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In Today's Issue

  • Rideout Appointed Dean of School of Nursing
  • Wilson Day Gives Freshmen a Chance to Serve
  • Medical Center Chair Named Fellow of IMS
  • Researchers Link Genes to Leukemia Stem Cells
  • Study Questions Validity of Measure for Stroke Care
  • Tips to be Offered on Improving Posture
  • Rettner Hall Work Will Cause Some Dust, Disruptions
  • Theater Program Seeks Young Male Actor

News and Announcements

Rideout Appointed Dean of School of Nursing
Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk has announced the appointment of Kathy Rideout as dean of the School of Nursing. Her naming was approved by the University's Board of Trustees last week. Read more...

Wilson Day Gives Freshmen a Chance to Serve  
More than University 1,000 freshmen will venture into the city and suburbs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today to volunteer at nearly 60 of Rochester's nonprofit organizations during the 24th annual Wilson Day. The event is a part of the orientation program and is geared toward creating connections among students while introducing them to Rochester and its volunteer opportunities. Read more...

Medical Center Chair Named Fellow of IMS
Robert Strawderman III, chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Medical Center, has been named fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Read more...

Researchers Link Genes to Leukemia Stem Cells
Medical Center scientists believe they are the first to identify genes that underly the growth of primitive leukemia stem cells, and then to use the new genetic signature to identify currently available drugs that selectively target the rogue cells. Read more...

Study Questions Validity of Measure for Stroke Care
One of the key indicators of the quality of care provided by hospitals to acute stroke victims is the percentage of patients who die within a 30-day period. However, a new study shows that the decisions made by patients and their families to stop care may account for as many as 40 percent of these stroke-related deaths, calling into question whether it is a valid measure of a hospital’s skill in providing stroke care. Read more...

Tips to be Offered on Improving Posture
Blanchard Chiropractic will provide information on improving posture from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Medical Center's Northeastern Conference Room 1-9525. To enroll visit

Rettner Hall Work WIll Cause Some Dust, Disruptions
Construction beginning soon on the Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation will cause disruptions on a scope similar to the work at LeChase Hall, University Facilities says. The new structure will be erected behind Wilson Commons and adjacent to LeChase and Morey halls. Some dust will be generated while utilities and foundations are being installed, though as work moves inside the building this spring, noise and activity will be comparatively reduced. Construction traffic at the south side of LeChase Hall will be confined within construction gates. A construction fence has already been installed and will be closed permanently by the end of August. Access to the tunnel entrance “between the lions” in the connector between Morey and Lattimore halls will be closed from the end of the month until Rettner Hall opens in August 2013. Access to the tunnel through the second-floor corridors of Morey and underneath the Eastman Quad will be maintained with limited closures. The west corner of Morey Hall will also be extensively renovated beginning February 2013. Any questions can be directed to Jennifer Baldwin, project manager for campus planning, design and construction management at 276-6047. Read more ...

Theater Program Seeks Young Male Actor
The University's International Theatre Program needs a young male actor who can play a boy of 9 years old (approximately) in the world premiere of The Rochester Plays, opening in February. The role is substantial, with a number of lines. Rehearsals will take place in the second part of the fall semester. If you have a young man at home who likes acting or know of one, contact Nigel Maister, artistic director, at or call 273-5159 for further information.

Aug. 28, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, 78°
Sunny, 76°

Today's Event Highlight
24 Hour Play Festival Begins
8 to 10 p.m., Todd Theater. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 24)
Exhibit of Tiffany Stained Glass Now at Memorial Art Gallery
“We’re giving the nod to this great art form that really has its roots from the medieval area until now, but we’re also linking to the community and a company that’s been in the area for over 100 years,” says Marlene Hamann-Whitmore, the gallery's  curator of education.

Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 24)
Medical Center to Establish Suicide Prevention Program
"Fueled by a new five-year, $4.1 million grant, the Medical Center is looking to turn private pain into public health. It has received federal money to establish the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention. The center, one of 11 in the nation, is the only one devoted to studying factors leading to suicide."

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