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In Today’s Issue

  • Medical Center Receives Patent for Diagnostic Technology
  • Team Places Third In Regional Programming Contest
  • A Salute to Veterans
  • Musicians Unite to Benefit Rochester’s Foodlink
  • Warner School Hosts Fall Open House
  • Corporate Purchasing Partners with VIE Healthcare

News and Announcements

Medical Center Receives Patent for Diagnostic Technology
The Medical Center received a U.S. patent for a medical device technology that could revolutionize the way that physicians monitor the health of their patients. The device—which consists of an implantable “living chip”—is designed to give doctors real time information on their patients’ health and alert them to a change in their condition.

Team Places Third In Regional Programming Contest
A Rochester computer programming team came in third in the regional final of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest last weekend, behind MIT and Harvard. The northeast final was held at Rochester Institute of Technology and included 12 schools from upstate New York, New England, and eastern Canada.

A Salute to Veterans
The University community is invited to honor those who have served in the United States military during an interfaith service at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Garden on the Residential Quad. The Veterans Day service includes reflections from Interfaith leaders and the executive officer of Rochester’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Command unit. A special “Thank a Veteran” carillon concert featuring patriotic music is planned from 4:30 to 5 p.m. today on the Eastman Quadrangle. The University homepage and a slideshow also pay tribute to veterans today.

Musicians Unite to Benefit Rochester’s Foodlink
The benefit concert series “If Music Be the Food ...” will open its third season with a concert at Third Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. The concert series involves Eastman School faculty and students, members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and international guest artists, who donate their time. Rather than pay an admission fee, attendees are asked to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items to help stock the Foodlink shelves.

Warner School Hosts Fall Open House
Learn about graduate programs in education and human development from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, in Schlegel Hall 107. Admissions staff, students, alumni, and faculty will be there to discuss the application process, financial aid, and life at Warner. RSVP to 275-3950 or

Corporate Purchasing Partners with VIE Healthcare
The Corporate Purchasing team announces its new affiliation with VIE Healthcare, a specialist in non-labor expense reduction consulting services. VIE will be assisting Corporate Purchasing with cost-reduction initiatives at the University.

Nov. 11, 2011
Mixed Snow/Rain
Today's Forecast:
Rain/Snow, High 44°
AM Clouds, PM Sun, High 53°

Today’s Event Highlight
Second Friday Science Social
4 p.m., Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Inside Higher Education (Nov. 10)
Delayed, Not Defeated
This fall the big-money trees are starting to bloom again.
After several years of gossip about fundraising campaigns getting delayed and adjustments to deal with the economic downturn, in the past month three universities—Case Western Reserve University, Georgetown University, and the University of Rochester—have publicly launched comprehensive fundraising campaigns with goals of at least $1 billion. Read more...

NPR (Nov. 10)
Credit Controversy: Who Made Key Cosmos Discovery?
Adam Frank, a professor of astrophysics and author of the book About Time, Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang, says getting credit for discoveries helps drive science. “You don’t do science for money," Frank says. “I mean, you may be able to make a decent living out of it, but you’re certainly not going to make a lot of money out of it. So along with noble inclination to know the universe in and of itself, as social beings we also want some glory.” Read more...

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