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In Today’s Issue

  • American Chemical Society Honors Richard Eisenberg
  • Todd Krauss Named American Physical Society Fellow
  • Cancer Cell Metabolism Yields New Insights on Leukemia
  • After Mammogram, Physicians Must Notify of Breast Density
  • Two Organists Appointed to Eastman School Faculty
  • Popular Music Lecture Series Begins Jan. 23
  • Simon Offers Medical Management Master’s Scholarships
  • Survey: What Do You Think about Downtown?
  • A Night Out with the Amerks
  • Buy One, Get One Free for RPO’s Mozart and More
  • WalkingWorks Week 1 Results

News and Announcements

American Chemical Society Honors Richard Eisenberg
Richard Eisenberg, the Tracy H. Harris Professor of Chemistry, is being honored for his work in the field of inorganic photochemistry. The New York Section of the American Chemical Society has named Eisenberg the winner of its 2013 William H. Nichols Medal Award. Read more...

Todd Krauss Named American Physical Society Fellow
Todd Krauss, professor of chemistry, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society. Krauss is being recognized for his contributions to the field of nanoscience, especially the photophysics of nanoscale semiconductors. Read more...

Cancer Cell Metabolism Yields New Insights on Leukemia
Medical Center scientists have proposed a new reason why acute myeloid leukemia, one of the most aggressive cancers, is so difficult to cure: a subset of cells that drive the disease appear to have a much slower metabolism than most other tumors cells. Read more...

After Mammogram, Physicians Must Notify of Breast Density
A New York state law that goes into effect Jan. 19 could impact up to half of all women who get annual mammograms, according to Avice O’Connell, director of women’s imaging at the Medical Center and Highland Breast Imaging. The law standardizes clinical practice by requiring mammography providers to inform women if they have dense breast tissue. Read more...

Two Organists Appointed to Eastman School Faculty
The Eastman School announces two new faculty appointments to the Department of Organ and Historical Keyboards: Edoardo Bellotti, associate professor of organ, harpsichord, and improvisation; and Nathan Laube, assistant professor of organ (part-time). Read more...

Popular Music Lecture Series Begins Jan. 23
The Institute for Popular Music’s inaugural lecture series kicks off Jan. 23 with “Ladies Love Country Boys: Gendered Narratives and the Meaning of Country Music,” presented by Jocelyn Neal, associate professor of music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and director of the university’s Center for the Study of the American South. The free talk starts at 7 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. A reception will follow. A live stream of the lecture will be available at www.rochester.edu/news/live. Read more...

Simon Offers Medical Management Master’s Scholarships
The Simon School is offering new merit-based scholarships for applicants to its part-time medical management master’s program. The upcoming scholarship application deadline is March 15 for 2013 entry. Read more...

Survey: What Do You Think about Downtown?
Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards would like to know what you would like to see downtown. Your opinion will help the city determine and update development priorities. Share your thoughts and ideas in the City Center Master Plan Survey.

A Night Out with the Amerks
Join Rochester alumni, students, friends, and families as the Yellowjackets swarm the Blue Cross Arena for the Feb. 1 game against the Toronto Marlies. The YellowJackets will sing the National Anthem and the game will feature a special appearance from Rocky and a postgame open skate. Wear your Rochester blue and yellow for the game, which starts at 7:05 p.m. at the Blue Cross Arena. Live music and $2 beer specials in the Hall of Fame area start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons with your University ID or by completing the online order form. Limited tickets will be available on the day of the game. 

Buy One, Get One Free for RPO’s Mozart and More
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is offering University faculty, staff, and alumni a special offer for its performance of Mozart and More Jan. 24 and 26 at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. For a limited time, buy one ticket and get one free. To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100. Offer valid until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20.

WalkingWorks Week 1 Results
The University team came in second place for the first week of WalkingWorks, a multiorganization exercise competition. Excellus logged the most average miles per walker with 14.74 while the University averaged 13.9. Unity Health System tallied 13.2 miles per walker, Highland had 11.08, and Rochester General Health System had 10.97. As the leaders, Excellus received a Nike+ Fuelband, FitBit, and iPod nano to raffle off. Next week there are 20 Fleet Feet Sports certificates up for grabs. Well-U encourages you to sign up today and record your activity at www.walkingworks.com. Contact Well-U at well-u-info@rochester.edu with any questions.

Jan. 18, 2013
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Today’s Event Highlight
Seminar: Stalking and Technology
Noon, Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Jan. 17)
Road Test Up Ahead for 14-0 UR
“There’s no place like home for the University of Rochester men’s basketball team, winners of 32 straight at the Palestra dating to 2010. But can the Yellowjackets win on the road in the highly competitive University Athletic Association? ‘That will determine how far we go,’ All-America senior point guard John DiBartolomeo says. ‘We have to win on the road.’”

U.S. News & World Report (Jan. 26)
Just How Severe Is This Flu Season?
“One of the characteristics of flu is that you see lots of geographic differences in the impact and timing of epidemics, so while you might see an outbreak start to go away in one area, it might be just beginning in another area,” says John Treanor, chief of the Medical Center’s Infectious Disease Division. “I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see a decline in the number of cases in the northeast but at the same time see more cases developing in the west.”

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