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  • National Tech Leaders to Advise Institute for Data Science
  • Deborah Ossip to Lead International Society
  • University Hosts Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Roundtable on Campus Sexual Assault
  • Study: Teacher Candidates Not Clear on New Assessments
  • What Drives Humans to Explore the Unknown?
  • 'Using Population Surveillance to Improve Health'
  • Lecturer Offers Perspective on Female Circumcision
  • Cooking Demonstration Features Tuscan Veggie Pizza
  • Financial Health Bites Seminar Covers Tax Planning
  • Weight Loss Program Set for Laser Lab

News and Announcements

National Tech Leaders to Advise Institute for Data Science
The newly appointed External Advisory Committee for the Institute for Data Science will convene this week in Rochester for its first meeting. The team of experts in computer, information, and data science will participate in discussions and attend a series of presentations updating them on the institute’s research and education goals and plans. Read more...

Deborah Ossip to Lead International Society
Deborah Ossip, professor of public health sciences and of oncology, has been elected 2016 president of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Read more...

University Hosts Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Roundtable  on Campus Sexual Assault
On Monday, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the University to meet with students and officials from area colleges and universities, as well as survivors, advocates, and law enforcement to discuss ways to combat campus sexual violence and support victims. Read the news release on Gillibrand's proposed legislation.

Study: Teacher Candidates Not Clear on New Assessments
A study conducted by Warner School researchers indicates that teaching candidates in New York and Washington felt unprepared for the first year of the new edTPA performance assessment for teacher certification. Read more...

What Drives Humans to Explore the Unknown?
Exploration: A Very Short Introduction, a new book by Stewart Weaver, professor of history, chronicles journeys of discovery from the prehistoric trek of humans across the land bridge over the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago to the mid-20th century deep sea voyages of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Read more...

'Using Population Surveillance to Improve Health'
The next CTSI Seminar will feature a presentation by Ghinwa Dumyati, associate professor of medicine in the Infectious Disease Division, on "Using Population Surveillance to Improve Health." Dumyati's talk starts at noon today in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W304). Lunch is provided; bring your own beverage. CME credit is available.

Lecturer Offers Perspective on Female Circumcision
Sarah Rodriguez, lecturer in medical humanities at Northwestern University, will give two presentations on the medical reasons behind female circumcision in the United States and how the practice reflected cultural ideas about female sexuality. She will present during the Clinical Ethics Noon Conference on Wednesday, March 4, at noon in Auditorium K-207 (2-6408) at the Medical Center. She will also be a guest of the River Campus Libraries’ Neilly Lecture Series on Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library.

Cooking Demonstration Features Tuscan Veggie Pizza
Well-U will host a live cooking demonstration from noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Trustee Room in the Frederick Douglass Building on the River Campus. A healthy pasta dish with brussels sprouts and butternut squash will be prepared at your table. Enjoy a free meal, learn about nutrition and cooking, and receive the recipe to take home. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, on the Well-U enrollment page.

Financial Health Bites Seminar Covers Tax Planning
Learn about what factors affect your taxes and about tax-saving opportunities at the Financial Health Bites seminar on Tuesday, March 10. Conducted by a representative from Canandaigua National Bank and Trust, the session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. Guests and lunches are welcome. Registration is required.

Weight Loss Program Set for Laser Lab
The University’s Lifestyle Management Program, in partnership with Well-U, is offering its 22-week weight loss program for employees looking to improve their overall health. Sessions will be held at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, 250 E. River Road, Mondays at noon beginning March 16. For more information or to sign up, call the Healthy Living Center at 530-2050 or visit the Well-U enrollment site.

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (Feb. 25)
Rochester Music Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees
The Hall of Fame is in its fourth year, and every spring it recognizes a handful of musical greats with a Rochester connection. Among the inductees this year are American jazz double bassist Ron Carter ’59E and internationally acclaimed bass baritone William Warfield ’42E.

WXXI Connections (Feb. 28)
Higher Ed as an Economic Driver
"Higher education is becoming a major economic driver in many areas, including here in Rochester, where the University of Rochester is now the largest employer (remember when Kodak was?). So what does this mean for economic growth across the country? What roles do higher education institutions play in communities?"


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