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In Today’s Issue

  • Gosnells Give Naming Gift to Children’s Hospital NICU
  • Catherine Cerulli Appointed Director of Anthony Center
  • University Adopts Test Flexible Policy
  • Sept. 11 Commemoration Includes Vigil, Carillon Concert
  • Save the Date: Creating an Inclusive Research Climate
  • Women’s Health Workshop Is Sept. 12
  • Conference Covers Pediatric Epilepsy
  • University IT Offers Tips on Password Strength
  • Volleyball and Soccer Leagues Forming

News and Announcements

Gosnells Give Naming Gift to Children’s Hospital NICU
Georgia Gosnell has committed $5 million to name the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the new Golisano Children’s Hospital. She has also created two professorships within the School of Medicine and Dentistry—in Quality and Safety and Palliative Care. Read more...

Catherine Cerulli Appointed Director of Anthony Center
Catherine Cerulli, an academic and legal leader with more than two decades of commitment to battling domestic violence and victimization, has been named director of the University’s Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership. Read more...

University Adopts Test Flexible Policy
Beginning fall 2012, the undergraduate Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will become “test flexible,” allowing applicants to submit any national or international test result along with their secondary school records of courses and grades.

Sept. 11 Commemoration Includes Vigil, Carillon Concert
Navy ROTC students from the University along with Air Force ROTC members from local battalions will hold a small vigil from noon to 3 p.m. on the Eastman Quadrangle to remember and honor those lost to the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy, including Rochester alumni Brendan Dolan ’86, Jeremy Glick ’93, Jean Hoadley Peterson ’69N, Aram Iskenderian ’82, Jeffrey Smith ’87, ’88S (MBA), and Zhe (Zack) Zeng ’95 ’98S (MBA). The U.S. and University flags will be flown at half-staff to remember victims on the 11th anniversary of the attack. Also, the Carillon Society will deliver a free memorial concert at 1 p.m. on the Eastman Quadrangle. Read more...

Save the Date: Creating an Inclusive Research Climate
On Nov. 13, the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity will host a half-day conference, “Creating an Inclusive Research Climate,” from noon to 5 p.m. The keynote speaker is Roger Worthington, a noted scholar of psychology at the University of Missouri and editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Breakout sessions will be on the themes of the legitimacy of diversity-related scholarship, gaining inclusion into the “canon,” and research subject recruitment. Read more...

Women’s Health Workshop Is Sept. 12
The Women’s Health and the Environment over the Entire Lifespan (WHEEL) Scholars Program will present “The Biological Basis for Gender Differences in Public Health and Medicine” from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center. Larry Cahill, professor of neurobiology and behavior from the School of Biological Sciences at University of California, Irvine, will give the keynote address, “Sex Influences on Brain and Emotional Memory: The Burden of Proof has Shifted.” The workshop provides a forum for experts and new investigators to share their research results that explore the biological basis for gender differences in health and disease and associated implications for public health and medicine. Read more...

Conference Covers Pediatric Epilepsy
The Division of Child Neurology and the Strong Epilepsy Center present the Pediatric Epilepsy in Clinical Practice conference on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The conference, which runs form 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., is designed to enhance primary care providers’ knowledge and comfort with current guidelines on diagnosis and management of seizures, and to increase the understanding of comorbidities associated with childhood onset epilepsy. To learn more and to register, click here.

University IT Offers Tips on Password Strength
University IT reminds you that your online accounts, computer files, and personal information are more secure when you use strong passwords to help protect them. The strength of a password depends on the different types of characters that you use, the overall length of the password, and whether the password can be found in a dictionary. Check the strength of your passwords here. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Volleyball and Soccer Leagues Forming
Stay active this fall with the inexpensive volleyball and soccer leagues. The cost is as little as $1 per person per week. The 10-week leagues play evenings at the Medical Center Fitness & Wellness Center. Register by Sept. 20.

Sept. 10, 2012
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Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 67°
Sunny, High 74°

The Week Ahead
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Hillside Community Shield: Men’s Soccer vs. RIT. 7:30 p.m., Sahlen’s Stadium.

Wednesday, Sept. 12
Workshop: Women’s Health and the Environment over the Entire Lifespan, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Whipple Auditorium (2-6434), Medical Center.

Thursday, Sept. 13
Jazz Faculty Concert, 8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing.

Friday, Sept. 14
UR Concerts Presents Chiddy Bang, 8 p.m., Palestra, Goergen Athletic Center.

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Rochester in the News
Inside Higher Education (Sept. 7)
Lost in the Storm
Job candidates are disappointed at the lost opportunities from of the canceled American Political Science Association conference. David Primo, associate professor of political science and business administration and director of graduate studies for the Department of Political Science, said that the political science conference is different from disciplinary meetings in economics or philosophy because it happens months earlier. “As a result, most research universities tend not to conduct formal interviews at APSA. Liberal arts and other four-year schools [colleges] are much more likely to do so,” Primo said in an email. For many liberal arts colleges, APSA is where the hiring process begins, he said.

WROC-TV (Sept. 7)
Young Democrats Watch DNC, President Obama’s Speech
More than 50 students packed a small auditorium at Gleason Library at the University to watch Thursday night’s Democratic National Convention speeches. They gathered for the man of the hour—President Barack Obama. The event was organized by the College Democrats.

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