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In Today's Issue

  • Opera Competition Spotlights Rising Vocal Stars
  • Doctor of Nursing Program Receives Accreditation
  • Simon School Offers Scholarship Competition
  • A New Look Online for the Memorial Art Gallery
  • Gilbert B. Forbes Visiting Scholar Lecture
  • Tim O'Brien Will Discuss His Novel
  • Go Green: Rechargeable Batteries
  • Reminder: Be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Dangers
  • Concert Benefits Neighborhood Center

News and Announcements

Opera Competition Spotlights Rising Vocal Stars
Nine Eastman School voice and opera students will compete in the finals of the Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, in Kilbourn Hall.

Doctor of Nursing Program Receives Accreditation
The School of Nursing has received five-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its three-year-old Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Simon School Offers Scholarship Competition
The Simon School is offering full- and partial-tuition scholarships for its Executive MBA program during an Online Business Simulation scholarship competition beginning on Nov. 22.

A New Look Online for the Memorial Art Gallery
A redesign of the Memorial Art Gallery Web site was launched yesterday. The new site features an updated store, an online membership form, and a searchable database of 50 centuries of world art.

Gilbert B. Forbes Visiting Scholar Lecture
The Department of Pediatrics welcomes Charles Homer, president and chief executive officer of the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality, as the fall 2010 Gilbert B. Forbes Visiting Scholar. Homer’s lecture will be on Thursday, Nov. 4, at noon in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center. He will discuss “QI and Research–Complementary Ways of Knowing.”

Tim O'Brien Will Discuss His Novel
Writer Tim O’Brien will read from his novel, The Things We Carried, and answer questions from the audience in the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus. The free event, which starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, is cosponsored by the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering and Writers & Books. O’Brien’s visit is part of this year’s Big Read program, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Go Green: Rechargeable Batteries

Student Spirit
While rechargeable batteries require more of an initial investment, for most uses they will pay for themselves within a short period of time. Read more and increase your rechargeable batteries IQ.

Reminder: Be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Dangers
With the heating season starting, the Occupational Safety/Industrial Hygiene Unit of the University’s Environmental Health and Safety department reminds faculty and staff of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning can happen within a matter of minutes and is responsible for more deaths than any other single poison.


Concert Benefits Neighborhood Center
The Rochester Medical Orchestra presents a Concert for St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, in Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. The concert will feature David Ying, cellist from the Ying Quartet. Admission is free, but monetary donations to St. Joseph's are encouraged. Donations of travel-size personal care items, new or gently used children's books, and ballpoint pens also are welcome.

Nov. 3, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 52°
Showers, High 49°
Today's Event Highlight
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s
Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Nov. 2)
URMC to Head FDA Initiative Studying Pain Medications
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has selected the Medical Center to lead a new initiative to accelerate the identification of improved pain treatments. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 2)
High Court to Hear Patent Case
Justices agree to review an appeals court ruling that universities and the Obama administration argue would upend the system for determining ownership of U.S.-funded inventions. Read more...

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