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In Today’s Issue

  • Kenneth Gross Receives Award for Dramatic Criticism
  • Spotlight on Diversity: Latino Cultural Symposium
  • Go Green: Tips for a ‘Green’ Holiday Season
  • New Office Supply Vendor Selected
  • Free Health Talk: ‘Beat the Holiday Bulge’
  • Certificate Course Teaches Patient Safety

News and Announcements

Kenneth Gross Receives Award for Dramatic Criticism
Kenneth Gross, Renaissance scholar and professor of English, will share the 2011-12 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for his book Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life. Read more...

Spotlight on Diversity: Latino Cultural Symposium
The Latino Professional Alliance, made up of employees from around the University, is committed to building a positive work environment and supporting the growth and development of Latinos at the University. In November, the group hosted its first Latino Cultural Symposium. Learn more about diversity at the University in future installments of Spotlight on Diversity in @Rochester.

Go Green: Tips for a ‘Green’ Holiday Season
The holidays can be one of the most wasteful times of the year. This week’s Go Green column offers tips to have a green—and festive—holiday season. Read more...

New Office Supply Vendor Selected
The Department of Corporate Purchasing has secured Staples Advantage as its new office supply vendor. The contract will include all University users as well as Medical Center affiliates Highland Hospital, FF Thompson Health, and Pluta Cancer Center. The transition will take place during the next 90 days and is expected to be complete by March 1 (the date is subject to change, if needed). Updates will be available throughout the process on the purchasing department’s website. Contact Barbara Walker at 275-8379 or with any questions. 

Free Health Talk: ‘Beat the Holiday Bulge’
Registered dietician Kim Povek, clinical nutrition specialist for the Healthy Living Center, will discuss how to enjoy the holiday season without adding extra pounds at a free health talk, “Beat the Holiday Bulge,” on Thursday, Dec. 20. The “Got Health?” presentation will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Ave. Parking is available in the Court Street garage for $1. The talk is sponsored by the Center for Community Health in partnership with the Central Library.

Certificate Course Teaches Patient Safety
The faculty of the Division of Healthcare Management in the Department of Public Health Sciences is offering a free “mini” certificate course including information on the latest theories regarding patient safety. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 8. Sessions begin Thursday, Feb. 14. Click here for details and registration materials or contact Judy Hughes at 275-7712 or

Dec. 19, 2012
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Today’s Event Highlight
Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3
All day. Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Dec. 17)
University of Rochester Creates Institute for Popular Music
“In many ways, we are bringing together what we are already doing but we are sort of corralling everything together and creating a central point,” says John Covach, professor of music theory, chair of the College Department of Music, and director of the University’s new Institute for Popular Music.

England Daily Mail (Dec. 18)
The ‘Unjammable’ Quantum Radar that Could Render All Stealth Planes Useless
A team from the University has shown how the quantum properties of photons can be used to outsmart  advanced stealth technology. “In order to jam our imaging system, the object must disturb the delicate quantum state of the imaging photons, thus introducing statistical errors that reveal its activity,” the researchers say in a paper published in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

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