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In Today’s Issue

  • Medical Center Breaks Ground on New Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • New Admissions Video: This Is Rochester
  • Warner Hosts Information Session at Medical Center
  • Discussion: ‘The New Food Pyramid’
  • Contemporary Dance Performance: LehrerDance

News and Announcements

Student Spirit
Medical Center Breaks Ground on New Golisano Children’s Hospital
After five years of planning, including substantial input from children and families, the University made history yesterday as it broke ground on its largest capital project ever—the new Golisano Children's Hospital. “This is a proud day, when we can start building a world-class children's hospital for our region's children and families,” President Joel Seligman said. “We have already been delivering outstanding patient care, and this new facility is going to make Rochester a destination for pediatric care across upstate New York and the nation.”  (Photo by Ken Huth) Read more about the event and see a video from the ceremony.

New Admissions Video: This Is Rochester
A new video produced for the undergraduate Office of Admissions and Financial Aid shows prospective students the many ways they can develop their passions at Rochester.

Warner Hosts Information Session at Medical Center
Admissions staff from the Warner School will be available to talk with interested employees about graduate programs in teaching and curriculum, school leadership, higher education, health professions education, counseling, human development, and educational policy. Stop by the Flaum Atrium between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, to learn more. Read more...

Discussion: ‘The New Food Pyramid’
Well-U, in collaboration with the Healthy Living Center, will offer a roundtable discussion on the USDA’s “new food pyramid” from noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545), Medical Center. The USDA’s graphical representation of dietary recommendations has been enhanced from the pre-existing food pyramid to provide the necessary balance of foods for a healthy diet. Enroll online.

Contemporary Dance Performance: LehrerDance
On Friday, Sept. 14, the Program of Movement and Dance presents a performance by LehrerDance, a contemporary dance company from Buffalo, N.Y. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Spurrier Dance Studio on the River Campus. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for the general public. They can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. Read more...

Sept. 11, 2012
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Today’s Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 76°
Mostly Sunny, High 84°

Today’s Event Highlight
Sept. 11 Commemorations
12–3 p.m., Vigil, Eastman Quadrangle;
1 p.m., Carillon Concert: “We Didn't Know We Kissed Heroes,” Eastman Quadrangle.

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Rochester in the News
Technology Review (Sept. 10)
Artificial Intelligence, Powered by Many Humans
Personal assistants such as Apple's Siri may be useful, but they are still far from matching the smarts and conversational skills of a real person. University researchers have demonstrated a new, potentially better approach that creates a smart artificial chat partner from fleeting contributions from many crowdsourced workers.

Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 8)
Big Donation Helps Tiny Patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital
A $5 million gift will help the littlest patients at the new Golisano Children’s Hospital. The donation from Georgia Gosnell will go to the 60-bed, newly renamed Gosnell Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. “We view this with gratitude and appreciate the support for what we’re doing,” said neonatologist Patricia Chess, an associate professor of pediatrics. “We’re one of those places no one wants to use our services, but it’s good to know we’re there when you need it.”

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