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In Today’s Issue

  • Study: Model for Brain Signaling Flawed
  • Professor to Discuss New Pop Music Institute on WXXI
  • New Buses Feature Card Readers, Real-Time Tracking
  • Opening Reception: (en)Gendered
  • Spring Health Services Research Seminar Series Starts
  • Presentation: Chiropractic and Stress
  • Safety Corner: Glove Use in Laboratories
  • Sports Leagues Offered
  • Registration Open for Spring Volleyball Clinic

News and Announcements

Study: Model for Brain Signaling Flawed
A new study in the journal Science turns two decades of understanding about how brain cells communicate on its head. The study demonstrates that the tripartite synapse—a model long accepted by the scientific community and one in which multiple cells collaborate to move signals in the central nervous system—does not exist in the adult brain. Read more...

Professor to Discuss New Pop Music Institute on WXXI
John Covach—the Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor, chair of the College Department of Music, and professor of music theory at the Eastman School—is scheduled to discuss the University’s newly established Institute for Popular Music today on WXXI’s 1370 Connection. The segment is set to air from noon to 1 p.m. Listen online or at 1370 AM.

New Buses Feature Card Readers, Real-Time Tracking
Last fall, Parking and Transportation Services began the rollout of 19 new buses, updating its shuttle fleet that serves students, faculty, and staff. Each new bus is equipped with features that add efficiencies and safety to the shuttle service.  University ID card readers are being introduced on all buses. Beginning Jan. 14, riders will need to have their UR ID card ready to swipe upon boarding. Read more...

Opening Reception: (en)Gendered
Join the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies and the Department of Art and Art History to congratulate the winners of the 2013 annual undergraduate juried art show: (en)Gendered. The opening reception will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in Sage Art Center. This year’s theme is “In Labor: Gendering (Re)Production.” Cary Peppermint, assistant professor of art and art history, will give a gallery talk and announce the winners. Email for more information.

Spring Health Services Research Seminar Series Starts
John Monson, professor of surgery and of oncology, will present a talk on “Multidisciplinary Care Teams and Centers of Excellence for Rectal Cancer” today at noon in 1W-502, Helen Wood Hall. The talk is part of the Health Services Research Seminar Series, sponsored by the Surgical Health Outcomes and Research Enterprise in the Department of Surgery and the Division of Health Policy and Outcomes Research in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Read more...

Presentation: Chiropractic and Stress
A representative from Blanchard Chiropractic will discuss the relationship between stress, misalignment, and overall health and the ways chiropractic care can keep the body in better balance from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545) at the Medical Center. Sponsored by Well-U. Enroll online.

Safety Corner: Glove Use in Laboratories
The Occupational Safety Unit of Environmental Health and Safety reminds University employees that no single glove type can serve as protection from all materials. Read more about glove-use guidelines and what to consider when choosing gloves that protect against chemical exposure.

Sports Leagues Offered
Indoor volleyball, soccer, basketball, and pickleball leagues start this month through the URMC Fitness and Wellness Center. Games are played at the Medical Center. Visit the fitness center's website or call 275-1442 for more information.

Registration Open for Spring Volleyball Clinic
The University’s youth volleyball clinics are designed for boys and girls ages 12-16 who are familiar with, but new to the sport of volleyball. Five Sunday sessions in Goergen Athletic Center are planned, starting Feb. 3. An early registration discount is offered until Jan. 19. Register online or download the brochure for details.

Jan. 11, 2013
Today's Forecast:
Rain, High 46°
Cloudy, High 59°

Weekend Event Highlight
William Warfield: A Legacy of Music
Sunday, Jan. 13, 4 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Jan. 9)
UR Professor Awarded $463,000 to Study Chicago Schools
Kara Finnigan, associate professor and director of educational policy at the Warner School, has received a $463,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation to target the social networks in organizational learning in Chicago public high schools. “We hope to answer critical questions about organizational learning and the way that resources, such as innovation, knowledge, and research-based practices, are shared within a district,” Finnigan said of the three-year project.

Democrat and Chronicle (Jan. 10)
Local Officials React to State of State Address
“I was deeply impressed by his energy, the ambition, the fact that this is clearly a governor who wants to get things done and wants to take on some of the great social issues of the day. I was particularly impressed with his remarks in regards to women’s rights, gun control, and energy,” said University President Joel Seligman in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Address.

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