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In Today’s Issue

  • Program Launched to Examine Disease Origins
  • Wilmot Scientist Appointed to Leadership Positions
  • Eastman Professor Receives Spencer Foundation Grant
  • University Honored For Grounds Maintenance
  • Presidential Diversity Award Nominations Due Nov. 11
  • Popular Music in America Series Continues
  • Center for Entrepreneurship Welcomes Jane Plitt
  • Registration Open for Winter Good Food Collective
  • River Campus Holiday Social Set for Dec. 16

News and Announcements

Program Launched to Examine Disease Origins
The Department of Pediatrics is launching a new program to study how early life impacts adult health and what can be done to prevent disease. The Perinatal and Pediatric Origins of Disease program will be directed by Michael O’Reilly, a professor of pediatrics, environmental medicine, and oncology.
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Wilmot Scientist Appointed to Leadership Positions
Jacqueline Williams, a research professor of radiation oncology at the Wilmot Cancer Center and an internationally recognized expert in radiation biology, has been named to leadership positions at three of the leading radiation oncology and research organizations in the world. The American Society for Radiation Oncology named Williams chair of its Scientific Research Council. She was also named president of the Radiation Research Society and elected councilor-at-large of the International Association of Radiation Research.
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Eastman Professor Receives Spencer Foundation Grant
Rachel Remmel, an assistant professor of American Studies at the Eastman School, has been awarded a research grant of $31,920 from the Spencer Foundation and will spend the 2011–12 academic year writing a book that explains the architectural origins of the graded school model that is used in most American schools today. She will spend time in Boston, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati investigating how the graded school model became the lasting American educational form.
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University Honored For Grounds Maintenance
The Professional Grounds Management Society recognized the University with a Grand Award in the Society’s 2011 Green Star Awards competition. The award was given in the Urban University Grounds category for exceptional grounds maintenance.
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Presidential Diversity Award Nominations Due Nov. 11
Nominations are being accepted for this year’s Presidential Diversity Awards. The awards recognize faculty, staff, students, units, departments, or other functional teams of the University or graduates of the University who have demonstrated leadership in recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multicultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities, or other initiatives that promote diversity or inclusion. Nomination materials are available online. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.

Popular Music in America Series Continues
Dean Paul Burgett will present “The Nightingales: Lady Day, Ella, and Sassy” at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Dewey 1101. Free pizza and soda will be served. The talk is part of the Popular Music in America Lecture Series sponsored by the American studies major and the Multidisciplinary Studies Center.
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Center for Entrepreneurship Welcomes Jane Plitt
Author and entrepreneur Jane Plitt will give a talk on “Using Business for Social Change” from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Schlegel Hall room 107. A reception will follow in the Eisenberg Rotunda. Plitt’s presentation will highlight how successful businesses have improved society without compromising the pursuit of profit both in the United States and throughout the world—a concept called social entrepreneurship. Free and open to the public. Register online or call 276-3500.

Registration Open for Winter Good Food Collective
The Good Food Collective is currently enrolling for its winter CSA program that begins in December. The program provides frozen fruits and vegetables from sustainable upstate New York farms. A locally owned citrus farm in Florida will provide apples, fresh salad greens, and organic citrus. The program begins in December and will deliver on a monthly basis at the Medical Center outside of Goler House (on the north side) on Tuesday’s between 4 and 6 p.m. Register for the program by Dec. 1.

River Campus Holiday Social Set for Dec. 16
Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the season during the annual River Campus Holiday Social on Friday, Dec. 16, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the May Room of Wilson Commons. Shuttle service will be available from the Alumni and Advancement Center on East River Road, the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, the University Facilities Center, Goler House, and Brooks Landing. Shuttles will begin running at 2 p.m., with initial pick up at AAC, and will run continuously to and from the River Campus to all four locations until 5 p.m.

Nov. 4, 2011
Fair

Today’s Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 46°
Tomorrow:
Sunny, High 49°

Today’s Event Highlight
Club Rochester
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Rochester in the News
Good Magazine (Nov. 2)
AIDS Posters Chart 30 Years of an Epidemic
Edward Atwater ’50 spent nearly 20 years snapping up AIDS educational posters from around the world. The designs—now available online through archivists at the University—navigate the space between cultural artifact, sex ed, and high art. Read more...

City Newspaper (Nov. 3)
Best of Rochester 2011: Critics’ Picks
Best classical vibe: Eastman BroadBand
“It is rare that I get lost when listening to classical music because I’m most often doing so for City Newspaper—writing a review, preview, or feature with my left brain analyzing and my right hand writing. But on Oct. 5, 2011, for two hours, I was completely swept up in the musical performance of Eastman BroadBand during its open rehearsal.” Read more...


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