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In Today’s Issue

  • Precautions for Hurricane Sandy
  • Applications Due for Drug Discovery Pilot Award
  • Workshop Focuses on Nonviolent Communication
  • Landfill Tour Scheduled for Nov. 16
  • Video: Identity Theft
  • Latest UR Green News Available
  • Event Aims to Educate Women on Bladder Health

News and Announcements

Precautions for Hurricane Sandy
“We are monitoring the progress of Hurricane Sandy,” says University Chief Safety Officer Mark Cavanaugh. “We have made appropriate preparations. I urge students, faculty, and staff to be sure that they have also taken precautions and to be careful walking and driving. For guidance, visit the Environmental Health & Safety website. Classes and other activities will go on as planned. Staff should report to work. The University homepage will have updates if the situation worsens.”

Applications Due 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

Workshop Focuses on Nonviolent Communication
Miki Kashtan, cofounder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication in Oakland, Calif., will present “What You Say Next Can Change Your World: Nonviolence in Everyday Life” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Interfaith Chapel, River Level. Read more...

Landfill Tour Scheduled for Nov. 16
Take a guided bus tour of Waste Management’s High Acres Landfill and learn about how it was engineered to protect the air, water, soil, and environmental integrity of the surrounding area. The facility features a methane gas renewable energy plant that produces enough energy to power 9,000 homes. A unique workforce of falcons helps to keep the seagull population under control. You’ll also have a chance to see the composting operation to which the University is sending food waste and other organic materials. The tour bus will leave outside of ITS (Rush Rhees Library) at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. Email to register.

Video: Identity Theft
Students talk about identity theft protection in this week’s security tip. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Latest UR Green News Available
UR Green News is a biweekly newsletter about sustainability and the environment at the University. Learn about the newest green initiatives on campus, achievements in sustainability, and the people who are contributing to the change. For more information or to send news and story ideas, contact

Event Aims to Educate Women on Bladder Health
The Medical Center’s Pelvic Health and Continence Specialties and Pelvic Floor Disorder Alliance will host a free educational event to raise awareness of pelvic floor disorders, a common health issue for women, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Women’s Health Pavilion, 500 Red Creek Drive. Read more...

Oct. 29, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 44°
Rain, High 53°

The Week Ahead
Tuesday, Oct. 30

Wednesday, Oct. 31
Scare Fair, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Rush Rhees Library.

Thursday, Nov. 1
Sustainability Talk: Green Economic Development on the Smaller-Metro Scale, 5:30 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 25)
For Regular Runners, Continuing While Pregnant Can Have Benefits
If the factors are right, running during pregnancy can be a perfectly safe for both mom and baby, says Loralei Thornburg, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine at Medical Center. “It is safe to run during pregnancy,” says Thornburg, herself a runner. “But it largely depends on what the woman did before pregnancy and if she was a runner beforehand.”

Newstalk Ireland (Oct. 25)
The Marshmallow Test
Celeste Kidd, a PhD candidate from the University, talks about the new version of the famous “marshmallow test.”

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