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In Today’s Issue

  • ‘Pixie Dust’ Reduces Post-Surgical Infection in Spine
  • Annual Tahou’s Run Benefits Mt. Hope Family Center
  • Lecture: ‘Intersex in the Newborn’
  • Talk Covers Ideological Shift in Gospel Music
  • University Wins Funding for Arbor Day Event
  • New Issue of Innovations Available
  • Learn about Medical Management Degree at Luncheon
  • Panel Discussion to Focus on Peer Review Process
  • Iyengar Yoga Offered at Medical Center
  • Medical Center Offers Free ACL Injury Prevention Event

News and Announcements

‘Pixie Dust’ Reduces Post-Surgical Infection in Spine
Scattering a gram of powdered antibiotic called vancomycin directly into a spinal surgery wound appears to be a safe, cost-effective way to achieve low post-operative infection rates, according to a Medical Center study.

Annual Tahou’s Run Benefits Mt. Hope Family Center
Members of Sigma Phi Epsilon will host their annual Nick Tahou’s Run at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7. The race begins at the intersection of Library Road and Wilson Boulevard, stops at Nick Tahou’s (320 W. Main St.), and then ends with the 4.4-mile run back to the River Campus. Proceeds from this year’s run benefit the Mt. Hope Family Center, which helps at-risk children and families affected by abuse, neglect, violence, and other traumas

Lecture: ‘Intersex in the Newborn’
Nicholas Jospe, professor of pediatrics, will present “A Pediatric Endocrinologist’s Perspective on Intersex in the Newborn” at the next Interdisciplinary Clinical Ethics Conference, scheduled for noon Wednesday, April 11, in Auditorium K-207 (2-6408) at the Medical Center. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. Contact Andrea Ehmann at 275-5800 or for more information.

Talk Covers Ideological Shift in Gospel Music
Cory Hunter, a graduate student from Princeton University’s Department of Music, will present a lecture on “An Ideological Shift in Gospel Music: From a Black Identity to a Universal Spiritual Identity” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Eastman School’s New Sibley Library, Room 404. The talk is sponsored by the Eastman Departmental Diversity Initiative.

University Wins Funding for Arbor Day Event
The University is one of five Tree Campus USA schools to receive $1,000 from the Arbor Day Foundation to help fund an Arbor Day tree-planting event. Rochester finished in second place during online voting last week. The University will collaborate with the City of Rochester and Monroe County for an Arbor Day celebration at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, in Genesee Valley Park, near the Elmwood Avenue entrance.

New Issue of Innovations Available
View the latest issue of Innovations, the entrepreneurship newsletter that covers stories across all schools and campuses. Starting April 12, you may also stop by the Center for Entrepreneurship, 1-211 Carol Simon Hall, to pick up a hard copy. Sign up online to be mailed a copy of Innovations on a regular basis. For those who have previously signed up, expect the newsletter to arrive in mailboxes by mid-April.

Learn about Medical Management Degree at Luncheon
The Simon School is hosting an information lunch reception about its part-time medical management degree at noon Thursday, April 12, in Auditorium K-207 (2-6408) in the the Medical Center. Staff and alumni will be available to answer questions. Register online.

Panel Discussion to Focus on Peer Review Process
The Clinical Translational Science Institute will present a panel discussion on “Successfully Navigating the Peer Review Process” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 9, in the Saunders Research Building, Room 1-412. Space is limited. RSVP to Katie Libby.

Iyengar Yoga Offered at Medical Center
The Medical Center’s Fitness and Wellness Center is offering Iyengar yoga classes every Monday from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Instructor Colleen Mehan holds a certification from Open Sky Yoga and practices traditional yoga and meditation. Membership is not required for the class. The cost is $5.50 for non-members. Call 275-2437 for more information.

Medical Center Offers Free ACL Injury Prevention Event
Experts from the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation will offer a free community event Sunday, April 22, to share information about ACL injuries and demonstrate how best for athletes—from the high school level to college to weekend warriors—to avoid issues as they begin spring activities. The event is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Aquinas Institute Field House, 1127 Dewey Ave.

April 6, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Sunny, High 51°
Sunny, High 54°

Today’s Event Highlight
Public Health Grand Rounds: ‘Putting Practice into Research: The Capable Project’
Noon, Helen Wood Hall auditorium.

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Rochester in the News
The Wall Street Journal (April 4)
For Hire: Foreign Students
Graduate business schools, eager to enhance their global image and offset declining demand at home, are attracting international students—and that is causing headaches for the schools' career-services offices. At the Simon School, administrators this winter visited with more than 20 multinational companies in China to learn what they are looking for in new hires and encourage them to consider Simon's international students for those overseas posts. More than half the students in Simon's MBA class that started last fall are international; the same is true for the students who enrolled last autumn in the school's one-year master's program in finance.

City Newspaper (April 4)
Art Review: ‘Springing to Life: Moveable Books and Mechanical Devices’
“Even fans of pop-up books may not be aware of the rich, fascinating history involved in the literary genre. The Rare Books and Special Collections Department at Rush Rhees Library currently has on exhibit an illustrated story of the nearly 500-year history of the interactive book, featuring more than 50 feats of paper engineering.”

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