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In Today's Issue

  • Grant to Improve Diversity in Scientific Workforce
  • Health Care Open Enrollment Begins Today
  • Flag Lowered in Memory of Lionel McKenzie
  • Ensemble Presents Program of 16th,17th Century Music
  • Want More Medical Center News?
  • E-Waste Disposal Event is Tomorrow
  • Annual Viennese Ball Celebrates Old Vienna
  • Children’s Hospital’s Masquerade Gala is Saturday
  • Dance Program Features Faculty, Students

News and Announcements

Grant to Improve Diversity in Scientific Workforce
The National Institutes of Health is awarding the University and regional partners approximately $2 million to help improve diversity in the scientific workforce. The University is one of six grant recipients.

Health Care Open Enrollment Begins Today
University employees will see changes in health care plans this year resulting from federal health care reform legislation approved last March and the University’s continuing efforts to control rising costs. Open enrollment starts today and runs through Monday, Nov. 29. The Benefits Office has mailed packets to employees' homes and a special issue of Currents also details the changes. Additional copies of Currents will be available in the Medical Center's Public Relations and Communications office, 1-5219, 275-3676; and in the University Communications office, 147 Wallis Hall, 275-4118.

Flag Lowered in Memory of Lionel McKenzie
Lionel McKenzie, Wilson Professor Emeritus of Economics and one of the chief architects of modern general equilibrium theory, died Oct. 12 at age 91. McKenzie's theories and mathematical proofs have provided economists for the past half-century with a way to understand and predict how changes in one area of the economy, such as raising or lowering taxes, will affect other areas of the economy. The University flag is lowered today in McKenzie's honor.

Ensemble Presents Program of 16th, 17th Century Music
One of Europe's leading early music groups, the Weser-Renaissance ensemble, will open the Eastman School's Kilbourn Concert Series on Saturday, Nov. 13, in St. Michael's Church. Presented in collaboration with the Eastman-Rochester Organ Initiative 2010 Festival, the program will be devoted to the instrumental and vocal music of Heinrich Schutz.

Want More Medical Center News?
Do you want to know about free flu shot clinics, hospital fundraisers, shuttle schedule changes, and when Medical Center experts make national headlines? If you’re not already receiving URMC This Week—a Wednesday morning e-newsletter full of Medical Center news—you can sign up at Do you have helpful news to share with the Medical Center community? You can send your tips and submissions to the same address. Medical Center news also is available online everyday at

E-Waste Disposal Event is Tomorrow
The University and electronics recycler Sunnking are hosting an e-waste disposal event from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, in Park Lot. University employees can bring anything from old laptops to broken digital cameras, keyboards, stereos, PDAs, and speakers. Storage devices in the electronics will be destroyed and metals will be recycled. TVs will not be accepted.

Annual Viennese Ball Celebrates Old Vienna
Dust off those dancing shoes and get ready for UR Ballroom's 25th annual Viennese Ball, celebrating the music and dance of old Vienna. The event, which starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, in Wilson Commons, features a live orchestra, professional demonstrations, and new this year, Swing dance featuring the Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are on sale at the Common Market, $15 for students, $20 for community members. UR Ballroom will host a complimentary waltz lesson from 7-8 p.m.

Children’s Hospital’s Masquerade Gala is Saturday
Golisano Children’s Hospital’s 23rd annual gala, a black-tie, masquerade-themed event, will feature a silent auction, food, drinks, and live entertainment. The gala begins with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Dance Program Features Faculty, Students
Several Rochester faculty members, students, and alumni will perform in "Your Stories/Our Stories" with Biodance at Geva Theatre Center's Nextstage on Thursday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $20 or $15 for students with ID. Call 232-GEVA for tickets and more information.

Oct. 28, 2010

Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 53°
AM Showers, High 48°
Today's Event Highlight
Halloween Events
Here are a few holiday "haunts" you may want to check out:

Thursday: Oct. 28:

Haunted Lab Tours, 7 to 9 p.m., Sibley Music Library, Eastman School.

Friday, Oct. 29:
Scare Fair: Masque at Mount Hope, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Rush Rhees Library, River Campus.
ASME Pumpkin Launch, 3-5 p.m., Dandelion Square, River Campus.
Brass Choir "Spooktacular": Metalworks, 8 p.m., Strong Upper Auditorium, River Campus.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Oct. 27)
University of Rochester, Hobart and William Smith colleges get 'greener'
The Green Report Card gave the University an A- and Hobart and William Smith Colleges a B+ — big improvements over the previous year, when UR received a C+, and Hobart and William Smith, a B-.  Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 27)
'U.S. Hits Hard on Bullying'
In wake of incidents at Rutgers and elsewhere, the Education Department stakes out an expansive view of anti-discrimination laws. Read more...

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Field Hockey
Oct. 29: 4 p.m., SUNY Morrisville.
Oct. 30: 2 p.m., SUNY Brockport.

Oct. 29: 6 p.m., NYU, Case.
Oct. 30: 10 a.m., NYU, Case.

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