In Today’s Issue
- Residential Life Plan Includes Investment in Fraternity Quad
- Registration for Meliora Weekend Closes at Noon
- 2012 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards
- Eastman Students Admitted to Arts Leadership Program
- Alumni Named to UAA Silver Anniversary Soccer Team
- Faculty Club Closed This Week
- Call for Posters
- Free Massage Offered to University Employees
- Lasik Seminar Scheduled for Oct. 10
- Five Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
- Managing Lupus: Free Education Session Oct. 27
- Toast to Your Health Fine Wine Auction
News and Announcements
Residential Life Plan Includes Investment in Fraternity Quad
As part of Residential Life’s plan to upgrade and enhance
undergraduate living, six Fraternity Quad houses dating back to the
1930s and the founding River Campus architecture will receive a
multimillion dollar investment by the University to improve and preserve
them for current and future students. Read more...
Registration for Meliora Weekend Closes at Noon
2012 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards
Oct. 8 at noon is the deadline to
complete online registration for Meliora Weekend. Faculty and staff are
invited to attend the myriad programs and activities scheduled from Oct.
11 to 14. Visit www.rochester.edu/melioraweekend to register.
Nominations are currently being accepted
for the 2012 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards. Five awards
are presented annually to women from the University community who have
distinguished themselves through their achievements, service, and
contributions to the common good. To nominate a student or for more
information, click here. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m.
Eastman Students Admitted to Arts Leadership Program
Twenty Eastman students were recently admitted to the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program. The program includes courses, internships, and special grants that, in addition to the students' artistry, help equip music students with the skills and experience necessary to transition into the world of professional music. Read more...
Alumni Named to UAA Silver Anniversary Soccer Team
Twenty-five alumni who helped Rochester achieve success in men’s and women’s soccer have been named to the University Athletic Association’s Silver Anniversary teams. Read more...
Faculty Club Closed This Week
The Faculty Club Dining Room will be closed Monday, Oct. 8, for fall break and will remain closed through Oct. 14 for special events surrounding Meliora Weekend. The dining room will return to regular hours Monday, Oct. 15.
Call for Posters
The Latino Professional Alliance at the
University will hold a Latino Cultural Symposium from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center. LPA
invites faculty, students, and staff to submit posters with a focus on
Latino research in topics such as health, education, language, identity,
and civic engagement. Submit your poster by Monday, Oct. 15, to
Nathalia Martinez at URLPA@rochester.edu. Read more...
Free Massage Offered to University Employees
University employees can get a free 10-minute massage on Friday, Oct. 14, courtesy of Well-U in partnership with Blanchard Chiropractic. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. Well-U will then contact enrolled employees to schedule an appointment. Massages are offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and space is limited.
Lasik Seminar Scheduled for Oct. 10
Employees and their friends and families are invited to attend a free Lasik seminar at the Flaum Eye Institute at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 100 Meridian Center. Scott MacRae, professor of ophthalmology, and the team at Flaum Eye Institute will explain how the procedure works and who is a good candidate. Refreshments will be served. Call 273-2020 to make a reservation or register online.
Five Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
When ordering checks, instead of including your first name, have only
your initials and last name put on them. Do not sign the back of your
credit cards. Instead put “Photo ID Required.” Read more tips from University IT that can help you protect your identity. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
Managing Lupus: Free Education Session Oct. 27
Patients affected by lupus, along with
their families and friends, The Medical Center’s sixth annual free lupus
patient education day on Saturday, Oct. 27. Held from noon to 4 p.m. in
Helen Wood Hall, the event features doctors and nurses from the Medical
Center’s lupus clinic discussing how the disease affects the body. Read more...
Toast to Your Health Fine Wine Auction
This year’s Toast to Your Health Fine Wine Auction, which benefits pediatric surgery at Golisano Children’s Hospital, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10. The evening features notable wines from around the world, gourmet cuisine, and a live auction. Consider donating a distinctive item for the auction. Gifts are tax-deductible and, as a donor, your name will be included in the auction catalog. For additional information, call 275-0806 or email Megan.Vargulick@rochester.edu.
Oct. 8, 2012
The Week Ahead
Tuesday, Oct. 9
FIRE Lecture: Crossing the Development Gap
Partly Cloudy, High 54°
Mostly Sunny, High 63°
, noon, Class of 62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Modern Languages and Cultures Workshop: The Art of Story Telling
, noon, Drama House, River Campus.
Thursday, Oct. 11
and Eastman Weekend
Opening Night: Ubu Roi
, 8 p.m., Todd Theater.
Friday, Oct. 12
Provost's Multidisciplinary Awards Symposium
, 2 p.m., Computer Science Building Room 209.
Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 4)
Art Walk Extension Opens Friday
The ruptured streets and dislocated sidewalks outside of the Memorial Art Gallery and Village Gate Square have largely been set in order. The 27-foot tall, stainless steel Needle/Spindle sculpture in the middle of Goodman Street, an evening cycle of color created by Los Angeles artist Cliff Garten, is in place.
Mother Nature Network (Oct. 5)
New DNA Test Catches Genetic Disorders in Newborns Quickly
A new technology can diagnose rare genetic disorders in critically ill newborns within a few days, rather than the weeks that are needed with current methods, researchers say. While the new technology gives physicians another diagnostic tool, current newborn screening tests reveal most of the cases in which children would benefit from early treatment, says Jennifer Kwon, associate professor of neurology and pediatrics at the Medical Center. “I don’t know that we’re going to find as many cases where the rapid diagnoses lead to changes in management and treatment as the authors suggest,” Kwon says.
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