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In Today's Issue

  • Festival Week Marks Opening of New Eastman Wing
  • Medical Center Physician Chosen for National Board
  • Planning, Project Management Roles Restructured
  • Go Green: E-Waste Recycling Event a Success
  • Pfizer Visiting Professor to Give Lectures
  • Faculty Workshops on 'Micromessaging'
  • Music Department Concerts Planned This Week

News and Announcements

Festival Week Marks Opening of New Eastman Wing
Showcasing the talents of Eastman School students and faculty, a grand opening dedication concert and a chamber music marathon—both free and open to the public—will highlight the Festival Week events opening the school’s new Eastman East Wing.

Medical Center Physician Chosen for National Board
Javeed Sukhera, a fellow in psychiatry at the Medical Center, has been named to the board of directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Planning, Project Management Roles Restructured
The offices of Planning and Project Management have been reorganized to streamline planning, design, and construction management efforts for all University campuses. The renamed Campus Planning, Design and Construction Management Office more accurately reflects the scope of its activities. Jose Fernandez, who joined the University in August, is the group’s executive director. The new campus address is Box 270347. Office locations and telephone numbers remain the same.

Go Green: E-Waste Recycling Event a Success
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The University's 3rd annual Household E-waste Roundup, which took place Oct. 29 in Park Lot, collected 34,851 pounds of electronics—9,000 more than last year.

Pfizer Visiting Professor to Give Lectures
Pfizer Visiting Professor Helen Hobbs, director of the McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will give the Pfizer Distinguished Professorship Lecture from 9–10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424) in the Medical Center. She will discuss "Genetics and Fast Foods: East, Drink, and Be Wary." A student and postdoctoral fellow poster session and reception in the Flaum Atrium starts at 4 p.m., prior to Hobbs' next lecture, "Lessons Learned from a Late Bloomer," from 5–6 p.m. in the Class of '62 Auditorium. She will discuss issues involved in developing a career in biomedical research.

Faculty Workshops on 'Micromessaging'
There is limited space left for the Dec. 3 workshop “Micromessaging,” hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity. The morning session (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will focus on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community and the afternoon session (2 to 4 p.m.) will focus on religious diversity. The morning speaker will be Scott Fearing, program director of the Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley, The afternoon speaker will be Imam Shafiq, executive director of the Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue. Each session will be facilitated by Warner School faculty members. Attend both sessions or choose one or the other. If you have questions, call 273-5664 or you can register and learn more here.

Music Department Concerts Planned This Week
The Men's Glee Club and Gospel Choir kick off a series of concerts this week from the College Music Department with a performance tonight at 8 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel. The Wind Symphony will give a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, in Strong Auditorium. A performance by the Symphony Orchestra follows at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, in Strong Auditorium. Several concerts are also planned for next week. See the full schedule.

Dec. 1, 2010
Mixed Snow/Rain

Today's Forecast:
Rain/Snow, High 44°
Snow Showers, High °36
Today's Event Highlight
Work-In-Progress Series: Ethiopian Serfdom
12:30 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
ABC News (Nov. 29)
More U.S. Teens Getting Dangerous Prescriptions: Study
In 2007, one of out every nine teens and one out of six young adults in their 20s received prescriptions for medication such as pain killers, sedatives, and stimulants that could potentially be abused, a study, led by Robert Fortuna, an assistant professor of pediatrics and internal medicine, warned. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 29)
Should Profs Leave Unruly Classes?
Professors routinely complain about students who spend class time on Facebook or texting their friends or otherwise making it clear that their attention is elsewhere. But is it acceptable for a faculty member to deal with these disruptions by walking out of class? Read more...

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