works for organ in a series of concerts that are open to the public, will be held Thursday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Nov. 1.
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On Friday, Watch for Flying Pumpkins
The eighth annual Pumpkin Launch, hosted by the University chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, will take place on the Wilson Quad at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.
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Nursing Professor Works to Improve Training in Rural Communities
Tobie Olsan, associate professor at the School of Nursing, is working cooperatively with several local organizations to provide quality improvement training at selected nursing homes in underserved and rural areas.
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TV Tribute Honors Alumnus Myles Brand
The CBS College Sports Network will broadcast a tribute this evening to Miles Brand '67 (PhD) who died Sept. 16. Brand was the first college president to lead the NCAA and he was an advocate of tougher academic policies for student-athletes. The ceremony will air live at 6 p.m. The event, featuring guest speakers and a video about Brand’s life that includes scenes from the University, will be held in Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Group Supports Bladder Cancer Patients
People with bladder cancer can learn about the spectrum of the disease during a meeting of a new support group at the Wilmot Cancer Center. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Luellen Patient and Family Resource Center.
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Learn About Post-Retirement Benefits, Income
A free informational session designed for pre-retirees will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Northeastern Conference Room (1-9535) in the Medical Center. Eligibility for post-retirement benefits and cost-sharing will be discussed. In addition, a representative from TIAA-CREF will discuss saving for retirement and the distribution options available at retirement. For information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.

Oct. 28, 2009
Showers
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 51°
Tomorrow:
Mostly Cloudy, High 58°
Today's Event Highlight
Film Screening: The Halfmoon Files
Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room. 5 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
The New York Times (Oct. 26)
'The Life Span of a Rodent May Aid Human Health'
Vera Gorbunova, associate professor of biology, has taken a first step toward understanding the genetic basis of the naked mole rat’s surprising immunity to cancer. The rats’ cells have a double system for inhibiting irregular proliferation, compared with the single system in human cells. Read more...

In Higher Education
USA Today (Oct. 27)
'College Tuitions Rise Again'
Average published tuition prices rose, as expected, across all types of colleges this year. But increases, particularly at public four-year colleges, were lower than feared given the economy. Read more...

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