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In Today’s Issue

  • Riccardo Betti Named Lawrence Award Winner
  • T. Franklin Williams, Pioneer of Geriatric Medicine, Dies
  • Two Medical Center Programs Earn Certification
  • Burt Nadler Discusses Job Search Tips on WXXI
  • Symposium to Celebrate Pre-Columbian Peru
  • Video: Paul Burgett Presents a History of the University
  • Dance Buzz Features Faculty, Student Dancers
  • Seminar Aims to Assist First-time Homebuyers
  • Save on Glasses at Optical Shop Trunk Show
  • Auditions Today for Medical Reader’s Theatre Show

News and Announcements

Riccardo Betti Named Lawrence Award Winner
Riccardo Betti, a professor of mechanical engineering and physics, is being honored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced yesterday that Betti is one of nine winners of the 2011 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, which honors outstanding contributions in research and development supporting the Department of Energy and its missions.
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T. Franklin Williams, Pioneer of Geriatric Medicine, Dies
T. Franklin Williams, a professor emeritus of medicine and a founding father of the field of geriatric medicine in the United States, died at his home in Rochester on Nov. 25, the day before what would have been his 90th birthday. The University flags will be lowered in his honor Dec. 7.
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Two Medical Center Programs Earn Certification
The Medical Center’s Palliative Care Program is one of the first nationwide to earn advanced certification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation at the Medical Center also has received advanced certification in heart failure from the Joint Commission.

Burt Nadler Discusses Job Search Tips on WXXI
Burt Nadler, director of the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center, is scheduled to be a guest on WXXI’s 1370 Connection with Bob Smith at noon today. Nadler will share employment advice and job-search strategies for recent college graduates. Listen online or at 1370 AM.

Symposium to Celebrate Pre-Columbian Peru
Northern Peru was home to the Moche—one of the most advanced civilizations of the Americas for most of the first millennium. A two-day symposium this week at the University brings together leading scholars from Peru to share their research into the innovative architecture and urban planning of the Moche and of other Pre-Columbian civilizations.
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Video: Paul Burgett Presents a History of the University
Ever wonder how the University came to adopt Meliora as its motto? Or wonder who Rush Rhees was? During a lecture sponsored by the Inter-Class Living Community, University vice president Paul Burgett takes viewers through the 160-year history of the University. Watch the video...

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, on sale at the Common Market in Wilson Commons, are $5 for Rochester students and $7 for the general public. For more information, call 273-5150 or visit the program’s website.

Seminar Aims to Assist First-time Homebuyers
Chase will host a free First-time Homebuyer Seminar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at its Todd Union building branch. Topics will include preparing for home ownership, mortgage programs, and a question-and-answer session with mortgage specialists. Seating is limited. Call 275-4560 to RSVP.

Save on Glasses at Optical Shop Trunk Show
The Flaum Eye Institute Optical Shop’s trunk show and sale runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Bring your employee postcard and get an extra $10 off your purchase on the day of the show (prior sales and contact lenses are excluded). RSVP by Nov. 30 to 275-8762.

Auditions Today for Medical Reader’s Theatre Show
Auditions for actors, singers, and dancers for The Medical Reader’s Theatre Project’s upcoming production, Medicine in Musicals: A Broadway Cabaret, will be held today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The production will be a series of songs from various Broadway musicals dealing with themes in medicine, and will take place in the winter of 2012 (date TBA). Casting is open to the University and Rochester communities. Sign up here.

Nov. 29, 2011
Showers
Today’s Forecast:
Showers, High 61°
Tomorrow:
Rain/Snow, High 44°

Today’s Event Highlight
Session: Post-Retirement Benefits Plus Income at Retirement
Noon, Saunders Research Building Room 3432. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
USA Today (Nov. 25)
$5.3B in Aid Going to Students Who Don’t Need It
Universities and colleges are giving $5.3 billion in aid this year to students who the federal government says don’t need financial help, according to figures from the College Board. The schools use the money to compete for applicants who have high grade-point averages and SAT scores. Some discounts serve another purpose: They lure high-income families that can write a check for the rest of the tuition. “Giving $5,000 against a $25,000 tuition charge is just like the discounting you’d see in a retail operation to bring traffic to the door,” says Jonathan Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid. Read more...

Fox News (Nov. 24)
Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Diabetes in Kids
The antipsychotic drugs that are increasingly being used to treat bipolar disorder, autism, and other mental disorders in children may come with an increased risk of diabetes, a new study suggests. “These medications can be very helpful in certain settings,” says Jonathan Mink, chief of child neurology who is also part of a pediatric advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more...


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