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In Today’s Issue

  • Richard Aslin Elected Cognitive Science Society Fellow
  • Concert Celebrates Rochester’s Newest Organ Addition
  • Polish Film Festival Kicks Off Thursday
  • Eastman-Ranlet Series Features Ying Quartet
  • Talk: Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Visit
  • Former Student Activist Discusses Changes in China
  • Call for Nominations: Satcher Awards
  • Entrepreneurship Networking Night
  • ‘Healthy Meals’ Punch Card Offered
  • University Press Title Highlighted in Online Gallery
  • Fitness Center Gift Certificates Available

News and Announcements

Richard Aslin Elected Cognitive Science Society Fellow
Richard Aslin, the William R. Kenan Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and director of the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging, has been elected a fellow of the Cognitive Science Society. Read more...

Concert Celebrates Rochester’s Newest Organ Addition
The recently restored 1893 Hook and Hastings Organ, installed in Christ Church over the summer and fall, receives its inaugural concert on Friday, Nov. 30. The organ was acquired by the Eastman School as part of its Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative to make Rochester a center for organ research and performance. Read more...

Polish Film Festival Kicks Off Thursday
The Rochester Polish Film Festival, sponsored by the University’s Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, starts tomorrow at the Little Theatre. The six-day event brings to town eight feature films and four shorts, including award winners, a blockbuster comedy, and three director debuts. Read more...

Eastman-Ranlet Series Features Ying Quartet
The award-winning Ying Quartet will give two performances of its upcoming Eastman-Ranlet Series concert featuring a new work by Brooklyn-based composer Kenji Bunch. The original concert date of Sunday, Dec. 2, will be for series subscribers and is being supplemented by a presentation for the general public at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Both programs are in Hatch Recital Hall in Eastman’s East Wing. Read more...

Talk: Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Visit
Mary Berk, licensed clinical social worker and ombudsman for the Medical Center, will discuss how to make the most of your doctor’s visit at the next ‘Got Health?’ community health talk from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Central Library, 115 South Ave. Parking is available in the South Avenue garage ($1) or on side streets. The talk is sponsored by the Center for Community Health. Read more...

Former Student Activist Discusses Changes in China
Tang Baiqiao, student leader of the Tiananmen Square protest of 1989, will reflect on “Current Changes in China” during a 7 p.m. talk Thursday, Nov. 15, in Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall. Sponsored the the Alexander Hamilton Institute—Rochester. Read more...

Call for Nominations: Satcher Awards
The Center for Community Health is seeking nominations for the fourth annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards, recognizing individual Medical Center faculty and staff for significant contributions to the health of the community through research, teaching, practice, or outreach programs. Read more...

Entrepreneurship Networking Night
Interested in entrepreneurship? Talk with others who have an interest or professional success within the field of entrepreneurship at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. Hosted by the Entrepreneurship Club, the event aims to bring together current undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, professors, alumni, and local entrepreneurs to provide an opportunity for networking and socializing. Refreshments will be provided. Dress is business casual. No RSVP required. 

‘Healthy Meals’ Punch Card Offered
Well-U and Food and Nutrition have collaborated to offer a “healthy meals” punch card, similar to a coffee shop punch card. Grab a card at Cafe601 at the Medical Center, buy 10 qualifying healthy meals, receive a 25 percent off coupon, and enter to win a monthly prize. Prizes include an iPad, URMC Fitness and Wellness Center four-month membership, Nike Fuel Band, iPod Nano, BBQ grill, $100 Wegmans gift card, FitBit, and more. The program is open to all patrons of Cafe601 but only employees can enter to receive monthly prizes. Visit Cafe601 to grab a card or email for more information.

University Press Title Highlighted in Online Gallery
A book from the University of Rochester Press’s “Eastman Studies in Music” series is among the titles featured in an online gallery by the Association of American University Presses in celebration of University Press Week, Nov. 11–17. Rochester’s book is Musical Encounters at the 1889 Paris World’s Fair by Annegret Fauser, an exploration of the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris.

Fitness Center Gift Certificates Available
Need a gift for your coworker or friend? Gift certificates for a massage, membership, or fitness classes at the Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center are available starting at $15. Visit the center’s website for details.

Nov. 14, 2012
Partly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 42°
Partly Cloudy, High 44°

Today’s Event Highlight
Neilly Series Talk: Anne Stiles
7:30 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 13)
Study to Shine Light on Childhood Obesity
The Greater Rochester Health Foundation is contracting with Stephen Cook, a pediatrician whose initial study showed the scope of the childhood obesity problem in Rochester. Cook, associate professor of pediatrics at the Medical Center, will use randomly selected records from pediatrician offices to review the body mass index of nearly 10,000 children ages 2 to 18 in Rochester and elsewhere in the county.

Globe and Mail (Nov. 12)
When We’re At Our Best
“Richard Ryan, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, studies human motivation and how it affects psychological well-being,” says The Wall Street Journal. “His work has shown that people who pursue extrinsic goals, such as money, image and fame, are less happy than those who focus on goals that they define for themselves, irrespective of what society may say. The happier ones have decoupled their own sense of self-worth from material possessions or recognition.”

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