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In Today's Issue

  • Reception Honors Winner of Kafka Prize for Fiction
  • School of Nursing Researcher Will Help Develop Insurance Database
  • 2010 Health Care Program Open Enrollment
  • Oncologists Receive Gilda's Club Award
  • Simon School Hosts Sands Leadership Lecture
  • Latino Youth in Urban Schools Focus of Warner School Forum
  • Oral Biology Professor Gives Bowen Lectureship
  • Rush Rhees Scare Fair

News and Announcements

Reception Honors Winner of Kafka Prize for Fiction
The Susan B. Anthony Institute has presented Saher Alam with the 2008 Janet Heidinger Kafka prize for fiction by an American woman for her novel The Groom to Have Been. A book reading and award ceremony, followed by an hors d’oeuvres reception and book signing will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library.

School of Nursing Researcher Will Help Develop Insurance Database
Irena Pesis-Katz, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, has been named to the network that is part of the nationwide reform of the consumer reimbursement system for out-of-network health care charges.

2010 Health Care Program Open Enrollment
The 2010 Health Care Program open enrollment for health, dental, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Health Savings Accounts will be held Nov. 2 to 18. Employees are reminded that FSA and HSA elections will not be continued automatically and must be renewed every year. Additional details on open enrollment, including the dates and times for open enrollment sessions and 2010 rates, will be announced in the open enrollment package that will be mailed at the end of this week.

Oncologists Receive Gilda's Club Award
Jane Liesveld and Deepak Sahasrabudhe, professors of medicine and hematology/oncology, will receive Gilda’s Club’s highest award for outstanding care to people with cancer. The Jacob Gitelman Award will be presented Friday, Nov. 6, during Gilda’s Gala at the George Eastman House.

Simon School Hosts Sands Leadership Lecture
Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management and Faculty Director of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, will deliver the Sands Leadership Lecture at the Simon School at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in room 318/418 in Gleason Hall.

Latino Youth in Urban Schools Focus of Warner School Forum
The Warner School will host a public forum on Latin youth in urban schools at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in room 1-101 in Dewey Hall.

Oral Biology Professor Gives Bowen Lectureship
Robert Burne, professor of oral biology at the University of Florida, will discuss “Catabolite Modification of Gene Expression in Streptococcus Mutans” at the William H. Bowen Lectureship at 1:30 p.m. today in the Upper Auditorium (3-7619) in the Medical Center. For more information, e-mail Jose Lemos.

Rush Rhees Scare Fair
Rush Rhees Library's annual Scare Fair begins at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, with the Stack Stalk and Tower Tours—limited to the first 450 people—until 4:30 p.m. Entertainment is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. and the costume contest is at 4 p.m. Cider and treats will be available throughout the event.

Oct. 29, 2009
Today's Forecast:
Cloudy, High 58°
PM Showers, High 60°
Today's Event Highlight
Lecture: "From Phrygian Capital to Roman Fort: Recent Excavations at Gordion, Turkey”
Memorial Art Gallery. 7:30 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Men’s Soccer
Oct. 30, 5 p.m. Emory University
Nov. 1, 11 a.m. Carnegie Mellon

 Oct. 30, 6 p.m. NYU, Case Western
Oct. 31, 11 a.m. NYU, Case Western

Women’s Soccer
Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Emory
Nov. 1, 1:30 p.m. Carnegie Mellon

Women’s Volleyball

Nov. 3, 7 p.m. St. John Fisher
Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

Rochester in the News
Popular Science (Oct. 27)
'Hideous Rodent May Provide Cure for Cancer'
A new study by Rochester scientists at explains at last why naked mole rats are immune to cancer. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 28)
'Seeking Tenure Conversion'
The AAUP has released a draft policy on adjuncts that would create new paths to tenure, going further than other plans, and suggesting two tracks to tenure at research universities. Read more…

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