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In Today's Issue

  • Alternative Energy for the Developing World
  • Dale Phelps Awarded Landmark Award
  • Parking Reminder: Meliora Weekend
  • Concert Immerses Listeners in Sound, Special Lighting
  • 2010 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards
  • Symposium Focuses on Biomarkers, Biorepositories
  • Run for Hospice Marks 15th Year
  • T. Rowe Price Hot Spot

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Alternative Energy for the Developing World
Each year, engineering students at the Hajim School travel to Africa and elsewhere around the globe looking for ways to bring energy to regions that don't have reliable power.

Dale Phelps Awarded Landmark Award
Dale Phelps, a professor of Pediatrics at Golisano Children’s Hospital, received the Landmark Award Saturday at the annual American Academy of Pediatrics meeting in San Francisco. She was honored for her pioneering work collaborating with the ophthalmology investigators in treating retinopathy of prematurity, a common eyesight problem in babies born early.

Parking Reminder: Meliora Weekend
Meliora Weekend events being held Thursday, Oct. 14, and Friday, Oct. 15, will impact River Campus parking. Overflow parking will be available at the Laser Lab and Whipple Park lots. Shuttle service is available from those lots on Thursday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. If special accommodations are needed, contact the parking office at 275-7433.

Concert Immerses Listeners in Sound, Special Lighting
The Eastman School will present a “prism-style” concert titled The Gift of Music: The Rhythm of Life on Friday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Tickets are free with a University ID ($10 to the general public) and can be obtained in advance at the RPO box office. Eastman’s Wind Ensemble, Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, Opera, Percussion Ensemble, student and faculty soloists, and the University of Rochester YellowJackets will perform in different locations around the hall, surrounding the audience with non-stop music in a spectrum of musical styles.

2010 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards
Nominations are currently being accepted for 2010 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards. Four awards are presented annually to women from the University community who have distinguished themselves through their achievements, service, and contributions to the common good. To nominate a student or for more information, visit The deadline for nominations is Friday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m.

Symposium Focuses on Biomarkers, Biorepositories
A two-day meeting on the theme of biomarkers, biorepositories, and translational research will be held at the Medical Center Oct. 28-29. The Biomarkers and Biorepositories in Translational Research Symposium is part of an annual series organized by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Office of Research Alliances. It will feature external speakers from the National Cancer Institute, Roche, Merck, The Foundation for the NIH, and the University of Vermont. The meeting is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Run for Hospice Marks 15th Year
The Run for Hospice, slated for Saturday, Oct.16, at Grace & Truth Sports Park in Greece, marks its 15th anniversary this year. The event, which includes several levels of competition for runners and walkers, supports Visiting Nurse Hospice.  Learn more and register at

T. Rowe Price Hot Spot
T. Rowe Price, one of the investment providers under the University’s retirement program, will be setting up a "Hot Spot" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the House of Six Nations cafeteria in the Medical Center. A specialist will be available to answer questions regarding T. Rowe Price accounts under the program. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle and win a prize. For more information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.

Oct. 13, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 60°
Showers, High 56°
Today's Event Highlight
World Music Series: The Singing Slide—Chitravina N Ravikiran
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Oct. 12)
'URMC Gets $10.5M Grant for Clinical Trial'
University of Rochester Medical Center has received a $10.5 million grant to initiate a nationwide clinical trial for a potential treatment of irregular heart rhythms. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 10)
'Will Technology Kill the Academic Calendar?'
Open-format courses are part of a controversial approach to online education¬≠—one that is gaining traction at some colleges. Supporters see the self-paced model as a means to serve more students, since no one is turned away because of a full section, missed deadline, or canceled class. Others criticize go-it-alone learning as a second-rate system that leaves students in greater danger of dropping out. Read more...

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