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In Today’s Issue

  • Patent Issued for Technology that Improves Eyesight
  • Think Safe Security Report Available
  • Renovated Aquatic Center Opens Monday
  • Ten Will Be Honored As Garnish Scholars
  • July ’64: Film Screening and Community Conversation
  • Frontiers in Earth Science Seminar Series
  • Undergraduate Research Day Events
  • Dance Workshop with Noted Choreographer

News and Announcements

Patent Issued for Technology that Improves Eyesight
A patent has been issued to the University for technology that has boosted the eyesight of tens of thousands of people around the world to unprecedented levels and reduced the need for patients to undergo repeat surgeries. Read more...

Think Safe Security Report Available
The University’s Think Safe security report—with information about crime prevention, campus security, and personal safety—is available online. The publication also contains University-related crime stats for the past three years. Faculty, staff, and students should receive a copy within the next few weeks. Additional copies are available at the University Security Center at 612 Wilson Blvd., at the Environmental Health and Safety office at 685 Mt. Hope Ave., or by phone at 275-3437.

Renovated Aquatic Center Opens Monday
After a major renovation, the Speegle-Wilbraham Aquatic Center in the Goergen Athletic Center will reopen at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1. Renovations include a pool resurfacing, updated locker rooms, and the addition of a state-of-the-art filtration system. The Athletic Center is open to full-time students, faculty, and staff through the R Club fitness center membership. Open swim hours for the fall are posted here.

Ten Will Be Honored As Garnish Scholars
Ten seniors who have helped the University achieve a multitude of athletic and academic honors will be honored at halftime of Saturday’s football game against St. Lawrence University. The game kicks off at noon. Five men and five women will receive the Lysle “Spike” Garnish Scholar-Athlete awards. Additionally, the Garnish Memorial Citation will be presented to G. Robert Witmer Jr. ’59, chair emeritus of the Board of Trustees, for his dedication and contributions to the intercollegiate athletic program. Read more...

July ’64: Film Screening and Community Conversation
Filmmaker Carvin Eison will introduce and lead a discussion about his film, July ’64, from 4 to 6 p.m. today in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. The film examines the underlying causes and impacts of racial unrest in Rochester in the 1960s. Eison will be joined by Darryl Porter, assistant to Mayor Tom Richards, and 1964 president of “The Matadors” street club. The event is sponsored by the Center for Community Health and the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity. Read more...

Frontiers in Earth Science Seminar Series
Don Duggan-Haas, a senior education research associate at the Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, will present “There’s No Such Thing as a Free Megawatt: The Marcellus Shale As a Gateway Drug to Energy Literacy” at 3 p.m. today in Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall. Refreshments will follow the talk, which is part of the Frontiers in Earth Science Seminar Series. Read more...

Undergraduate Research Day Events
The Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs is hosting an undergraduate research day today. Events include an undergraduate poster session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a School of Medicine and Dentistry graduate student poster session from 3 to 4 p.m. Both events will be held in Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center.

Dance Workshop with Noted Choreographer
Dusan Tynek, director and choreographer  for the New York City–based Dusan Tynek Dance Theater, will present a contemporary technique and repertory workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. today in Spurrier Dance Studio. For more information, call 273-5150 or visit the Program of Dance and Movement website.

Sept. 28, 2012
Today's Forecast:
AM Showers, High 60°
Partly Cloudy, High 64°

Weekend Event Highlight
Mid-Autumn Festival
Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Strong Auditorium.

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Rochester in the News
Innovation Trail (Sept. 26)
Forum Told That Community Engagement Is Critical to Turning Around Dropout Rates
David Hursh, associate professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, says the standardized tests often used aren't always the right measure of the level of standards a student is at. “We live in an age where there is an increasing number of high-stakes standardized tests being given to students and they’re being used for all sorts of purposes,” he says. “The concern that I have is that high stakes testing does not necessarily lead to higher standards which is one of the assumptions that's made.”

Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 27)
This Year’s Fashion Week Adds Some Cutting-Edge Touches
At the Memorial Art Gallery Saturday night, styles from local designers will be showcased along with new boutiques such as Tess and Carlos in Pittsford. After the runway show, the party will expand into the galleries.

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