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In Today’s Issue

  • Fringe Festival Excitement Builds
  • Meliora Weekend Registration Closes Oct. 1
  • Event Celebrates Life of Robert Joynt
  • Join the University Team for Diabetes Fundraiser
  • Talk: TLC for Aging Skin
  • Register for Safe Space Training By Oct. 15
  • Financial Health Bites: Identity Theft
  • Swing Class Starts Sept. 25

News and Announcements

Fringe Festival Excitement Builds
The University is supporting the inaugural First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, Sept. 19–23, both as a sponsor and supporter of 30 shows. Faculty, students, and staff will perform at numerous festival events and locations. In addition, the Eastman School will host both students and faculty members and guest artists and ensembles. See the list of performances featuring artists affiliated with the University and events taking place at a University venue.

Meliora Weekend Registration Closes Oct. 1
Registration for Meliora Weekend closes Monday, Oct. 1. Check out a performance by comedian Craig Ferguson on Friday, Oct. 12, enjoy the Celebration of Diversity luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 13, sign up for the Presidential Symposium on “The Humanities, Artistic Expression, and the Digital Age: Innovation and Opportunities” on Oct. 13, or attend one of the many other programs and activities scheduled throughout Meliora Weekend, Oct. 11–14. Visit to register.

Event Celebrates Life of Robert Joynt
A celebration of the life of neurologist Robert Joynt will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Interfaith Chapel. The service will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception at Eisenberg Rotunda of Schlegel Hall. Joynt was the founder of the Department of Neurology and also served as dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and as the first chief executive of the Medical Center. He died April 13 at age 86. Read more...

Join the University Team for Diabetes Fundraiser
The University is sponsoring and participating as a team in this year’s Step Out Walk and 5K Run, an event benefiting the American Diabetes Association. The family-oriented event will be held at Genesee Valley Park at the Roundhouse Shelter on Sunday, Oct. 21. Stop by the American Diabetes Association table at the Benefit Expo between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. today and tomorrow in Flaum Atrium, Medical Center, or from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in the May Room, Wilson Commons, to learn about the event, to explore volunteer opportunities, and to register. You may also register online. The University team fundraising goal is $10,000. To learn more, contact Sarah Gordon at or Josh Farrelman at

Talk: TLC for Aging Skin
Dermatology specialist Manasi Ladrigan will discuss how skin ages, common skin conditions, as well as skin care and treatment options from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library of Rochester, 115 South Ave. Part of a Center for Community Health series, the talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call 224-3050 or visit the Center for Community Health website.

Register for Safe Space Training By Oct. 15
Safe Space training sessions are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s Natapow Conference Room (1-9545) and from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Interfaith Chapel’s Brennan Room. RSVP to by Oct. 15. Space is limited in both sessions.

Financial Health Bites: Identity Theft
Learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Conducted by a representative from Chase, the session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555), Medical Center. Lunches are welcome. Registration is required.

Swing Class Starts Sept. 25
A four-week swing dance class will be held Tuesdays from 5:20 to 6:20 p.m. beginning Sept. 25 at the Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center. The cost is $30 ($6 discount for members) and no partner is required. Registration closes Thursday, Sept. 20, or as space permits. Read more...

Sept. 18, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Rain, High 66°
AM Showers, High 62°

Today’s Event Highlight
Plutzik Series: Henri Cole
Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. 5 p.m.

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Rochester in the News
Wall Street Journal (Sept. 14)
What to Do When a Fund Manager Retires
A University study updated in August didn’t find any outperformance or underperformance when a fund manager changes. Trailing funds did better after management changes, but that could be chalked up to funds’ tendency to revert to average performance after periods of ups and downs, says Leonard Kostovetsky, assistant professor of finance at the Simon School. “Performance does improve, but it’s not because you fired the manager,” he says.

The New York Times (Sept. 15)
Michael Wreszin, Biographer of American Radicals, Dies at 85
Michael Wreszin, a biographer of radical 20th-century American intellectuals who were prominent antiwar activists, among them the social critic Dwight Macdonald, died on Aug. 12 in Manhattan. He was 85.
Robert Westbrook, the Joseph F. Cunningham Professor of History, described Mr. Wreszin as a scholar of “American radicals who were hard to pin down.”

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