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In Today’s Issue

  • Eastman Hosts Conference on Recorded Sound History
  • Events Observe HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
  • Latest HR Intercom Available
  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology Course Offered June 2
  • Call for Art: ‘The Road Less Traveled’
  • Refugee Healthcare Conference Is June 28–30
  • Golf Classic to Benefit Women’s Health

News and Announcements

Eastman Hosts Conference on Recorded Sound History
One hundred and thirty years of recorded sound history—from the earliest extant recordings to today’s “born digital” formats—will be explored when collectors, archivists, audio engineers, and recording historians convene in Rochester for the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections from May 16 to 19. Hosted by the Eastman School, sessions will focus on a full range of musical genres, artists, and performances, as well as the timely issues of audio preservation and restoration, public access, and copyright reform.

Events Observe HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
The Rochester Victory Alliance, the Medical Center’s HIV vaccine clinical trials unit, will join with local community partners to present events and activities on May 15, 17, and 18, to mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day.

Latest HR Intercom Available
Traveling this summer? Learn more about your health care coverage while traveling in this month’s issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with information about Human Resources programs and resources. The May issue also includes additional tools and information to help you through the retirement program transition period that is coming to a close, information on upcoming sessions on federal and state labor law compliance, events centered around a healthy lifestyle, and more.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology Course Offered June 2
A course in “Gastroenterology/Hepatology and Primary Care Collaborations: Issues in Everyday Practice” will be held Saturday, June 2, at Double Tree by Hilton in Henrietta. The day’s agenda includes discusions on the many issues faced by primary care physicians in the office setting. The course will provide treatment updates that primary care physicians and nurses can readily apply in their care for patients with gastrointestinal and hepatology diseases. Click here to learn more or to register.

Call for Art: ‘The Road Less Traveled’
The Office of Mental Health Promotion, part of the Department of Psychiatry, is asking artists to submit work for its third show, “The Road Less Traveled,” which will be on display June 27 to Oct. 19 in the Bridge Art Gallery on the first floor of Strong Behavioral Health. The art show will be juried by the Department of Psychiatry and select community artists. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, May 21. Details and submission guidelines are available online.

Refugee Healthcare Conference Is June 28–30
The 2012 North American Refugee Healthcare Conference will be held from June 28 to 30 at the Radisson Riverside Hotel.Topics covered include contemporary issues in refugee health, mental health, OB/GYN, pediatrics, and primary care. Continuing Medical Education credit is available and there is a discounted rate for students. Click here for more information and to register. Contact with any questions.

Golf Classic to Benefit Women’s Health
Victor Hills Golf Club will host the second annual Women’s Health Golf Classic on Friday, June 8, to benefit the Medical Center’s care and research focused on mid-life women.

May 15, 2012
Partly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 72°
Isolated T-storms, High 67°

Today’s Event Highlight
Medical Center Orchestra Concert
5 p.m., Flaum Atrium, Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (May 12)
MAG Commision Latest of Paley’s Projects
“Rochester sculptor Albert Paley’s towering presence on Rochester’s art scene will grow next year with a 25-foot-tall sculpture outside the Memorial Art Gallery.”

Economic (May 14)
History Matters
“The Harvard economics department was permitted to hire as part-time visiting professor, Stanley Engerman of the University of Rochester, the most distinguished economic historian in the country, not counting Nobel laureate Robert Fogel, his research partner on their landmark study of the economics of slavery before the US Civil War, ‘Time On the Cross.’”

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