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In Today’s Issue

  • Holiday Greetings from Joel Seligman and Delores Conway
  • Update on ‘Semester Online’ Program
  • New Images Added to AIDS Poster Exhibit
  • Inaugural Concert for ‘An American Romantic’
  • Conference: Neurology for the Primary Care Provider
  • Talent for Tots and Teens Holiday Showcase Is Dec. 1

News and Announcements

Holiday Greetings from Joel Seligman and Delores Conway
“As 2012 draws to a close, we want to wish you a happy holiday season. This has been an extraordinary year at the University of Rochester―made possible by the hard work, dedication, and perseverance of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends. As we celebrate the joys of the season, we do so in the context of our mutual commitment to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—And Make the World Ever Better. To view our holiday video greeting, please click here or open your web browser and visit”

Update on ‘Semester Online’ Program
A message to the University community from Rob Clark, Dean of the Hajim School and Interim Senior Vice President for Research: “On Nov.15, the University of Rochester announced a partnership with nine peer institutions to explore a new, for-credit, online course program called Semester Online. The consortium is working with the company 2U, which was created in 2008 to develop for-credit online courses. Joining the consortium gives the University an opportunity to participate in conversations about the future of online education with peer institutions that see the same value in the residential experience as the University of Rochester. Since the announcement, there have been numerous questions about the commitment made to date. I want to reemphasize that our commitment is consistent with that previously discussed with faculty, staff, and the Board of Trustees.” Read the full message.

New Images Added to AIDS Poster Exhibit
To mark World AIDS Day on Saturday, Dec. 1, more than 1,000 new posters from one of the world’s largest AIDS education poster collections have been digitized and put online by archivists at the University. Read more...

Inaugural Concert for ‘An American Romantic’
Eastman School organ faculty members headline a program Friday, Nov. 30, introducing the restored 1893 Hook and Hastings Organ in Christ Church. The celebration also features vocal performances and dance. Read more...

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.

Talent for Tots and Teens Holiday Showcase Is Dec. 1
The 6th annual Talent for Tots and Teens Holiday Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 1, is a talent show featuring dancing, singing, and a visit with Santa. Ticket sales benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital. Click here to find out more about the event and how to participate.

Nov. 28, 2012
Snow Showers
Today’s Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 38°
Partly Cloudy, High 40°

Today’s Event Highlight
Talk by Traditional Lacrosse-Stick Maker
5 p.m., Goergen Athletic Center. Part of Native American Heritage Month at the University. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 27)
For Hospitals, Heading Off Delirium Is Treatment’s First Step
Strong Memorial Hospital and the School of Nursing several months ago received a two-year state grant to train 700 nurses at Strong and Highland in the best ways of caring for older adults. Delirium can be triggered by several things, so looking for the cause is “like the needle in the haystack,” says Daniel Nowak, associate director of geriatric nursing at Strong. “Our goal is to catch this delirium and arrest it quickly.”

13WHAM-TV (Nov. 21)
U of R Men and Women Roll
The Yellowjacket men hosted crosstown rival Nazareth, while the women played William Smith.

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