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In Today’s Issue

  • Eric Fredericksen to Head Online Learning Initiatives
  • Yolanda Moses to Receive Frederick Douglass Medal
  • Treating Homeless: A Lesson in Biopsychosocial Medicine
  • Talk: ‘Quilts in Religion, Politics, and Reform’
  • CARE Reports Help Students in Distress
  • Event Aims to Help Young Skiers Stay Safe on the Slopes
  • Bookstore Offers Discount with 312 Requisition
  • Staff Awards Deadline Is Tomorrow
  • Registration Open for February Fitness Camp
  • Toastmasters Hosting Open House Feb.7

News and Announcements

Eric Fredericksen to Head Online Learning Initiatives
Eric Fredericksen has been appointed associate vice president of online learning at the University. In the new role, Fredericksen will provide leadership for the exploration of online learning initiatives across the University. Read more...

Yolanda Moses to Receive Frederick Douglass Medal
Yolanda Moses, a former president of the City College of New York and a leading scholar on the origins of social inequality, will receive the University’s Frederick Douglass Medal at 4 p.m. today in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Moses will present the lecture “Social Justice and its Challenges” and a panel discussion will follow. The event will be streamed live at www.rochester.edu/news/live.

Treating Homeless: A Lesson in Biopsychosocial Medicine
Join Emma Lo, a third-year student at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, as she encourages one homeless man to consider hernia surgery. In the fourth episode of The Street Medicine Chronicles, the spotlight shines on Rochester’s holistic, “biopsychosocial” approach to medicine; it also features medical students’ biweekly clinic at House of Mercy, a city shelter.

Talk: ‘Quilts in Religion, Politics, and Reform’
Noted quilt expert Carolyn Ducey, curator of collections at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska, will present the first lecture of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies 2013 Humanities Project Series: The World of Susan B. Anthony. Her talk begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. An hors d’oeuvres reception will follow. Email sbai@rochester.edu with questions.

CARE Reports Help Students in Distress
Faculty, staff, students, and parents submitted 417 CARE reports during the fall 2012 semester—compared to 575 total reports during the 2011-12 academic year. The CARE Network is designed to identify students who are in, or heading toward, distress and connect them with resources that can help. The network thanks those who submitted reports in the fall and encourages faculty, staff, students, and parents to submit reports for students of concern at www.rochester.edu/care. Faculty can also now find a link to the CARE Network on blackboard (under school-related links on the main tab).

Event Aims to Help Young Skiers Stay Safe on the Slopes
The Kessler Trauma Program at the Medical Center and Bristol Mountain Winter Resort are joining forces to help young skiers and snowboarders avoid injury. The one-day event is being held at Bristol Mountain on Saturday, Feb. 16. Read more...

Bookstore Offers Discount with 312 Requisition
Did you know that the bookstore offers a 10 percent discount on most items when departments pay with a 312 requisition? Contact your store with any questions or to ask about bulk ordering: River Campus, mferrante@ur.rochester.edu; Medical Center, bksrochestermed@bncollege.com; and Eastman School,  bksrochestereastman@bncollege.com.

Staff Awards Deadline Is Tomorrow
Nominations for three staff awards—the Witmer Award for Distinguished Service, the Meliora Award, and the Staff Community Service Award—are being accepted through Thursday, Feb. 7. Full- and part-time active staff from any division of the University are eligible. Details and nomination materials are available online. Direct any questions to Human Resources at 273-4320 or 275-4642.

Registration Open for February Fitness Camp
The URMC Fitness and Wellness Center is hosting a Fun Fitness Camp for children ages 7–12 during February recess, Feb. 18–22. The camp runs from 8:15 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. and will include activities such as ice skating, kickball, tag, crafts, and a field trip to the Rochester Museum and Science Center. Pricing, registration materials, and a calendar are available here.

Toastmasters Hosting Open House Feb.7
The Daybreakers’ Toastmasters club, a group that aims to help its members hone their speaking and leadership skills, is hosting a guest day/open house from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. For more information, contact Anthony Beckman.

Feb. 6, 2013
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Shower, High 25°
Tomorrow:
PM Snow Shower, High 29°

Today’s Event Highlight
Eastman Wind Orchestra
8 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Daily Mail (Feb. 5)
Study Shows Laziness Leads to a Drop in Sperm Quality
Young men who watch TV for just three hours a day have half the sperm count of men rarely found in front of the box, researchers say. They analyzed the semen quality of 189 men between the ages of 18 to 22 participating in the Rochester Young Men’s Study during 2009-10 at the University of Rochester.


Science Daily (Feb. 4)
Men Are from Mars Earth, Women Are from Venus Earth
"People think about the sexes as distinct categories," says Harry Reis, professor of psychology and a coauthor on the study to be published in the February issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. “‘Boy or girl?’ is the first question parents are asked about their newborn, and sex persists through life as the most pervasive characteristic used to distinguish categories among humans.” But the handy dichotomy often falls apart under statistical scrutiny, says lead author Bobbi Carothers, who completed the study as part of her doctoral dissertation at Rochester and is now a senior data analyst for the Center for Public Health System Science at Washington University in St. Louis.

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