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In Today’s Issue

  • Sue Stewart to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Memorial Concert Recognizes David Craighead
  • Medical Center Board Honors Top Staff
  • Orthopaedics Research Student Wins Video Contest
  • Science Coalition Honors Rep. Louise Slaughter
  • January Is National Mentoring Month
  • Nobel Laureate to Discuss James Webb Space Telescope
  • Apply for a Passport at Global Fair
  • Which Team will Reign Supreme in YellowJacket Cup?
  • ‘All In’ for Sarcoma Research Funding
  • Latest UR Green News Available
  • ‘Spotlight On ...’ Talk Rescheduled

News and Announcements

Sue Stewart to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Sue Stewart, former senior vice president and general counsel at the University, will be awarded this year’s Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to women’s issues and commitment to the local community. The award will be given on Friday, Feb. 1, at the annual Legacy Dinner, a University tradition that celebrates Anthony’s campaign for equal rights and to win women admission to the University in 1900. Read more...

Memorial Concert Recognizes David Craighead
Eastman School alumni speakers and performers will pay tribute to David Craighead, professor emeritus of organ, in a progressive recital scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1. Performances will be presented on the two instruments that bear his name at 6 p.m. at Christ Church, 141 East Ave., and at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Road. Read more...

Medical Center Board Honors Top Staff
Six individuals and four teams at the Medical Center were honored for their dedication to delivering a patient-care experience that demonstrates integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence. Read more...

Orthopaedics Research Student Wins Video Contest
MD/PhD student Youssef Farhat won first place in a video contest sponsored by the Orthopaedic Research Society for a three-minute film using simple images and narration to explain how people’s lives are touched by the study of the musculoskeletal system. Read more... 

Science Coalition Honors Rep. Louise Slaughter
The Science Coalition presented Congresswoman Louise Slaughter with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of her commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of New York at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological innovation. President Joel Seligman presented Slaughter with the award yesterday at the School of Nursing. Read more...

January Is National Mentoring Month
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity encourages you take the time to honor your mentor during National Mentoring Month. Ecards to thank your mentor are available at www.rochester.edu/diversity/mentoring.

Nobel Laureate to Discuss James Webb Space Telescope
John Mather, Nobel laureate in physics and a senior astrophysicist in the Observational Cosmology Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will present “James Webb Space Telescope: Science Opportunities and Mission Progress” at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Bausch and Lomb Hall 106. Read more...

Apply for a Passport at Global Fair
The Center for Study Abroad is hosting its 17th annual Global Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in the May Room and Bridge Lounge in Wilson Commons. Representatives from the Rochester City Clerk’s Office will have U.S. passport applications and a photographer will also be available to take passport photos ($15 cash or check required for the photos). Passport requirements are listed online. The passport drive is open to the University community and the general public. Read more...

Which Team will Reign Supreme in YellowJacket Cup?
University faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in the 2013 YellowJacket Cup, a 3-on-3 indoor soccer tournament sponsored by Grassroot Rochester. The tournament, which runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Brighton Sports Zone, will feature 32 teams from across the University. The tournament  promotes awareness about contemporary American HIV/AIDS epidemiology, implications of new and ongoing prevention research, and how the disease impacts communities like Rochester. The entrance fee is $10 per person or $15 per person with a T-shirt. Teams (four players or more) can register by emailing Jason Reminick at jason_reminick@urmc.rochester.edu. Proceeds benefit Grassroot Rochester and the Riverflow Soccer Club. See a video from last year’s tournament here.

‘All In’ for Sarcoma Research Funding
A night of casino gaming, food, entertainment, and a silent auction, will support sarcoma research at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Steel Lillies—a foundation that raises awareness and funding for sarcoma research—will host the event, which will be held from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Rochester Plaza Hotel, 70 State St. Tickets, which are $75, are on sale until Jan. 31. Read more...

Latest UR Green News Available
UR Green News is a biweekly newsletter about sustainability and the environment at the University. Learn about the newest green initiatives on campus, achievements in sustainability, and the people who are contributing to the change. For more information or to send news and story ideas, contact mkerem@u.rochester.edu.

‘Spotlight On ...’ Talk Rescheduled
The “Spotlight On ...” Series event noted in yesterday’s @Rochester has been rescheduled. The talk by Luisa-Maria Rojas-Rimachi will take place Thursday, Feb. 28. Read more...

Jan. 29, 2013
Rainy/Sunny
Today’s Forecast:
PM Showers, High 49°
Tomorrow:
Rain/Wind, High 59°

Today’s Event Highlight
Human Library
1 to 4 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Jan. 26)
Students Learn about a Career in Medicine at URMC Conference
Keynote speaker Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa’s message of hard work resonated with the students assembled for the fourth annual I Am Medicine Conference at the Medical Center. The daylong conference brought high school and college students together to network with physicians and medical students, learn about the MCAT and medical school admissions, and even take simulated lab courses.

WXXI (Jan. 28)
UR Professors Design App to Help You Slow Down
The “Indeterminate Hikes” (IH+) app encourages participants to focus on the environment and experience nature in unexpected urban spaces. Leila Nadir, a writer and lecturer on sustainability and her husband, Cary Peppermint, assistant professor of art, designed the app to take people on a circuitous hike through any urban setting once the user enters their starting point and destination.

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