Oct. 22, 2007
Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 76°
Tomorrow: Few Showers, High 66°
- Tim Mosmann Receives Prestigious International Award
- Arun Gandhi Discusses Nonviolence Course on R News Tomorrow
- Finance Training Sessions
- "Music on My Mind" Continues in October
- Orchestra Performs at Historic Opera House
- Final Open Enrollment Sessions for the Health Care Program
- Event Highlight: Screening of Our Brand Is Crisis (2005)
- Rochester in the News: Strong Hospital Is First in Upstate to Use New Heart Pump
- In Higher Ed: Government Urged to Ease Security Restrictions on University Research
Tim Mosmann Receives Prestigious International Award
Tim Mosmann, director of the David H. Smith Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology, has won the 2008 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for his contribution to the field of immunology.
Arun Gandhi Discusses Nonviolence Course on R News Tomorrow
Tomorrow, Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will speak to R News about the upcoming Always Better course, "Gandhian Nonviolence Today." The River Campus course will be held Nov. 5, 12, and 19. Check online or call 275-2344 for details and to register.
Finance Training Sessions
Learn how to read University ledgers, request for payment forms, and travel and conference forms during two free training sessions: Nov. 5 in the Medical Center 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. or Nov. 8 in Wilson Commons 9 to 11:30 a.m. Register online.
"Music on My Mind" Continues in October
The Music on My Mind concert series opens with an Oct. 24 performance by the University's Chamber Orchestra. A second concert, Oct. 31, features the Eastman Brass Ensemble. Both concerts begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center, are free to faculty and staff, and include complimentary wine and cheese.
Orchestra Performs at Historic Opera House
The University's Symphony Orchestra will perform at the historic Smith Opera House in Geneva, N.Y., at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Final Open Enrollment Sessions for the Health Care Program
Representatives from the Benefits Office, as well as Aetna and Excellus, will be available to answer questions on the 2008 Health Care Program Tuesday through Thursday of this week. Visit the Benefits Office Web site for times and locations. Reminder: An election regarding 2008 coverage must be made online or by telephone by Oct. 31.
Screening of Our Brand Is Crisis (2005):
Part of the Humanities Project. Room 321, Morey Hall. 7 p.m.
For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar
in the News
Newsday (Oct. 18)
"Rochester Hospital Is First in Upstate to Try New Heart Pump"
The story reports that Strong Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in Upstate New York to use a tiny, experimental heart pump called the Jarvik 2000 to manage advanced-stage heart failure. (Also reported by WCAX TV Vermont, WSTM TV Central NY, R News, WHEC TV NBC, WROC TV CBS, WXXI News, Democrat and Chronicle.)
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 19)
"Government Must Ease Security Restrictions on University Research, Says National Academies Panel"
Security restrictions imposed since 2001 have unnecessarily constrained university researchers, and those controls should be loosened in order to enhance the nation's economic and strategic competitiveness, according to a report issued by the National Research Council of the National Academies on Thursday.
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