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In Today’s Issue

  • University Joins Davis Scholarship Program
  • Eastman School Presents ‘Prismatic Debussy’ Festival
  • Learn about Materials Transfer, Confidentiality Agreements
  • African American Network Holds General Meeting
  • Club Rochester Returns Friday
  • Guidelines for Using Fire Extinguishers
  • Food Drive Takes Aim at Childhood Hunger

News and Announcements

University Joins Davis Scholarship Program
This fall, the University  joins more than 90 colleges and universities around the U.S. who partner with the Davis United World College Scholarship Program. As the largest international undergraduate scholarship program in the world, the program has increased global diversity on U.S. campuses by awarding more than $70 million to more than 4,000 disadvantaged students from United World College (UWC) high schools since 2000. As a partner campus, the undergraduate Admissions Office will send admissions counselors on regular visits to UWC campuses worldwide, with the hope of enrolling and welcoming UWC and Davis students to campus during the coming years.

Eastman School Presents ‘Prismatic Debussy’ Festival
A multifaceted festival marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Claude Debussy, titled “The Prismatic Debussy,” will be held at the Eastman School throughout the month of October.  Read more...

Learn about Materials Transfer, Confidentiality Agreements
Aeisha Salem and Gila Balman, material transfer administrators, will give a talk, “Importance of MTAs and CDAs in Shared Research: All You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask,” at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 and 1-2495) at the Medical Center. The talk is part of the FIRE Lecture Series. Register at 784-8856 or email David Englert. Read more...

African American Network Holds General Meeting
Faculty, staff, and students interested in participating in the African American Network, a University affinity group, are invited to attend the general body meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the ACF-C and ACF-D conference rooms (2-1361) in the Medical Center. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Register on or before Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 276-3259, ext. 2.

Club Rochester Returns Friday
The first Club Rochester of the academic year will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in the Meliora, Salon D. Join Dining Services and the Office of Residential Life and enjoy a menu designed under the theme “Eat Locally, Act Globally.” 

Guidelines for Using Fire Extinguishers
Environmental Health and Safety has posted guidelines for proper use of fire extinguishers. The office reminds the University community that the only time a fire extinguisher should be used to fight a fire is when the fire department has been notified, you have been trained on how to use the fire extinguisher within the last year, there is a clear exit behind the person using the extinguisher, and the fire is small, self-contained, and not spreading rapidly. To schedule extinguisher training, call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 275-3243.

Food Drive Takes Aim at Childhood Hunger
To celebrate the International Day of Peace, the AC6 cultural diversity committee and Strong Memorial Hospital Professional Nursing Council are collecting individually packaged food items for Foodlink’s BackPack program. Cans of tuna, 8-ounce pop-top cans of fruits and vegetables, and hard granola bars are a particular need this year. Units may collect items during the next few weeks. Deliver them to the main lobby of the hospital from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

Sept. 6, 2012
Chance T-Storms
Today’s Forecast:
PM T-storms, High 81°
Partly Cloudy, High 79°

Today’s Event Highlight
Artist’s Talk: To Toy with the Attic
4 p.m., Gowen Room, Wilson Commons.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Sept. 5)
Funding Key to UR Project
“Securing the remaining funds to build the University’s College Town is key to keeping the project on track, with the biggest being a $20 million federal loan approval.”

CNN (Sept. 5)
Household Chemical Linked to Heart Disease
A chemical used in the manufacture of common household products may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Even if the preliminary research is borne out, it’s important to remember that obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, and other classic risk factors are responsible for an overwhelming majority of heart attacks, says cardiologist Eugene Storozynsky, assistant professor of medicine at the Medical Center.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Field Hockey
Sept. 7: 4 p.m., SUNY Geneseo
Sept. 9: noon, Oneonta State
Sept. 12: 4 p.m., Elmira College

Women’s Volleyball
UR Volleyball Invitational (Sept. 7–8)
Sept. 7: 6 p.m., Oneonta State; 8 p.m., Medaille College
Sept. 8: 11 a.m., New Paltz; 3 p.m., D’Youville College
Sept. 11: 7 p.m., Buffalo State

Men’s Soccer
Sept. 7: 7 p.m., St. Lawrence University
Sept. 8: 5 p.m., Clarkson University

Sept. 8: Noon, Thiel College

Men’s Tennis
Sept. 8–9: Rochester Flower City Tournament

Women’s Soccer
Sept. 12: 7 p.m., RIT

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics web site.

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