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In Today's Issue

  • Domestic Violence Conference Planned
  • African-American Network Hosting General Meeting
  • Science Cafe Series Features Rochester Professor
  • 'Bringing Ghanaian Music to Your Classroom'
  • Performance Shows Humor Can Be the Best Medicine

News and Announcements

Domestic Violence Conference Planned
A free conference on lessons learned from domestic violence research and the implications for victims will be held Oct. 21-22 at the Medical Center. The conference—Bridging Research to Practice—will focus on establishing and strengthening collaborations between researchers, clinicians, and community agencies.

African-American Network Hosting General Meetings
The executive board of the African American Network, an affinity group at the University, will host two general membership meeting sessions on Thursday, Sept. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in 2-7454, Medical Center (take the yellow elevators to the second floor); and Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Boulder Coffee House, 955 Genesee St. RSVP to and note which session you will attend. The meeting is open to the University, its affiliates, faculty, staff, students, and volunteers who would like to learn more about the group and its agenda.

Science Cafe Series Features Rochester Professor
David Goldfarb, a professor of biology, biochemistry and biophysics, biomedical genetics, and oncology, gives a talk on "The Science and Folly of Lifespan Extending Drugs" tonight at 7 p.m. in the Barnes and Noble Community Room, 3349 Monroe Ave., Pittsford. The talk is part of the Science Cafe series, events involving face-to-face conversations with leading scientists about current topics. 

'Bringing Ghanaian Music to Your Classroom'
Eastman graduate student Julie Beauregard will present the first in a two-part series entitled "Bringing Ghanaian Music To Your Classroom" on Thursday, Sept. 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in OSL101, Eastman School. Beauregard conducted research last summer in Ghana, West Africa, where she studied xylophone, drumming, dancing, and examined the teaching methods of her instructors.  All students and faculty are welcome at the workshop, which is sponsored by MENC Chapter 50 at Eastman.

Performance Shows Humor Can Be the Best Medicine
Local comedienne Phyl Contestable performs as “Reverend Mother” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, to support the Wilmot Cancer Center. The performance will be at the Alumni and Advancement Center Auditorium, 300 East River Road.

Sept. 28, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 71°
Partly Cloudy, High 67°
Today's Event Highlight
Employee Benefits Expo
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Sept. 26)
'Navigating the Home Health Care System'
VNS, which did 197,000 home health aide visits in 2009, is controlled by the University of Rochester, which also owns Strong and Highland hospitals. Read more...

Daily Record (Sept. 22)
'Coalition Gets the Lead Out'
The Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning, which includes the University as one of its partners, was honored last week for its work to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Monroe County over the past 10 years. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 26)
'Thinking Outside the Bottle'
More and more colleges are banning or limiting the sale of bottled water, and installing reusable-bottle filling stations—all of which is more difficult than you might think. Read more...

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