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In Today’s Issue

  • Harriette Royer Named University Intercessor
  • David Klein to Assume Multiple Roles at University
  • From Rochester Undergrad to Korean Reality TV Star
  • Symposium Highlights Multidisciplinary Research
  • Site Details Nearby Construction, Roadway Projects
  • A Look Back at the Fringe Festival
  • New Career Webinar Series Starts Oct. 3
  • Children’s School Hosts Open House
  • African American Network Seeks Board Members
  • Financial Health Bites: Understanding Your Credit Score
  • Bike Trip Raises Funds for Children’s Hospital

News and Announcements

Harriette Royer Named University Intercessor
Harriette Royer, a senior career consultant for the Simon School’s Career Management Center, has been named the University’s new intercessor. She takes the reins from Kathy Sweetland, who is retiring after 37 years with the University. Read more... 

David Klein to Assume Multiple Roles at University
David Klein—retiring CEO of the Lifetime Healthcare Companies, the parent company of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield—will join the University as a special advisor to the senior vice president and the CEO of Medical Center and as a faculty member in the Department of Public Health Sciences and at the Simon School. Read more...

From Rochester Undergrad to Korean Reality TV Star
Brian Shin ’15 will head to Korea this fall to compete on KPop Star, an American Idol–style reality television competition. Chosen from a pool of nearly 400 people during auditions in New York City, Shin charmed producers with acoustic guitar renditions of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” and Psy’s “Gangnam Style.” Read more...

Symposium Highlights Multidisciplinary Research
Recipients of the 2011 Provost’s Multidisciplinary Awards will present their latest research on topics such as social media in political campaigns, mobile phone–based asthma management for adolescents, new ways to diagnose traumatic brain injury, novel strategies in antimalarial drugs, and the perception of music and language. The annual symposium will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in Room 209 of the Computer Science Building. A reception to honor the recipients of the 2012 awards as well as the 2011 presenters will follow in the Carlson Library bay window area. Read more...

Site Details Nearby Construction, Roadway Projects
Learn more about building projects and road construction near the University online at URMC Today. The site features a summary of the scope and target end dates for five major projects that might affect your commute.

A Look Back at the Fringe Festival
The University was among the sponsors of the first-ever First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Faculty, students, and alumni performed at numerous festival events and locations. Take a look back in photos and video.

New Career Webinar Series Starts Oct. 3
Register for one, a few, or all of the nine monthly, hour-long live webinars that are part of a free career author speaker series. Each presentation will be recorded and available for future viewing. Topics include networking, social media in the job search, interviewing skills, resume development, and personal branding. Attendees can ask the presenter questions prior to and during the presentation as well as engage with career experts and other webinar participants in an online forum. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations. Read more...

Children’s School Hosts Open House
The Children’s School at URMC is hosting an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, and Thursday, Oct. 11. Guests can meet teachers, learn about the programs, and tour the facility. For more information, call 273-3677 or email

African American Network Seeks Board Members
The African American Network at the University is looking for a few committed high-energy individuals to take leadership roles on the executive board. The positions offer an opportunity for personal and professional growth and networking while making a difference for your colleagues. Click here for details.

Financial Health Bites: Understanding Your Credit Score
Learn more about understanding your credit score on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Conducted by a representative from M&T Bank, the Financial Health Bites session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545) in the Medical Center. Lunches are welcome. Registration is required. 

Bike Trip Raises Funds for Children’s Hospital
Bob Kirby is starting a 400-mile bike ride to New York City today to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital. Kirby is an associate broker for Re/Max, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals sponsor, and the husband of Golisano Children’s Hospital 4-1600 Nurse Manager Jeanne Kirby. You can support him by donating here.

Oct. 2, 2012
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 69°
Showers, High 78°

Today’s Event Highlight
Szymanowski Celebration
8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School East Wing. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 29)
$20 Million Federal Loan for College Town Secured
A federal loan has been approved for the University’s $100 million College Town, possibly clearing the way to break ground for the project in November. Ronald Paprocki, senior vice president for administration and finance, said Friday that approval of the loan was a very big step toward giving the final OK for College Town and “gives us great optimism that we will break ground on this project in November.” President Joel Seligman added: “This is a red letter day for the city of Rochester and the University of Rochester. This is a huge step for a transformative project that will add hundreds of jobs and millions in tax dollars to the city and region.”

Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 30)
Nurturing, Educating, and Challenging Entrepreneurs
Justin Lee and Mark Wehrhahn are two Rochester doctoral students hoping to launch a company that could be extremely helpful to people needing physical therapy by offering a video component to their therapy.

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