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@Rochester: Oct. 14, 2008

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Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 67 °

In Today's Issue

  • Medical School Dean and Leading Neurologist Elected to Elite Institute
  • River Campus Parking Notice: Meliora Weekend
  • Take JetBlue Tour, Enter Ticket Giveaway
  • Training Set for Finance Department
  • Imaging Sciences Receives ACR Accreditation
  • Pediatric Hospitalist Wins Research Award
  • Event Highlight: Things Every Couple Should Know
  • Rochester in the News: President Joel Seligman on the Economic Crisis
  • In Higher Education: Redefining the Gender Gap in College Enrollment

News and Announcements

Medical School Dean and Leading Neurologist Elected to Institute

David Guzick, dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Ira Shoulson, a neurologist who has pioneered research methods that have led to new treatments for Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, and other neurodegenerative illnesses, have been elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in the fields of medicine and health. Read more...

River Campus Parking Notice: Meliora Weekend

Meliora Weekend events being held Friday and Saturday, October 17-18, will have a significant impact on River Campus traffic flow and parking. Overflow parking will be available at the Advancement and Alumni Center (300 East River Road) with shuttle service Thursday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Saturday 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Direct questions to River Campus Parking at 275-3983. 

Take JetBlue Tour, Enter Ticket Giveaway

JetBlue is bringing to campus its 40-foot mobile marketing unit, "Blue Betty," which simulates the in-flight experience. Stop by Wilson Quad today between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to take a tour and to enter for a chance to win two roundtrip flights. 

Training Set for Finance Department

The Finance Department's fall training schedule has been set for later this month. The first session is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. The second runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Medical Center. Read more...

Imaging Sciences Receives ACR Accreditation

Two of the Rochester region's most advanced imaging equipment recently earned accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The PET/CT scanner and the 3T MRI, both located at University Imaging at Science Park, passed the rigorous testing standards. Read more...

Pediatric Hospitalist Wins Research Award

Karen Wilson, a senior instructor at the Medical Center, was awarded the 2008 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Abstract Research Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine. She was honored for her study that determines the average length of stay for respiratory illnesses, the most common reason for pediatric hospitalization. Read more...


Tuesday, Oct. 14

Health Bites: "Things Every Couple Needs to Know to Improve and/or Save their Relationship."  3-6408 (K307) Medical Center. Noon to 1 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Rochester Business Journal (Oct. 10)

"UR President Addresses Economic Crisis"

"Now is the time for careful review," President Joel Seligman said. "I am confident we will get through this and look forward to working with all throughout the university and our board to address the implications of this crisis without panic, without fear, but with the realism that serious economic events require. Most of all, let me commit to communicating to all in our university as we move forward together." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 13)

"Redefining the Gender Gap"

In her new book, Linda J. Sax, an associate professor of education at the University of California at Los Angeles, says it is time to focus on the ways men and women experience higher education and why some experiences help either men or women but not both. Read more...

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