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In Today’s Issue

  • A New Era Begins for the Warner School
  • Exhibit Features History of Presidential Speechwriting
  • Eastman Wind Ensemble Marks 60 Years
  • Melissa Harris-Perry to Deliver MLK Address
  • Medical Students Helping Youths Become Doctors
  • Go Green: ‘Ready, Set, RecycleMania!’
  • Simon School Information Session Set for Jan. 23
  • Walk with a Doc this Saturday
  • Free Talk Covers Back Pain Causes, Treatments
  • Postdoc Discussion: Understanding Immigration Options
  • Computer Sales: Apple iPad Limited Time Offer
  • Corrected Issue of HR Intercom Available

News and Announcements

A New Era Begins for the Warner School
Nearly 50 years after its founding, the Warner School has a home to call its own. With the start of classes today for the spring 2013 semester, the new Raymond F. LeChase Hall is officially open. Read more about LeChase Hall and view photos of the new building today on the University’s homepage.

Exhibit Features History of Presidential Speechwriting
Just in time for President Barack Obama’s inaugural address on Monday, Jan. 21, the University will open an exhibit on the history of presidential speechwriting. With more than 50 selections from public and private collections—including presidential libraries and the University’s collections—A Presidential Voice features a signed copy of John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural address. Also on display is a copy of Abraham Lincoln’s first address. Read more...

Eastman Wind Ensemble Marks 60 Years
When the Eastman Wind Ensemble takes to the Kodak Hall stage at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, they’ll present a program that includes works by Mozart and Stravinsky. It’s a link to the ensemble’s beginnings six decades ago: a 1951 concert, featuring Stravinsky, which gave birth to the wind ensemble idea, and its 1953 inaugural concert with Mozart on the program. Read more...

Melissa Harris-Perry to Deliver MLK Address
Melissa Harris-Perry, host of MSNBC’s The Melissa Harris-Perry Show, professor of political science at Tulane University, and acclaimed author, talks about the legacy of Martin Luther King and her research on race, gender, and politics, in advance of her talk tomorrow at the University. Harris-Perry will deliver the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in Strong Auditorium on the River Campus. 

Medical Students Helping Youths Become Doctors
School of Medicine and Dentistry students are organizing the fourth annual I Am Medicine conference on Saturday, Jan. 26. The daylong event is designed to help 200 area high school and college students overcome challenges and realize their dreams. Read more...

Go Green: ‘Ready, Set, RecycleMania!’

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RecycleMania, a friendly competition between hundreds of colleges and universities across the country, begins Jan. 20 and continues over a 10-week stretch. The University’s Recycling Office and student group Grassroots have set up a planning committee to coordinate a full lineup of promotional events and activities. Read more...

Simon School Information Session Set for Jan. 23
Learn about the executive MBA, part-time accelerated MBA, part-time flexible MBA, full-time MBA, and specialized MS degree program options at the Simon School winter Information Reception at 5:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Schlegel Hall Rotunda. Faculty, staff, alumni, and current students will share their perspectives on the options available for working professionals interested in developing their graduate business education credentials. Attendees are welcome to visit a class session following the program. Register here or visit the Simon School website for more information.

Walk with a Doc this Saturday
Join Geoffrey Williams, professor of medicine, for “Walk with a Doc” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Marketplace Mall. He will lead a walk through the mall as he discusses strategies for becoming physically active. Enroll online.

Free Talk Covers Back Pain Causes, Treatments
Elizabeth Wetmore, a physical therapist from the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, will discuss causes, symptoms, types, and treatment of back pain at the next “Got Health?” community health talk from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Rochester’s Central Library, 115 South Ave. Parking is available in the Court Street garage ($1) or on side streets. The talk is sponsored by the Center for Community Health.

Postdoc Discussion: Understanding Immigration Options
International postdocs are invited to a presentation by Margaret Catillaz from Harter, Secrest, and Emery on “Navigating Your Future in the United States: Understanding Immigration Options.” The talk will be held today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in K-207 (2-6408) at the Medical Center. A free pizza lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Postdoctoral Association.

Computer Sales: Apple iPad Limited Time Offer
University IT Computer Sales is offering up to $190 off their remaining inventory of last-generation Apple iPads (3rd generation) from Jan. 16–26. iPads cannot be held and must be invoiced by Jan. 26 to qualify for the discount. View the iPads and additional clearance items on the University IT Computer Sales website or stop by the retail locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or Rush Rhees Library for details.

Corrected Issue of HR Intercom Available
The January issue of HR Intercom contained an erroneous date. View the updated version here.

Jan. 16, 2013
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Today’s Event Highlight
Schwartz Center Conference
“Death, Money, and Decision Making: How Family Dynamics Influence Patient Care,” noon, Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Discovery Channel (Jan. 14)
Why Don’t People Get the Flu Shot?
“You pitch the influenza vaccine as a way to maintain health, that the healthy thing to do is get vaccinated, but if you really wanted people to get it then you should tell them it would make them better looking or have more sexual appeal,” says John Treanor, chief of the infectious diseases division at the Medical Center. “Only some people see health as a motivator,” he says. “It’s not obvious how to get young people to get vaccinated.”

WHEC-TV (Jan. 14)
Eastman String Quartet to Perform at Inauguration Luncheon
It will be a memory of a lifetime for four students at the Eastman School. They have been asked to perform at next Monday’s inauguration luncheon. During the luncheon, the Eastman String Quartet will play for approximately an hour from a balcony overlooking Statuary Hall in the Capitol.

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