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@Rochester (October 25, 2016)
10.25.16: Highland Hospital addition; mock trial judges; open enrollment info session; Grand Rounds; Boyd Raeburn 

News and Announcements

Highland Hospital to Cut Ribbon on New Addition

Highland Hospital's $28 million two-story addition, including six new operating rooms and a 26-bed observation unit, aims to improve patient care by modernizing and expanding the hospital’s facilities. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 26; tours of the new operating rooms and observation unit will follow.

‘Looking Like the Enemy’ Examines WWII Internment, Current Debates

A Humanities Project exhibit and lecture organized by Joanne Bernardi, associate professor of Japanese, will examine the experiences of interned Japanese-Americans—and the relevance of their experiences to current debates about terrorism, the refugee crisis, and illegal immigration. Read more...

Electronic Parking Services Will Be Unavailable November 2

The Department of Transportation and Parking Management’s online services will be unavailable from 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, through Thursday morning while systems are upgraded. Parking availability and overflow information, mobile applications, and My Parking Online services will be offline until the upgrade is complete. Stop by the Parking Office or call 275-4524 with any questions or concerns.

Volunteers Needed to Judge Mock Trial Tournament

The University's Mock Trial Organization is looking for faculty and staff to judge rounds of the organization's tournament this weekend, October 29 and 30. Judges are expected to pay close attention to both teams and score participants based on their performance. No experience is necessary, and the minimum requirement is to sit in on a two-hour round that will be held on campus. Interested parties should contact Kristen Webster at

Rochester in the News

Every Asian American Has Been Asked This Question. A Computer Gives the Best Answer.

The Washington Post, October 21
"Recently, computer scientists at the University of Rochester tried to teach an algorithm to tell the difference between Chinese, Japanese, and Korean faces. They wanted to explore how advancements in artificial intelligence have made it easier for computers to interpret pictures in sophisticated ways."


Open Enrollment Info Session Today at Sawgrass Surgical Center

Representatives from the Benefits Office will be available to speak with you personally regarding the 2017 health care and dental plans, pharmacy benefits, FSA and HSA programs, the group life insurance plan, and wellness programs. Today's session will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 180 Sawgrass Drive, in the cafeteria.     

CTSI Offers Grand Rounds Presentation

The next session of CTSI Grand Rounds will feature a panel presentation by Peter Britton, Lisham Ashrafioun, and Kathleen Raman from noon to 1 p.m. today in Auditorium K-207 (2-6408), Medical Center. The panel will present “Young Investigators’ Perspectives of VA Career Development Awards and Other VA Funding Mechanisms” and discuss the basics of VA research. Lunch is provided; please bring your own beverage.

Pancreatic Cancer Association Hosts 'Turn Purple' Day

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and on Tuesday, November 1, the Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western New York will host an informational table in the Strong Memorial Hospital lobby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives will have material available about pancreatic cancer and the group’s upcoming fundraiser, Step It Up! 5K Walk and Family Fun Day, which benefits Wilmot Cancer Institute. Learn more at

Eastman Chamber Jazz Spotlights Music of Boyd Raeburn 

The music played by Boyd Raeburn and his band in the 1940s, drawn from the bandleader’s original charts and scores found in storage, will be featured in an Eastman School of Music Chamber Jazz concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, in Kilbourn Hall. Read more...

Lecture on Health in the Seneca Nation

Shaela Maybee, grant coordinator for the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Grant, will present "Overcoming Health Disparities in the Seneca Nation" from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, November 18, in the Fiaretti Room (1W-501) in Helen Wood Hall. The grant program offers a coordinated and holistic approach to chronic disease prevention and health promotion. The program addresses the unique needs of Indian Country and seeks to reestablish a culture of health by building communities and environments that empower people to take charge of their health. To register for the workshop, contact Grace Fuller.
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