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In Today’s Issue

  • Simon School Receives $1 Million from Simon Foundation
  • Wilmot Scientist to Lead Chemotherapy Study
  • Mental Illness and HIV/AIDS in the African-American Community
  • Open Faculty Forum: Online Education
  • Talk: The Role of the Internet in Health Care
  • Guided Imagery Relaxation Session
  • ‘An Afternoon Exploring and Singing Poetry’
  • RPO Offers Discount for Concerts This Weekend
  • Workshop: ‘Journey Through the Labyrinth’
  • Basketball Team Hosts Kids Night Out
  • Career Advice Session Today Canceled

News and Announcements

Simon School Receives $1 Million from Simon Foundation
The William E. Simon Foundation has committed $1 million in new merit-based scholarship support for current and admitted students at the Simon School. (See news coverage from the Rochester Business Journal.)

Wilmot Scientist to Lead Chemotherapy Study
Medical Center researchers are spearheading a new, multi-center study of cancer survivors that could lead to ways in which to identify patients who are more susceptible to experiencing long-term and debilitating side effects from a common and effective chemotherapeutic agent. The study, led by Lois Travis, director of the Rubin Center for Cancer Survivorship at the Wilmot Cancer Center, is being funded by a $5.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. Read more...

Mental Illness and HIV/AIDS in the African-American Community
Local experts in mental health and African-American communities will explore how mental illness influences the spread of HIV and AIDS among people of color. The symposium will be held from 9 to 10:40 a.m. and 1 to 2:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Open Faculty Forum: Online Education
Faculty are invited to the second part of an ongoing discussion on online education and the use of digital media in learning at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in Lander Auditorium (Hutchison Hall 140). Jeremy Johnson, cofounder and president of undergraduate programs at 2U, will facilitate a discussion about online education and answer questions about curricular and program development as well as technical challenges. Reserve a spot by contacting Melinda Smith or Karen Johnson at 275-2566 or email Parking information will be provided at that time. Sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research.

Talk: The Role of the Internet in Health Care
Guodong (Gordon) Gao from the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems at the University of Maryland will discuss the controversies and payoffs associated with health IT at the next Public Health Grand Rounds at noon Friday, Nov. 2, in K-307 (3-6408), Medical Center. A light lunch will be provided. The talk is sponsored by the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Center for Community Health. Read more...

Guided Imagery Relaxation Session
Well-U in partnership with Strong EAP will provide a Guided Imagery Relaxation Session on Monday, Nov. 5, from noon to 12:30 p.m. or from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555) at the Medical Center. Enroll online.

‘An Afternoon Exploring and Singing Poetry’
“Playing with Words: An Afternoon Exploring and Singing Poetry” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, is a collaboration of the Departments of Voice and Opera and Composition at the Eastman School and the Department of English in Arts, Sciences & Engineering. The afternoon will feature contemporary musical settings of Emily Dickinson’s poems performed by Eastman singers; a poetry reading and discussion with Jonathan Baldo, professor of English at Eastman, and Kenneth Gross, professor of English in AS&E; and two new chamber music settings by Eastman composition students of the poetry of Jennifer Grotz, associate professor of English, and James Longenbach, the Joseph Henry Gilmore Professor of English. The free event takes place in Hatch Recital Hall in Eastman’s East Wing. A reception will follow. Read more...

RPO Offers Discount for Concerts This Weekend
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is offering University faculty, staff, and alumni 50 percent off tickets for the Friday and Saturday night performances of Over the Rainbow: Celebrating the Music of Harold Arlen, a tribute to the American songwriter of “Over the Rainbow” and other classics like “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “Stormy Weather.” Performances will be held at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100.

Workshop: ‘Journey Through the Labyrinth’
Harriette Royer, University intercessor, will present a free workshop, “Journey Through the Labyrinth,” from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. today in Spurrier Dance Studio on the River Campus.  For thousands of years, people around the world have used labyrinths to seek clarity about their life purpose and direction. The class will introduce the labyrinth—its history, structure, and uses. You will also be invited to walk a labyrinth. For more information, call 273-5150.

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. 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 or 275-9541. There will be limited registration on site Nov. 10.

Career Advice Session Today Canceled
Today’s talk by Kathleen Perkins about career advice for technical graduates—highlighted in yesterday’s @Rochester—has been canceled. The speaker’s flight was impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Perkins’s lunch with the Women in Engineering is also canceled.

Nov. 1, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Showers, High 47°
Showers, High 42°

Today’s Event Highlight
Guest Artist Recital: Duo Diorama
8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 31)
Justin Lee Works Therapy with revoPT App
Justin Lee and Michael Wehrhahn are 23-year-old students at Ithaca College, but have been working in Rochester through a partnership with the University of Rochester to develop an interactive physical therapy app.

Psychology Today (Oct. 29)
Election Special: Psychology of Probability
We aren’t very good at interpreting election forecasts, writes Ben Hayden, assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Field Hockey
Nov. 1: 5 p.m. vs. Skidmore College

Nov. 3: noon vs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Women’s Soccer
Nov. 3: 5 p.m. vs. Case Western Reserve University.

Men’s Soccer
Nov. 3: 7:30 p.m. vs. Case Western Reserve University.

Get the latest sports news at the Rochester Athletics website.

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