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In Today’s Issue

  • Medical Center Geneticists Verify Cholesterol-Cancer Link
  • Eastman Musicians Headline Greentopia Music Shows
  • Video: Students Show Their ‘Gangnam Style’
  • Big Weekend Ahead for Cross Country, Field Hockey
  • Flag Lowered in Memory of Americans Killed in Libya
  • Faculty Development Workshop Series Begins Sept. 19
  • Film Screening, Discussion Spotlight Refugees’ Struggles
  • Latest HR Intercom Offers News You Can Use
  • Registration Opens Monday for Zumba, Pilates Classes

News and Announcements

Medical Center Geneticists Verify Cholesterol-Cancer Link
Medical Center scientists discovered new genetic evidence linking cholesterol and cancer, raising the possibility that cholesterol medications could be useful in the future for cancer prevention or to augment existing cancer treatment. Read more...

Eastman Musicians Headline Greentopia Music Shows
Faculty and students from the Eastman School make up the roster of musicians performing in Greentopia’s Classical Music Series programs this weekend. The concerts are being presented at the Trolly Barn Raw Space, 61 Commercial St., in Rochester, and include the performance of a new work by the festival’s music directors, the Ying Quartet. See the full music schedule.

Video: Students Show Their ‘Gangnam Style’
Students at Rochester dance to “Gangnam Style” by PSY in a flash mob on the Eastman Quadrangle. Representatives from the popular Korean TV show KPOP Star were in Rochester filming footage of Brian Shin ’15, who has been selected to compete on the American Idol–style talent show. Watch the video.

Big Weekend Ahead for Cross Country, Field Hockey
Rochester has a chance to showcase the best in cross country and field hockey this Saturday—with all of it on or close to campus. The men’s and women’s cross country teams are hosting the annual Yellowjacket Invitational this Saturday in Genesee Valley Park. The men's race goes at 11 am, the women's race at noon. The undefeated field hockey team, ranked 20th nationally, opens Liberty League play against Union College at noon Saturday at Fauver Stadium. Read more...

Flag Lowered in Memory of Americans Killed in Libya
Following a presidential proclamation, flags at the University will be lowered to half staff until sunset on Sunday, Sept. 16, in remembrance of the Americans who died during an attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya on Tuesday.

Faculty Development Workshop Series Begins Sept. 19
The 2012-13 Faculty Development Workshop Series begins Wednesday, Sept. 19. Constance Baldwin, professor of pediatrics, will present “How to Plan and Write a Journal Article about Educational Scholarship” from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Natapow Room (1-9545) at the Medical Center. Register by sending an email to faculty_development@urmc.rochester.edu. The full calendar of 2012–13 workshops is online. The series is sponsored by the School of Medicine and Dentistry Office for Faculty Development, and is open to all faculty, residents, fellows, staff, and students.

Film Screening, Discussion Spotlight Refugees’ Struggles
A public showing of the film Nickel City Smiler will be offered Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:15 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium on River Campus. Sponsored by the Warner School, the showing, which is the first in a film series exploring immigrant and refugee experiences that will be screened during the academic year, is free. Read more...

Latest HR Intercom Offers News You Can Use
This month’s issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with information about Human Resources programs and resources, is now available. The issue offers details on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s new website, information about how you can help with Rochester’s inaugural Fringe Festival, and how you can share your feedback about the HR department. It also includes a listing of events that promote a healthy lifestyle.

Registration Opens Monday for Zumba, Pilates Classes
Well-U in partnership with the Medical Center’s Fitness and Wellness Center will offer free Zumba and Pilates classes to University employees. You don’t have to be a member of the fitness center to participate. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17. The Zumba class with be offered Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Pilates will be offered Thursdays from 2 to 2:20 p.m. or 2:30 to 2:50 p.m. Space is limited. Enroll online.

Sept. 14, 2012
Scattered T-Storms
Today's Forecast:
Scattered T-storms, High 73°
Tomorrow:
Showers, High 68°

Today’s Event Highlight
LehrerDance
7:30 p.m., Spurrier Dance Studio, River Campus. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 12)
New Dean at UR School of Nursing Sees Preventive Care as Priority
“Kathy Rideout’s experience, education, and outlook are multi-faceted, as you’d expect of the new dean of the University of Rochester School of Nursing. But, professionally and personally, hers is a family- and patient-centered life, where a longtime coworker picks ‘kind’ as the best word to describe her.”

Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 12)
University of Rochester Ranked 33rd in Latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings
The University of Rochester was rated 33rd in the National University category—two notches above its ranking a year ago.


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