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In Today’s Issue

  • Fundraising Campaign Launches for New Children’s Hospital
  • University Announces American Studies Major
  • Opera Competition Spotlights Rising Vocal Stars
  • FIRE Lecture Looks at the Patenting Process
  • Game Tests Identity Protection Knowledge
  • Share Thanksgiving with an International Student
  • Abstracts Due Nov. 7 for Scientific Symposium
  • Memorial Art Gallery Fine Craft Show and Sale
  • Classes Focus on Family Health, Fitness

News and Announcements

Fundraising Campaign Launches for New Children’s Hospital
Volunteers, University and Medical Center leaders, physicians, and staff Saturday launched a $100 million campaign to transform Golisano Children’s Hospital facilities, teaching, research, and patient care programs.

University Announces American Studies Major
Starting this fall, Rochester students have the opportunity to blend together a variety of disciplines that focus on the history and culture of the United States through the new American Studies major, now offered at the College.

Opera Competition Spotlights Rising Vocal Stars
Eight Eastman School voice and opera students will compete in the finals of the Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in Kilbourn Hall. The event gives local audiences the opportunity to hear rising vocal talents early in their careers while providing singers the chance to compete for cash prizes and perform for a recognized conductor, stage director, or impresario serving as judge.

FIRE Lecture Looks at the Patenting Process
J. Gibson Lanier, a patent attorney with Ballard Spahr will give a talk on “The Basics of the Patenting Process” at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 and 1-2495) at the Medical Center. The talk, which includes reasons the process is important for any researcher, inventor, or entrepreneur, is part of the FIRE Lecture Series. Breakfast refreshments will be provided. Register at 784-8856 or email David Englert.

Game Tests Identity Protection Knowledge
University IT encourages you to try the Identity Protection Zombie Survival Game to check your identity protection knowledge. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Share Thanksgiving with an International Student
Each year the Rochester International Council, a nonprofit organization that provides services to international college students and scholars as well as Department of State international visitors, invites them to join a family for a Thanksgiving dinner. If you have an extra seat at your Thanksgiving table, there are international students who would love an invitation. For more information, email Judy Weinstein or call 275-8779. 

Abstracts Due Nov. 7 for Scientific Symposium
The deadline is Monday, Nov. 7, to submit an abstract for the Wilmot Cancer Center’s 16th Annual Scientific Symposium on Monday, Nov. 14. The symposium will bring together scientists working in basic, translational, and clinical cancer research. Activities will include oral presentations and a poster session.

Memorial Art Gallery Fine Craft Show and Sale
The Memorial Art Gallery’s 11th annual Fine Craft Show features one-of-a-kind and limited-edition works by 40 master craft artists from 11 states. Browse and buy their work on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The weekend also includes a panel discussion and preview party on Friday, artist demonstrations on Sunday, and an RIT Student Honors Show.

Classes Focus on Family Health, Fitness
The “5-2-1-0” campaign and Well-U are offering University employees a chance to participate in a healthy living series for families. The three-part Family Fun Activity Series, focusing on healthy eating and activities, will be held Nov. 2, 9, and 16 in the Saunders Research Building, room 1301. Each session runs from noon to 1 p.m. Sign up on the Well-U website or email for more information.

Oct. 31, 2011
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Today’s Event Highlight
Rush Rhees Scare Fair
1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (Oct. 27)
‘The Ideal High School Graduate’
Jonathan Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid, called the discussion of “The Ideal High School Graduate” at the College Board’s annual conference a “100-pound topic in a five-pound sack,” but went on to tackle it all the same. He said that inquisitive students characterized his ideal, those who might “step up beyond the received wisdom of Lady Gaga and actually think about what she says.” Read more...

YNN Rochester (Oct. 28)
U of R Alum Discusses Discovery of AIDS
It was in 1981 when a Rochester medical student made an incredible discovery that changed our world forever. Then 33-year-old Michael Gottlieb discovered AIDS while studying a group of young men who had developed infections that their bodies couldn’t fight off. On Thursday, Gottlieb spoke about his discovery and how the disease has progressed since then at an AIDS forum at the Medical Center. Read more...

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