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In Today's Issue

  • Live Webcast: White House Ceremony Honors Esther Conwell
  • Eastman School Welcomes Renowned Composer
  • Event Marks Native American Culture Day
  • Go Green: Recycling Medical Supplies
  • Eastman School Class Invitation
  • Symposium Highlights Research with Supercomputing
  • Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success Event
  • Postdoctoral Group Hosts Social Event

News and Announcements

Live from the White House:
Esther Conwell Receives National Medal of Science

A ceremony to honor Professor of Chemistry Esther Conwell with a National Medal of Science is scheduled to be streamed live from the White House at 5:20 p.m. today. Conwell, who also holds an appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is the first Rochester faculty member selected to receive the medal.

Eastman School Welcomes Renowned Composer
Oliver Knussen, one of the most respected composer-conductors in the world today, will be in residence at the Eastman School in December.

Event Marks Native American Culture Day
The Student National Medical Association invites the University community to celebrate Native American Culture Day today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. The event will include an Iroquois dance group, a display of cultural items, literature, history, and information about the Indian Health Service. Native American artists will also display their work.

Go Green: Recycling Medical Supplies

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Thanks to a partnership between the Medical Center and InterVol, a local nonprofit organization, unused medical supplies can be redistributed to countries and people in need.

Eastman School Class Invitation
Students are invited to attend the class Career Skills for the 21st Century on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Miller Center, Room 320. Instructor Jim Doser, music department chair for the Penfield Central School District, will discuss “Entrepreneurial Thinking.” The event is part of the University’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Symposium Highlights Research with Supercomputing
Carlos Sosa, an IBM Academy of Technology visiting member, will present a series of lectures at the next Center for Research Computing symposium on Friday, Nov. 19. Sosa will give an overview of IBM's efforts in high-performance computing and a summary of some applications of computing to research in the life sciences at a special lecture, "HPC: Challenges and Opportunities for Chemical and Life Sciences" from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. A presentation on IBM's Blue Gene supercomputing platform will follow from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Goergen 108.

Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success Event
The Center for Entrepreneurship is a sponsor of the second annual Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success event starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Monroe Community College. The forum features opportunities to learn from and network with successful local entrepreneurs. A Resources Expo will allow participants to tap into the many people and organizations throughout the region to help start and grow a business. Walk-ins are welcome. Go to the registration table at MCC’s R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center. A registration fee of $15 for the general public or $10 for students is required (includes a box lunch). This event is part of the University’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week

Postdoctoral Group Hosts Social Event
The Medical Center's Postdoctoral Association is hosting a social event for postdocs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today in the Forbes Lounge (overlooking Flaum Atrium) at the Medical Center. Pizza and desserts will be served.

Nov. 17, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 49°
PM Showers, High 47°
Today's Event Highlight
Gandhi Institute Workshop: Being the Change
5:30 p.m., Interfaith Chapel, River Campus.

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Nov. 12)
Rare WNY Map Collection
A rare collection of western New York maps are on display at the University. Watch the video...

In Higher Education
New York Times (Nov. 15)
More Professors Give Out Hand-Held Devices to Monitor Students and Engage Them
More than half a million college students now use wireless devices to register class attendance and take quizzes. Read more...

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