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In Today's Issue

  • Drug Shows Promise for Huntington’s Disease
  • Faculty, Staff Wanted for 'The Sting'
  • Go Green: University Mortgage Program
  • Simon School Launches Android Mobile Application
  • Kids Fitness Camp Has Openings
  • Optical Shop Holds Valentine’s Day Trunk Show

News and Announcements

Drug Shows Promise for Huntington’s Disease
An early stage clinical trial of the experimental drug Dimebon in people with Huntington’s disease appears to be safe and may improve cognition, according to a Medical Center study. See news coverage from ABC News, NPR, and the Los Angeles Times.

Faculty, Staff Wanted for 'The Sting'
The campus radio station WRUR is seeking faculty and staff  who are interested in having a lecture or lecture series broadcast on The Sting, the new Internet campus radio station targeting the University community. For more information, e-mail Rachel Ingutti.

Go Green: University Mortgage Program

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The University sponsors a mortgage program for the purchase of homes in the 19th Ward and the South Wedge. Employees looking to purchase a house can receive up to $9,000 toward the purchase of a home in Sectors 4 and 6 of the city. This means that not only can your new home be more affordable, you can also cut down on your commute and lessen your carbon footprint.

Simon School Launches Android Mobile Application
A free Google Android application with special features including faculty research, job postings, social media, an alumni firms directory, and more about the Simon School is now available.

Kids Fitness Camp Has Openings
The Fitness and Wellness Center at the Medical Center offers a day camp to University-affiliated children ages 7-12. The camp operates during February and April breaks and during the summer. Camp activities include swimming, ice skating, crafts, and games, and a weekly field trip.

Optical Shop Holds Valentine’s Day Trunk Show
The Flaum Eye Institute Optical Shop's annual Valentine's Day trunk show and sale will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. Inventory will include more than 1,500 eyewear styles. University employees, students, and immediate family can save an additional $10 off the every day employee/student discount of 30 percent on prescription frames and lenses. Refreshments and drawings for prizes, including designer sunglasses, will be offered. Call 275-2838 to RSVP.
Feb. 10, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Snow, High 26°
Snow Showers, High 24°
Today's Event Highlight
African-American Network Black History Month Celebration
Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. 11 a.m.

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Rochester in the News

New York Times (Feb. 8)
'S.E.C. Enforcers Focus on Avoiding Madoff Repeat'
President Joel Seligman, an SEC historian, said it needs two things to turn itself around: a sustained period of serious enforcement and several structural repairs, the most important of which is becoming self-financed through some form of fees or penalties so it is no longer hostage to Congressional budget masters.  Read more…

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 7)
'For-Profit Colleges Change Higher Education's Landscape'
At a time when American public higher education is cutting budgets, laying off people, and turning away students, the rise of for-profit universities has been meteoric. Read more…

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