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@Rochester — Jan. 16, 2008


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In Today's Issue

  • Special Message: Seligman Reports Good News on His Health
  • Tokyo String Quartet Performs at Eastman on Jan. 27
  • YEA! Students Make Pitch to Investors Today
  • M.S. in Medical Management at Simon—Learn More
  • Volleyball and Soccer Leagues Open
  • Register for Coping with Work and Family Stress Series
  • Event Highlight: Pedestrian Photographs Lecture
  • Rochester in the News: John Werren’s Work Noted; Physician Mindfulness Program Profiled
  • In Higher Ed: NCAA Debates Breaking Up Division III

Special Message: ‘Healthy New Year’

President Seligman Reports Good News on His Health
“When I announced that I had cancer, I promised you an update when the treatments were completed. I am happy to report that I am beginning this year with some very good news. On December 21st I completed my 28th and final radiation session. In the opinion of Richard Fisher, who is treating me and is the director of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, I am in complete remission with no evidence of cancer at this time.”  Read more... 

News and Announcements

Tokyo String Quartet Performs at Eastman on Jan. 27
The Tokyo String Quartet will present an all-Beethoven program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall as part of the annual Eastman-Ranlet Series of string quartet performances.  Read more... 

Teens Make Pitch to Investors Today
Twenty-seven students, ages 11 to 19, from the University’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) will pitch their business plans to prominent local companies PAETEC Communications, QED Technologies, and Time Warner Cable to obtain startup funding during the fourth annual YEA! Investor Panel event, beginning at 5:30 p.m. today in the Interfaith Chapel.   Read more... 

M.S. in Medical Management at Simon—Learn More
The Simon School’s degree program in medical management helps physicians, hospital administrators, and medical professionals understand business issues in health care and learn practical management skills. Find out more about the program from noon to 1 p.m. on Jan. 22 by joining admissions staff for lunch at the Medical Center. RSVP by Jan. 18 to Julie Sadwick at julie.sadwick@simon.rochester.edu or 275-8176.  Read more... 

Volleyball and Soccer Leagues Open
Registration for intramural indoor volleyball and soccer leagues at the Medical Center is open through Jan. 30. Volleyball is played on Monday or Wednesday (your choice) and soccer is played on Tuesday. Games are held in the evening at the Medical Center’s Fitness & Wellness Center (membership not required). Learn more online.

Register for Coping with Work and Family Stress Series
A new seven-week session of the Coping with Work and Family Stress series, offered by Well-U in partnership with Strong EAP, will begin on Friday, Jan. 18, with sessions held from noon to 1 p.m. on Fridays in Room 2-7539 of the Medical Center. Registration information is available online or by calling 273-5240.

Events

Thursday, Jan. 17
Pedestrian Photographs Lecture: Creative Workshop director Larry Merrill gives an illustrated talk on an exhibition of his work and accompanying book. Memorial Art Gallery, 7 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Discover Magazine (Jan. 14)
“Parasite Invades Its Host’s DNA”
The story highlights work led by John Werren, professor of biology, indicating that the genes of an insect parasite can become part of the host’s genome, a process known as ‘lateral gene transfer’ that seems to occur more often than previously understood.    Read more...

Internist (Jan. 2008)
“Physicians Practice Putting Mind Over Matter”
A story in the magazine of the American College of Physicians profiles a program directed by Michael Krasner, assistant professor of medicine at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, to help physicians bring the concept of “mindfulness” to their work with patients. “It’s about opening our eyes to what’s really going on so that we will have a very honest relationship, share our feelings and maybe, with acceptance as a starting point, change everything,” Krasner says.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 15)
“Growing Pains”
“College presidents, athletics directors, and concerned conference delegates peppered an NCAA membership working group panel with questions about a proposal that would allow current Division III members to opt into a new fourth division.”  Read more...

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