News and Announcements
Eastman Student a Finalist in Opera Competition
Tenor Matthew Grills, a second-year master’s degree student at the Eastman School, has been named a finalist in the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Along with eight other finalists, he will perform in a Grand Finals Concert this Sunday, March 18, in New York City. From this group, winners are chosen and these singers receive a cash award of $15,000.
Former Biophysics Chair, Senior Dean of Graduate Studies Dies
Paul LaCelle, a Medical Center faculty member for more than 40 years, a former department chair, and former senior dean, died March 9. He was 82. University flags will be lowered Tuesday, March 20, in his honor.
Feminist Blogger Delivers Women's History Month Lecture
Jos Truitt, an editor and contributing
blogger at Feministing.com, an online community for feminists and their
allies, will deliver a lecture in celebration of Women’s History Month.
The talk starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, in the Hawkins-Carlson
Room in Rush Rhees Library. Tickets are $4 for University undergraduates
and $6 for graduate students, faculty, staff, and members of the
‘Brain Fog’ of Menopause Confirmed
The difficulties that many women
describe as memory problems when menopause approaches are real,
according to a study by scientists at the Medical Center and the
University of Illinois at Chicago.
Breast Scanner Receives European Regulatory Approval
A Medical Center startup company that developed an imaging system to detect breast cancer announced that it has obtained a key approval from the European Union signaling that it is in compliance with legislation and medical device regulation. This will allow the system to be marketed and sold throughout the EU.
Make Change Happen: Childhood Mentoring
Help make change in the community by pledging to the United Way campaign. Last year, 2,800 children participated in mentoring programs supported by United Way’s Community Fund. Mentoring has been shown to raise school attendance rates and help children build stronger relationships with parents and peers. Consider a United Way donation, no matter how small, and watch the University’s goal thermometer rise.
Technology Development Fund Application Due April 1
The University’s Technology Development
Fund is accepting pre-proposal applications for its fifth round of award
funding. The fund promotes the transfer and translation of University
research into commercial applications through monetary awards ranging
from $40,000 to $100,000. Starting this year, the application has been
streamlined and therapeutics/vaccines proposals will be evaluated using
updated criteria, bettering the chances for a award in that area. The
deadline for applications is Sunday, April 1.
Aquatic Center to Close for Renovations
The Speegle-Wilbraham Aquatic Center in
the Goergen Athletic Center will close Friday, March 16, at 1 p.m. to
allow for renovations at the center. Improvements include enhancing the
water filter system and chemical treatment system, replacing the
interior shell of the pool and ceramic tile on the pool deck, upgrading
locker rooms, installing new lighting, and more. The project is expected to be completed by the start of the fall 2012 semester. Contact Kristine
Shanley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 275-6277 with any questions.
Aromatherapy Is Focus of Integrative Oncology Lecture
Learn more about aromatherapy and how the use of essential oils can enhance health and well-being. Licensed massage therapist Gail Valente discusses how essential oils benefit those she serves at the Retreat House Massage & Wellness Center. The presentation, part of the of the Integrative Oncology Lecture Series, will be held Tuesday, March 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Luellen Family Resource Center at the Wilmot Cancer Center. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to RSVP to Sandy Sabatka at 276-4529.
Latest HR Intercom Available
This month’s issue of HR Intercom, a
newsletter with information about Human Resources programs and
resources, offers a guide to calculating a FMLA rolling year, tips for
saving money on prescription drugs, programs to keep
you healthy, and more.