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In Today’s Issue

  • Events Explore Relationship between AIDS, Global Culture
  • Dance Festival Includes Master Classes, Performances
  • Stanford Medical School Dean Gives Two Talks Today
  • First Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Is Jan. 24
  • 10 Resolutions for a Scam-Free 2012
  • Training Scheduled for Account Management System
  • Music on My Mind Orchestra Performs Jan. 25
  • Celebrate National ‘Wear Red’ Day with Well-U

News and Announcements

Events Explore Relationship between AIDS, Global Culture
On Jan. 25 and 26, the University will look at the relationship between AIDS and global culture in art, activism, and academia, through film screenings, a lecture by author and anthropologist Cindy Patton, and the opening of Picturing AIDS and Its Publics, an exhibition of educational posters and related ephemera from the University's AIDS Educational Poster Collection. Organized by the Humanities Project, “Looking at AIDS: 30 Years On” takes place on the River Campus.

Dance Festival Includes Master Classes, Performances
The annual inspireDANCE Festival, organized through the Program of Dance and Movement, will be held on the River Campus Feb. 14–18. The festival aims to introduce the community to the burgeoning dance scene, both at the University and in the greater Rochester area.

Stanford Medical School Dean Gives Two Talks Today
Stanford School of Medicine Dean Philip Pizzo ’70M (MD), a University trustee, will present a special grand rounds lecture from noon to 1 p.m. today on the changes taking place in medical education. At 5 p.m., he’ll be joined by Medical Center leaders Bradford Berk, Steve Goldstein, and Raymond Mayewski for a panel discussion on “Health Care Reform and the Reinvention of Academic Medicine.” Both events—part of the Medical Center board’s annual meeting program—take place in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) at the Medical Center and are free and open to the public.

First Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Is Jan. 24
Interested in entrepreneurship? The 2012 Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Series, free and open to the University community and general public, is designed to teach you how to write an effective business model plan in three sessions. The first workshop, “Overview of the Competition,” is hosted by the Simon Entrepreneurs Association, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Gleason 318/418. Food and refreshments will be provided. Register online or call 276-3500.

10 Resolutions for a Scam-Free 2012
University IT reminds you that a new year is a great time to resolve to be a smarter and safer consumer. Read the Better Business Bureau’s 10 resolutions that can help consumers fight scammers, prevent identity theft, and save money in 2012. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Training Scheduled for Account Management System
Hands-on training classes are available for University personnel with responsibility for account management. Learn about the University of Rochester General Encumbrance Management System (URGEMS) at an upcoming training session. Training includes sessions targeted for staff members with data-entry responsibilities only through to those with full responsibilities for account management. Register at the URGEMS Training SharePoint site. Contact the University IT Help Desk by email or by phone (275-2000) with any questions.

Music on My Mind Orchestra Performs Jan. 25
The Music on My Mind chamber orchestra presents a free concert at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan, 25, in the Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center. Featured soloists include violinist Vincent Reale, professor emeritus of plastic surgery, and pianist Eugene Toy, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

Celebrate National ‘Wear Red’ Day with Well-U
Friday, Feb. 3, is National Wear Red Day 2012—a day to raise awareness about the danger of heart disease in women. Join the Well-U team between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 in the Saunders Building atrium for a hula hoop class, giveaways, displays, and health literature. The School of Nursing will also conduct biometric screenings during the event. Schedule an appointment here. If you office would like to distribute “Wear Red” pins to staff, email by Friday, Jan. 27.

Jan. 23, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Showers, High 49°
Snow Showers, High 38°

Today’s Event Highlight
Faculty Artist Series: Carol Rodland, Viola
8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing.

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Rochester in the News
ABC News (Jan. 20)
Kodak Workers, Retirees, Investors Brace for Pain
Around Rochester, Kodak and other faded titans like Xerox Corp. and eyewear maker Bausch & Lomb are already overshadowed in the city's employer rankings by the University of Rochester and grocery-store chain Wegmans, which together employ around 34,000 people. Also reported by CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and more.

Bloomberg News (Jan. 20)
Kodak Bankruptcy May Shed Photography, Make Iffy Bet on Digital Printing
Predictions computers would end the use of printed pages have proved premature in the past, said Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School. The University is the biggest beneficiary of company founder George Eastman’s largesse—he bequeathed most of his fortune to the institution. Still, Zupan acknowledged printing profitability has eroded. Also reported by MSN Money, Financial Times, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, and more.

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