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In Today's Issue

  • Gandhi Director, Social Justice Expert on WXXI Today
  • Young Writers Hone Skills at Warner Summer Camp
  • Medical Center Sponsors Surplus Property Sale
  • Presentation on Controlling Cholesterol
  • Air Conditioning Will Be Off at Susan B. Anthony
  • Father Gives Back to Golisano Children's Hospital

News and Announcements

Gandhi Director, Social Justice Expert on WXXI Today
Kit Miller, director of the M.K. Gandhi Institute, will be a guest speaker along with Dominic Barter, international restorative justice expert and social change thinker, on the WXXI-AM 1370 Connection talk show with Bob Smith from noon to 2 p.m. today. Miller and Barter will talk about several upcoming events that Barter will lead, including a conversation about restorative justice at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at RIT and a one-day overview of restorative justice on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the University.  Read more...

Young Writers Hone Skills at Warner Summer Camp
Nearly 20 students who will be entering sixth through eighth grades had an opportunity to improve their prose and writing skills—and meet others who are interested in writing—at at the first-ever Genesee Valley Writing Project’s Young Writers Camp this summer, sponsored by the Warner School. Read more...

Medical Center Sponsors Surplus Property Sale
In preparation for the demolition of the Mt. Hope Professional and Towne House buildings at Mt. Hope and Elmwood avenues, the Medical Center is sponsoring a surplus property sale in the Mt. Hope Professional Building from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to Thursday, Aug. 30. The sale will feature gently used office furniture, equipment, and fixtures. Aug. 28 will be reserved for departmental purchases only. The sale will be open to University employees and the general public on Aug. 29 to 30. Cash, personal checks (made payable to the University of Rochester), and 312 requisitions will be accepted. Deliveries to the Medical Center and River Campus will be available for a nominal fee. Transportation arrangements for personal purchases are the responsibility of the buyer. All sales will be final and as is. Contact Les Pfluke at ext. 5-4026 or via e-mail at with any questions. 

Presentation on Controlling Cholesterol
Kacie Cook, clinical nutrition specialist with the Healthy Living Center, will discuss healthy dietary behaviors that can lead to improved cholesterol levels, from noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in Room 1412 of the Saunders Research Building. The presentation is sponsored by Well-U. Enroll online; for additional information, email or call (585) 273-5240.

Air Conditioning Will Be Off at Susan B. Anthony
There will be a shutdown of the heat pump loop system in Susan B. Anthony Residence Halls starting at 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, lasting until Monday morning before business.
As a result there will be no air conditioning in the 020 Gates offices, in the Auxiliary Services offices, the POD area (formerly Hillside), the SBA area offices, the ID Office,  Friel Lounge, and the lobby areas. The shutdown is needed to replace the heat exchanger and is scheduled to minimize inconvenience. Staff and contractors will work over the weekend to ensure startup as soon as possible. Contact Dave Wingrove at 273-5504 with any questions.

Father Gives Back to Golisano Children's Hospital
On Monday, Sept. 10, Steve Clough will kayak the 32-mile round-trip length of Canandaigua Lake. The foray, expected to take about 12 hours, is Clough's way of giving back to the hospital that helped diagnose a mystery illness that left his son ailing and physicians across the country contradicting one another with their diagnoses. Click here for the story of his son's illness, and how to sponsor Clough.

Aug. 14, 2012
Scattered T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms, 80°
Morning Showers, 80°

Today's Event Highlight
University Technology
Showcase Webinar

1 to 2:30 p.m., Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 10)
Supercomputer Will Benefit Health Care and Rochester Community
"What if we could stop a lethal pandemic flu in its tracks by designing new vaccines on a computer-generated model of the human immune system ... What if we could determine if a new drug will cause dangerous or even fatal cardiac side effects long before a single person ever takes it? These are not hypothetical ideas. These are real projects that researchers at the University are working on right now thanks to a partnership with IBM and New York State," writes President Joel Seligman. 
Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 11)
Are You Listening? I Want
to Say Just Two Words

Those words are "Big Data," writes business editor Steve Sink, after interviewing Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School, about the capabilities of the University and other local institutions to analyze complex data. "Rochester is world class in optics, with medicine, food processing, higher education, the arts, and the production of Olympic athletes close behind. Why not Big Data, too?"

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