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In Today's Issue

  • Flu Clinic Aims to Inoculate 5,000 People Today
  • Intercultural Center Named in Honor of Paul Burgett
  • Grant Supports Humanities Corridor Endowment
  • Researchers Receive $6.1M to Measure Lung Development
  • Scare Fair at Rush Rhees Library This Friday
  • Digital Media Studies Hosts 'Scan Fair'
  • East High Students Present Science Projects
  • Simon School Programs Outlined in Open House
  • UR Tech Store Holds One-Day Sale on Apple Products

News and Announcements

Flu Clinic Aims to Inoculate 5,000 People Today
Staff from University Health Service plan to vaccinate 5,000 students, faculty, and staff against this year’s flu virus in a daylong clinic at the Goergen Athletic Center today. The clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. also serves as a test of emergency preparedness in response to an urgent public health concern. All River Campus-based faculty, staff, and students are asked to consider participating if they wish to receive a flu shot this year. Read more...

Intercultural Center Named in Honor of Paul Burgett
The Intercultural Center has been named in honor of Paul Burgett ’68E, ’76E (PhD), vice president, senior advisor to the president, and University dean. The Board of Trustees approved the recognition to honor Burgett's 50 years of service as a student, faculty member, and administrator. Read more...

Grant Supports Humanities Corridor Endowment
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has committed a matching grant of $500,000 to the University, which will establish an endowment for the University's continued partnership in the Central New York Humanities Corridor. Read more...

Researchers Receive $6.1M to Measure Lung Development
Researchers at the Medical Center have launched a five-year effort to develop a comprehensive map that measures lung development from birth through childhood. The project includes researchers from several other institutions and is supported by more than $20 million from the National Institutes of Health, $6.1 million of which was awarded to the Medical Center. Read more...

Scare Fair at Rush Rhees Library Is Friday
The theme of this year's annual Halloween celebration is Dante's Inferno. Visit Rush Rhees Library from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, for a costume contest, the Stack Stalk, entertainment, treats, and more. Read more...

Digital Media Studies Hosts 'Scan Fair'
Digital Media Studies will host a Halloween costume contest and Scan Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in Rettner Hall. Wear your costumes and get yourself scanned; bring a flash drive to save your scan. Three winners will receive a 3-D printed figure of themselves.

East High Students Present Science Projects
Five teams of East middle and high school students will share their science investigations as part of Warner School's Collaborative Conversations with STARS (Students Tackling Authentic & Relevant Science) from 3 to 5 p.m. today at East High School. Read more...

Simon School Programs Outlined in Open House
The Simon School invites visitors to an informational open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the rotunda in Schlegel Hall. Faculty, admissions staff, and students will be present to answer questions about the school's graduate programs. Read more and register online.

UR Tech Store Holds One-Day Sale on Apple Products
The UR Tech Store is holding a sale on Friday, Oct. 31 for Apple laptops and tablets as well as discounts of up to $75 on on MacBooks and up to $20 on iPads and iPad Minis. The offer is valid for in-store products and personal purchases only and exclusions apply; see stores, in Rush Rhees Library and the Medical Center, for details.




Oct. 30, 2014
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 49°
Tomorrow:
Showers, High 50°


Today's Event Highlight
Ferrarri Humanities Symposium: Keynote Lecture
4 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room
Stephen Greenblatt, Colgan University Professor of the Humanitities at Harvard University

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Oct. 28)
Former URMC CEO Evarts Pledges $1M for Orthopaedics Department
Retired Medical Center CEO McCollister Evarts has pledged $1 million to establish an endowed professorship in the University’s orthopaedics department, a position to be held by John Gorczyca, director of the orthopaedic residency program.

New York Observer (Oct. 27)
Northern Exposure: The Give and Take Between Upstate and Downstate
In a story on the political and economic differences between regions of New York, one analysts notes ["Rochester] is doing pretty good, actually. Why? Education, with successful schools like the University of Rochester spurring the growth of more technology firms that in turn bolster the local economy almost as well as Kodak did."


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