Friday's Forecast: Rain, High: 47°
Tomorrow: Showers, High: 53°
- CEIS Awarded
- Medical Center
- Flex Spending
- Women's Mental
- Eastman Opera
Kopelman Quartet, Flu Shot Clinic, Chemistry Seminar
- In the Headlines:
Myers on Fish Consumption, Treanor on Bird Flu Vaccine, Davidson on
Receives $2 Million from State to Dramatically Grow Local Biomedical
The University's Center for Electronic Imaging Systems has received
$2 million from the state of New York to strengthen research, development,
and commercialization of biomedical electronic imaging systems—such
as 3-D medical scanners and optical sensors that can detect bacteria
in minutes. (See related story in the Democrat
Medical Center Parking
Lot 1 and Lot 1 Reserved will be closed October 21 to 22 for sealing
and restriping. Visitor lots can be used for alternate parking, including
MRB, Lot 3, and the parking garage on levels 4, 5, and 6. Also Lot 1
is scheduled for conversion to 3-deep parking on October 23, weather
permitting. Lockbox parkers (row 1) can pick up their lockbox at the
Medical Center Parking Office and should bring their duplicate key.
For more information, contact Patricia Hudson at x5-1533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spending Off-Campus Is More Flexible, Takes on New Name
With the swipe of a card, students, faculty, and staff will be able
to shop and dine off campus this fall. URos, the renamed flexible spending
account that is pronounced like the European currency Euros, will launch
in November at six businesses throughout Rochester.
on Mental Health of Girls and Women Set for Oct. 27
Menopause, bereavement, and mental health in children and adolescents
are among the topics of a conference on Friday, October 27, sponsored
by the Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Strong Behavioral Women’s
Health, and the Psychotherapy Institute.
Opera Theatre Presents Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera
Eastman Opera Theatre begins its 2006-2007 season on Thursday, November
2, with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's romantic comedy La finta giardiniera
(The Disguised Garden Girl).
The Eastman-Ranlet Series continues with the Kopelman Quartet at 3 p.m.
in Kilbourn Hall. Tickets required; discount to University ID holders.
A flu shot clinic for University employees and their spouses is scheduled
for 1 to 4 p.m. at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Employees must
bring a health insurance card and University ID.
The Department of Chemistry hosts an inorganic seminar with Martin Kirk
of the University of New Mexico in Hutchison Hall 473 at 4 p.m.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
Outweigh Risks, So Eat More Fish
"The controversy has been pretty one-sided, dominated by those
who feel low levels of mercury impair cognitive development," says
Gary Myers, professor of pediatric neurology, about two recent reports
that indicate fish consumption provides many health benefits. "Now,
we seem to be looking a little more at the more general issues of nutrition
CBS News (October
Pandemic Vaccine Protects Against Different H5N1 Bird Flu Strains
"We don't know enough right now to make any blanket statements
about cross protection," says John Treanor, professor of medicine,
microbiology, and immunology, about claims that a bird flu vaccine being
tested can protect against multiple strains of the virus. (Also reported
by the Los
Angeles Times, Washington
and many others.)
and Chronicle (October 19)
Set to Boost UR Diversity
"We had our hearts in the right place, but some of what we need
to do actually requires action rather than saying 'Gee, we really want
this to be a diverse faculty,'" says Lynne Davidson, deputy to
the president, about the Special Opportunities Fund and other recently
adopted measures designed to help attract diverse faculty candidates.
Davidson has been appointed vice provost for faculty development and
diversity effective January 1. (See the full
report from the Task Force on Faculty Diversity and Inclusiveness.)
Ed (October 19)
in the Quad’
"A Brown University report released Wednesday on the institution’s
ties to the slave trade stops short of recommending an apology, and
eschews the subject of personal monetary reparations. It focuses instead
on memorials and social justice efforts meant to acknowledge and make
amends for the past—and, perhaps more importantly, offer a paradigm
for other universities with spotty paths seeking to move forward."
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