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In Today’s Issue

  • Graduate Students Travel Globe through Fellowships
  • Applications Being Accepted for Drug Discovery Pilot Award
  • Pre-Concert Talks Offered on Debussy’s Life, Music
  • Medical Informatics Degree Information Sessions
  • Talk: Toward a Liberal Medical Education
  • Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?
  • Free Orchestra Webcast Features RPO’s Jeff Tyzik

News and Announcements

Graduate Students Travel Globe through Fellowships
Four doctoral students in the University’s graduate program in visual and cultural studies—Abby Glogower, Berin Golonu, Alicia Inez Guzman, and Alexander Brier Marr—were awarded specialized fellowships to pursue research over the summer. Read more...

Applications Being Accepted for Drug Discovery Pilot Award
The deadline for submitting full applications for consideration for funding from the Drug Discovery Pilot Award Program is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. The program is a collaboration between the Medical Center and the Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research at Temple University. The first phase—conducted at Rochester—will fund early exploratory studies with grants ranging between $4,000 and $8,000. Second phase grants of up to $25,000 will support more advanced studies. For submission criteria and guidelines, visit

Pre-Concert Talks Offered on Debussy’s Life, Music
The Eastman Community Music School is sponsoring a series of four lectures preceding “The Prismatic Debussy” festival concerts on Oct. 13, 17, 20, and 26. Hosted by conductor Mark Powell, the sessions will include special performances, mixed media presentations, and special guests. Refreshments will also be served. Registration information is available here.

Medical Informatics Degree Information Sessions
Learn about the MS degree program in medical informatics offered jointly by Rochester Institute of Technology and the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Information sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the upper S-Wing Auditorium (3-7619) at the Medical Center and at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Golisano Building (70) at RIT. Students can matriculate at either institution and will attend classes at both campuses. The program is based on in‐class instruction and is designed to train health care or computing professionals in the design, creation, management, and research aspects of advanced health information technology. Register here.

Talk: Toward a Liberal Medical Education
Kathryn Montgomery, professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and founder of Rochester’s medical humanities program, will give a talk titled, “Toward a Liberal Medical Education,” from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) at the Medical Center. Read more...

Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?
Federal law limits the kinds of work that may be done by people who have been excluded, suspended, or debarred from federal or state contracts, grants, or programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. If you or someone you work with has been excluded, suspended, or debarred, has defaulted on student loans, or has lost a professional license, contact the Compliance Office at 275-1609, Office of Counsel at 758-7600, or the Integrity Hotline at 756-8888 (anonymous reports accepted). Read more...

Free Orchestra Webcast Features RPO’s Jeff Tyzik 
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will present a free webcast at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, featuring RPO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik ’73E, ’77E (MM) and Cirque de la Symphonie. The concert will include performances by aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen—each professionally choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music.

Oct. 5, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
PM Showers, High 68°
AM Showers, High 58°

Weekend Event Highlight
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Family Day
Sunday, Oct. 7, noon to 5 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
City Newspaper (Oct. 3)
College Town Kickoff
Demolition of three older office buildings on Mount Hope and Elmwood avenues will mark the beginning of the College Town project next month. The 16-acre mixed-used development targets the west side of Mount Hope between Elmwood Avenue and Crittenden Boulevard. The project was initiated by the University to help connect the institution and the neighborhood.

13WHAM-TV (Oct. 4)
U of R Students React To Presidential Debate
More than 50 Rochester students took a break from their studies to gather in a common area to watch the debate between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. The viewing party was organized by students through the Committee for Political Engagement.

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