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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today’s Issue

  • Researcher Recognized for Electronic Imaging Work
  • Pluta Cancer Center Now Part of Medical Center
  • Snapshots of 2012
  • Expert Offers Tips for Smokers Trying to Quit
  • Presentation: Know Your Numbers
  • Online Classifieds Site for Faculty, Staff
  • Girls Lacrosse Camp Planned
  • @Rochester Returns Next Week

News and Announcements

Researcher Recognized for Electronic Imaging Work
Gaurav Sharma, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named a 2013 fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Sharma is being recognized for contributions to electronic imaging and media security. Read more...

Pluta Cancer Center Now Part of Medical Center
A process that began several months ago culminated last week as the Pluta Cancer Center legally transferred its programs and services to the Medical Center. Read more...

Snapshots of 2012
As the year comes to a close, check out a collection of photographs and news stories from the University in 2012.

Expert Offers Tips for Smokers Trying to Quit
“Quitting smoking is the best decision anyone can make to improve their overall health,” says Scott McIntosh, director of the Greater Rochester Area Tobacco Cessation Center and associate director of the Smoking Research Program at the Medical Center’s Department of Public Health Sciences. McIntosh says that having a plan in place is essential to smoking cessation efforts. Read more...

Presentation: Know Your Numbers
Geoffrey Williams, director of the Healthy Living Center, will discuss the benefits of knowing your biometric numbers from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555) at the Medical Center. Sponsored by Well-U. Enroll online.

Online Classifieds Site for Faculty, Staff
University faculty and staff are welcome to post classified ads to the Currents Classifieds site. Categories include furniture, automotive, clothing, electronics, and more. Ads are free and will run for 30 days before expiring. Note that ads are intended for personal property only. No ads for University property or equipment, commercial services, or personal business will be accepted.

Girls Lacrosse Camp Planned
The Department of Athletics and Recreation will hold a girls lacrosse camp in August for kids entering grades 4 through 8 during the 2013–14 school year. Campers will train with college coaches and players, eat lunch in a University dining facility, and swim at the aquatic center. Read more...

@Rochester Returns Next Week
@Rochester returns to its daily publication schedule Monday, Jan. 7. Send submissions by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4. Happy New Year!

Dec. 31, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Cloudy, High 33°
Cloudy, High 26°
The Week Ahead
Tuesday, Jan. 1
New Year’s Day, University holiday.

Thursday, Jan. 3
Max at the Gallery Tapas Night, 5 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
MSNBC (Dec. 27)
No Worries: Neuroticism May Have a Healthy Upside
According to a new Medical Center study, self-described neurotics who also have high levels of conscientiousness experience lower levels of Interleukin 6 (IL-6), a biomarker for inflammation and chronic disease.

NPR (Dec. 26)
Climate Change Gets Real for Americans
“Twenty-twelve's importance comes not through elections, economic shifts, or the new movements in art. No, 2012 may well be remembered for something far more elemental. This was the year that climate change got real for Americans,” says Adam Frank, professor of astrophysics.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Women’s Basketball
Jan. 2: 6 p.m., Ithaca College
Jan. 5: 2 p.m., Emory University

Men’s Basketball
Jan. 2: 8 p.m., RIT
Jan. 5: noon, Emory University

Get the latest sports news at the Rochester Athletics website.

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