In Today’s Issue
- Smartphones May Soon Develop Emotional Intelligence
- Grant to Support Book Translation Projects
- Video: Boar’s Head Tradition Continues
- Go Green: ‘Rochester’s Hidden Treasure’
- TEAM Master’s Program Information Session
- Breakfast with Santa
- Bio Careers Membership Offers Job Search Site
- ‘Walk with a Doc’ This Saturday
- Well-U Collecting Holiday Donations at Several Sites
- Save on Glasses at Optical Trunk Show
News and Announcements
Smartphones May Soon Develop Emotional Intelligence
At the IEEE Workshop on Spoken Language Technology today, a team of University researchers will describe a new computer program that gauges human feelings through speech, with substantially greater accuracy than existing approaches. Read more...
Grant to Support Book Translation Projects
The National Endowment of the Arts has
awarded Open Letter Books an Art Works grant. The
$45,000 award will support the promotion of books in translation and the
continuation of the translation centric website, Three Percent. Read more...
Video: Boar’s Head Tradition Continues
Students and staff transformed Douglass Dining Center into a medieval banquet hall for the 78th annual Boar's Head Dinner last week. Modeled on English court dinners of the 16th and 17th centuries, the feast begins with a trumpet call and procession of students, faculty, and administrators wearing period costumes. Watch the video.
Go Green: ‘Rochester’s Hidden Treasure’
As part of a larger analysis of
old-growth forest land across Monroe County, Justin Ramsey, assistant
professor of biology, and Tara Ramsey, a research associate in the
biology department, have spent several years studying the South Campus
area. The Ramseys, joined by student field crews, have conducted
extensive site surveys and data collection to research the distribution
of plant life in the forest. Read more...
TEAM Master’s Program Information Session
Learn about the master of science program in technical entrepreneurship and management (TEAM) at an information session at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 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 email email@example.com.
Breakfast with Santa
Bio Careers Membership Offers Job Search Site
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and
friends are invited to the University’s annual Breakfast with Santa from
9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 8, in Douglass Dining Center on the
River Campus. Guests are invited to bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys
for Tots program. Tickets are $11 for adults, $8 for children ages 3–12,
and free for kids under age 3. Call Dining Services at 275-7687 to
register. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The University has an institutional membership with Bio Careers,
an online resource that provides an in-depth look at career paths in
the life sciences, maintains a jobs board, and offers resources to help
graduate students with their job searches. University students,
postdocs, and alumni may register for a lifetime membership for free.
‘Walk with a Doc’ This Saturday
Well-U Collecting Holiday Donations at Several Sites
Join Geoffrey Williams, professor of medicine, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Marketplace Mall, as he leads a walk around the mall and discusses maintaining weight loss. Enroll online.
Well-U is hosting a holiday drive for Foodlink and the YWCA through
Dec. 12. Non-perishable food items are being collected for Foodlink.
Women’s, infant, and toddler clothing is needed for the YWCA. Collection
barrels are set up in the following areas: Behavioral Health entrance in
Medical Center; Brooks Landing; Cardiovascular Research Institute;
Clinton Crossing, Building D; Corporate Woods Buildings 135, 155, and
175; Flaum Atrium corridor; Flaum Eye Institute lobby (entrance off Crittenden Boulevard); Human Resources office in the Medical Center;
Lattimore Hall; Memorial Art Gallery; Rush Rhees Library; Salon D
lounge in the Meliora restaurant; Saunders Atrium; and Wallis Hall. For
additional information, contact Well-U at 273-5240.
Save on Glasses at Optical Trunk Show
The Flaum Eye Institute Optical Shop’s
Trunk Show and Sale is Friday, Dec. 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. Bring your
employee postcard and receive an extra $10 off your purchase on the day
of the show or until the end of December (contact lenses excluded).
Refreshments will be served. Call 275-8762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Dec. 5, 2012
Today’s Event Highlight
Harry Potter and the Moral Imagination: Growing up with Harry Potter
PM Snow, High 39°
Partly Cloudy, High 37°
6:30 p.m., Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Dec. 4)
UR Scientist Helping the World See Better
In September, David Williams—the William G. Allyn Professor of Optics in the Institute of Optics,
director of the Center for Visual Science, and dean for research in
Arts, Sciences & Engineering—traveled to the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, to receive one of the highest honors in the field of vision science and ophthalmology, the Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award.
MSNBC (Dec. 3)
Teens with Mental Disorders Not on Meds
A new study suggests just one in seven teens with a mental disorder has been prescribed medication, and far fewer without a diagnosis are on treatment. “The concern regarding the overtreatment versus undertreatment of mental health conditions is really a difficult problem to answer,” says Robert Fortuna, assistant professor of medicine and of pediatrics, who has studied psychiatric drug prescribing to youth but wasn’t involved in the new study. “It really requires a more nuanced view that we are possibly overprescribing in some situations and missing opportunities to treat in other situations.”
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