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In Today’s Issue

  • Jonathan Friedberg Named Wilmot Cancer Center Director
  • D3Hoops Honors Two Rochester Basketball Players
  • Author Talk: Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Annual Marvin J. Hoffman Lecture Is March 25
  • Latest HR Intercom Available
  • Tips for Staying Safe in the Office
  • Wear Jeans, Feed a Senior
  • Correction: Match Day Location

News and Announcements

Jonathan Friedberg Named Wilmot Cancer Center Director
Jonathan Friedberg has been appointed director of the Wilmot Cancer Center. A hematologist and national leader in lymphoma care and research, Friedberg joined the Medical Center in 2002 and was named chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine in 2009. He has served as acting director of Wilmot since July 2012. Read more...

D3Hoops Honors Two Rochester Basketball Players
Point guards John DiBartolomeo and Ally Zywicki have been named First Team All-East Region by for the 2012-13 season. DiBartolomeo was named East Region Men’s Basketball Player of the Year as well as First Team All-Region. Zywicki was named to the ECAC Upstate New York Second Team earlier in March. She was named First Team All-UAA at the end of the UAA season. Read more...

Author Talk: Luis Alberto Urrea
The University is participating in the “If All of Rochester Read the Same Book” event, sponsored by Writers & Books. Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Into the Beautiful North will give a reading and book signing from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus. The event is free and open to the public. The book is available at campus bookstores. Several book discussion groups are also planned at the University. Read more...

Annual Marvin J. Hoffman Lecture Is March 25
Eric Topol ’79M (MD), director of Scripps Translational Science Institute, chief academic officer of Scripps Health, and professor of genomics at Scripps Research Institute, will be the featured speaker for the 15th Annual Marvin J. Hoffman lecture on Monday, March 25. He will present “The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care” at noon in the Class of ’62 Auditorium in the Medical Center. Boxed lunches will be available (on the second level) beginning at 11:45 a.m. Registration is required: contact Liz Hernandez at 276-5171 or

Latest HR Intercom Available
This month’s issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with information about Human Resources programs and resources, includes details on FLSA compliance training, the 2013 Diversity Conference, where to go for employment verification, upcoming health programs, and more.

Tips for Staying Safe in the Office
Offices can become dangerous places when people don’t anticipate the potential hazards, according to the Occupational Safety Unit of Environmental Health and Safety. Studies show that over one-fourth of office injuries are caused by falls. Read more about office dangers and what you can do to reduce your risk.

Wear Jeans, Feed a Senior
For a $5 donation to the Meals on Wheels program, staff members may purchase a sticker and dress down on Wednesday, March 20. Stickers will be sold at the Strong Memorial Hospital Gift Shop until March 19 and in Cafe 601 at Strong between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today.

Correction: Match Day Location
The annual Match Day celebration, at which medical students find out their residency program, starts at noon Friday, March 15, in the Saunders Research Building atrium.  Read more...

March 14, 2013
Mixed Snow/Rain
Today's Forecast:
Flurries, High 31°
Rain/Snow, High 39°

Today’s Event Highlight
Young Leaders @ UR Leadership Speaker Series Q&A
4 p.m., K-207 (2-6408), Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
England Daily Mail (March 8)
Smarter than the Average Rodent: Scientists Transplant Human Cells into Rat Brains and Find it Makes Them More Intelligent
Neurologist Steven Goldman, the Edward A. and Alma Vollertsen Rykenboer Chair in Neurophysiology and professor of neurology, said: ”We believe that this is the first demonstration that human glia have unique functional advantages. This finding also provides us with a fundamentally new model to investigate a range of diseases in which these cells may play a role.” Also reported by Science Magazine, MSN, U.S. News and World Report, and more.

Scientific American (March 11)
To Predict Success in Children, Look Beyond Willpower
Celeste Kidd, a doctoral candidate in brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester and lead author of the new study, suspected there might be a common misconception about the classic marshmallow study—namely, that waiting is always the right choice.  “Delaying gratification is only the rational choice if the child believes a second marshmallow is likely to be delivered,” Kidd says.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
March 20: 3 p.m. vs. SUNY Cortland.

March 20: 4 p.m. vs. Elmira College.

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics website.

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