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In Today’s Issue

  • Rochester Hosts International Conference for Literary Translators
  • Faculty Forum Focuses on Online Education
  • Longtime Coach Peter Lyman Dies
  • Talk: ‘Mentors, Coaches, and the Sociology of Science’
  • Meliora Weekend Golf Cart Drivers Needed
  • Lecture Examines Impact of Behavior on Public Health
  • Registration Open for Winter Good Food Collective
  • Better Breathers Group to Meet Today
  • Celebrate ‘River Romance’ This Weekend

News and Announcements

Rochester Hosts International Conference for Literary Translators
More than 300 translators from around the world will gather in Rochester for the 35th annual conference of American Literary Translators Association, held at the Memorial Art Gallery Oct. 3–6.
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Faculty Forum Focuses on Online Education
Faculty and staff are invited to the second part of an ongoing discussion on online education and the use of digital media in learning at 3:45 today in Gleason Hall 318/418. Andrew Hermanlyn, cofounder and executive vice president for university relations at 2tor, Inc., will facilitate a discussion about online education and the future as seen by 2tor. Reserve a spot by contacting Melinda Smith at 275-5931 or melinda.smith@rochester.edu. Parking information for faculty from other campuses will be provided at that time. Sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research.

Longtime Coach Peter Lyman Dies
Peter Lyman ’47, the man who built the tennis and squash programs at the University into national prominence, died Sept. 28 after a lengthy illness. The University flag at the Eastman Quad on the River Campus, will be lowered in Lyman’s honor Oct. 20, when a memorial service will be held. Read more...

Talk: ‘Mentors, Coaches, and the Sociology of Science
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity and the CTSI are cosponsoring a mentor conference featuring Richard McGee, professor of medical education and associate dean for faculty recruitment and professional development at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His talk, “Mentors, Coaches, and the Sociology of Science: A New Approach to the Development of Young Scientists,” will be given from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 17, in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium, 1W-304. RSVP here.  Lunch will be provided.

Meliora Weekend Golf Cart Drivers Needed
The Office of Alumni Relations thanks those who have already volunteered for golf-cart shifts during Meliora Weekend. There are still several shifts that need coverage on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7–10 p.m. Contact Karen Thering at 276-5690 or kthering@admin.rochester.edu if you are interested. To volunteer, you must be an employee of the University and have a valid driver’s license.

Lecture Examines Impact of Behavior on Public Health
In his blunt assessment of the state of public health in America, Alfred Sommer, author of Getting What We Deserve: Health & Medical Care in America, argues that human behavior has a stronger effect on wellness than almost any other factor. He will present a lecture from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) at the Medical Center. Read more...

Registration Open for Winter Good Food Collective
The Good Food Collective is enrolling for its winter membership program that begins in December. The program connects participants to some of the area’s best sustainable farms. Learn more about the program and what food comes in each share. Distribution locations and delivery times are available here.

Better Breathers Group to Meet Today
Visiting Nurse Service and Upstate HomeCare host a talk by Chad Teeters, assistant professor of clinical medicine and chief of cardiology at Highland Hospital, during the Better Breathers meeting at 5 p.m. today at 2180 Empire Blvd. Teeters will discuss how cardiac conditions can affect breathing and pulmonary conditions. Better Breathers is a support group for pulmonary patients and their families. It meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Call 787-8360 for more information.

Celebrate ‘River Romance’ This Weekend
The University’s neighbors in the Plymouth-Exchange (PLEX) neighborhood will celebrate the history of the area with a special commemoration of the 150th anniversary of a Civil War training camp and other activities from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 as part of city of Rochester’s annual River Romance weekend. The University will also host tours of the arboretum from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 5. See the full schedule of events.
Oct. 3, 2012
Showers
Today’s Forecast:
AM Showers, High 77°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 74°

Today’s Event Highlight
G. Milton Wing Lecture: ‘How Mathematics Has Changed Hollywood’
5 p.m., Hoyt Auditorium. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 1)
UR Professor Adam Frank Shines Light on the Universe
As Adam Frank recently paced about the Greater Rochester International Airport, he carried on a long-distance discussion over his iPhone about the effect of cities on climate change. “All of our activity from city building pushes the planet in a new direction,” said Frank, professor of physics and astronomy. An edited version of the conversation is expected to appear as a segment reaching a national audience— part of the “NPR Cities Project” on All Things Considered.

Bloomberg News (Oct. 1)
Primo Predicts Nothing New from Presidential Debate
David Primo, associate professor of political science and business administration, says the presidential debates will not reveal much that is new. Primo talks with Bloomberg’s Ken Prewitt and Tom Keene on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

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