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@Rochester: Oct. 27, 2008

@Rochester: Oct. 27, 2008

Today's Forecast: Showers, High 48°

Tomorrow: Showers/Wind, High 41°

In Today's Issue

  • Eastman Wind Ensemble, Canadian Brass to Release CD
  • Coat Drive Runs through December
  • Alumnus to Discuss Innovation's Changing Nature
  • Conference on Behavior in Those with Developmental Disabilities
  • Wilmot Honors Scientist for Contributions to Cancer Research
  • Nominations Sought for UR/Paychex Leadership Institute
  • Event Highlight: Health Care and the '08 Election
  • Rochester in the News: Kishan Pandya on Funding for Cancer Research
  • In Higher Education: Taking Facebook Back to Campus

News and Announcements

Eastman Wind Ensemble, Canadian Brass to Release CD

Two of the most prestigious wind groups in North America will release their first-ever joint recording tomorrow. Titled Manhattan Music, the disc celebrates and continues the tradition of the Canadian Brass and more than 50 years of Eastman Wind Ensemble recordings. Read more...

Coat Drive Runs through December

The Student National Medical Association is partnering with Refugee Student Alliance to hold a coat drive at Strong Memorial Hospital. They are asking for new or gently used coats, sweaters, gloves, hats, and scarves. Drop-off locations are at student services (G7644) at the Medical Center, the entrance to Miner Library, and near the condiments station at the main cafeteria on the hospital's first floor. The drive continues through December. E-mail natalia_golub@urmc.rochester.edu with questions. 

Alumnus to Discuss Innovation's Changing Nature

Paul Horn '74 (PhD), distinguished scientist in residence at New York University, will give a lecture on the lessons learned from the rapid pace of innovation and change taking place globally at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in Goergen Hall 109. Read more...

Conference on Behavior in Those with Developmental Disabilities

On Thursday, Oct. 30, the Department of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong is holding a conference that aims to provide information and practical strategies to help attendees promote positive, adaptive behavior and reduce disruptive behavior in individuals with developmental disabilities. Read more...

Wilmot Honors Scientist for Contributions to Cancer Research

Willis Li received the Davey Memorial Award for Outstanding Cancer Research from the Wilmot Cancer Center during the 13th annual Scientific Symposium. Read more...

Nominations Sought for UR/Paychex Leadership Institute

The Rochester Center for Community Leadership is accepting nominations for the UR/Paychex Leadership Institute, a day-long leadership program for undergraduates. Faculty and staff should nominate students who demonstrate leadership potential or hold leadership positions. The deadline is Nov. 6. For more information, contact Jake Grantier

Events

Monday, Oct. 27

Health Care and the '08 Election: Simon School Lecture Hall 318. 7 to 9 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

Forbes (Oct. 23)

"U.S. Urged to Renew War on Cancer"

"It was felt that having the direct attention of the president, that somehow the battle against cancer will remain a high priority. But over the years, we have forgotten that, and, in the last five to seven years, with President Bush being so occupied with problems in Iraq, we have seen funding diminish," says Kishan Pandya, clinical director of hematology-oncology at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 24)

"Taking Facebook Back to Campus"

"As colleges try to adapt their more traditional outreach methods to the successive waves of students who live much of their lives online, it's inevitable that some will start to ask whether they can marshal the ubiquity of social networking to attract applicants, connect to enrolled students and, once they graduate, keep track of them as alumni." Read more...

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