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In Today’s Issue

  • ‘Bach and the Organ’ Festival Starts Thursday
  • Author Amy Waldman to Visit Rochester Oct. 4
  • Meliora Weekend Golf Cart Drivers Needed
  • Go Green: E-Cycle Day Returns Oct. 26
  • Traffic Delays Expected on Library Road
  • ‘Explosive’ Event Helps Children’s Hospital
  • Location Change: ‘How Math Has Changed Hollywood’

News and Announcements

‘Bach and the Organ’ Festival Starts Thursday
A re-creation of a famous 19th century organ concert kicks off the 2012 Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival this week. Concerts are open to the public and include two performances by the acclaimed Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble on Saturday night. Read more...

Author Amy Waldman to Visit Rochester Oct. 4
The Department of English and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies will present author Amy Waldman with the 36th Annual Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Interfaith Chapel. Waldman will give a reading from her winning novel, The Submission, and will be available for a book signing after the event. An hors d'oeuvres reception will follow the reading. Copies of The Submission will be available for purchase at the event. The event is free and open to the public. Contact for more information.

Meliora Weekend Golf Cart Drivers Needed
The Office of Alumni Relations is looking for volunteers to drive golf carts during Meliora Weekend. Shifts run in three-hour increments. Contact Karen Thering at 276-5690 or if you are able to cover any of the following shifts: Friday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 to 10 a.m., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m., 4 to 7 p.m., or 7 to 10 p.m. To volunteer, you must be a University employee and have a valid driver’s license.

Go Green: E-Cycle Day Returns Oct. 26

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For the past five years, Facilities and Services has held an electronics collection day open to all faculty, staff, and students. This year’s E-Cycle Day is Friday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Used, broken, and unwanted laptops, cell phones, MP3 players, computer accessories, and more will be accepted Read more...

Traffic Delays Expected on Library Road
Traffic will be delayed while crews lay asphalt along the upper portion of Library Road, along the Rush Rhees Library portico, Thursday, Sept. 27. Flaggers will direct traffic during the work, which is scheduled between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Contact Michael Otto at 275-4892 with any questions.

‘Explosive’ Event Helps Children’s Hospital
The TNT Explosion event, set for 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, will feature music, wine and beer tasting from 17 local wineries and breweries, food, and a silent auction. All proceeds will go toward funding a private patient room in the new Golisano Children’s Hospital. Read more...

Location Change: ‘How Math Has Changed Hollywood’
Filmmaking has been revolutionized by advances in computational physics and applied math. Tony DeRose, senior scientist at Pixar Animation Studios, will use examples from Pixar films during his talk, “How Mathematics Has Changed Hollywood.” The lecture will be held in Hoyt Auditorium from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. DeRose will give the second part of the lecture series, “Wavelets in Computer Graphics,” from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Schlegel Hall Rotunda. The wavelets talk is targeted to advanced undergraduates and graduate students. 
Sept. 26, 2012
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Today’s Event Highlight
Social Security and Medicare Information Session
Noon, Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 25)
James Zavislan Works to Remove Cancer
James Zavislan, assistant professor of optics, has helped to create a biopsy device for lumpectomy excisions that lets pathologists locate where a tumor is likely to be, suspends the area in a gelatin for dissection and then verifies the location of the tumor in relation to where the excision occurred.
“While other research is directed at imaging the tissue, no other system addresses tissue stabilization (via gelatin, in this case) and lesion localization, which further assists the assessment,” says Zavislan,

USA Today (Sept. 22)
Heading to College with ADHD Brings Extra Challenges
“I think parents have to find the right balance between continuing to be involved in their kids’ lives, but allowing the son or daughter to become their own individual and figure out how to solve their problems,” says physician Ralph Manchester, director of the University Health Service at the University, where roughly 5 percent of students take prescription medication for ADHD. Demand for counseling services has jumped 45 percent in the last five years.

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