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In Today’s Issue

  • Dance Event Marks Douglass Institute Anniversary
  • Go Green: University Wins EPA Award
  • Website Captures YellowJacket Pride
  • Webinar: Advocacy for Older Adults with Disabilities
  • Landfill Tour Planned for Nov. 11
  • Financial Health Bites: Identity Theft
  • East Avenue Grocery Run Is Saturday

News and Announcements

Dance Event Marks Douglass Institute Anniversary
Garth Fagan, “one of the great reformers of modern dance,” will launch the 25th anniversary celebrations of the University’s Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies on Tuesday, Nov. 15, with a lecture and demonstration in Spurrier Dance Studio on the River Campus.

Go Green: University Wins EPA Award
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If you read “Go Green” articles like this one, then you know that the University has been making efforts to communicate its sustainability endeavors with the community. Those efforts are now being recognized. The University is a winner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Gold Achievement award in the category of Public Education and Outreach.

Website Captures YellowJacket Pride
Relive the YellowJackets run on NBC’s a cappella competition The Sing-Off through a timeline of tweets, Facebook posts, photos, and video of all of their performances. You can also show your support by voting for the YellowJackets’ Billy Joel medley as your favorite performance from the Oct. 31 episode.

Webinar: Advocacy for Older Adults with Disabilities
The Program in Aging and Developmental Disabilities at the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities is hosting a webinar panel and discussion on “Health Care Advocacy from a Personal Perspective” from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Panelists will focus on their personal experiences obtaining appropriate health care assessments and interventions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan. The cost is $10 per person.

Landfill Tour Planned for Nov. 11
Take a guided bus tour of Waste Management’s High Acres Landfill to learn about how it was engineered to protect the air, water, soil, and environmental integrity of the surrounding area. In addition, you will get to see the new composting operation to which the University is sending food waste and other organic materials. Amy Kadrie, the University’s recycling coordinator, is organizing the tour, which will leave from outside of ITS (Rush Rhees Library) at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11. If you would like to attend, email

Financial Health Bites: Identity Theft
Learn more about identity theft Wednesday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Northeastern Room (1-9535) in the Medical Center. Guests and lunches are welcome to the session, which will be conducted by a representative from Advantage Federal Credit Union. Registration is required.

East Avenue Grocery Run Is Saturday
The East Avenue Grocery Run on Saturday, Nov. 5, is about family fun, fitness, and feeding the hungry. The event includes a 5K run and walk, a one-mile run or walk ,and free children's dashes. See complete details at Bring a canned good for Foodlink and you can enter to win a $100 Wegmans gift card, season tickets to the WNY Flash, or a $250 Bernie's Bouncers birthday party. The Simon School is a sponsor of the event—watch for student road marshals.

Nov. 2, 2011
Today’s Forecast:
Sunny, High 63°
PM Showers, High 54°

Today’s Event Highlight
Hinduism Awareness Week: Yoga and Meditation Night
8 p.m., Interfaith Chapel. River Level.

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Rochester in the News
USA Today (Nov. 1)
Proposals for Balanced-Budget Amendment Vary
The summer deal to raise the nation's borrowing limit also brought a promise that Congress would vote on a constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget. Now the question is: Which balanced-budget amendment? “People will talk about constitutional amendments as if they're a monolithic whole, but there needs to be a lot more discussion about what the rule should look like,” says David Primo, an associate professor of political science and business administration. Read more...

Democrat & Chronicle (Nov. 1)
University of Rochester YellowJackets Eliminated from The Sing-Off
The YellowJackets were eliminated Monday night from NBC’s a cappella reality competition, The Sing-Off. The group was going to donate the prize money to Maseno, Kenya—an impoverished village in western Kenya struck hard by the HIV epidemic. Read more...

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