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In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Dethrones MIT in Computer Programming Contest
  • Region Brainstorms on How to Attract Next Generation to Science, Engineering, Math Careers
  • Common Pain Relievers May Dilute Flu Shots' Power
  • Eastman Presents Musical Version of Secret Garden
  • Go Green: Recycling in Flaum Atrium
  • Health Bites: Understanding Credit Reports, Scores
  • Register for Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success
  • Well-U Healthy Holiday Habits Campaign
  • Open Letter Offers Special Promotion
  • Correction: Flu Clinic Location

News and Announcements

Rochester Dethrones MIT in Computer Programming Contest
The University has become the first school in six years to beat MIT in the regional finals of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious computer programming competition in the world, popularly dubbed the "Battle of the Brains."
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Region Brainstorms on How to Attract Next Generation to Science, Engineering, Math Careers
President Joel Seligman, New York State Vice Chancellor of the Board of Regents Milton Cofield, and Regent Wade Norwood will host a day of discussion and debate today to discover new ways to develop student interest in science-related fields.
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Common Pain Relievers May Dilute Flu Shots' Power
With flu vaccination season in full swing, researchers from the Medical Center caution that use of many common pain killers, including Advil, Tylenol, and aspirin, at the time of injection may blunt the effect of the shot and have a negative effect on the immune system.
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Eastman Presents Musical Version of Secret Garden
Eastman School singers will share the Kilbourn Hall stage with four young performers from the community in The Secret Garden, which opens Thursday, Nov. 5, for four performances.
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Go Green: Recycling in Flaum Atrium

go green
Those who have passed through the Flaum Atrium in the School of Medicine and Dentistry may have noticed a few new additions to the decor: four large stainless steel recycling containers. In each container, there are separate compartments for cans and bottles, paper, and trash, so it’s a one-stop-shop for your disposal needs. For more tips and information, go to the Recycling Web site.

Health Bites: Understanding Credit Reports, Scores
Learn how to obtain a free annual credit report and what your rights are under the Fair Credit Reporting Act at a Health Bites seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in room 3-6408 (K307) in the Medical Center. A representative from Advantage Federal Credit Union will answer questions on improving your credit score. Registration is requested. Check the EAP Web site for updates and cancelations.

Register for Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success
A daylong community forum, Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success, will be hosted by Monroe Community College on Nov. 12. This event, which is cosponsored by the University, will help participants tap into the agencies, resources, mentors, and educational programs that the region offers to entrepreneurs. Register online by 5 p.m. today.

Well-U 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. Upon registration, participants will receive a campaign calendar. For information and to enroll, go the Well-U Web site.

Open Letter Offers Special Promotion
Open Letter is currently offering a 2 for $22 program: Choose any two books from a list of select titles for $22. Take part in the promotion and you're automatically entered to win a free subscription to a full year of books from Open Letter.
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Correction: Flu Clinic Location
The Well-U flu clinic for faculty and staff on Friday, Nov. 6, will be in the May Room in Wilson Commons from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A clinic will also be held in the Evarts Lounge in the School of Nursing from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. An item in yesterday’s @Rochester included an incorrect location.

Nov. 4, 2009
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 45°
Tomorrow:
Rain/Snow, High 43°
Today's Event Highlight
Frederick Douglass Institute & Modern Languages and Cultures Lecture
Hawkins-Carlson Reading Room, Rush Rhees Library. 4:30 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Business Week (Nov. 2)
'U.S. B-Schools Eye Alliances in India'
Some 31 American Universities such as the University of Massachusetts, Duke University, University of Rochester and others are visiting India next month to attend the Indo-American Education summit to offer their courses to Indians.Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 3)
'College Accountability, From the Left'
The Center for American Progress, which has Obama's ear, proposes a data-driven consumer protection office to safeguard students' interest in higher education. Read more…

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