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In Today’s Issue

  • Engineering Students Display Real-World Solutions
  • Sixth-graders Get Inside Look at Health Careers
  • Site Showcases International Activities
  • NYC Conference to Address Risk in Today’s Marketplace
  • Mark Ain Business Model Competition Presentations
  • Go Green: RecycleMania 2012 Results
  • Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition Presentations
  • Leadership Panel and Networking Social Planned
  • Talk: ‘Management of Fecal Incontinence’
  • Better Breathers Group to Meet

News and Announcements

Engineering Students Display Real-World Solutions
Student teams at the Hajim School have been partnering with local companies and institutions over the past year to solve real-world engineering problems. Students will demonstrate their results at Hajim School Design Day from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall.

Sixth-graders Get Inside Look at Health Careers
Sixth-graders from Rochester City School District Children’s School No. 15 will get a behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn about health care careers in physical therapy, nutrition, nursing, and medicine, when they visit the School of Nursing as part of the school’s new “See What You Can Bee” program. The event takes place tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon.

Site Showcases International Activities
A new website provides a hub for information about the University’s international activities. Visit UR Global for news, international research projects, travel information, and more. If you’ve traveled abroad recently for research, service, or other University business, share your experience in Travel Notebooks or tweet about it to #urglobal.

NYC Conference to Address Risk in Today’s Marketplace
On Thursday, May 3, the Simon School is bringing together the brightest business minds to examine investing and current risks at its third annual New York City Conference.

Mark Ain Business Model Competition Presentations
Semi-finalist presentations of the 2012 Mark Ain Business Model Competition will be given at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in Schlegel Hall 107. Ten semi-finalist teams will present to a panel of distinguished judges. A reception will follow.

Go Green: RecycleMania 2012 Results

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RecycleMania is a friendly competition among more than 600 colleges and universities whose goal is to raise recycling rates and lessen waste produced on campus. The University improved its performance this year in the 10-week contest, ranking among the top 30 schools in several categories. Read more...

Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition Presentations
Undergraduate engineering and applied science students will compete for cash prizes as they present their technical business plans to a panel of alumni and faculty judges from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 4. in Schlegel Hall 207. A reception will follow.

Leadership Panel and Networking Social Planned
Young Leaders @ UR will be hosting a University leadership panel and networking social, “Transitions and Career Paths,” to provide an opportunity for young leaders to interact with senior leaders at the University and seek advice, suggestions, and strategies as they navigate their own career paths. The event runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall. RSVP to Amy Happ at and include a question to be considered for the discussion.

Talk: ‘Management of Fecal Incontinence’
The Medical Center’s Office of Continuing Professional Education is sponsoring a session on the “Diagnosis and Management of Fecal Incontinence” Wednesday, May 9, at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara in Amherst, N.Y. The goal of the meeting is to educate primary care, OB/GYN, and other healthcare providers in treatment modalities for patients suffering bowel disorders. The talk will also address how providers can approach the topic with their patients, including what questions to ask and what treatment options are available in this community. Click here for more information and to register.

Better Breathers Group to Meet
Jennifer Vosefski from RespirTech will be the featured speaker at the next Better Breathers Group from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Visiting Nurse Service, 2180 Empire Blvd. Vosefski will demonstrate a device created to offer airway clearance therapy incorporating the most recent advances in high frequency chest compression science. Additionally, Suzanne Feather from MVP will also be on hand to discuss advanced directives. For more information, call 787-8360.

May 2, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
PM Showers, High 77°
PM T-storms, High 81°

Today’s Event Highlight
Medical Humanities Conference
Noon, K-207 (2-6408), Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (April 30)
John Beck’s Influence Will Be Highlighted at Percussion Rochester
John Beck spent more than four decades with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and as a professor at the Eastman School, beating percussion into the skulls of students. “Two hundred and fifty-eight in all,” he says. His first class included the drummer who is probably the first name on the Rolodex of every major player in pop music: Steve Gadd. The John Beck Composition Prize will be the major award handed out at the inaugural Percussion Rochester festival, set for Friday and Saturday at Eastman.

Huffington Post (May 1)
Mindfulness Meditation May Help Doctors Provide Better Care, Study Suggests
Mindfulness meditation doesn’t just lower stress and regulate emotions—it could also improve a doctor’s ability to care for his or her patient, according to a new study. Medical Center researchers found that training doctors in mindfulness meditation helped them to listen better and not be as judgmental both at home and at work.

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