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In Today’s Issue

  • Warner Hosts Conference on School District Reform
  • National Hispanic Institute Honors University
  • Can What Heals the Head Also Heal the Heart?
  • Homepage Design Enters Month-long Beta Period
  • Linda LeGarde Grover Wins Kafka Prize for Fiction
  • Employee Flu Shot Clinics Continue
  • Info Session for TEAM Master’s Program
  • Club Rochester: Harvest Moon
  • Free Aikido Workshop Offered Friday
  • Step it Up to Cure Pancreatic Cancer

News and Announcements

Warner Hosts Conference on School District Reform
Researchers from across the globe are visiting Rochester this week for a two-day conference on “Thinking Systematically: Improving Districts Under Pressure.” The meeting is hosted by the Warner School in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego.
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National Hispanic Institute Honors University
The National Hispanic Institute presented its College of the Year Award to the University during the organization's annual Celebracion in San Antonio, Texas, last weekend. Jonathan Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid, accepted the award on behalf of the University.
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Can What Heals the Head Also Heal the Heart?
A diverse group of scientists—experts in cardiology, neurology, immunology, microbiology, and chemistry—are teaming up to study drugs that show promise in the treatment of dementia for the treatment of an equally debilitating disease—heart failure.
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Homepage Design Enters Month-long Beta Period
Over the past few weeks, the University homepage has seen several “special editions” to mark the many special events happening across the University. Today, University Communications has begun a month-long beta period to incorporate some of these changes into the overall homepage design. Visit http://blogs.rochester.edu/redesign to offer your feedback and to read updates about the design process.

Linda LeGarde Grover Wins Kafka Prize for Fiction
Author Linda LeGarde Grover has been named the recipient of the 2011 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, presented by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies. The annual award will be given for Grover’s debut short story collection, The Dance Boots. Grover will receive the award and $7,500 prize today at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library.
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Employee Flu Shot Clinics Continue
Well-U is sponsoring several flu shot clinics for University employees during the next few weeks. You must bring your health insurance card and your University employee ID badge. Clinics will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Saunders Research Building atrium; Monday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Flaum Atrium, Medical Center; Thursday, Nov. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at Corporate Woods Building 30; Thursday, Nov. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Flaum Atrium, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Corporate Woods Building 30.
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Info Session for TEAM Master’s Program
Learn about the master’s degree program in Technical Entrepreneurship and Management at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Center for Entrepreneurship, 1-211 Carol Simon Hall. The session is hosted by Duncan Moore, vice provost for entrepreneurship, and Andrea Galati, executive director. Rochester students qualify for scholarship opportunities. RSVP to 276-3500 or andrea.galati@rochester.edu.

Club Rochester: Harvest Moon
At Club Rochester you can meet, eat, and relax with students, faculty, and staff as the Office of Admissions celebrates Native American Heritage Month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Meliora, Salon D. The special event, Harvest Moon, will feature low-cost drink specials and free appetizers. Visit the Club Rochester website for more information.

Free Aikido Workshop Offered Friday
The Program of Dance and Movement is sponsoring a free “Experience Aikido” workshop with Robert Martini from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Spurrier Dance Studio on the River Campus. For more information, call 273-5150.

Step it Up to Cure Pancreatic Cancer
The second annual Step It Up To Cure Pancreatic Cancer 5K Walk steps off at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Goergen Field House. The indoor walk benefits Wilmot Cancer Center. Registration fees are $25 for adults; $15 for ages 13–21; $5 for ages 4–12; kids under 3 are free. The event includes music, entertainment, raffles, children’s activities, and more. Proceeds benefit the Wilmot Cancer Center. Register at www.stepituptocurepc.org.

Nov. 3, 2011
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Today's Forecast:
Cloudy, High 54°
Tomorrow:
Sunny, High 49°

Today’s Event Highlight
Eastman Opera Theatre: Assassins by Stephen Sondheim
7:30 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Batavia Daily News (Nov. 2)
Knocked Out, YellowJackets Make Memorable Departure from Sing-Off
The YellowJackets ended their run Monday on NBC’s reality singing competition The Sing-Off. Not everyone agreed that the group should have been dismissed. But the local ensemble made a memorable departure, performing punk band Chumbawamba’s 1997 hit “Tubthumping”—“I get knocked down, then I get up again ...” — as their exit song. Read more...

NPR (Nov. 1)
Toward an Ethic of Sustainability
“Talk of sustainability is fashionable and more than a little freewheeling; but it's not just a fad. At its core, the language of sustainability is a way of referring to the long-term dependence of human and non-human well-being on the natural world, in the face of evidence that human activities are altering, damaging, and disrupting the natural systems on which we and other species fundamentally rely,” writes Randall Curren, a professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy and a professor of education, in a guest blog post. Read more...


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