In Today's Issue
- Computer Science Students Help Singers Learn Their Vowels
- New Book Explores the Ethics of Palliative Care
- Complications Predict Patient Readmission
- An Evening of Diversity with Sheryl Lee Ralph
- Flag Lowered in Memory of Alejandro Zaffaroni ’49M (PhD)
- Diversity Conference Call for Posters
- Colon Exhibit Aims to Raise Awareness of Screenings
- Newman Lecture: 'Religious Freedom: The American Problem'
- Enrollment Open for New Weight Loss Programs
- Strong Fertility Center Benefit to Aid Cancer Survivors
- Hope Jam Canceled
News and Announcements
Computer Science Students Help Singers Learn Their Vowels
A group of Rochester students developed a simple, free application to help voice students perfect how they sing their vowels. The students developed the application as part of their Human-Computer Interaction computer science class. Watch a video about the project. Read more...
New Book Explores the Ethics of Palliative Care
A new book, coedited by Timothy Quill, professor of medicine, psychiatry, and medical humanities, explores the ethics of palliative care, the medical specialty that focuses on pain and symptom management, patient and family support, and help with decision making. Read more...
Complications Predict Patient Readmission
According to a study published in JAMA Surgery by Rochester researcher Laurent Glance, professor and vice chair in the Department of Anesthesiology, the presence of complications following surgery is a strong indicator of which patients are likely to be readmitted to the hospital. Read more...
An Evening of Diversity with Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sheryl Lee Ralph, an award-winning actress, activist, and author, will deliver a keynote address during An Evening of Diversity & Empowerment, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Alumni and Advancement Center. The program, which follows the annual diversity conference, will include a question-and-answer session with Ralph as well as a proclamation from Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. Tickets, which are $10 for University students, $25 for faculty and staff, and $35 for the general public, can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons or at Rochester-area Wegmans stores. Read more...
Flag Lowered in Memory of Alejandro Zaffaroni ’49M (PhD)
The University flag on the Eastman Quadrangle will be lowered Tuesday, March 18, in honor of Alejandro Zaffaroni '49M (PhD), who died March 1. Zaffaroni was a world renowned biotechnology entrepreneur and innovator of drug delivery systems.
Diversity Conference Call for Posters
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit posters for the University’s 2014 diversity conference, which takes place Friday, March 28. The deadline to submit a poster is Friday, March 14. This year’s conference, “Crossroads: An Opportunity for Progress,” will explore where the University and community stand in regards to race, power, and redefining diversity. Posters are intended for authors and participants to engage in discussions about their diversity work. Read more about the theme and poster proposal process.
Colon Exhibit Aims to Raise Awareness of Screenings
The Cancer Services Program of Monroe County, part of the Center for Community Health, is joining forces with Cancer Mission 2020, led by Camp Good Days and Special Times, to bring a model of a giant colon to Rochester in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Read more...
Newman Lecture: 'Religious Freedom: The American Problem'
The Catholic Newman Community welcomes William Mumma, president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, as the next speaker in its John Henry Cardinal Newman Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus. His talk will explore religious freedom and how it is protected, applied, and lived in a democratic society. For more information, visit www.urnewman.org. The lecture also will be streamed live.
Enrollment Open for New Weight Loss Programs
Strong Fertility Center Benefit to Aid Cancer Survivors
The University’s Lifestyle Management Program, in partnership with Well-U, is offering two new weight loss programs to give employees tools and support to lose weight and keep it off through healthy lifestyle changes. The jump-start “Weight Loss Program” provides 22 weeks of support in weekly group and individual sessions. The “Weight Loss for Life” program provides 12 group sessions for employees who have lost weight and want to keep it off or to lose more. Both programs begin in March. Enroll online.
Enjoy an evening of fun while supporting cancer survivors at the
fifth annual CARE Fundraising Event and Silent Auction sponsored by the
Strong Fertility Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Artisan
Works, 565 Blossom Road. The event benefits patients of the fertility
center’s Childbearing After Recovery (CARE) program. Read more...
Hope Jam Canceled
The Hope Jam event planned for Saturday, March 8, a fundraiser for the Wilmot Cancer Center, has been canceled.
March 7, 2014
Today's Event Highlight
Public Health Grand Rounds
Sunny, High 44·°
Snow Showers, High 36°
“Why are Health Care Associated Infections a Public Health Problem” presented by Ghinwa Dumyati, noon, Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W304), Medical Center. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (March 5)
UR Helps 'Spread the Word' Through Dance, Music
The University used music and dance to encourage acceptance of individuals who are intellectually or developmentally challenged through the national "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign Wednesday.
WXXI (March 5)
Former CDC Official Says America May Have Turned the Corner in the War on Obesity
Speaking at the University yesterday, a national expert on obesity control says the United States may be at a turning point in the war on obesity in America. William Dietz is the former director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He says federal data released last week showing a drop in the obesity rates of preschoolers are a "ray of hope."
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