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In Today’s Issue

  • Simon School Information Reception
  • Lecture: ‘Twilight of the Big Bang’
  • Oncology Lecture Series Focuses on Mindfulness
  • ‘Welcome Back to Wilson Commons’ Is Wednesday
  • Weight Watchers Open House Set for Thursday

News and Announcements

Simon School Information Reception
The Simon School is hosting an information session Tuesday, Jan. 24, for those interested in graduate business education. The program will cover options for the working professional who would like to learn more about the opportunities to get a graduate degree without career interruption. The full-time MBA and MS programs will also be presented. Faculty, admissions staff, and current students will be present to answer your questions. Check-in begins at 5:45 p.m. in Schlegel Hall Lobby and the event starts at 6 p.m. Register here.

Lecture: ‘Twilight of the Big Bang’
Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, will present “Twilight of the Big Bang: Revolutions in Human and Cosmic Time” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the Eisenhart Auditorium at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. His talk is part of the Richard C. Schultz Science on the Edge Lecture Series, which aims to provide insight and understanding about current research in a broad array of topics for a general audience.

Oncology Lecture Series Focuses on Mindfulness
The Integrative Oncology lecture series addresses mindfulness  tonight from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Wilmot Cancer Center’s Luellen Family Resource Center. Mick Krasner, associate professor of clinical medicine who has been teaching mindfulness-based stress reduction to pa¬≠tients, medical students, and health professionals for more than 10 years, will discuss mindfulness practices designed to help people respond to stress. Call 276-5429 to register.

‘Welcome Back to Wilson Commons’ Is Wednesday
Dining Services and Wilson Commons Student Activities invite students, faculty, and staff to Welcome Back To Wilson Commons, a spring-semester-kick-off-celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. In addition to lunch as scheduled in the food court, a new monthly special will be available and $1 hot pretzels will be featured in The Hive. Local and national food vendors will provide free samples of coffee, candies, fudge, as well as vegan and vegetarian desserts. You also have the chance to win door prizes at the Common Connection and to speak with representatives from Dining Services, The Common Market, and Team Green about their latest initiatives.

Weight Watchers Open House Set for Thursday
The Weight Watchers group meeting in the UHS Building on the River Campus will hold an open house at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Learn about the program and register for the new session during the open house. The group meets every Thursday in the UHS Building classroom (room 220) from 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Direct questions to Jan Callens.

Jan. 17, 2012

Today’s Forecast:
Rain, High 43°
Snow/Wind, High 25°

Today’s Event Highlight
Leading Edge Trends in Medical Devices and Diagnostics
9 a.m., K307 (3-6408), Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Jan. 16)
Rochester Can Innovate with the Best of Them
“In a Wall Street Journal editorial last week, Forbes magazine publisher Rich Karlgaard suggested that Rochester was to blame for the decline of Eastman Kodak Co. They overlook the exciting work being done at companies like Harris RF Communications and Bausch + Lomb, or the cutting-edge research being done at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester.”

Rochester Business Journal (Jan. 13)
The Optimism Dividend
As Philadelphia Fed chief Charles Plosser noted Wednesday at the University of Rochester's 33rd annual economic seminar, growth for the year just concluded is likely to fall shy of 2 percent. “In the past year, the U.S. economy has failed to live up to the expectations of growth that I and many economists had at the beginning of 2011,” says Plosser, former dean and professor at the Simon School.

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