Thursday's Forecast: Showers, High: 62°
Tomorrow: Morning Showers, High: 49°
- Disaster Drill
on Oct. 20
- Memorial Service
- Trauma Research
- Memorial Art Gallery
Warner School Info. Session, Theater Production, Eastman Wind Ensemble
- Sports Buzz:
- In the Headlines:
Mayer on the Housing Slump, O'Connell on Mammograms, Asbury and Others
on Helping Students Explore Rochester
Today's Post-Retirement Info. Session
Update: Disaster Drill Planned for October 20
The University will be testing its Emergency Preparedness Response Plans
on Friday, October 20, with a mass casualty incident that begins around
noon at the Interfaith Chapel. Approximately 50 people with various
degrees of simulated injuries will be involved. Traffic on Wilson Boulevard
between Hutchison Road and Library Road may be diverted. The drill is
designed to test the University's ability to notify and assemble the
Emergency Operation Center, develop relationships with both internal
resources and external first responders, and provide simulated training
experience for the River Campus Medical Emergency Response Team. For
more information, contact Chief Safety Officer Mark Cavanaugh at x5-8412.
Service Planned for Krystle Dixon '05
The University community is invited to attend a memorial service for
Krystle Dixon ’05, who died in an automobile accident this summer.
The service, titled “A Celebration of Her Life,” will be
held on Friday, October 20, at 2 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel. A reception
follows in the Interfaith Chapel Narthex.
Study Reveals Why Organs Fail Following Massive Trauma
A nationwide team of researchers, including doctors from the Medical
Center, investigating post-trauma immune system and organ failure has
discovered several new biochemical pathways that play a central role,
according to a study published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences.
Book Tours Memorial Art Gallery Collection
The University of Rochester Press has released Seeing America,
the first catalog of the Memorial Art Gallery's American collection.
The 336-page book is available in hardcover and paperback editions.
More details can be found online
or by e-mailing Anastatia Broikos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Warner School counseling and human development programs
at an information session at 5:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of
Rush Rhees Library.
The International Theatre Program's contemporary adaptation of The
Lower Depths opens at 8 p.m. tonight in Todd Theatre. Tickets can
be reserved online
or by calling the box office at x5-4088. Tickets also can be purchased
at the door one hour before the performance.
The Eastman Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mark Davis Scatterday, performs
at 8 p.m. in Eastman Theatre.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
View a complete
schedule at www.rochester.edu/athletics.
The Yellowjackets battle for a Liberty League playoff spot, playing
at Union on Friday and at Skidmore on Saturday.
and Women’s Swimming: The teams hit the water for the
first time this season when the Yellowjackets compete at RPI on Saturday.
Peter Thompson, former coach at Niagara University, makes his debut
as a Rochester head coach.
The Yellowjackets play at Liberty League rival WPI on Saturday at noon.
Hear it live over WYSL 1040AM or at www.wysl1040.com.
Rochester is 4-2 overall, 2-1 in the Liberty League.
in the News
Street Journal (October 18)
Could the Housing Slump Affect the Nation's Economy?
Alumnus Christopher Mayer '87, a Columbia University housing economist,
joins an online discussion about the housing market and how a slump
could affect economic growth.
Chronicle (October 18)
Decline in Mammogram Checkups
Avice O'Connell, division chief of women's imaging in the Department
of Imaging Sciences, encourages women 40 and over to get annual mammogram
screenings. "It really does save lives."
Chronicle (October 18)
Urges Students to Explore Rochester
Jody Asbury, dean of students; Bryan Rotach, program manager for the
Rochester Center for Community Leadership; and Lydia Broome Crews, assistant
director of Wilson Commons Student Activities, discuss ways the University
encourages students to get off campus and explore Rochester.
Times (October 18)
Say Video Games Can Reshape Education
"The Federation of American Scientists, which typically weighs
in on matters of nuclear weaponry and government secrecy, declared Tuesday
that video games can redefine education. Capping a year of study, the
group called for federal research into how the addictive pizzazz of
video games can be converted into serious learning tools for schools."
information session highlighted in Wednesday's "Events" section
was described incorrectly. The session, held today from noon to 1 p.m.
in ACF-B (2-1318) at the Medical Center, is a post-retirement workshop
for pre-retirees that includes an overview of the University benefit
plans available during retirement to eligible faculty and staff. See
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