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In Today’s Issue

  • Diversity Award Recipients Inspire Success in Students
  • 'All Clear' Given After AlertUR Issued
  • Student Employee of the Year Nominations
  • Science Cafe: A Glimpse of a World without Ice
  • Medical Informatics Degree Information Sessions
  • Simon School Information Session Is Jan. 23
  • WalkingWorks Week 2 Results
  • Winter Walk for Strong Kids Benefits Children’s Hospital

News and Announcements

Diversity Award Recipients Inspire Success in Students
The Teen Health and Success Partnership and Lynne Maquat, the J. Lowell Orbison Chair and Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Medical Center, were honored as the 2013 Presidential Diversity Award recipients. Read more...

'All Clear' Given After AlertUR Issued
At 10:47 p.m. Monday, University Security reported that normal activities could resume for students and staff after the Rochester Police Department responded to an off-campus incident earlier in the evening. At 8:16 p.m., Security issued an AlertUR notice via text, email, and phone message to alert the University community to a police response to an off-campus incident in the vicinity of the 1100 block of South Plymouth Avenue, located north of the undergraduate Riverview Apartments. Students were advised to stay away from the area and seek shelter, and shuttle service to Riverview was curtailed as Rochester police pursued the investigation. University Security provided escorts to students as needed. Although the event was not associated with the University, Security activated the AlertUR notification system for the safety of students in the area. AlertUR is the University's emergency notification system; in case of an emergency, alerts are sent by phone, text, or email message. For more information, visit Contact Sara Miller, University Communications, at

Student Employee of the Year Nominations
The nomination deadline for the annual Student Employee of the Year Award program is Friday, Feb. 1. Recognize an outstanding undergraduate student employee who has made valuable contributions to your department. The recipient will receive a monetary award and have the opportunity to compete at state and regional level competitions, sponsored by the National Student Employment Association. All student employees are eligible for consideration, not just students employed through the federal work study program. Click here for nomination details. 

Science Cafe: A Glimpse of a World without Ice
John Tarduno, professor of geophysics, will present “Expeditions to the High Arctic: A Glimpse of a World without Ice” at the next Science Cafe at 7 p.m. tonight at Barnes and Noble in Pittsford. Science Cafe talks feature conversations with leading scientists on current topics. Read more...

Medical Informatics Degree Information Sessions
Learn more about the MS degree program in medical informatics offered jointly by Rochester Institute of Technology and the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Information sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Golisano Building (70) at RIT and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in Adolph Auditorium (1-7619) at the Medical Center. Students can matriculate at either institution but will attend classes at both campuses. The program is based on in-class instruction and is designed to train health care or computing professionals in the design, creation, management, and research aspects of advanced health information technology. Register here.

Simon School Information Session Is 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.

WalkingWorks Week 2 Results
The University team finished in second place for week two of WalkingWorks, a 6-week exercise competition with Excellus, Highland Hospital, Rochester General Health System, and Unity Health System. Excellus pulled off another victory, with the largest average number of miles per walker at 18.81, while the University averaged 16.9. Rochester General finished with 15.85, Unity had 15.67, and Highland totaled 14.35. All organizations will have Fleet Feet Sports gift certificates to raffle off this week. iPod touches will be available next week. Sign up at to participate. Contact Well-U at with any questions.

Winter Walk for Strong Kids Benefits Children’s Hospital
The fourth annual Winter Walk for Strong Kids will be hosted by Nazareth College on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees will take part in a short, kid-friendly walk around campus followed by activities for kids of all ages, including a bounce house, crafts, sports activities, music, and more. Proceeds will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital. For more information about the event and how to register, click here.

Jan. 23, 2013
Today’s Forecast:
Snow, High 13°
Snow, High 11°

Today’s Event Highlight
Faculty Artist Series: Don Harry, Tuba
8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Jan. 19)
Eastman String Quartet to Play at Barack Obama’s Inauguration
“It is definitely a great honor that Senator Schumer wanted a quartet from Eastman,” says Che Ho Lam ’13. “Four years ago I was watching the inauguration live on the Internet at the opposite end of the globe. It’s actually unbelievable that the four of us will play, at least, for the president.”

WHEC-TV (Jan. 18)
UR Men Ranked No. 2 in the Country
The Rochester men's basketball team is off to its best start in five seasons. The YellowJackets are 14-0 and ranked second in the country.

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