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In Today’s Issue

  • University Launches Center for Medical Technology
  • Grant to Support Regional Optics, Photonics Companies
  • Rochester Neurologists Call for Stronger Studies
  • Meliora Weekend, Eastman Weekend Begin Today
  • Online Archive Chronicles Gay Rights Movement
  • Eastman School Hosts Music College Fair
  • ‘Prismatic Debussy’ Under Way at Eastman School
  • Videos Released for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • 25th Annual Tropicana Is Oct. 12
  • Basketball Team Hosts Kids Night Out
  • Weekend Events Benefit Children’s Hospital
  • Bone Marrow Registry Drive Set for Oct. 26
  • Computer Sales—‘Halo 4’ Midnight Launch

News and Announcements

University Launches Center for Medical Technology
The University is combining its medical, engineering, and entrepreneurial expertise to create the Center for Medical Technology Innovation. A collaboration of the Hajim School and the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the center will also make use of the University’s Center for Entrepreneurship as it coordinates activities to develop technological solutions to clinical problems. Read more...

Grant to Support Regional Optics, Photonics Companies
The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences at the University has been awarded a three-year $1.9 million grant from federal agencies to accelerate the growth of small- and medium-sized optics, photonics, and imaging companies in the Finger Lakes region. The funded program is known as the Rochester Regional Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Accelerator and will bring multiple partners together in a comprehensive and coordinated approach. Read more... 

Rochester Neurologists Call for Stronger Studies
Two Medical Center neurologists— Robert Gross, professor of neurology and of pharmacology and physiology, and Richard Moxley, professor of neurology—are part of an international team of scientists who are calling for greater rigor in the way that early-stage biomedical research is done and reported. Read more...

Meliora Weekend, Eastman Weekend Begin Today
This weekend will be filled with more than 200 programs, including lectures, panels, performances, exhibits, and campus activities, as part of Meliora Weekend, Oct. 11–14. Class reunions, homecoming, and family weekend are all combined for one celebration for about 7,000 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends. Meliora Weekend runs concurrently with Eastman Weekend, which features a selection of concerts, lectures, exhibits, and more. Read more...

Online Archive Chronicles Gay Rights Movement
The University has launched a searchable archive of the Empty Closet, a newspaper launched by the Gay Liberation Front at the University in 1971. Now published by the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, the newspaper chronicles the gay rights movement, from the first gay pride marches in New York City in the early 1970s to the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s to the recent campaign for gay marriage and full civil rights. Read more...

Eastman School Hosts Music College Fair
The Eastman School, in conjunction with Ithaca College and the Juilliard School, is presenting the seventh annual Music College Fair in Upstate New York at the Eastman School on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Read more...

‘Prismatic Debussy’ Under Way at Eastman School
Original manuscripts and other rare materials related to Claude Debussy are on exhibit in Sibley Music Library, and an “Extravagant Debussy” concert this Saturday is the opening concert for a festival marking Debussy’s 150th birthday. The full schedule and details are at www.esm.rochester.edu/debussy.

Videos Released for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Peri-FACTS Academy, the Medical Center’s online multimedia continuing education program for OB/GYN healthcare providers, recently released two videos in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The first video, The Breast Exam, describes the two types of breast exams (self and clinical), what happens when a lump is discovered, and other warning signs to be aware of in regard to overall breast health. The second video, The Role of Breast Imaging, follows Avice O’Connell, director of Highland Breast Imaging, as she explains the breast-cancer screening process. Both videos can be found on Peri-FACTS’s YouTube page.

25th Annual Tropicana Is Oct. 12
The Spanish and Latino Students Association presents Tropicana. The dinner, featuring food from El Latino restaurant, runs from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for the community. The dance will be held from 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the May Room, Wilson Commons, and will feature music by DJ Heavyness and special guest Toby Love. Tickets are $6 for students, $8 for alumni, and $15 for the community  Part of Hispanic Heritage Month at the University.

Basketball Team Hosts Kids Night Out
The women’s basketball team will be conducting Kid’s Night Out on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 10 p.m. for children ages 5-13 at the Goergen Athletic Center on the River Campus. The cost is $15 per child ($10 for each additional sibling) and events will include arts and crafts, sports, games, and movies. Dinner and snacks will be provided at an additional cost of $5 per child. If you have any questions or want to preregister, contact Melissa Kraft at mkraft3@sports.rochester.edu or 275-9541. There will be limited registration on site Nov. 10.

Weekend Events Benefit Children’s Hospital
Two events on Saturday, Oct. 13, will support Golisano Children’s Hospital. A chicken barbecue will be held in Phelps from noon to 4 p.m. and the Genesee Valley Hunt Races are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Geneseo.

Bone Marrow Registry Drive Set for Oct. 26
The Medical Center will host a bone marrow registry drive from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the House of Six Nations Cafeteria.  For more information, visit BeTheMatch.org or email Kim Maguda at Kimberly_Maguda@urmc.rochester.edu.

Computer Sales—‘Halo 4’ Midnight Launch
University IT Computer Sales will open its Rush Rhees Library store from 12:01 to 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, for a midnight launch of “Halo 4.” Pre-orders are now being accepted and are strongly encouraged. For additional information or to reserve a copy, visit the Computer Sales retail locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or Rush Rhees Library (G114), or call 275-8353.

Oct. 11, 2012
Fair
Today’s Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 58°
Tomorrow:
AM Showers, High 47°

Today’s Event Highlight
Theater Production: Ubu Roi
8 p.m., Todd Theater. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Oct. 9)
UR, Lumetrics Receive Federal Grants
The University has been awarded nearly $1.9 million in federal grants to support the area’s advanced manufacturing activities in the areas of optics, photonics, and imaging.

MPNnow.com (Oct. 10)
Board Reveals Next Step in Superintendent Search
On Oct. 4, the Canandaigua Board of Education appointed the Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform, an affiliate of the Warner School, as the district's search consultant for filling the position of Superintendent of Schools.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Field Hockey
Oct. 12: 4 p.m. vs. Morrisville State College

Rowing
Oct. 13: 8 a.m., Head of the Genesee

Football
Oct. 13: 1 p.m. vs. Rensselaer Polytechnic University

Get the latest sports news at the Rochester Athletics website.


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