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In Today’s Issue

  • Tatiana Pasternak Elected Officer of Neuroscience Society
  • Gandhi Institute Celebrates New Location
  • Lecture Covers Healthcare Decision Making
  • Talk: ‘How Math Has Changed Hollywood’
  • Lecture: ‘Getting What We Deserve’
  • Computer Sales: Apple Clearance Sale
  • Program Offers Chance to Attend Fitness Classes
  • Fall Festival Raises Funds for Children’s Hospital

News and Announcements

Tatiana Pasternak Elected Officer of Neuroscience Society
Tatiana Pasternak, professor of neurobiology and anatomy at the Medical Center, has been elected secretary of the Society for Neuroscience, one of the largest science societies in the world. Read more...

Gandhi Institute Celebrates New Location
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence will officially open the doors to its new offices in the Plymouth-Exchange neighborhood. The celebration is planned from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at 929 S. Plymouth Ave.

Lecture Covers Healthcare Decision Making
Peter Veazie, associate professor of community and preventive medicine, will present “How Can a Physician’s Focus on Opportunities Versus a Focus on Threats Impact Decisions: Regulatory Focus Theory and Healthcare Decision Making” at noon Friday, Sept. 28, in Helen Wood Hall 1W-502. The lecture is part of the Health Services Research Seminar Series.

Talk: ‘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 runs from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Goergen 101. Read more...

Lecture: ‘Getting What We Deserve’
Alfred Sommer, dean emeritus of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, will give the second annual Dr. Bernard Guyer Lecture from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center. He will present “Getting What We Deserve,” an assessment of the state of public health in America. Sommer argues that human behavior has a stronger effect on wellness than almost any other factor. Read more...

Computer Sales: Apple Clearance Sale
From now until Oct. 6 University IT Computer Sales is offering up to $343 off their remaining inventory of last-generation Apple laptops and iPads. The discounts are available for personal purchases only and while supplies last. View the sale items on the University IT Computer Sales website or stop by retail locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or Rush Rhees Library for details.

Program Offers Chance to Attend Fitness Classes
The six-week Class Zone program allows those who are not members of the Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center to attend three classes per week. Nine classes, ranging from yoga to sculpting to boot camp to Zumba, are available. All participants will receive a water bottle from Well-U. The program, which begins Oct. 15, costs $25.

Fall Festival Raises Funds for Children’s Hospital
The Garden Factory Family Fun Days kick-off event, benefiting Golisano Children’s Hospital, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30. Featuring rides, games, arts and crafts, food vendors, and more, the kick-off event will be held at the Garden Factory, 2126 Buffalo Road. Admission is free and tickets for rides and games cost 50 cents each, or a book of 20 for $10. Read more...

Sept. 25, 2012
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Today’s Event Highlight
Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar
12:15 p.m., Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W304).

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Rochester in the News
Gramophone (Sept. 21)
Dominick Argento Endows Eastman School of Music with Professorship Worth $1.5M
Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Dominick Argento is to endow a professorship to the Eastman School. The position, worth $1.5 million, will be named the Dominick J Argento Professor in honor of the composer, who received his PhD from the school.

Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 21)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Assess Economic Development
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be among the state officials assessing the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council’s 2012 proposal during a visit this fall. “We look forward to the opportunity to make the region’s case to the governor and the state’s assessment team,” council cochair and University President Joel Seligman said. “We believe that the plan that the council has developed creates a strong blueprint that will accelerate progress and position the Finger Lakes region for continued growth.”

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