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  • Grant Supports Research Center for Suicide Prevention
  • Online Learning: New Frontiers in Education
  • Orientation Book Sale Begins Thursday
  • Discount Offered for Early Childhood Music Classes
  • Leadership Program Available for Senior Managers
  • 'Making Strides' Team Seeks Participants

News and Announcements

Grant Supports Research Center for Suicide Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control has awarded the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical Center a five-year grant of $4.1 million to establish an Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention. Read more...

Online Learning: New Frontiers in Education
A panel discussion and open faculty forum will examine online learning from 9 to 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 27, in Sloan Auditorium (Goergen Hall 101). Topics will include how to use online learning tools available at the University, successful online courses developed by University faculty, ideas for online classes, how new approaches in digital media can save time and effort, new ideas about how to engage the 21st-century student, and a chance for participants to share their expertise and experiences. Panelists include Rob Clark, interim senior vice president for research and dean of the Hajim School; Mary Ann Mavrinac, vice provost and Neilly Dean of the River Campus Libraries; Eric Fredericksen, associate vice provost; and Andrew Wolf, assistant professor and coordinator for online learning, School of Nursing. Reserve a place by contacting Melinda Smith at 275-5931 or via email at

Orientation Book Sale Begins Thursday
The 2012 Orientation Books Sale, offered by the River Campus Libraries and the Friends of the UR Libraries, will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, in the Rush Rhees Library reference department. Parents, freshmen, transfer students, returning upperclassmen, and University staff are all welcome. Prices are $1 for a hardcover book and 50 cents for a paperback book. Read more ...

Discount Offered for Early Childhood Music Classes
University full-time or part-time staff are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in early childhood music classes at the Eastman Community Music School. Classes for children ages 4 months through 6 years are held on Saturday mornings beginning Sept. 15. Click here for more information or email

Leadership Program Available for Senior Managers
A few openings remain in the Leadership Coaching Certificate Program for senior managers. The program, which begins Sept. 25, is the result of a partnership between the University's Warner Center and McArdleRamerman, a local executive leadership development firm. The program meets University requirements for a noncredit course tuition waiver. For more information and application materials, go to or contact Frederick Jefferson at

'Making Strides' Team Seeks Participants
Members of the University community are invited to join the Medical Center's team at the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser, starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Frontier Field. The Medical Center is supporting the event by sponsoring the “Stay Well” package, which will concentrate on breast cancer prevention and screening. Participants will receive a free T-shirt that commemorates the event. To register for the Medical Center team, or to make a donation, visit For more information, contact team captains Bonnie Yu (URMC Marketing), at 784-2932; Meghan Backus (Highland Hospital Public Relations), at 341-0660; or Linda Bell, (Wilmot Cancer Center Comprehensive Breast Care Center), at 273-2057.

Aug. 21, 2012

Today's Forecast:
Sunny, 77°
Sunny, 81°

Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Farmers
at the Public Market

All day, Miner LIbrary, Medical Center. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 19)
Memorial Art Gallery Reaches Out to Populations with Disabilities
"Most people who take guided tours at the Memorial Art Gallery are seeking information about the artwork, the artists or the stories behind the pieces’ creation. But on certain Tuesday afternoons, people with dementia and their care partners are welcomed for tours focused on making connections. The art is used to stimulate memories and conversation. The MAG also offers guided touch tours of sculptures for people who are blind or have low vision."

Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 20)
'Pixie Dust' Could be Boon to Preventing Surgical Infections
Surgeons who sprinkle vancomycin powder into surgical sites—including Robert Molinari, director of the University's Spinal Surgery Fellowship Program—say it is an incredibly cheap way to help prevent expensive infections in patients at highest risk.

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