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
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 www.urochestertickets.com. 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
Register for September NCBI Discovery Workshops
Medical Center Sponsors Surplus Property Sale
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.
to register and to see session topics, times, and locations. Questions
or cancellations should be directed to Donna Berryman at Donna_Berryman@urmc.rochester.edu or 275-6877. Read more...
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 Les_Pfluke@facilities.rochester.edu 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 Event Highlight
Orientation Book Sale
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rush Rhees Reference Stacks. Read more ...
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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