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In Today’s Issue

  • New Mechanism Discovered to Regulate Calcium Signaling
  • Concert Features Inventive Style of Brooklyn Rider
  • Eastman Faculty Artist Series Continues
  • University Mourns the Loss of Samuel Scott
  • Mentoring Workshop Is Jan. 22
  • 2013 Employee Discount Cards Now Available
  • Simon School Hosts Information Lunch at Medical Center
  • Robotic Surgery Event Planned
  • WalkingWorks Info Session Wednesday
  • Be the Biggest Weight Loss Winner
  • Toastmaster Hosting Open House Feb. 7

News and Announcements

New Mechanism Discovered to Regulate Calcium Signaling
Scientists from the Medical Center, Marquette University, and Oberlin College discovered a new way in which calcium signaling may be controlled. Study authors say their findings should be of great help to the thousands of scientists who study the role of calcium signaling in health and disease. Read more...

Concert Features Inventive Style of Brooklyn Rider
The string quartet Brooklyn Rider brings its innovative style to Kilbourn Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. Read more...

Eastman Faculty Artist Series Continues
The Eastman School’s Faculty Artist Series continues through spring 2013, showcasing the school’s internationally lauded soloists and chamber musicians. Read more...

University Mourns the Loss of Samuel Scott
University flags will be lowered today in memory of Samuel Scott, an Environmental Services worker for Strong Memorial Hospital. Scott, who lived in Rochester, died Dec. 27. He joined the University staff in 2007. His obituary appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Mentoring Workshop Is Jan. 22
On Jan. 22, the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity will host a discussion with the authors of a recent article, “Love Letters: An Anthology of Constructive Relationship Advice Shared Between Junior Mentees and Their Mentors.” The article’s authors—all of whom are faculty at the University—plan to discuss frustrations and advice on improving the mentor-mentee relationship. A reception will follow. Read more...

2013 Employee Discount Cards Now Available
The Regional Area Recreation and Employee Services Association (RARES) offers University employees a chance to save on hundreds of area and national products and services including amusement parks, car washes, movie tickets, online shopping, car rentals/hotel discounts, and more. The 2013 cards are now available at several locations. Read more...

Simon School Hosts Information Lunch at Medical Center
Join staff and alumni from the Simon School at noon Wednesday, Jan. 16, for an information lunch about the school’s part-time medical management master’s program. The lunch will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Auditorium K307 (3-6408), in the Medical Center. Register online.

Robotic Surgery Event Planned
“Advanced Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy and Near Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Partial Nephrectomy,” a web-based live activity produced by the Department of Urology, is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Register online.

WalkingWorks Info Session Wednesday
Well-U has partnered with Fleet Feet Sports for the WalkingWorks exercise program. An info session will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424) in the Medical Center to provide tips and tricks for beginners, intermediate, and advanced exercisers. Topics will include stretching, proper warm-up and cool down, pre- and post-workout nutrition, running and walking safety, attire, footwear, and community resources. Fleet Feet coupons will be given to those who sign up and attend. Sign up here. Direct questions to

Be the Biggest Weight Loss Winner
Work toward a healthy lifestyle and have a chance to win cash prizes. Participants in the Amazing Weight Loss Race get weekly weigh-ins and attend sessions on eating, stress, and working out. Participants also receive use of the URMC Fitness and Wellness Center as well as a personal training and dietary session. The program costs $42 ($25 for members). Read more...

Toastmaster Hosting Open House Feb. 7
The Daybreakers’ Toastmasters club, a group that aims to help its members hone their speaking and leadership skills, is hosting a guest day/open house from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555), Medical Center. For more information, contact Anthony Beckman. Read more...

Jan. 8, 2013
Partly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 39°
Mostly Cloudy, High 42°

Today’s Event Highlight
Exhibit—Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years of Art for the Community
All day. Great Hall, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
MSNBC (Jan. 4)
Big Bird Helps Scientists Study Brain Development
“When children fail to learn mathematics well, there could be a number of different reasons for that—it could be that they have weak concepts of numbers, that they have poor memory, that they have limited attention,” researcher Jessica Cantlon, assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences, told LiveScience. Brain tests could help determine the precise cause of a kid’s math impairments, “because different patterns of brain activity likely accompany each of those different cognitive impairments.” Also reported by CNN, U.S. News & World Report, Fox News, and more.

Rochester Business Journal (Jan. 4)
Fast Start: The Simon Games
The winner of the Simon Games receives a full ride in the Executive MBA program at the Simon School. The competition is a business simulation in which players become the CEOs of their own firms. The games call on the skills needed to run a successful business.

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