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In Today’s Issue

  • Professor Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellow
  • Rochester Will Play in 2012 Courage Bowl
  • YellowJackets’ Run Ends on Singing Competition
  • Forbes Visiting Scholar Gives Lecture Tomorrow
  • Entrepreneurship Networking Night
  • Talk: The Evolution of Drug Treatment Courts
  • New Cancer Support Group Forming
  • Free Lasik Seminars Planned

News and Announcements

Professor Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellow
Margaret-Ann Carno, an assistant professor of clinical nursing and pediatrics at the School of Nursing, was one of 142 nurse leaders inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing during the academy’s 38th annual meeting and conference in Washington, D.C.

Rochester Will Play in 2012 Courage Bowl
The Rochester Yellowjackets will participate in the 2012 Courage Bowl football game versus St. John Fisher College, but following a review of the football schedule, the University will discontinue the series with Fisher following the 2012 game. The University will look to support Camp Good Days and Special Times through other initiatives.

YellowJackets’ Run Ends on Singing Competition
After weeks of praise for their performances on the NBC a cappella competition The Sing-Off, judges voted the YellowJackets off the show during last night’s episode. The all-male a cappella group, including students from the College and the Eastman School, serenaded its way through the first several rounds of the competition before the group was asked to sing its “swan song” last night. Competitors on the show are vying for a Sony Music recording contract and a $200,000 cash prize.

Forbes Visiting Scholar Gives Lecture Tomorrow
Lisa Guay-Woodford, the Anderson Family Endowed Chair in Medical Education, Research and Patient Care and professor and vice chair of the department of genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be visiting Rochester as the Forbes Visiting Scholar. Guay-Woodford will be speaking on “Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease: Complexities from the Clinic to the Cilium” at noon Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9525), Medical Center.

Entrepreneurship Networking Night
Interested in entrepreneurship? Talk to others who have interest or professional success within the field of entrepreneurship from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the rotunda in Schlegel Hall. Hosted by the University’s Entrepreneurship Club and Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, the event brings together undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, professors, alumni, and local entrepreneurs to provide an opportunity for networking and socializing. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Susanna Virgilio or contact her with questions.

Talk: The Evolution of Drug Treatment Courts
John Schwartz, supervising judge of City Court judges for the Seventh Judicial District, will present “The Evolution of Drug Treatment Courts: The Partnership between the Criminal Justice System and Substance Abuse Treatment” at noon on Friday, Nov. 4, in the Saunders Research Building, room 1.416. Sponsored by the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and the Center for Community Health. A light lunch will be provided.

New Cancer Support Group Forming
Spearheaded by endocrine surgeon Jacob Moalem and Todd Chennell, a new support group for thyroid cancer survivors is being formed at the Wilmot Cancer Center.  The group’s first meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the Patient Resource Room located on the first floor of the Wilmot Cancer Center.

Free Lasik Seminars Planned
University employees are invited to learn more about Lasik before this year’s flexible spending deadline at a free seminar at the Flaum Eye Institute’s refractive surgery center located at Meridian Centre in Brighton. Scott MacRae, a professor of ophthalmology, will discuss how Lasik can reduce your dependence on contacts and glasses. There will be two sessions, Saturday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 16, with limited seating for both. Register online or by calling 273-3937. Refreshments will be provided.

Nov. 1, 2011

Today’s Forecast:
Sunny, High 55°
Sunny, High 60°

Today’s Event Highlight
Chopin Performance Analysis from the US and UK via Internet2
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School East Wing. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Oct. 30)
URMC Kicks Off Drive for Hospital
The Medical Center on Saturday night kicked off a $100 million capital campaign to raise funds for its planned new Golisano Children's Hospital.  The campaign is part of the Medical Center’s ongoing $650 million capital campaign, which is a portion of the University’s comprehensive $1.2 billion The Meliora Challenge fundraising drive. Read more... (Oct. 28)
AIDS Posters in Online Exhibit Create Global Insights
Understanding how a worldwide epidemic affects different societies is a complex issue. Edward Atwater approached his exploration through examining visual expressions and responses. Atwater, a professor emeritus of medicine at the Medical Center and a self-professed collector who lives in Rochester, states, “I started collecting the posters to chronicle the history of medicine but soon realized that they represent more of a social history than a medical history.” Read more...

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