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In Today’s Issue

  • Neurologist James Garbern Dies at 58
  • Eastman Faculty Provide Coaching Videos Online
  • Support Available for Smokers and Physicians
  • Book: Environmental Health Belongs in the Classroom
  • Registration Ends Nov. 29 for Good Food Collective
  • Sunday Is Extreme Materials 2 Family Day
  • Dance Buzz Features Faculty, Student Dancers
  • Symposium Highlights Computational Research
  • New Student Orchestra Performs Tonight
  • Free Lasik Seminars Scheduled

News and Announcements

Neurologist James Garbern Dies at 58
James Garbern, a professor of neurology, died Nov. 10 after a battle with cancer. He was 58. A candlelight memorial service will be held today at 5:30 p.m. in the Garvey Conference Room (5-5220) in the Medical Center.

Eastman Faculty Provide Coaching Videos Online
The Eastman School’s Institute for Music Leadership has launched online Speed Lessons, designed to help students gain insights into the orchestral repertoire for their instrument. In addition to receiving instruction from their teacher, students can go to the web and purchase a downloadable lesson taught by an Eastman professor.

Support Available for Smokers and Physicians
Today marks the 36th Annual Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The Wilmot Cancer Center and the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine are supporting the event by offering help to individuals who are trying to quit smoking and training to physicians to help them assist their patients in cessation efforts. The Greater Rochester Area Tobacco Cessation Center, a branch of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, provides free, national guideline-based training to physician practices within Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Livingston, and Seneca counties, which also qualifies for CME credits. Smokers can get help quitting from the New York State Quitline, 1-866-NY-QUITS.

Book: Environmental Health Belongs in the Classroom
A new book, Teaching Environmental Health to Children: An Interdisciplinary Approach, coauthored by Warner School professor David Hursh and Camille Martina ’05W (PhD) and Hillary Davis ’84W (EdD) in collaboration with Michael Rush of Johns Hopkins Center in Urban Environmental Health, provides an interdisciplinary look at how schools can educate children about everyday toxic materials that pollute the air, water, land, and food.

Registration Ends Nov. 29 for Good Food Collective
Nov. 29 is the deadline to sign up for the Good Food Collective’s 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 Tuesdays between 4 and 6 p.m. Register online.

Sunday Is Extreme Materials 2 Family Day
The Memorial Art Gallery hosts Extreme Materials 2 Family Day from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Families can make extreme art and enjoy music, storytelling, and tours during the free event.

Dance Buzz Features Faculty, Student Dancers
The Program of Dance and Movement presents Dance Buzz, an evening of performances by faculty and students in the dance program, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Spurrier Dance Studio on the River Campus. Tickets are $5 for Rochester students and $7 for the general public. Read more on the program’s redesigned website.

Symposium Highlights Computational Research
The Center for Research Computing, which assists researchers in accessing and applying computation to scientific problems, hosts a monthly symposium where researchers highlight work performed on the University’s BlueHive Linux cluster and Blue Gene/P supercomputer. The next event is Friday, Nov. 18, at 11:30 a.m. in the K-307 Auditorium (3-6408) at the Medical Center.

Children Sought for Flu Vaccine Study
The Infectious Disease Vaccine Research Unit is looking for children 2 to 9 years of age to participate in a Influenza vaccine study. The purpose of the study is to determine the ability of the live or inactivated vaccine to induce an immune response against influenza. Compensation is available. For information, call 273-3990.

New Student Orchestra Performs Tonight
Sound ExChange Orchestra, a new student-run orchestra that explores alternatiave ways of presenting classical music, will be performing a free concert at 5:15 p.m. in the Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. The orchestra includes students from the Eastman School and School of Medicine and Dentistry. Sponsored by the Department of Neurosurgery.

Free Lasik Seminars Scheduled
If you’d like to learn more about Lasik before this year’s flex spending deadline arrives, there will be a free seminar at the Flaum Eye Institute’s Refractive Surgery Center, located at Meridian Centre in Brighton. Two sessions are available: Monday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 9:30 a.m. You can register online or by calling 273-2020. Refreshments will be provided.

Nov. 17, 2011
Mixed Snow/Rain
Today’s Forecast:
Rain/Snow, High 39°
Partly Cloudy, High 45°

Today’s Event Highlight
‘Spotlight On...’ Series: Margarita Guillory
5 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Reuters (Nov. 15)
Bargains, Stability Abound in College Towns: Coldwell Banker
Universities, and the hospitals and research facilities that often come with them, host a lot of jobs. Dolores Conway, a professor of real estate economics and statistics, says “Two of the top 10 employers in the state of New York are the Cornell University and the University of Rochester. Think about that.” Conway not only studies real estate, she also lives near a prominent college campus. “Rochester never really participated in the housing bubble, where there was overbuilding,” she says. “Instead, prices here were relatively stable. And the cultural activities are wonderful. We have the Eastman School of Music.” Read more...

Democrat & Chronicle (Nov. 16)
Garth Fagan Dance Helps Frederick Douglass Institute Celebrate 25 Years
The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies at the University began its 25th-year celebration Tuesday on an artistic note. Garth Fagan, founder of the renowned modern dance company that bears his name, was the keynote speaker, with members of Garth Fagan Dance performing at the Spurrier Dance Studio on the River Campus. Read more...

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Women’s Basketball
Chuck Resler Tournament
Nov. 18: 6 p.m. vs. New Paltz
Nov. 19: 1 p.m., consolation game; 6 p.m., championship game

Men’s Basketball
Chuck Resler Tournament
Nov. 18: 8 p.m. vs. Plattsburgh State
Nov. 19: 3 p.m., consolation game; 8 p.m. championship game

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics web site.

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