In Today’s Issue
- A Welcome Back Message from President Seligman
- Michelle Thompson-Taylor to Direct Intercultural Center
- University Mourns the Loss of David Loiselle
- Discussion: Electronic Distractions in the Classroom
- Biomedical Genetics Seminar Set for Jan. 15
- Data Privacy Reminder: Information Lasts Forever
News and Announcements
A Welcome Back Message from President Seligman
“Welcome back! We have been busy during
winter break,” says President Joel Seligman in his mid-year report,
which highlights progress at the University, celebrates recent accolades
for faculty and students, and looks ahead to notable events in the
coming months. Read the full message.
Michelle Thompson-Taylor to Direct Intercultural Center
The University has appointed Michelle Thompson-Taylor as the director of the new Intercultural Center. In the role, Thompson-Taylor will promote engagement and collaboration among students, faculty, and staff in Arts, Sciences & Engineering. She will assume the position on Jan. 16. Read more...
University Mourns the Loss of David Loiselle
University flags will be lowered Thursday, Jan. 17, in memory of David Loiselle, a clinical associate professor of neurology with the epilepsy unit. Loiselle, who joined the University back 1992, died Dec. 31. He lived in Fairport. Click here to read his obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.
Discussion: Electronic Distractions in the Classroom
Are smartphones, laptops, and iPads a
classroom distraction or untapped asset? As an instructor, how do you
handle digital distractions in the classroom? Should you strive to make
your classes so engaging that there is little temptation to fire up
Facebook or check a Twitter feed or is the Internet simply too alluring
to resist? Discuss these questions and more at the CIRTL Coffee Hour
discussion on “Electronic Distractions in the Classroom: Managing and
Utilizing the Instant Connections in the World.” The event will be held
from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Case Method Room (1-9576), Medical Center. RSVP to Jenny Hadingham.
Biomedical Genetics Seminar Set for Jan. 15
Nabeel Bardeesy, Gallagher Endowed Chair in Gastrointestinal Cancer Research at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, will present “Developmental Reprogramming in Pancreatic Cancer” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576), Medical Center. The talk is part of the Department of Biomedical Genetics seminar series. Read more...
Data Privacy Reminder: Information Lasts Forever
One of the important messages University IT wants you to remember is that once you post something on a social or professional networking site such as Facebook or LinkedIn, it stays there forever. Here are some tips on how to protect your personal information when using social networking sites. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
Jan. 14, 2013
The Week Ahead
Monday, Jan. 14
Cloudy, High 38°
Partly Cloudy, High 36°
Eastman School classes begin.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Classes begin for Arts, Sciences & Engineering, Warner School, School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the School of Nursing.
Thursday, Jan. 17
Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Jan. 11)
Senior Guard John DiBartolomeo has UR Pointed Toward Top of Division III
When John DiBartolomeo showed up on
campus in 2009, Mike Neer didn’t know whether to hand the skinny
teenager a basketball or a carrier’s bag. “He looked like the paper
boy,” says Neer, the men’s basketball coach from 1976-2010.
“I was always the smallest guy in
pickup games,” John says. “When I was a freshman, they listed me as 5-4.
I was pumped that they gave me the extra inches.”
WHEC-TV (Jan. 11)
The Impact of Repeated Head Injuries on Young Football Players
“This is kind of a new frontier in concussion research,” says concussion expert Jeff Bazarian, associate professor of emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, and community and preventive medicine. “There’s been a few studies, including ones we’ve done here, that show not even a concussion, but multiple hits to the head cause some subtle brain injuries.”
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