In Today’s Issue
- Eastman School Hosts Pulitzer-Winning Composer
- Nursing Professor and Researcher Gail Ingersoll Dies
- NROTC Finds Success at Cornell Invitational
- Gilbert Lecture Covers 2007–08 Financial Crisis
- Jules Cohen Discusses Influential URMC Physicians
- Sustainability Series Focuses on Historical Land Use
- Lecture Looks at Basics of Tech Transfer Process
- Dining Services Offers Holiday Dinner on Wednesday
- Bookstore Celebrates Customer Appreciation Day
- Neurology and Primary Care Conference Set for Dec. 15
News and Announcements
Eastman School Hosts Pulitzer-Winning Composer
Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Steven Stucky, whose extensive catalog of compositions ranges from large-scale orchestral works to a cappella miniatures for chorus, will be in residence at the Eastman School from Dec. 5 through Dec. 9. Stucky's time at Eastman will include several events and concerts featuring his works that will be open to the public.
Nursing Professor and Researcher Gail Ingersoll Dies
Gail Ingersoll, the director of the Clinical Nursing Research Center at Strong Memorial Hospital and the Loretta C. Ford Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing, died on Dec. 5 after a battle with cancer. She was 62. The University flags will be lowered in her honor Thursday, Dec. 8.
NROTC Finds Success at Cornell Invitational
The Rochester Naval Reserve Officer Training Command (NROTC) battalion took third overall in drill events and first overall in athletic events at this fall's annual Cornell University Invitational Drill Competition, an event that includes military institutions such as the U.S. Naval Academy, West Point, and Norwich University.
Gilbert Lecture Covers 2007–08 Financial Crisis
The Department of Economics presents the 48th annual Gilbert Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Goergen 101. Gary Gorton, the Frederick Frank Professor of Management and Finance at Yale University, will present “The Financial Crisis of 2007-08.”
Jules Cohen Discusses Influential URMC Physicians
Jules Cohen, a professor of medicine and medical humanities, will present “John Romano and George Engel: Their Lives and Legacy” at noon Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Room K-207 at the Medical Center as part of the Medical Humanities Noon Conference series. As physicians at the Medical Center during the second half of the 20th century, Romano and Engel significantly influenced psychosomatic medicine, the place of psychiatry in medicine, and medical education. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. For more information, contact Andrea Ehmann or call 275-5800.
Sustainability Series Focuses on Historical Land Use
Justin Ramsey, an assistant professor of biology, will present “Consequences of Historical Agricultural and Land-use Practices on Forest Communities of Monroe Co., New York,” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in Room 110 of Goergen Hall. The session is part of the Environmental Sustainability—University Cluster in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sustainability bimonthly seminar series. Refreshments will be served.
Lecture Looks at Basics of Tech Transfer Process
Marjorie Hunter, associate vice president of technology transfer at the Medical Center, will give a talk on “The Basics of the Technology Transfer Process” at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425 and 1-2495) at the Medical Center. The talk is part of the FIRE Lecture Series. Breakfast refreshments will be provided. Register at 784-8856 or email David Englert.
Dining Services Offers Holiday Dinner on Wednesday
Dining Services invites faculty, staff, and students to a holiday dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Douglass Dining Center. The menu includes prime rib and crab legs. The cost is $19.95 for declining customers and $19.95 (plus tax) for URos, cash, or credit card customers. For students on the Unlimited Plan, the cost is One Swipe plus $5.
Bookstore Celebrates Customer Appreciation Day
The River Campus Bookstore’s annual Customer Appreciation Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. There will be giveaways throughout the day, free treats, popcorn, and punch. Special sales also will
be in effect on fleece items, Godiva, calendars, and posters.
Neurology and Primary Care Conference Set for Dec. 15
Now in its 18th year, the Neurology for the
Primary Care Physician conference starts at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the
School of Medicine and Dentistry. Register online or call the Office of Continuing Professional Education at 275-4392.
Dec. 6, 2011
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Rochester in the News
Wall Street Journal (Dec. 3)
Outside the Box: For Young Musicians, This Exercise Has a Ring to It
At the Eastman School of Music, students toil away in classrooms and concert halls hoping to one day join music royalty like Yo-Yo Ma and Renee Fleming. On a recent Saturday, however, a group of them filed into an industrial building with much different goals. [A]t ROC Boxing & Fitness Center, a no-frills gym, about 20 music students are subjects of an experiment by James VanDemark, a double bassist and professor of strings, who believes boxing breeds better musicians. Also reported by Fox Sports
Democrat and Chronicle (Dec. 4)
Patent Awarded for HPV Work to University Researchers
Last month, three researchers at the University were granted a patent for their pioneering work that led to the development of vaccines for human papillomavirus. The three UR virologists — Richard Reichman, William Bonnez and Robert Rose — have spent more than 20 years studying the virus, commonly known as HPV, which has been linked to cervical cancer.
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