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In Today’s Issue

  • Investiture Marks New Chapter for School of Nursing
  • Louise Slaughter to Receive Champion of Science Award
  • Two Events Open ‘A Season for Nonviolence’
  • Orthopaedists Connect Science, Common Health Burdens
  • Ceremony to Dedicate Veterans Memorial Wall
  • Comedian Nick Offerman to Perform
  • The Top 10 Scams of 2012
  • Talk: ‘U.S. Evangelicals and the Congo Crisis of 1960–64’
  • Save the Date: Special Grand Rounds
  • Guided Relaxation Session

News and Announcements

Investiture Marks New Chapter for School of Nursing
Pediatric nurse practitioner Kathy Rideout was officially installed as the fifth dean of the School of Nursing during an investiture ceremony Friday that marked the beginning of a new era for the school. Read more...

Louise Slaughter to Receive Champion of Science Award
The University community is invited to join President Joel Seligman as he recognizes Congresswoman Louise Slaughter with the Science Coalition’s Champion of Science Award in recognition of her career-long dedication to scientific research. The event will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Evarts Lounge in Helen Wood Hall. Light refreshments will be provided following a brief program. For more information, contact 273-5955. Read more...

Two Events Open ‘A Season for Nonviolence’
From January to April, the community will learn about and explore the nonviolent practices taught by Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. during Rochester's annual celebration of A Season for Nonviolence. Two events on Wednesday, Jan. 30, will formally recognize the start of Rochester’s celebration. Read more...

Orthopaedists Connect Science, Common Health Burdens
Medical Center researchers presented studies that merge some of the most significant modern health problems—obesity and type 2 diabetes, infections, and joint degeneration—with the latest musculoskeletal science. Read more...

Ceremony to Dedicate Veterans Memorial Wall
A wall to honor veterans of the U.S. armed forces will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the atrium of the Saunders Research Building. The wall was inspired by philanthropist E. Philip Saunders who, when he agreed to lend his name to the building, requested that it recognize those who have served in the country’s armed forces. To RSVP, contact Angela Pullen at 273-5937 or by Jan. 30.

Comedian Nick Offerman to Perform
Comedian and actor Nick Offerman, star of NBC's Emmy-nominated comedy Parks & Recreation, will perform during the University’s Winterfest Weekend. The show begins at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in Strong Auditorium. Read more...

The Top 10 Scams of 2012
University IT encourages you to review the Better Business Bureau’s list of the Top 10 Scams of 2012, and remember that it is always important to protect your private information. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Talk: ‘U.S. Evangelicals and the Congo Crisis of 1960–64’
Melani McAlister, associate professor of American studies and international affairs at George Washington University, will present “U.S. Evangelicals and the Congo Crisis of 1960–64: The Politics of Race and the Power of Spectacle” at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Sponsored by the American Studies program.

Save the Date: Special Grand Rounds
Denise Rodgers, interim president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersy, will discuss “Addressing Health Disparities through Academic-Community Partnerships” at 5 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center. The Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards will also be presented during the event. Read more...

Guided Relaxation Session
Well-U in partnership with Strong EAP invites University employees to a guided relaxation experience in a tranquil environment to help you relax and manage the rest of your busy day. There will be two sessions offered on Thursday, Jan. 31, from noon to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555) at the Medical Center. Enroll online.

Jan. 28, 2013
Mixed Snow/Rain
Today's Forecast:
Wintry Mix, High 41°
Showers, High 49°

The Week Ahead
Monday, Jan. 28
Medical Center Board Annual Program: Reshaping Health Care, 5 p.m., Class of ’62 Auditorium, Medical Center.

Tuesday, Jan. 29
Kilbourn Concert Series - Brooklyn Rider, 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

Wednesday, Jan. 30
Alice in the Looking Glass: Illustrations and Artists' Books 1865-2012, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, Rush Rhees Library.

Thursday, Jan. 31
Spotlight On ... Series: Luisa-Maria Rojas-Rimachi, 5 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Friday, Feb. 1
Susan B. Anthony Legacy Dinner, 6 p.m., Meliora Ballroom, River Campus.

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Jan. 24)
U of R Riding Depth, DiBarolomeo to No. 2 Ranking
“The University of Rochester men’s basketball team is 16-0, ranked number two in the country, and riding the hot hand of a senior who very well may end up the national player of the year. But you better learn to pronounce his name first.”

Medpage Today (Jan. 23)
Migraine Triggers Fail to Match Patient Records
Curtis Benesch, associate professor of neurology and of neurosurgery, discusses a study that examined  common migraine triggers and their effects.

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