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In Today’s Issue

  • Bradford Berk to Serve Second Term as Medical Center CEO
  • Event Brings Sixth-Graders to Campus
  • Scientists to Showcase Technologies
  • Take a Virtual Tour of the New Children’s Hospital
  • Warner School Hosts Careers in Aging Fair
  • Film Screening: ‘Paragraph 175’
  • Research Conference Showcases Student Work
  • Art Critic Barry Schwabsky Speaks at MAG
  • Annual Genetics Day Event Set for April 4
  • Lasik Seminar Scheduled for Tomorrow
  • Pharmacist to Address Better Breathers Group

News and Announcements

Bradford Berk to Serve Second Term as Medical Center CEO
President Joel Seligman announced Monday that Bradford Berk will serve a second, five-year term as senior vice president and CEO of the Medical Center.
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Event Brings Sixth-Graders to Campus
Students on the River Campus will host 50 sixth-graders from John James Audubon Elementary School No. 33 and Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19 during the third annual College Counts program on Wednesday, April 4.
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Scientists to Showcase Technologies
The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences is holding its annual University Technology Showcase on Thursday, April 5, at the Double Tree Hotel in Henrietta. Researchers from Rochester, RIT, Cornell, and Clarkson will share the innovative research they are doing and how it can help companies develop new products, processes, and services. Technology transfer representatives will also be available to discuss inventions already available for licensing. The event is free and open to the public. Register online. For more information email Kristine Long, call 275-2104, or visit www.ceis.rochester.edu.

Take a Virtual Tour of the New Children’s Hospital
An interactive tour of the new Golisano Children’s Hospital building is now available online. Click on each level to view floor plans and naming opportunities available.

Warner School Hosts Careers in Aging Fair
Ann Marie Cook, president and CEO of Lifespan, will speak at the Warner School’s first Careers in Aging Week fair from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in Dewey Hall 1-160A. Refreshments will be served and an informational booth will provide audience members with additional information on careers in aging. The event is open to University faculty, staff, and students.
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Film Screening: ‘Paragraph 175’
The “Out in Reel” Film Series presents a free screening of Paragraph 175 at 5:30 p.m. today in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576) at the Medical Center. Part of LGBTQI Awareness Month at the University, the event is sponsored by Pride Alliance at the University, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, Pride Network, Warner LGBTQ and Allies SIG, and the Film and Media Studies program.

Research Conference Showcases Student Work
Faculty-nominated students are chosen to share their work—including research papers, final projects, and posters—at the Susan B. Anthony Institute Undergraduate Research Conference in Gender and Women’s Studies on Friday, April 20. Winners of the (en)Gendered juried art show, as well as those minors and majors who had an independent study or internship, will also present. The keynote lecture will be given by Jane Roberts on “Women, Population, and the U.N. Millennium Development Goals.” For more information email sbai@rochester.edu or visit the institute’s website.

Art Critic Barry Schwabsky Speaks at MAG
Barry Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation and coeditor of international reviews for Artforum, gives at illustrated talk at the Memorial Art Gallery at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5.
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Annual Genetics Day Event Set for April 4
The 24th annual Genetics Day is Wednesday, April 4, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) at the Medical Center. Gary Ruvkun, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, will give the 10th annual Fred Sherman Lecture at 3 p.m. A complete schedule is available online.

Lasik Seminar Scheduled for Tomorrow
Want to reduce your dependence on contacts or glasses for the summer? The Flaum Eye Institute, 100 Meridian Centre, will host a free Lasik seminar at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. Learn about how the procedure works and who is a good candidate for Lasik. Refreshments will be served. Call 273-2020 to make a reservation or register online.

Pharmacist to Address Better Breathers Group
Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc. and Upstate HomeCare host the March Better Breathers Group at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at 2180 Empire Blvd. A pharmacist from Wegmans will be on hand to answer medication questions. There is no cost to attend. Call 787-8360 for more information.

April 3, 2012
Fair
Today’s Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 56°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 53°

Today’s Event Highlight
Lecture: ‘Field of Dreams—If You Build it, They Will Come’
4 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (March 31)
Overcoming ‘Physics Envy’
“Economists, political scientists, and sociologists have long suffered from an academic inferiority complex: physics envy. They often feel that their disciplines should be on a par with the ‘real’ sciences and self-consciously model their work on them, using language (‘theory,’ ‘experiment,’ ‘law’) evocative of physics and chemistry. But we believe that this way of thinking is badly mistaken and detrimental to social research,” write Kevin Clarke and David Primo, associate professors of political science and authors of A Model Discipline: Political Science and the Logic of Representations.

Los Angeles Times (March 30)
Are Plastics Safe?
More and more consumers—new mothers are leading the pack—are expressing concern about potentially toxic chemicals in plastic products. Many researchers—including those studying the chemicals in plastics—are taking a more measured approach. The CDC’s Antonia Calafat pointed out that far more research is needed before scientists can say with certainty whether traces of plastic found in people are harmful or safe. Shanna Swan, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of environmental medicine, concurs. “I definitely don't think it’s time for the government to say we all have to stop exposing pregnant women to PVC,” Swan said. “But we are at a place where people should be given the choice to avoid it if they want to.”

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