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In Today's Issue

  • Kilbourn Concert Series Opens Oct. 2 at Eastman
  • Building a Culture of Literacy
  • Warner Professor a Panelist in Forum on Dropout Rates
  • Kappa Delta Hosts 5th Annual Shamrock 5K Run/Walk
  • Workshop: The Art and Science of PCORI Applications
  • Volunteers Wanted to Assist with Trivia Contest
  • Video Shows Effects of Illegal Music Downloads
  • Race Offers Chance to Support Pediatric Cancer Research

News and Announcements

Kilbourn Concert Series Opens Oct. 2 at Eastman
The signature ensemble of the Boston Early Music Festival opens the new season of the Kilbourn Concert Series at the Eastman School with two performances, at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Hatch Recital Hall. Read more...

Building a Culture of Literacy
Warner students work with teachers and administrators at Henry W. Longfellow School 36 to build and strengthen children’s literacy skills through the new Project Read initiative. Read more...

Warner Professor a Panelist in Forum on Dropout Rates
WXXI will host a forum tonight night at 7 p.m. to discuss the high school dropout rate. David Hursh, associate professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, will be one of the panelists. The forum is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by calling 258-0252 or emailing Read more...

Kappa Delta Hosts 5th Annual Shamrock 5K Run/Walk
Kappa Delta Sorority invites community members to participate in the Shamrock 5K Run, their annual fundraiser for Prevent Child Abuse New York. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at Dandelion Square on the River Campus. Read more...

Workshop: The Art and Science of PCORI Applications
Interested in applying for research funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)? The Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Center for Research Implementation and Translation will present a workshop on “The Art and Science of PCORI Applications” from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Helen Wood Hall 1W-430. CTSI Director Thomas Pearson will provide an overview of the PCORI application format and process. Experienced PCORI applicants and reviewers will respond to questions and lead a roundtable discussion, with an emphasis on patient and community engagement and the PCORI Methodology Report. RSVP to Mary Little at More information on patient-centered outcomes research is available on the PCOR SharePoint site (login required).

Volunteers Wanted to Assist with Trivia Contest
Faculty, staff, and graduate students are needed to assist with the Sept. 28 UR Quiz Bowl competition, “The Academic Challenge.” Organizers are looking for question readers, scorekeepers, and judges. Training begins at 3 p.m. and the games will be held from 4:45 to 9:45 p.m. Food will be provided for volunteers. Volunteers are not required to stay for the entire event. Contact Lisa Kulka if you’re interested.

Video Shows Effects of Illegal Music Downloads
Sharing or downloading copyrighted files without permission over the University network is illegal and a violation of University policy. Check out a video from University IT that shows some of the effects of downloading illegal music. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Race Offers Chance to Support Pediatric Cancer Research
Thinking about participating in the PhotoFinish 5K Oct. 6 at the George Eastman House? Participants can support Crosby’s Fund, a local philanthropic initiative to support pediatric cancer research at Wilmot Cancer Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital. Click here for more information, to donate, or to register. To learn more about Crosby and Crosby’s Fund here.

Sept. 24, 2012
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The Week Ahead
Monday, Sept. 24
Susan B. Anthony Institute Research Seminar, noon, Lattimore 540.

Tuesday, Sept. 25
Film Screening: Dante's Inferno, 6 p.m., Morey Hall 321

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Eastman School Symphony Orchestra and Eastman Philharmonia, 8 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Thursday, Sept. 27
Well-U: Self Defense Class, noon, Interfaith Chapel River Level

Friday, Sept. 28
July '64 Film Screening and Community Conversation, 4 p.m., Saunders Research Building Helen Wood Hall Auditorium.

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (Aug. 29)
1370 Connection: U of R President Joel Seligman
President Joel Seligman discusses the economic impact of higher education on the region.

Science Daily (Sept. 20)
Nutrient in Eggs and Meat May Influence Gene Expression from Infancy to Adulthood
Consuming greater amounts of choline—a nutrient found in eggs and meat—during pregnancy may lower an infant's vulnerability to stress-related illnesses, such as mental health disturbances, and chronic conditions, like hypertension, later in life. “The study is important because it shows that a relatively simple nutrient can have significant effects in prenatal life, and that these effects likely continue to have a long-lasting influence on adult life,” says study author Eva Pressman, the James R. Woods Professor and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

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