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In Today’s Issue

  • Students Serve as Poll Inspectors Today
  • Program Change for Eastman-Ranlet Series
  • Swimmers to Participate in ‘Hour of Power’ Relay
  • Lung Research Featured Today
  • Robert Arnold to Give Sussman Lecture
  • Students: What Are You Thankful For?
  • Safety Corner: Machine Guards
  • University Regalia Discounted

News and Announcements

Students Serve as Poll Inspectors Today
Rochester undergraduates will join students from Monroe Community College, Nazareth College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and St. John Fisher College as college poll inspectors at various polling sites throughout Monroe County today.

Program Change for Eastman-Ranlet Series
The St. Lawrence String Quartet, originally scheduled to perform at the Eastman-Ranlet Series concert Sunday Nov. 13, will be unable to appear. The Jasper String Quartet, winner of the 2012 Cleveland Quartet Award, will take the stage instead at 3 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. Tickets are available at the Eastman Theatre Box Office.

Swimmers to Participate in ‘Hour of Power’ Relay
University swimmers are taking part in the sixth annual Ted Mullin “Leave It in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by the Carleton College swimming and diving teams, set for today. Rochester joins thousands of athletes from collegiate, high school, and club teams across the nation to participate in the 2011 event, honoring those who are fighting or have died from cancer.

Lung Research Featured Today
The third annual Lung Research and Trainee Day is being held today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting with a poster session in Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center from 10:30 until noon. Featured speaker William Parks, a professor of medicine and director of the Center for Lung Biology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. will give a talk from noon to 1 p.m. in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425). Awards for the best presentations will be handed out at 1 p.m. A Career Development Roundtable in the Young Conference Room (3-3235) rounds out the day from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information, email patricia_sime The event is sponsored by the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, the Lung Biology and Disease Program, and the Department of Pediatrics—Division of Neonatology.

Robert Arnold to Give Sussman Lecture
Robert Arnold, a professor of medicine from the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, will present the third annual Sussman Lecture from noon to 1 p.m. in K-207 (2-6408), Medical Center. He will discuss “Prognosis: Foreseeing and Foretelling.”

Students: What Are You Thankful For?
Help University Communications create a special Thanksgiving video greeting to the University community by stopping by Wilson Commons today between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Safety Corner: Machine Guards
While machine guards may sometimes appear to be a hindrance they do help improve employee safety and efficiency. The Occupational Safety group of Environmental Health and Safety offers more information on the importance of machine guards.

University Regalia Discounted
University doctoral regalia is discounted 10 percent through Nov. 30. For additional information contact Sucie Pedraza at the River Campus Bookstore (275-9270), Scott Russell at the Medical Center Bookstore (275-2250), or Tammy Spence at the Eastman Bookstore (274-1399).

Nov. 8, 2011
Mostly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 64°
Mostly Sunny, High 66°
Today’s Event Highlight
Kilbourn Concert Series: Trio Solisti
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
City Newspaper (Nov. 5)
Theater Review: Eastman Opera Theatre’s Assassins
“Assassins tells the stories of nine individuals who succeeded in or attempted to assassinate a president of the United States ... The acting was brilliant. Every member of the cast, from Joshua Rosenberg as Samuel Byck to Elza Picasso-Hobin as Sara Jane Moore, excelled at their line deliveries. In particular, Rosenberg's crazed monologue while sitting atop a child's wooden nursery plane was frightening in the way he made me almost want to hug his character as he whimpered while recalling being afraid of the dark as a child.” Read more...

Huffington Post (Nov. 4)
Adam Frank: Set Your Clocks for the Twilight of the Big Bang
“This Sunday marks the yearly orgy of clock-adjusting known as daylight saving time. As an astrophysicist concerned with cosmology and the origins of the universe, this is the best day of the year to remind everyone that time, as we know it, doesn't exist,” writes Adam Frank, a professor of astrophysics. Read more...

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