In Today’s Issue
- Optical Society to Honor Joseph Eberly
- Medical School Names Senior Academic Dean
- Cardiologist Presents Data on Heart Rhythm Disorders in Women
- Poster Session Highlights Computational Research
- Session Covers Ways to Maintain Your Weight
- Pittsford Little League Hits Homeruns for Hope
- Golf Event Benefits Pulmonary Fibrosis Research
- Meliora Catering Offers ‘Ever Better’ Breakfast Special
News and Announcements
Optical Society to Honor Joseph Eberly
Joseph Eberly, the Andrew Carnegie Professor of Physics and professor of optics, has been named the winner of the Optical Society’s 2012 Distinguished Service Award.
Eberly is being honored for his service as founding editor of the journal Optics Express, his leadership while serving as president, and his commitment in serving the Optical Society.
Medical School Names Senior Academic Dean
Jeffrey Lyness, professor of psychiatry, will become the senior associate dean for Academic Affairs for the School of Medicine and Dentistry July 1. He succeeds Richard Burton, who has served in the position since 2003. Burton will take a year’s sabbatical to write a book on leadership in an academic medical center.
Cardiologist Presents Data on Heart Rhythm Disorders in Women
Christine Tompkins, assistant professor of cardiology, is a member of an exclusive group: female physicians that study and treat the electrical disturbances of the heart. Tompkins is the second female electrophysiologist to practice at the Medical Center. At the Heart Rhythm Society’s annual scientific sessions in Boston this week, Tompkins presented new data on the influence of gender on potentially life-threatening arrhythmias that originate in the lower chambers of the heart, or the ventricles.
Poster Session Highlights Computational Research
The Center for Integrated Research Computing, which assists researchers in accessing and applying computation to scientific problems, will be hosting a poster session at which researchers will highlight work performed on the University’s BlueHive Linux cluster and Blue Gene/P supercomputer. The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon today in Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center.
Session Covers Ways to Maintain Your Weight
Learn what and how to eat in order to maintain your current weight, as well as some minor adjustments you can make in order to lose weight, at a Well-U–sponsored session planned from noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545) at the Medical Center. Register online.
Pittsford Little League Hits Homeruns for Hope
Pittsford Little League’s Homeruns for Hope Campaign will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital and the league’s Russ Smith Scholarship Fund, which provides two college scholarships in honor of Russ Smith, a local community leader and advocate for Pittsford Little League. Those who sponsor the campaign are asked to provide a monetary donation for every homerun hit during the regular season.
Golf Event Benefits Pulmonary Fibrosis Research
The fifth annual Greg Chandler, Guy F. Solimano Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, June 3, to raise funds for pulmonary fibrosis research at the Medical Center and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
Meliora Catering Offers ‘Ever Better’ Breakfast Special
Meliora Catering is running a catering special for
commencement week: $13.99 for a dozen assorted bagels with two tubs of
cream cheese; $12.99 for a dozen assorted breakfast pastries; $19.99 for
a Starbucks 10-cup coffee traveler; and $2 for individual apple,
cranberry, or orange juice. Orders are available for pickup during the
week of commencement. Contact email@example.com or call 275-7687 for more information.
May 11, 2012
Today’s Event Highlight
Second Friday Science Social
Sunny, High 66°
Mostly Sunny, High 75°
4 p.m. Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576), Medical Center. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (May 9)
UR Receives Funding for Crop Protection Project
John Jaenike, professor of biology, has received a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for research into how to protect crops without using toxic pesticides.
City Newspaper (May 10)
Paley Sculpture Announced for MAG Park
Memorial Art Gallery announced that it has commissioned a 25-foot stainless steel sculpture by Albert Paley as one of the anchor installations of its planned Centennial Sculpture Park. The new work, titled “Soliloquy,” will sit at MAG’s Goodman Street entrance, and will be installed next year as the gallery counts down to its 100th anniversary.
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