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@Rochester: Jan. 6, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 6, 2009

Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, High 33°

Tomorrow: Wintry Mix, High 35°

In Today's Issue

  • Register Now for Faculty Leadership Conference
  • Support Rochester Basketball Teams' Bid For Chase Title
  • Neurologist Helps Set National Guidelines for Diagnosing Neuropathy
  • Become a Well-U Champion
  • Learn Salsa for the New Year
  • Event Highlight: Creative Workshop Jewelry/Ceramics Faculty Show
  • Rochester in the News: Chad Post on The Best Books in Translation
  • In Higher Education: Colleges Offer Extra Aid to Strapped Students

News and Announcements

Register Now for Faculty Leadership Conference

Faculty members from all disciplines are invited to register for a half-day leadership development workshop on Jan. 26. Get more information and view a printable registration form online. Register by Jan. 12 through the Office of Continuing Professional Education, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 677, Rochester NY 14642-8677, or call 275-3721 for more details. 

Support Rochester Basketball Teams' Bid For Chase Title

The women's and men's basketball teams will open defense of their championships in the JPMorgan Chase Tournament next week. Rochester's women, who were ranked first nationally in the last two polls on, begin play on Tuesday at either SUNY Brockport or Nazareth College. The men open play at Brockport or Nazareth on Wednesday. RIT will host the semifinals, third place, and championship games. Women's semis are Thursday; men's semis are Friday. The championship games will be played Jan. 17. The complete tournament draw will be announced Sunday, Jan. 11, at

Neurologist Helps Set National Guidelines for Diagnosing Neuropathy

David Herrmann, director of the Peripheral Neuropathy Clinic at Strong Memorial Hospital, has helped compile a national set of guidelines for diagnosing the painful nerve condition known as neuropathy. Read more...

Become a Well-U Champion

Well-U Champions play an important role in encouraging coworkers to participate in upcoming wellness events and programs. To learn more about how to become a Well-U champion, visit the Well-U site

Learn Salsa for the New Year

The Fitness & Wellness Center at the Medical Center will offer a Salsa class on Thursday evenings from 5:20-6:20 p.m.  The cost is $42 for a 6-week session (members receive a $6 discount).  The session begins Jan. 22, and registration ends Jan. 19. Read more...


Tuesday, Jan. 6

Creative Workshop Jewelry/Ceramics Faculty Show: Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Wisconsin Public Radio (Dec. 30)

"The Best Books in Translation"

Chad Post, director of Open Letter, the University's publishing house that deals exclusively with works in translation, was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio's Here On Earth program. In addition to international literature, he discussed the  "Best Translated Books of 2008" listed on the blog Three Percent. Post's interview can be heard here

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 9)

"Colleges Offer Extra Aid to Strapped Students"

"With families feeling less and less confident about their ability to pay for higher education, many colleges are pitching in to help them cope." Read more...

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