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In Today's Issue

  • Institute for Innovative Transition Receives Grant
  • Summit Explores State of Native American Education
  • Progressive Care Unit Honored
  • Workshop: Environment's Impact on Nutrition, Obesity
  • School Supplies Sought for City Students
  • Biometric Screenings Offered Today

News and Announcements

Institute for Innovative Transition Receives Grant
The Golisano Foundation has awarded a three-year grant of $960,000 to the Institute for Innovative Transition at the University. The grant will allow the institute to continue to help students and young adults with developmental disabilities as they shift from school to the adult world.

Summit Explores State of Native American Education
Several dozen University faculty, staff, and students will meet with leaders of the Native American community today to discuss the needs of Native American students pursuing higher education. The summit, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is designed to educate the Rochester community about Native American heritage and culture, and how to best support students on campus.

Progressive Care Unit Honored
The progressive care nursing unit that serves patients of the Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation at the Medical Center is the first such unit in New York to be honored with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. It is one of four in the nation to receive the honor this year.

Workshop: Environment's Impact on Nutrition, Obesity
Leading researchers from around the country will present research on the environment in relation to food, nutrition, and obesity, at "Researching Women's Environmental Health: Food, Nutrition, and Obesity" on Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Class of '62 Auditorium at Medical Center. The workshop, part of Rochester Women's Health Week, starts at 9 a.m and includes presentations, lunch and networking, and group discussions. Register at 275-9182 or by e-mail at

School Supplies Sought for City Students
The University’s African-American Network is collecting supplies and backpacks for Rochester school children through Wednesday, Aug. 25. Donation boxes are located in the House of Six Nations cafeteria, Wilmot Cancer Center, Flaum Atrium, Miner Library, and the pediatrics administration area in the Medical Center; the Office of the Provost and Wilson Commons on the River Campus; Corporate Woods offices; University Advancement on River Road; the Eastman Institute for Oral Health; the Office of Human Resources at Brooks Landing; and the Memorial Art Gallery. For more information, contact

Biometric Screenings Offered Today
Free biometric screenings will be available by appointment for regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff today from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the School of Nursing’s Helen Wood Hall. Faculty and staff may receive one biometric screening per calendar year. Spouses and domestic partners enrolled in a University Health Care Plan are also eligible. Contact Christine Withers at to make an appointment.

August 17, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 83°
Partly Cloudy, High 79°
Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
MSN (Aug. 13)
"Experts Predict 'Normal' H1N1 Flu Season This Year"
"A conservative view would be that we will see a predominance of H1N1 [as opposed to other strains] this year, that the size of the outbreak will be a little smaller than last year, that the viruses will have some changes in it—some mutations—and that it will not be particularly worse than it was last year," said Edward Walsh, a professor of infectious diseases at the Medical Center. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Aug. 16)
"New NSF Social Science Agenda"
The agency calls for a broad rethinking of priorities over the next decade—both in areas to be studied and major infrastructure projects to support. Read more...

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