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In Today's Issue

  • Thompson Health Affiliates with Medical Center
  • UR Baby Lab Seeks Bilingual Study Volunteers
  • Rib Fest Benefits Meals On Wheels Program
  • First Generation Will Be Shown on July 12
  • Orientation for Medical Residents, Fellows Is July 2

News and Announcements

Thompson Health Affiliates with Medical Center
After several months of discussions, due diligence, and board approvals, Canandaigua’s Thompson Health is now an affiliate of the Medical Center. “This affiliation ... offers a great opportunity to bring a truly integrated delivery system to the Finger Lakes Region,” says Linda Farchione, president and CEO of Thompson Health. Read more...

UR Baby Lab Seeks Bilingual Study Volunteers
The Rochester Baby Lab is seeking volunteers with 4- to 6-year-old children who know more than one language for a new study of cognitive development. In the study, kids will play a fun, touch-screen computer game. Participation involves scheduling a one-time appointment of one hour, and participants will receive a small toy and $10 as a thank-you. To find out more or sign-up to participate, call 275-4621, email, or visit the lab online

Rib Fest Benefits Meals On Wheels Program
Visiting Nurse Meals On Wheels program will receive a share of proceeds from this year's Big Rib BBQ and Blues Fest, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 12 to 15, at the Highland Park Festival Site on South Avenue. More than 30 bands will perform; the menu will include items prepared by rib masters from across the U.S. and Canada. Read more...

First Generation Will Be Shown on July 12
The University community is invited to a screening of First Generation, an award-winning documentary about four high school students who set out to break the cycle of poverty and pursue a college education, at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, in Hoyt Auditorium. Click here for more about the film. For more about the screening, contact Michelle Thompson-Taylor.

Orientation for Medical Residents, Fellows Is July 2
New ACGME residents and fellows who did not attend an orientation session earlier this week will attend orientation from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 2, in the Medical Center's Flaum atrium and Class of ’62 Auditorium. New residents and fellows from 76 programs are required to attend one of the two orientations administered by the Graduate Medical Education Office.
June 22, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, 79°
Mostly Sunny, 78°

Today's Event Highlight
Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
Starting 5:45 p.m.; Hatch Recital Hall, Kilbourn Hall, Eastman Theatre. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
New York Daily News (June 18)
Brooklyn Students Overcome Enormous Odds to Succeed in School and Head to College
Kiara Cruz had to juggle more than her classes at Brooklyn Theater for the Arts High School: She had to take care of her mother who suffers from bipolar disorder. Cruz had to study for exams between doctor visits and bedside chats with her mother. The straight-A student was one of the school’s top graduates and earned a full scholarship to the University of Rochester.

Democrat and Chronicle (June 20)
Jazz Festival Helps Rochester Rank High in the Arts
"(Rochester's) reputation as an arts-loving city was launched when Kodak founder George Eastman founded the Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and several other cultural assets in the 1920s," writes Stuart Low.

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