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In Today's Issue

  • Class of 2016 Moves In at River Campus
  • Duncan Moore, Student to Discuss Innovation on WHAM
  • Tickets for Comedian Craig Robinson
  • Video: Team Finds a 'Switch' that Might Disrupt the Flu
  • Register for September NCBI Discovery Workshops
  • Medical Center Sponsors Surplus Property Sale
  • Kohl's Donates $104,325 for Bicycle Safety Efforts

News and Announcements

Class of 2016 Moves In at River Campus

Student Spirit
Liz Hotvedt of New Hartford, N.Y., takes a photo of her daughter, Claire, holding her giraffe Symphony, as they wait in line on Move-in Day at the River Campus on Thursday. More than 1,230 students—the University's largest incoming freshman class ever—arrived on campus to begin their orientation. Click here for a photo essay of the day's events. (Photo by J. Adam Fenster)

Moore, Student to Discuss Innovation on WHAM
Duncan Moore, vice provost for entrepreneurship, and student Jonathan Markowicz ’13S will discuss innovation and entrepreneurship on WHAM Radio’s Eyes on the Future at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Listen online or at 1180 AM. 

Tickets for Comedian Craig Robinson
Tickets for Craig Robinson's Yellowjacket Weekend performance will go on sale to faculty, staff, and graduate students and to the general public at noon on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Common Market in Wilson Commons or online at Robinson, who plays the role of Darryl Philbin on the award-winning TV show The Office, will bring his standup comedy to Strong Auditorium at 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1. Tickets for University faculty, staff, and graduate students are $10, and for the general public, $15. Click here for information about other Yellowjacket Weekend events.

Video: Team Finds a 'Switch' that Might Disrupt the Flu
A new video looks at how a team of researchers, led by University scientists, identified a location in a gene of the influenza A virus that could be used as a "switch" for disrupting replication of the virus. If a way can be found to manipulate the switch in an organism, the researchers believe it would have important implications for stopping the spread of influenza.

Register for September NCBI Discovery Workshops
Registration is now open for a series of free NCBI Discovery Workshops on Sept. 17 and 18, hosted by Miner Library. The sessions, taught by Peter Cooper of NCBI, offer a hands-on opportunity to learn more about some of the most popular tools at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. There will be detailed handouts. All University faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend any combination of four sessions over two days; bring laptops. Click here to register and to see session topics, times, and locations. Questions or cancellations should be directed to Donna Berryman at or 275-6877. Read more...

Medical Center Sponsors Surplus Property Sale
In preparation for the demolition of the Mt. Hope Professional and Towne House buildings, 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 and 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 275-4026 or via email at with any questions. 

Kohl's Donates $104,325 for Bicycle Safety Efforts
The Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester will celebrate a $104,325 donation from Kohl’s Cares for Kids at the Fairport Music and Food Festival, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Lift Bridge Lane in Fairport. Donations from the Kohl's program allows the coalition, centered at the Medical Center, to operate the Kohl's Pedal Patrol Program, which promotes bicyle safety through health fairs, bike rodeos, and other activities. Read more...

Aug. 24, 2012

Today's Forecast:
Sunny, 86°
Sunny, 90°

Today's Event Highlight
Orientation Book Sale
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rush Rhees Reference Stacks. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
CBS News (Aug. 20)
Rising Afghan Insider Attacks Imperil U.S. Strategy
Jacqueline Hazelton, a visiting assistant professor at the University who has extensively studied counterinsurgency strategy, sees the attacks stemming from a combination of Afghan resistance and resentment. "As disturbing as the attacks are as a Taliban tactic, the broader popular anger revealed—among those the mission is supposed to be most closely allied with and most directly useful to—is even more dangerous for the longer term and reveals a greater rot within," she says.

ABC News (Aug. 23)
New Study Highlights Dangers
of Over-Medicated Seniors

Daniel Mendelson, associate professor of medicine who practices at Highland Hospital, believes more bad outcomes occur for seniors from misprescribing than from medical procedures. Often this happens because seniors tend to see multiple physicians and use multiple pharmacies. Mendelson notes that older adults with memory issues have difficulty keeping track of the medications they take, or they don't take them correctly. Advancing age also changes the body's ability to metabolize medication, which can increase sensitivity and magnify reactions.

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