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In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Offers Implantable Heartburn ‘Ring’
  • Professor Receives Grant to Study School Districts
  • RPO Offers Exclusive Discount 
  • Pathology Research Day Includes Lecture
  • 2012 RARES Cards Available to University Employees
  • Flaum Eye Institute Offers Free Lasik Seminar

News and Announcements

Medical Center Offers Implantable Heartburn ‘Ring’
The Medical Center is one of 13 U.S. surgery sites chosen to offer a new implantable magnetic “ring” that promises relief to an estimated 25 million American adults who suffer daily heartburn. Read more...

Professor Receives Grant to Study School Districts
Kara Finnigan, associate professor of educational leadership, has received a $560,000 grant to help lead a study with her colleague, Alan Daly, associate professor at the University of California at San Diego, of how low-performing schools use research evidence to improve outcomes for youth. Read more...

RPO Offers Exclusive Discount
University faculty, staff, and alumni who buy tickets to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s season finale tonight and Saturday night will be entitled to get 20% off tickets to A Summer Night with Tchaikovsky, July 14, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100. Student tickets to all RPO concerts are $10.

Pathology Research Day Includes Lecture
Paul Bray, director of the Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, will present the George H. Whipple Lecture from 1 to 2 p.m. today in the Medical Center's Class of 1962 Auditorium. The day's events also include a pathology graduate and resident poster session from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Sarah Flaum Atrium followed by 20-minute presentations in the Class of 1962 Auditorium. Read more...

2012 RARES Cards Available to University Employees
The Regional Area Recreation and Employee Services Association offers University employees a discount on hundreds of area and national products and services ranging from amusement parks to car washes to movie tickets to zoos. RARES ID cards are available at several on-campus and off-site locations. Read more...

Flaum Eye Institute Offers Free Lasik Seminar
A free Lasik seminar will be offered to University employees, their friends, and families at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 2, at the Flaum Eye Institute, 100 Meridian Centre. Scott MacRae, professor of ophthalmology, and his team will discuss how the procedure works and who is a good candidate. Call 273-2020 to make a reservation or register online.

May 31, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, 65°
Rain, 71°

Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Pop-up Books and Other Feats of Paper Engineering
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rush Rhees Library Rare Books and Special Collections
Read more . . .

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Rochester in the News
Chicago Tribune (May 30)
Field Guide to the Overachiever: Being Too Good Can Be Bad
"Overachievers have an underlying fear of failure or a self-worth contingent upon competence," says  Andrew Elliot, professor of psychology. "Rather than setting and striving for goals based on a pure desire to achieve, their underlying motivation impels them out into the world to avoid failure."

WROC-TV (May 29)
U of R Researcher
Gaining National Attention
for 'Goldilocks Effect'
The "Goldilocks Effect" documented by University researchers is gaining national attention, and "suggests that infants are more actively involved in ... taking info from the environment than ... people give them credit for," says Celeste Kidd, lead author.

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