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@Rochester — Oct. 26, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Evening Rain, High 62°
Tomorrow: Windy, High 65°

In Today's Issue

  • New Center to Lead International Muscular Dystrophy Research Effort
  • Grant to Improve Online Access to Library Collections
  • Daylight Saving Time Ends Nov. 4
  • Panel Discussion on Diversity
  • Eastman Professor Wins Fifth ASCAP Deems Taylor Award
  • Help Kids By Watching Football
  • Plutzik Series Reading by Author Tom Sleigh
  • Event Highlight: Peace Concert
  • Rochester in the News: Podcast Features University Librarians, Emma Robertson Blackmore on the Link between Depression and Job Stress
  • In Higher Ed: 'Inside Greek U.'

News and Announcements

New Center to Lead International Muscular Dystrophy Research Effort
The Medical Center has received a $7.1 million gift from New York developer and philanthropist Richard T. Fields to establish a muscular dystrophy research and clinical center of excellence. The gift is the largest private donation for a specific disease program in the Medical Center's history.   Read more...

Grant to Improve Online Access to University Library Collections
A $749,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help River Campus Libraries build and deploy the eXtensible Catalog, a set of open-source software applications libraries can use to share their collections.    Read more...

Daylight Saving Time Ends Nov. 4
This is a reminder that Daylight Saving Time is ending on Nov. 4, a week later than previous years due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Time processing functions in computers and applications should not be affected due to steps taken back in May. However, if you notice changes in your timestamps prior to Nov. 4, or if you do not see your time adjust for DST on Monday, Nov. 5, contact your IT support person.   

Panel Discussion on Diversity
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a panel discussion on diversity on Oct. 31 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Medical Center.    Read more...

Eastman Professor Ralph Locke Wins Fifth ASCAP Deems Taylor Award
For the fifth time since 1992, Eastman Professor of Musicology Ralph Locke has won an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music writing.   Read more...

Help Kids By Watching Football
Special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be on hand at Fauver Stadium on Saturday during the Rochester-Susquehanna football game to provide information on the National Child Identification Program.    Read more...

Plutzik Series Author Tom Sleigh Gives Reading
Award-winning poet and author Tom Sleigh will give a reading on Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in Rush Rhees Library as part of the continuing Plutzik Series.    Read more...


Saturday, Oct. 27
Peace Concert: A concert to benefit the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, featuring Eastman musicians Barry Snyder, piano, and Steve Doane, cello. Strong Auditorium. 7 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education
"Are Computers in Libraries on the Wane?"
A recent Podcast featuring University librarians Judi Briden, Katie Clark, and Ann Marshall is highlighted in today's "Wired Campus" section. The librarians discuss what they discovered after conducting a study of students' research habits.    Read more...

USA Today (October 24)
"Is Your Office Making You Sick?"
Emma Robertson Blackmore, assistant professor of psychiatry and coauthor of a recent study on the relationship between work stress and depression, says that employees do not always make the link between their symptoms and their job. Blackmore recommends that stressed and depressed employees take advantage of telephone or Web-based counseling as well as diagnostic screening tools.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. . 25)
"Inside Greek U."
"Ever wonder what goes on behind closed doors on Greek row? A communications professor provides such a look in Inside Greek U.: Fraternities, Sororities, and the Pursuit of Pleasure, Power and Prestige, just published by the University of Kentucky Press."   Read more...

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