In Today’s Issue
- Making a New Lesson Plan
- Professor Emerita Grace Gredys Harris Dies at 85
- Deadline Approaching for Visiting Scholars Fund
- Workshops Cover ‘Power, Privilege, and Difference’
- Smoking Cessation Expert Offers Tips for Quitting
- Lose Weight and Win Money
- A Note from University Communications
News and Announcements
Making a New Lesson Plan
A Warner School program aims to bring talented professionals and students to the math and science classrooms of high-needs school districts.
Professor Emerita Grace Gredys Harris Dies at 85
Grace Gredys Harris, professor emerita of anthropology and of
religion who was known for her insights into
the cultural meaning of religious rituals in Africa, died Dec. 20. She
Deadline Approaching for Visiting Scholars Fund
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity reminds those
interested in applying for the long-term visiting scholars mechanism of
the Special Opportunities Fund that the deadline is Feb. 17. The fund
was created to assist deans and department chairs in increasing the
diversity and inclusiveness of the faculty.
Workshops Cover ‘Power, Privilege, and Difference’
Allan Johnson, a sociologist and writer who has worked on issues of gender inequality and patriarchy, will give several presentations at the University on Thursday, Jan.19. The University’s goal for Johnson’s visit is to help it move along the continuum from diversity and cultural competence efforts toward anti-racism and anti-oppression actions for social change. See the full schedule.
Smoking Cessation Expert Offers Tips for Quitting
With the start of a New Year, millions of smokers across New York
State and across the country will attempt to quit smoking.
“Quitting smoking is the best decision anyone can make to improve their
overall health,” says Scott McIntosh, director of the Greater Rochester
Area Tobacco Cessation Center and associate director of the Smoking
Research Program at the Department of Community and Preventive
Medicine. But McIntosh stresses that having a plan in place is essential
to being successful to one’s smoking cessation efforts.
Lose Weight and Win Money
The Medical Center's Fitness and Wellness Center presents the first New Year edition of the Amazing
Weight Loss Race. The 8-week program will
include personal training, weekly weigh-ins and health sessions, and use
of the Fitness Center for $40 ($25 for members). Those who lose the most
weight will win cash prizes. Registration ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. Call 275-2437 or visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/fitness-wellness-center/programs/weight.cfm.
A Note from University Communications
With Monday’s issue of @Rochester, we will be switching to an updated system for managing the email addresses for University faculty and staff. Some recipients might notice a change in how @Rochester is delivered to their work addresses. If you do, please let us know by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 6, 2012
Weekend Event Highlight
Going for Baroque
Cloudy, High 46°
Partly Cloudy, High 41°
1 and 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8, Memorial Art Gallery Fountain Court. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Jan. 4)
URMC Professor Susan McDaniel Gets National Award
A professor at the Medical Center received a national award for inspiring a former resident to start a family medicine program. Susan McDaniel was named a recipient of the 2011 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, which recognizes educators in psychology, medicine, and law who have inspired students to create an organization that benefits its community.
Washington Post (Jan. 5)
Wall Street Journal Report Says Kodak Might File for Bankruptcy in Coming Weeks
An uncomfortable suspicion that an icon of American business may have no future pushed investors to dump stock in Eastman Kodak Co. Wednesday. “It feels like water torture,” says Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School. “The game hinges on that (patent) sale, principally. And, at this point, they just have to create the insurance if they’ve got to go the other route. But the prospect of bankruptcy makes the sale more complicated too.”
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