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In Today’s Issue

  • One of World's ‘Most Powerful Thinkers’ to Visit Rochester
  • James Fienup Named to National Academy of Engineering
  • University Mourns the Loss of Antares Choate
  • Night, Weekend Delivery OK for Babies with Birth Defects
  • Weight, Diet Changes Not the Answer to Early Labor
  • Video, Photos Tell Tale of Tacos
  • Seminar: ‘Remnants of Slavery on the Eve of Independence’
  • Illegal Downloading: Tips for Avoiding Digital Piracy

News and Announcements

One of World’s ‘Most Powerful Thinkers’ to Visit Rochester
Named by Forbes magazine in 2009 as one of the world’s seven most powerful thinkers, Kwame Anthony Appiah will visit the University Feb. 21 to 24 to lecture and participate in workshops and group discussions with the campus community. Appiah, who is scheduled to receive a National Humanities Medal today from President Barack Obama, will give a public talk Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library at 4 p.m. titled “Islam and the West.” The talk is free and open to the public.
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James Fienup Named to National Academy of Engineering
James Fienup, the Robert E. Hopkins Professor of Optics at the University’s Institute of Optics, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
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University Mourns the Loss of Antares Choate
The University mourns the loss of Antares Choate, an electronics technician for the Department of Clinical Engineering. Choate, a resident of Rush who joined the University in 2006, died Jan. 30 at age 31. University flags will be lowered Wednesday, Feb. 15, in his honor. Read his obituary from the Democrat & Chronicle.

Night, Weekend Delivery OK for Babies with Birth Defects
Weekday delivery is no better than night or weekend delivery for infants with birth defects, according to a new Medical Center study presented at Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s annual meeting.
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Weight, Diet Changes Not the Answer to Early Labor
A new study from Medical Center researchers reported at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s annual meeting found no connection between weight gain and the risk of repeat preterm birth.
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Video, Photos Tell Tale of Tacos
The 2013 Class Council and Aramark food services joined forces last week to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous taco chain. Watch the video and see the photos here.

Seminar: ‘Remnants of Slavery on the Eve of Independence’
Join the Susan B. Anthony Institute Wednesday, Feb. 22, for a research seminar with Takarra Brunson, postdoctoral fellow at the Frederick Douglass Institute. She will present “Remnants of Slavery on the Eve of Independence: Afro-Cuban Women Define Freedom, 1886–1900.” Lunch will be provided. RSVP to sbai@rochester.edu by Feb. 17.

Illegal Downloading: Tips for Avoiding Digital Piracy
The Motion Picture Association of America’s Respect Copyrights website provides details about to what to do if you receive a notice from the MPAA, and a listing of where you can get movies and TV shows legally. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
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Feb. 13, 2012
Flurries
Today’s Forecast:
Flurries, High 35°
Tomorrow:
Snow Shower, High 37°

Today’s Event Highlight
Free Heart Screenings
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Strong Memorial Hospital lobby. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
WAMC Northeast Public Radio (Feb. 9)
Academic Minute: Extrasolar Planet Discovery
Alice Quillen, associate professor of physics and astronomy, reveals the process used to detect and describe objects orbiting distant stars. (Also reported by Inside Higher Ed.)

Wired.co.uk (Feb. 10)
How to Make Your Staff More Creative
According to research by Edward Deci, professor of psychology and Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences, and Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, unreasonable time constraints, micromanagement, focused thinking and overreliance on financial incentives all reduce workplace ¬≠creativity.

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