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In Today’s Issue

  • Mary Ann Mavrinac Named Dean of River Campus Libraries
  • A Message from President Seligman
  • Two Full Hours of Eastman on the Radio Today
  • Utility Work Planned Near Elmwood/Mt. Hope
  • Seminar: The Value of Consumer Choice in Health Care
  • Latest HR Intercom Available Online
  • Celebrate Three Kings Day
  • (en) Gendered Artists to Be Recognized

News and Announcements

Mary Ann Mavrinac Named Dean of River Campus Libraries
University of Toronto library leader Mary Ann Mavrinac has been named Vice Provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of River Campus Libraries, effective June 1.

A Message from President Seligman
“One year ago, on Jan. 15, 2011, the University community was deeply saddened by the untimely and tragic death of one of our students, Jeffrey Bordeaux Jr. That event is etched in the memories of faculty, students, and staff, and most painfully for those who knew and loved Jeffrey. Let me again express my sympathy for the Bordeaux family as well as for the family of Daren Venable, who were also involved in this terrible tragedy.” Read more in the president’s full message. The main sanctuary of the Interfaith Chapel will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, for anyone seeking a quiet place to remember and reflect.

Two Full Hours of Eastman on the Radio Today
On WXXI-AM radio today, 1370 Connection’s “Education Friday” segment spotlights the Eastman School. The noon hour is scheduled to feature associate professors Reinhild Steingrover and Jonathan Baldo discussing humanities at Eastman. At 1 p.m., Sibley Music Library staffers Alice Carli, David Peter Coppen, Jim Farrington, Rick McRae, and Gerry Szymanski discuss the library’s holdings. Listen on 1370AM or online.

Utility Work Planned Near Elmwood/Mt. Hope
RG&E is planning to install a gas line just east of the Mt. Hope Avenue and Elmwood Avenue intersection from Monday, Jan. 16, through Wednesday, Jan. 18, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be lane reductions in the area and traffic will be slowed.

Seminar: The Value of Consumer Choice in Health Care
Gerard Wedig, associate professor of business administration at the Simon School, will present “The Value of Consumer Choice and the Decline in HMO Enrollments” at the Health Services Research Seminar starting at noon today in Helen Wood Hall, Room 1W-502.

Latest HR Intercom Available Online
View the January 2012 issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources.

Celebrate Three Kings Day
The Latino Professional Alliance at the University will mark Three Kings Day on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555) at the Medical Center. The program will include food, a cultural display, and music.

(en) Gendered Artists to Be Recognized
The winners and honorable mentions of the Susan B. Anthony Institute’s annual juried undergraduate art show, (en) Gendered, will be announced at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in Sage Arts Center. The opening will include a gallery talk by guest juror Lynn Duggan, professor of art at Nazareth College. Refreshments will be served and attendees will get a chance to view this year’s submissions. The top pieces will be moved to the Art and Music Library following the event, and will be shown there from Jan. 26 to Feb. 23.

Jan. 13, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Snow, High 34°
AM Snow, High 19°

Today’s Event Highlight
Medical Scientist Research Symposium
1 to 7 p.m., Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
CNBC (Jan. 10)
As Kodak Declines, Small Tech Firms Rise in Company’s Hometown
A good number of employees at small firms in Rochester are refugees from Kodak: the engineers and product development specialists who left the company but stayed in Rochester, and who have transferred their expertise to the digital and medical imaging worlds. Others are graduates from engineering and technology programs at area colleges— the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology among them—that were hired by these smaller firms to work in information technology, software, nanotechnology and many other sectors.

WHEC-TV (Jan. 11)
Twelve U of R Students Awarded Scholarships to Study Abroad
Twelve University of Rochester students have been awarded scholarships to study abroad this spring. They were awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships.

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