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In Today’s Issue

  • Eastman Alumni Awarded Grammys
  • Warner Professor Takes Research to Policymakers
  • Mentoring Program Builds Lasting Relationships
  • Talk: Discrimination, Race, and Health in Rochester
  • Warner School Hosts Info Session at Medical Center
  • African American Network to Host Black Vendor Event
  • Young Leaders @ UR Speed Networking Event
  • Free Lasik Seminar Tomorrow
  • Clarification: Mt. Hope Family Center Grant

News and Announcements

Eastman Alumni Awarded Grammys
Renee Fleming ’83E (MM) and Robert (Bob) Ludwig ’66E, ’01E (MM) each won a Grammy during the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday. Read more...

Warner Professor Takes Research to Policymakers
Kara Finnigan, associate professor at the Warner School, appeared last week in Washington, D.C., to discuss the challenges facing low-performing schools and districts. Read more...

Mentoring Program Builds Lasting Relationships
For the past 16 years, the Reaching Out to Kids program has paired medical students with pediatric patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital, fostering long-term friendships and community partnerships. Read more...

Talk: Discrimination, Race, and Health in Rochester
Amina Alio, assistant professor of public health sciences, will present “Discrimination, Race and Health: An Expose of the Social Climate in Rochester, New York” at the next Public Health Grand Rounds on Friday, Feb. 15. The talk starts at noon in Helen Wood Hall auditorium (1W304) at the School of Nursing.

Warner School Hosts Info Session at Medical Center
Admissions staff from the Warner School will be available to talk with interested employees about graduate programs in teaching and curriculum, educational leadership, health professions education, counseling, and human development. Stop by the Flaum Atrium in the Medical Center between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, to learn more. The March 15 application deadline is the final deadline before tuition benefits change. Read more...

African American Network to Host Black Vendor Event
The African American Network at the University is hosting a Black Vendor Extravaganza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in LeChase Lounge (G-9576) at the Medical Center. The event, which features nine minority-owned businesses, is free and open to all staff, faculty, students, and the public. A complimentary Caribbean and soul food lunch buffet will be served from noon until 1:15 p.m. Read more...

Young Leaders @ UR Speed Networking Event
The Young Leaders @ UR will hold a speed networking event from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Eisenberg Rotunda in Schlegel Hall. The goal of the event is to create conversations between people across the University and enable employees to discuss their career aspirations with current leaders. RSVP here.

Free Lasik Seminar Tomorrow
Employees and their friends and families are invited to attend a free Lasik seminar at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Flaum Eye Institute at 100 Meridian Centre in Brighton. Learn how the procedure works and who is a good candidate for Lasik. Refreshments will be served. Call 273-2020 to make a reservation or register online.

Clarification: Mt. Hope Family Center Grant
The Mt. Hope Family Center has been awarded a $1.6 million grant over four years from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to provide treatment for children from civilian and military families who have been exposed to trauma, including domestic violence. Read more...

Feb. 12, 2013
Snow Showers
Today’s Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 33°
Partly Cloudy, High 39°

Today’s Event Highlight
Kilbourn Concert Series: Kirill Gerstein, Piano
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
Canada Globe and Mail (Feb. 10)
Men Are from Earth, Women Are from Earth? Study Says Sexes Not as Different as We Think
When it comes to empathy, sexual attitudes and behaviors, and personality traits like extroversion and openness, researchers found no statistical evidence to suggest men and women can be lumped into two distinct groups. The study, coauthored by Harry Reis, professor of psychology at Rochester, was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 11)
University of Rochester Women Defeated Washington University 93-74 on Sunday
Breanna Madrazo made 4 of 6 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 21 points as Rochester defeated No. 12 Washington University 93-74 in a University Athletic Association women’s basketball game on Sunday.
The win moved the Yellowjackets into a first-place tie with Emory in the UAA. It was No. 12 Washington’s first home loss this season.

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