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In Today’s Issue

  • Change in Defibrillator Therapy Leads to Huge Benefits
  • LeChase Hall to Feature Wentworth Atrium
  • Exploring the Role of Observation in Arts and Sciences
  • Big Weekend Ahead for Yellowjackets
  • Jennifer Grotz Receives Lillian Fairchild Award
  • Brenda Lee to Receive United Way Leadership Award
  • Lecture to Honor National Nurse Practitioner Week
  • Medical Center Honored for Grounds Excellence
  • Lecture Examines Gender, Race, and Economics
  • Location Change: Talk on Suicide Prevention
  • Event Brings Together Music and Poetry
  • Inclusive Possibilities Cluster to Meet

News and Announcements

Change in Defibrillator Therapy Leads to Huge Benefits
A new study led by Medical Center researchers shows that defibrillators can help people with heart disease live longer, and with a much better quality of life, than they do now. Reported by the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNBC, Yahoo! News, and more.

LeChase Hall to Feature Wentworth Atrium
Wentworth Atrium, which will unify the three top floors of the Warner School’s new home in Raymond F. LeChase Hall, will recognize Robin and Tim Wentworth for their $1 million gift to the school. Read more...

Exploring the Role of Observation in Arts and Sciences
“Observation,” a series of talks on the role of observation in the history of ideas, science, and the arts, begins with a talk by Peter Dear, professor of the history of science at Cornell University, at 5 p.m. today in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. He will present “Darwin’s Sleepwalkers: Naturalists and the Practices of Classification.” The series is sponsored by the University’s Humanities Project. Read more...

Big Weekend Ahead for Yellowjackets
Three Rochester teams will compete in NCAA championship contests this weekend. Rochester’s field hockey team advanced to the NCAA Division III regionals this Saturday in Salisbury, Md., after a 2-0 win over Rowan University Wednesday at Fauver Stadium. The men’s soccer team will compete in the NCAA Division III Championships for the seventh time in the last eight years when they face Misericordia University at Susquehanna University on Saturday. The cross country team hosts the NCAA Atlantic Regional at Genesee Valley Park on Nov. 10.

Jennifer Grotz Receives Lillian Fairchild Award
The Department of English has named poet Jennifer Grotz, associate professor of English, the recipient of this year’s Lillian Fairchild Award. The award is given to a Rochester-area resident who has “created extraordinary artistic work in any medium in the past year.” Read more...

Brenda Lee to Receive United Way Leadership Award
Brenda Lee will receive the United Way’s Howard Wilson Coles Community Leadership Award at an event today. Lee is assistant dean for the Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs and assistant professor of medical humanities. Read more...

Lecture to Honor National Nurse Practitioner Week
In honor of National Nurse Practitioner Week,  Nov.11–17, the Margaret D. Sovie Institute for Advanced Practice, Innovation, and Scholarship is sponsoring a colloquium lecture on Monday, Nov. 12, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. Joy Elwell, director of region 2 of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, will present “Important Issues for Nurse Practitioners in 2012: the NP Modernization Act, the AANP/ACNP Merger and Affordable Care Act Implications for NPs.” A reception will follow in the School of Nursing atrium. RSVPs are appreciated to Michelle_Rosipalya@urmc.rochester.edu or 275-8853.

Medical Center Honored for Grounds Excellence
The Professional Grounds Management Society recognized the Medical Center with an honor award in the society’s 2012 Green Star Awards competition. The award highlights the work of the University’s Horticulture and Grounds Department and was given in the hospital or institution category for exceptional grounds maintenance. Read more...

Lecture Examines Gender, Race, and Economics
Cecilia Conrad, Stedman-Sumner Professor of Economics at Pomona College, will give the fifth annual Two Icons Lecture on Race and Gender at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. Conrad's lecture, “My Grandmother, My Mother and Me: Trends in the Economic Status of Black Women,” will examine the intersection of gender, race, and economics in American society. The Two Icons Lecture is presented annually by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies. The event is free and open to the public with an hors d'oeuvres to follow. Email sbai@rochester.edu for more information. Read more...

Location Change: Talk on Suicide Prevention
Today’s talk by Eric Weaver, executive director of Overcoming the Darkness and a retired sergeant from the Rochester Police Department, on “Suicide Awareness and Prevention” has been moved to the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center. The hour-long presentation begins at noon. Sponsored by the Department of Social Work and NASW NYS—Genesee Valley Division. Pizza will be served, but bring your own beverage.

Event Brings Together Music and Poetry
“Playing with Words: An Afternoon Exploring and Singing Poetry” at 1 p.m. today 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 free event takes place in Hatch Recital Hall in Eastman’s East Wing. A reception will follow. Read more...

Inclusive Possibilities Cluster to Meet
The inaugural meeting of the Inclusive Possibilities Cluster (formerly the Interdisciplinary Disabilities Cluster) will feature guest speakers Diane Coleman and Stephen Drake from Not Dead Yet, a grassroots disability rights group. Their talk will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Evarts Lounge at Helen Wood Hall, at the Medical Center. Sign language interpreters will be available. Anyone interested in being a member of the cluster is invited to a lunch meeting from noon to 1 p.m. RSVP to Bernadette_Jackson@urmc.rochester.edu or 276-5067.

Nov. 8, 2012
Partly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 42°
Tomorrow:
Sunny, High 50°

Today’s Event Highlight
Annual Gilbert Memorial Lecture
James Poterba, professor of economics at MIT, “Economic Policy Challenges of an Aging Population,” 4 p.m., Gleason Hall 318/418. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Huffington Post (Nov. 6)
Blind Mole Rats’ Cancer Immunity May Hold Clues to Human Treatments
Cell cultures from two species of blind mole rat behave in ways that render them impervious to the growth of tumors, according to work by Vera Gorbunova, professor of biology and associate professor of oncology, and her colleagues.

The Washington Examiner (Nov. 7)
Small Business Outlook for Obama’s Second Term
“I think both candidates were way overselling what they can do to create jobs and help the economy,” says David Primo, an associate professor of political science and business administration. “As government grows and the size of the deficit grows, that when you’ll see a drag on economic growth,” Primo says.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Cross Country
Nov. 10: 11 a.m. NCAA Atlantic Regional.

Swimming and Diving
Nov. 10: 1 p.m., Union College.

Get the latest sports news at the Rochester Athletics website.

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