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In Today’s Issue

  • Funding to Enhance Resident Training Experience
  • University Named Tree Campus USA
  • New Memorial Wall Honors Nation’s Veterans
  • Theater Program Premieres Work by Local Playwright
  • A Night Out with the Amerks
  • Registration Open for Strong Leadership Series
  • ‘Keeping the Hope Alive’ at Fundraiser
  • Better Breathers Group to Meet Feb. 6
  • Time Changed for Sunday Mass

News and Announcements

Funding to Enhance Resident Training Experience
The state Department of Health has awarded the Medical Center $4.65 million to expand the training experience for primary care residents by increasing their exposure to the patient-centered medical home model. It also will assist four Medical Center practices in enhancing and broadening their ability to better manage patient populations. Read more...

University Named Tree Campus USA
The University is a Tree Campus USA for the third year in a row, the Arbor Day Foundation has announced. The national program was created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Read more...

New Memorial Wall Honors Nation’s Veterans
A wall to honor veterans of the U.S. armed forces was dedicated Thursday at a ceremony in the Saunders Research Building. The wall was inspired by philanthropist Philip Saunders who, when he agreed to lend his name to the building, requested that it recognize the contribution and sacrifice of those who have served in the country’s armed forces. Read more...

Theater Program Premieres Work by Local Playwright
The International Theatre Program opens its spring season with the world premiere of local playwright Spencer Christiano’s The Rochester Plays—a love story about trust, questionable parenting, and unforgivable neighbors. Part one of the two-part series opens Thursday, Feb. 14. Read more...

A Night Out with the Amerks
Join Rochester alumni, students, friends, and families as the Yellowjackets swarm the Blue Cross Arena tonight for a 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 are available.

Registration Open for Strong Leadership Series
The Strong Leadership Series is designed for those who work within the Medical Center system or in a clinical setting. Topics include managerial consistency, staff development, managing diversity and inclusion, and more. Registration is now available online for spring sessions. Contact Miesha Martin or Marcy Miceli for additional information.

‘Keeping the Hope Alive’ at Fundraiser
Stop by Flaherty’s Three Flags Inn in Macedon on Sunday, Feb. 10, for the sixth annual Keeping the Hope Alive fundraiser to benefit breast cancer research at Wilmot Cancer Center. The event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. For event details and tickets, contact Paula Bokman at, 389-0988, ext. 270, or 455-7894.

Better Breathers Group to Meet Feb. 6
Jacqueline Coates, a hospice and palliative care nurse practitioner at Visiting Nurse Service, will talk about what to expect from an ambulance ride at the next Better Breathers meeting, set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. The support group for pulmonary patients and their families meets at the Visiting Nurse Service building at 2180 Empire Blvd. For more information, call 787-2233. Read more...

Time Changed for Sunday Mass
Because of the Super Bowl, Newman Catholic Community will move its Sunday 7 p.m. mass to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. The 10:30 a.m. Mass will remain at the same time. For more information, email

Feb. 1, 2013
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 22°
Snow Showers, High 23°

Weekend Event Highlight
Winterfest Weekend
Feb. 1–3, River Campus.

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (Jan. 31)
Super Bowl Ad Previews Draw Online Attention, with Criticism
“Pre-announcements can build up hype, but if the ad isn’t seen as dynamic, innovative, or exciting, I don’t think the sneak peeks work,” says George Cook, executive professor of marketing at the Simon School, about previews of Super Bowl commercials. “There may not be so much ‘wow’ or positive bounce.”

New York Times (Jan. 31)
The Hidden Prosperity of the Poor
In February 2011, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a paper, “Has Consumption Inequality Mirrored Income Inequality?,” by Mark Aguiar, professor of economics at Princeton, and Mark Bils, professor of economics at the University of Rochester. The authors concluded that “consumption inequality has closely tracked income inequality over the period 1980–2007.” In other words, the growing gap between what rich and poor spend parallels the growing gap in the money they take in.

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