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In Today’s Issue

  • Adolescent Health Society Honors Richard Kreipe
  • Jodie Luther Named First Team WBCA All-American
  • Satcher Award Winners Recognized
  • Learn More about Upcoming Retirement Changes
  • Call for Posters: Genetics Day 2012
  • Sign Up for Safe Space Training by March 30
  • Eastman School Offers Summer Workshops, Classes
  • Artist’s Talk and Opening Reception: Fictions
  • Workshops Cover Citation Management Software

News and Announcements

Adolescent Health Society Honors Richard Kreipe
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine has honored Richard Kreipe, the Dr. Elizabeth R. McAnarney Distinguished Professor in Pediatrics Funded by Roger & Carolyn Friedlander, with an award for Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Medicine. Kreipe was recognized for his more than 30-year career in advancing research, education, clinical care and community outreach to better address the health care needs of adolescents.

Jodie Luther Named First Team WBCA All-American
Senior basketball center Jodie Luther has been selected as a First Team All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Luther is the first WBCA First Team All-American for Rochester since Erika Smith earned the same honor in the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons.

Satcher Award Winners Recognized
Ann Dozier, associate professor of community and preventive medicine, and Sheree Toth, associate professor of clinical and social psychology and of psychiatry and director of Mt. Hope Family Center, are recipients of the 2012 Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards. The awards, presented by the Medical Center, distinguish individuals who have made significant contributions to community health in the greater Rochester region through research, education, clinical services, and outreach efforts.

Learn More about Upcoming Retirement Changes
Numerous informational sessions are planned in the coming weeks regarding upcoming changes to the University’s retirement program. This week, a session will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) at the Medical Center. A full schedule of informational sessions and more information on retirement plan enhancements are available on the Benefits Office website.

Call for Posters: Genetics Day 2012
Poster registration forms are being accepted until Monday, March 26, for the 24th annual Genetics Day on Wednesday, April 4. Gary Ruvkun, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, will give the 10th annual Fred Sherman Lecture, “The Tiny RNA Pathways of C. elegans” at this year’s event.

Sign Up for Safe Space Training by March 30
Safe Space training sessions are scheduled Wednesday, April 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Interfaith Chapel Brennan Room, and Thursday, April 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s Natapow Conference Room (1-9545). RSVP to by March 30. Space is limited in both sessions. Safe Space is an initiative intended to create a safer and freer environment for all members of the University community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

Eastman School Offers Summer Workshops, Classes
Faculty and staff can take advantage of an array of summer programs of all music levels at the Eastman School.  Children can take a variety of classes as well as instrument and voice lessons. Applications are available online. Information on tuition waivers for faculty and staff are available on the Human Resources website. For more information, call 274-1400 (ext. 4-1400) or email

Artist’s Talk and Opening Reception: Fictions
On Wednesday, March 21, Andy Bloxham will give an artist’s talk at 4 p.m. followed by an opening reception for his new exhibition, Fictions. The talk and exhibit will be held in the Harnett Gallery in Wilson Commons. The exhibit offers Bloxham’s vision of America and Canada taken on an 18-day, 4,000-mile road trip. The talk and reception are free and open to the public.

Workshops Cover Citation Management Software
Learn more about RefWorks, Zotero and EndNote, citation management software that allows you to save all your books and article references in one place, at a series of four workshops starting Wednesday, March 21, at Rush Rhees Library.

March 20, 2012
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Today’s Event Highlight

Brass Guild
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
ABC News (March 17)
Tourette’s Syndrome Doesn't Stop NY Teen’s Dreams
“Nikole (Nikki) Blowers, a freshman at the University of Rochester, is always on the move. Before dawn she walks three miles to a nearby river for crew practice. Then she tutors for an hour. After her first class, she catches up on email and plans future events for her clubs. And all this before lunch. Blowers, 18, can control her busy schedule, but the one thing she can't control is her body. She has Tourette's Syndrome, a neuro-biological disorder. The disorder is characterized by a combination of physical and verbal tics.”

Democrat & Chronicle (March 18)
Greater Diversity Eludes Most Local Colleges
Learning about the University of Rochester from one of its admission officials, who visited her New York City high school, helped convince Melika Butcher that UR was where she wanted to go. “I just had a really good vibe about the school,” said Butcher, 21, now president of UR’s Black Students’ Union. But the number of African-Americans enrolled at UR, while edging upward, is still small by any measure of this college, which draws students from every state.

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