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In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Joins National Clinical Research Recruitment Effort
  • Simon School Early Leaders Competition
  • Health Care Open Enrollment Ends Nov. 18
  • Eastman Percussionists Play Paris
  • Neilly Lecture Series Features Awista Ayub
  • Learn to 'Be the Change' at Gandhi Institute Workshop
  • Additional Discount for Members at Gallery Store

News and Announcements

Medical Center Joins National Clinical Research Recruitment Effort
The Medical Center is participating in a national effort to increase participation in health research. ResearchMatch, the creation of which was announced Wednesday by the National Institutes of Health, is an online registry that will help connect researchers and individuals interested in volunteering for clinical studies.

Simon School Early Leaders Competition
The Early Leaders Case Competition brought undergraduate students from 19 colleges and universities across the country to the Simon School last weekend to take part in a business case competition designed to simulate decisions faced by global business leaders. Teams competed for a total of $15,000 in prize money.

Health Care Open Enrollment Ends Nov. 18
Open enrollment for health, dental, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Health Savings Accounts ends Wednesday, Nov. 18. Remember, even if no changes to health or dental plans or being made, you must re-enroll for 2010 FSA and HSA accounts. Open enrollment packages have been mailed and are available on the Benefits Web site. Also available on the Web site is the health plan cost estimator and other enrollment information.

Eastman Percussionists Play Paris
Percussionists from the Eastman School and professor Michael Burritt will travel to the City of Light over the Thanksgiving holiday to compete and perform at the annual “perKumania” International Percussion Festival, hosted by the Paris Conservatory of Music.

Neilly Lecture Series Features Awista Ayub
Awista Ayub ’01 will be the featured speaker at the next Neilly Series lecture at 7 p.m. tonight in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. Ayub is the author of However Tall the Mountain, the story of how she founded the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange for girls in her native Afghanistan.

Learn to 'Be the Change' at Gandhi Institute Workshop
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence will offer a free workshop, “Being the Change,” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Goergen 108. The workshop will include an introduction to nonviolent communication, a discussion on passive violence and a meditation tutorial. For more information, call 276-3787.

Discount for Members at Gallery Store
Members of the Memorial Art Gallery can take an additional 10 percent off all purchases at the Gallery Store now through Nov. 18, for a total discount of 20 percent. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Gallery is closed Mondays.
Nov. 12, 2009

Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 52°
Partly Cloudy, High 56°
Today's Event Highlight
Medical Center Chamber Orchestra
Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. 5 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Rochester Hosts NCAA Division III Soccer
Rochester has been selected to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division III soccer championships. Read more...

Women’s Soccer
Nov. 14, 5 p.m., Westfield State (NCAAs)
Nov. 15, 6 p.m. NCAA playoffs second round

Men’s Soccer
Nov. 15, 1 p.m., Plattsburgh or Bowdoin (NCAAs)

Nov. 14, Noon, Hobart College

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (Nov. 10)
'Experts: Placebo Power Behind Many Natural Cures'
The placebo “has a pejorative implication, that it's not real, that it has no medicinal value,'' says Robert Ader, professor of psychiatry, but placebos can have real and beneficial effects, he says, especially if you believe it. Read more...

In Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 10)
'AAUP Announces Effort to Shore Up Academic Freedom at Public Colleges'
The American Association of University Professors is embarking on a campaign to protect academic freedom at public colleges in response to recent federal-court decisions seen as eroding faculty members' speech rights. Read more…

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