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In Today’s Issue

  • Study Suggests Some at Higher Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer 
  • Urban School Leadership Program Awarded Grant
  • Love Your Community? Give to United Way
  • New Training Required for Those Handling Chemicals
  • Talk: Achieving Equality in ‘Post-Racial’ America
  • Brass and Bagpipes Concert Is Sunday
  • Young Leaders @ UR Casual Lunch
  • ‘Drive for Miracles’ Radiothon Takes Another Spin

News and Announcements

Study Suggests Some at Higher Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Even for men diagnosed with asymptomatic, early prostate cancer, the odds that their disease is high- or intermediate-risk and thus more aggressive is increased for people 75 and older and for African-American men, according to a large, population-based study led by Medical Center researchers. Read more...

Urban School Leadership Program Awarded Grant
The New York State Department of Education has awarded $749,985 in funding to the Warner School to support the Clinically Rich Urban School Leadership Program and its unique approach to professional development and field experiences for a select number of city teachers. Read more...

Love Your Community? Give to United Way
The University’s United Way campaign officially starts later this month, but you can share the love this Valentine’s Day by making your pledge today. The ePledge system, a confidential online donation tool, is now available. Watch a video message from President Joel Seligman, 2013 campaign chair for the United Way of Greater Rochester. Those who pledge before Feb. 28 will be eligible for prize drawings.

New Training Required for Those Handling Chemicals
Federal law now requires that all employees who work with or handle chemicals be trained by Dec. 1, on the new label elements and safety data sheet format, in addition to the current training requirements. The new training, Hazard Communication and Global Harmonization 2013, is accessible through Blackboard. After completing the training, employees will automatically be registered in HRMS as having taken it. For questions and further information, contact the Occupational Safety Unit of Environmental Health and Safety at 275-3241. Read more...

Talk: Achieving Equality in ‘Post-Racial’ America
William Darity, Duke University professor and director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Equality, will give the talk “Achieving Equality in ‘Post-Racial’ America” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. The talk is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies and the Humanities Project. Read more...

Brass and Bagpipes Concert Is Sunday
The University Brass Choir and the Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums will join forces at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in the sanctuary of St. Mary’s Church in Rochester. The free concert will include music for bagpipes, selections for large brass ensemble, chamber works for various combinations of brass instruments, and several works that combine bagpipes with trumpets, trombones, horns, euphoniums, and tubas. For more information, contact Josef Hanson at josef.hanson@rochester.edu or 273-5157.

Young Leaders @ UR Casual Lunch
Join Young Leaders @ UR from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, for lunch with Lisa Norsen, associate professor of clinical nursing and associate dean for innovation and community outreach at the School of Nursing, in the Saunders Research Building, Room 3432. Learn about Norsen’s role at the University and hear more about the evolution of the nursing profession and nursing education at the University and network with other young leaders. RSVP to Ryan Jones at ryan_jones@urmc.rochester.edu.

‘Drive for Miracles’ Radiothon Takes Another Spin
Community members are encouraged to tune in to the “Drive for Miracles” Radiothon, Feb. 14 and 15, on 100.5 FM The Drive, WHAM 1180, and 13WHAM-TV. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s event will be broadcast live by both radio stations from Strong Memorial Hospital’s lobby from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. 13WHAM-TV will also be participating in a special live feature on Valentine’s Day, during their newscasts throughout the day. Read more...

Feb. 14, 2013
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 43°
Tomorrow:
Snow Showers, High 38°

Today’s Event Highlight
Opening Night: The Rochester Plays
8 p.m., Todd Theater, River Campus. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Brisbane Times (Feb. 12)
Men Aren’t From Mars
“If you have been convinced since reading books like Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus that your relationship troubles can be blamed on your partner because of their sex, you might need to think again. ‘The common belief that men are from Mars and women are from Venus is really wrong, we are all from planet Earth,’ says Harry Reis, professor of psychology and coauthor of the study.”

UPI (Feb. 8)
Twitter Data Can Create Health Predictions
"If you want to know, down to the individual level, how many people are sick in a population, you would have to survey the population, which is costly and time-consuming," postdoctoral researcher Adam Sadilek says. "Twitter and the technology we have developed allow us to do this passively, quickly and inexpensively; we can listen in to what people are saying and mine this data to make predictions."

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Squash
Feb. 15: 6 p.m. vs. University of Western Ontario.

Women’s Basketball
Feb. 15: 6 p.m. vs. Carnegie Mellon.
Feb. 17: 2 p.m. vs. Case Western Reserve.

Men’s Basketball
Feb. 15: 8 p.m. vs. Carnegie Mellon.
Feb. 17: noon vs. Case Western Reserve.

Men’s Tennis
Feb. 16: noon vs. Oneonta State.

Get the latest sports news at the Rochester Athletics website.

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