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A NOVEMBER TREAT

student studying on Eastman quad

English major Mellissa Smith ’09 savored the break in unseasonably cool weather on November 6. Smith found Eastman Quadrangle a suitable setting for a little reading. The fall foliage and warm temperatures also made the quad a popular site for some impromptu games of frisbee and golf later that afternoon.


Ceremony celebrates Berk

The Medical Center’s “Medical School for an Evening” on November 7 was punctuated with the formal installation of Bradford Berk as the University’s senior vice president for health sciences and CEO of the Medical Center and Strong Health.

Phelps announces plans to retire

Charles Phelps, provost and eminent health-care economist, will conclude 13 years as the University’s chief academic officer on July 1.

New computer virus protection

The new software will help protect technology resources from viruses, worms, and other Internet malware and will significantly reduce costs.

Medical Center campus goes smoke free

On Thursday, November 16, the Medical Center campus and select off-site locations will become smoke-free institutions—inside and out

Work continues on campus 'Master Plan'

A long-term initiative that likely will stretch over 10 to 20 years, the plan is intended to assess the property owned by the University, including options for future development.

World AIDS Day events aim to encourage dialogue, address challenges

To mark this year’s World Aids Day, a series of events exploring some of the major issues and challenges of the AIDS epidemic, now in its 25th year, will be held at the University and locally.

Diversity, professional development focus of affinity groups

The Human Resources Office of Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion has introduced three affinity groups for faculty and staff.

Election 2006: Blueprint for bipartisanship?

Rochester political scientists say the nation’s political leaders have a small window to decide whether last week’s election results will cast them as opponents or partners.

Bring a student home for the holidays

Every year, a University program encourages faculty and staff to share their Thanksgiving holiday with students in the Rochester area,

Basketball hosts season-opening tournament

Coming off strong seasons, the men’s and women’s basketball teams swing into action with the Chuck Resler Tournament at the Palestra on November 17 and 18.

Researchers hold session on new cervical cancer vaccine

Students at the University had questions about a new vaccine to prevent a specific type of cancer, so they went directly to the source for answers—the vaccine developers.

In Brief

Polish Film Festival, bookstore's appreciation day, B-Ball tournament for scholarship