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In Today’s Issue

  • President to Address Faculty Senate Today
  • Is Some Homophobia Self-phobia?
  • Urban Education Expert Discusses Trayvon Martin Case
  • New Fund Will Support Early Stage Drug Discovery
  • Best Translated Book Award Finalists Announced Today
  • Lecture: Positive and Negative Data in Patent Procurement
  • Guest Speaker Addresses ‘Atheism and the Sanctity of Life’
  • Conference: Advances in Pain Management
  • Nursing Holds ‘Casual Day’ for United Way

News and Announcements

President to Address Faculty Senate Today
President Joel Seligman will present “The Path Ahead” to the Faculty Senate at 4 p.m. today in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. All University faculty are invited to attend.

Is Some Homophobia Self-phobia?
A study conducted by a team from Rochester, the University of Essex in England, and the University of California in Santa Barbara, is the first to document the role that both parenting and sexual orientation play in the formation of intense and visceral fear of homosexuals, including self-reported homophobic attitudes, discriminatory bias, implicit hostility towards gays, and endorsement of anti-gay policies. Reported by USA Today, the Daily Mail, Arizona Central, UPI, the Winnipeg Sun, and more.

Urban Education Expert Discusses Trayvon Martin Case
Ed Brockenbrough, director of the Urban Teaching and Leadership Program at the Warner School, is scheduled to be a guest on WXXI’s 1370 Connection with Bob Smith from 1 to 2 p.m. today. Brockenbrough will share ways to turn the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin into a teachable moment for teacher educators, teachers, students, and schools as a whole. Listen online or at 1370 AM.
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New Fund Will Support Early Stage Drug Discovery
A new program, jointly funded by the Medical Center and the Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research at Temple University, will help researchers identify and test chemical compounds that could be candidates for new drugs.
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Best Translated Book Award Finalists Announced Today
Jeff Waxman, fiction panelist for the Best Translated Book Award, will visit Rochester for a special Reading the World Conversation Series event during which he’ll reveal the finalists for the award in poetry and fiction. The event takes place today at 6 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. After the announcement, Waxman and Open Letter publisher Chad Post will discuss the evolution of the award, how the panel made its decisions, and read excerpts from some of the nominated books.
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Lecture: Positive and Negative Data in Patent Procurement
Tina McKeon, founding partner of McKeon Meunier Intellectual Property Law, will present a free talk, “Positive and Negative Data in Patent Procurement—When to Provide it and Why it Matters,” at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 and 1-2495) at the Medical Center. The talk is part of the FIRE Lecture Series. Breakfast refreshments will be provided. Register at 784-8856 or email David Englert.
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Guest Speaker Addresses ‘Atheism and the Sanctity of Life’
Donald Ainslie, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, will present “Atheism and the Sanctity of Life” at noon Friday, April 13, in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576) at the Medical Center. Lunch will be available. RSVP to Andrea Ehmann at 275-5800 or andrea_ehmann@urmc.rochester.edu by Wednesday, April 11.

Conference: Advances in Pain Management
The Advances in Pain Management 2012 conference on Saturday, April 14, at the School of Medicine and Dentistry is geared toward primary care providers, pain specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who treat myriad chronic pain conditions including chronic low back pain, migraine, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and cancer pain. For more information, click on the conference link at www.urmc.rochester.edu/cpe.

Nursing Holds ‘Casual Day’ for United Way
Contribute $1 or more to the United Way campaign to receive a “Casual Day for United Way” sticker for Wednesday, April 18. You may pledge in the following Medical Center locations by April 18: Adult Med/Surg Nursing Office (6-2336), the Center for Nursing Professional Development Room (1-3241), the Nursing Recruitment Office (1-3201), Pediatric Nursing Office (4-2536), or the Nurse Leader Office in the Emergency Department (G-2881). Bring a completed paper pledge form or a printed copy of your online pledge to verify your contribution. Contact Cindy Berry for more information.

April 10, 2012
Showers
Today’s Forecast:
Showers, High 47°
Tomorrow:
Rain/Snow, High 51°

Today’s Event Highlight
Composer’s Forum
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Inside Higher Ed (April 9)
‘A Model Discipline’
In their recently published book A Model Discipline: Political Science and the Logic of Representations (Oxford University Press), Kevin Clarke and David Primo delve into the ramifications of  “physics envy” for political science. Clarke, who is associate professor of political science, and Primo, who is associate professor of political science and business administration at the University, answered Inside Higher Ed’s emailed questions about their book’s themes and implications, as well as the changes they'd like to see in their field.

New York Times (April 7)
Taking a Chance on Love, and Algorithms
Dating websites that say algorithms can help you find your soul mate “are probably spitting in the wind,” says Harry Reis, a professor of psychology who has written upwards of 120 papers on online dating. Researchers say online dating can be useful because it can broaden the pool of people you come across on a regular basis. “In everyday life you don’t encounter people with signs on their head that say, ‘I’m single and looking,’” Reis says. On sites you can find “dozens of people that you might want to meet.”

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