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In Today’s Issue

  • Super-Thin Membranes Used in Lab-on-a-Chip Diagnostic Devices
  • Study Pinpoints Source of Rare Form of Muscular Dystrophy
  • Open Enrollment Presentations and Computer Sessions
  • Michael Alan Anderson Receives Two National Awards
  • Spotlight on Diversity: Inclusive Possibilities Cluster
  • Eastman School Presents Cage Centennial Lecture Series
  • Warner Entrepreneurship Lunch Hour
  • Conference: Neurology for the Primary Care Provider
  • TEAM Master’s Program Info Session
  • Memorial Art Gallery Launches iPhone App for Visitors
  • Lasik Informational Seminar Set for Wednesday

News and Announcements

Super-Thin Membranes Used in Lab-on-a-Chip Diagnostic Devices
Nano-porous silicon membranes developed at the Hajim School will soon be used to manufacture portable devices that can analyze DNA in remote settings. Read more...

Study Pinpoints Source of Rare Form of Muscular Dystrophy
A new study by an international team of researchers has solved the complex genetic mystery behind a form of muscular dystrophy. “The discovery of the complex and elusive source of FSHD type 2 is the result of not only a unique international partnership of scientists, but also the extraordinary cooperation of the families who are burdened by this disease,” says senior coauthor Rabi Tawil, professor of neurology and of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Medical Center. Read more...

Open Enrollment Presentations and Computer Sessions
The annual open enrollment period for the University health care plans, flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), group life insurance, and special open enrollment for long-term disability is open through Nov. 20. The Benefits Office encourages faculty and staff to attend one of the online enrollment help sessions this week in the Nesbitt computer lab (G-7545) at the Medical Center and the health care plan comparison presentations (Nov. 13–15). Questions? Call ASK-URHR (275-8747) or visit www.rochester.edu/working/hr/benefits/enroll for details.

Michael Alan Anderson Receives Two National Awards
Michael Alan Anderson, assistant professor of musicology at the Eastman School, has been named a winner of both the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award. Read more...

Spotlight on Diversity: Inclusive Possibilities Cluster
The mission of the Inclusive Possibilities Cluster—formerly the Inter­disciplinary Disabilities Cluster—is to inform, educate, and connect em­ployees and students across the University in order to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and inclusive environment for all people—with a particular emphasis on individuals with disabilities. Read more about the cluster and its mission on this flyer, which can be posted in offices and on bulletin boards. The cluster will also host a lecture and information session from 10 a.m. to noon today in Evarts Lounge, Helen Wood Hall. Learn more about diversity at the University in future installments of Spotlight on Diversity in @Rochester.

Eastman School Presents Cage Centennial Lecture Series
Christopher Shultis, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Regents Professor of Music at the University of New Mexico, will deliver the first in a series of three lectures on composer, writer, and musical philosopher John Cage at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Room 209 of the Eastman School’s main building. Read more...

Warner Entrepreneurship Lunch Hour
As the University celebrates Entrepreneurship Week, take a look at the leadership, skills, and vision it takes to conceive, create, and lead a successful charter school. The lunch conversation on “Entrepreneurship in Education: Charter School Leadership” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Dewey 1-305 will feature Laura Rebel Gross,  president and cofounder, of Young Women’s College Prep Inc., and Jennifer Gkourlias ’07W, founding principal of Young Women’s College Prep. Lunch will be served. No RSVP necessary.

Conference: Neurology for the Primary Care Provider
The continuing medical education activity Neurology for the Primary Care Provider is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13. The course is designed to provide a readily applied treatment update on acute and chronic neurologic disorders such as multiple sclerosis, dementia, and gait disorders in the elderly. The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Sponsored by the Center for Experiential Learning. Click here to register or for more information.

TEAM Master’s Program Info Session
Learn about the master of science degree program in technical entrepreneurship and management (TEAM) at an information session tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the Center for Entrepreneurship, 1-211 Carol Simon Hall. The session is hosted by Andrea Galati, executive director of the program. Scholarships are available for the University Community. RSVP to 276-3500 or andrea.galati@rochester.edu.

Memorial Art Gallery Launches iPhone App for Visitors
The Memorial Art Gallery is the first area museum to launch a mobile app for visitors. The inaugural version of the free app—titled MAGart—allows smartphone and iPad users to search selected objects from the gallery’s collection by culture, time period, or title; get in-depth information about the collection; and follow preselected tours. Read more...

Lasik Informational Seminar Set for Wednesday
Employees and their friends and families are invited to a free informational seminar on Lasik at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Flaum Eye Institute, 100 Meridian Centre. Refreshments will be served. Call 273-2020 to make a reservation or register online.

Nov. 13, 2012
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Today’s Event Highlight
Plutzik Series: Tracy Smith
5 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Nov. 9)
Grooming the Next Generation for Leadership Roles
Maria Thomas Fisher, who started five months ago as operations manager at the Warner School, already has begun to mentor others. She joined UR Young Leaders, the Student Bridge for Community Engagement Committee, and the Warner School’s Diversity Committee to connect with others. “It’s so important to join committees and groups that span the department and the organization,” Fisher says. “This involvement can lead to opportunities to be mentored and to mentor.”

Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 11)
Rochester Upsets Salisbury in Field Hockey Tournament
Michelle Relin scored the winner in the 49th minute as the University of Rochester pulled off the upset of fourth-ranked Salisbury in the second round of the NCAA Division III field hockey tournament in Salisbury, Md. on Saturday. The team’s dream season came to an end Sunday with a 2-0 loss to the Montclair State Red Hawks in the Elite 8 round.


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