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In Today’s Issue

  • Orthopaedics Ranks No. 1 in Nation in NIH Funding
  • Mark Berry Appointed Eastman Communications Director
  • Satcher Award Recipients Honored
  • Basketball Honors Continue for John DiBartolomeo
  • Diversity Conference Poster Deadline Is March 28
  • Eastman School Offers Summer Workshops, Classes
  • Documentary Screening: Half the Sky
  • Skalny Center Talk: ‘Krakow's Metamorphoses’
  • Talks Celebrate Pi Day
  • Push Physical Theatre to Perform Friday
  • Golf League Forming

News and Announcements

Orthopaedics Ranks No. 1 in Nation in NIH Funding
The Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding for orthopaedic research, according to data released by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. Read more...

Mark Berry Appointed Eastman Communications Director
Mark Berry has been appointed executive director of communications for the Eastman School. He will manage all aspects of the school’s strategic communications program, including developing and overseeing marketing, media relations, public relations, publications, and design. Read more...

Satcher Award Recipients Honored
Yeates Conwell, professor and vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry, and C. Andrew Aligne, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the director of the Community-health and Advocacy Resident Education track, are recipients of the fourth annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards. Read more...

Basketball Honors Continue for John DiBartolomeo
Senior guard John DiBartolomeo earned his fourth player of the year citation in just over two weeks when he was selected as the District II (East Region) Men’s Basketball Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Read more...

Diversity Conference Poster Deadline Is March 28
Members of the University community are invited to submit proposals for a poster session at the fourth annual diversity conference, “Our Differences, Our Strength.” Faculty, students, staff, alumni, groups, or teams that are members of the University community are invited to showcase best practices, curriculum models, research, outreach strategies, training methods, and other topics related to diversity and inclusion. Visit the conference website to register for the keynote and 15 workshops planned for the day. The conference is free and open to the public.

Eastman School Offers Summer Workshops, Classes
Faculty and staff can take advantage of summer programs at all musical levels at the Eastman School and at a new music camp on Keuka Lake. Children and college students can take classes as well as instrument and voice lessons. Applications are available online. Information on tuition waivers for faculty and staff is available on the Human Resources website. For more information, call 274-1400 or email summer@esm.rochester.edu.

Documentary Screening: Half the Sky
The UHS Office of Health Promotion is hosting a screening of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Skalny Center Talk: ‘Krakow's Metamorphoses’
Jan Lencznarowicz, associate professor of history at Jagiellonian University, will discuss “Krakow's Metamorphoses at the End of the 20th Century. A Personal Account,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall. Read more...

Talks Celebrate Pi Day
Doug Haessig, assistant professor of mathematics, will present "The Transcendence of Pi," and Tamar Friedman, research associate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will discuss "What's the Circle Got to Do with It," as part of the Department of Mathematics’ Pi Day celebration, starting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Bausch and Lomb 109. Read more...

Push Physical Theatre to Perform Friday
The Program of Dance and Movement, in collaboration with the International Theatre Program, presents a performance from Push Physical Theatre at 5 p.m. Friday, March 22, in Spurrier Dance Studio on the River Campus. Tickets, which are $5, are on sale at the Common Market in Wilson Commons and will be available at the door. For information, contact the Program of Dance and Movement at 273-5150. Read more...

Golf League Forming
An 18-week golf league is forming through the URMC Fitness and Wellness Center. Golf with friends or coworkers at Genesee Valley Golf Course on Monday evenings. The league, which begins April 29, costs $265. Substitutes are needed as well. Call 275-1442 for more information.

March 19, 2013
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 37°
Tomorrow:
Snow Showers, High 31°

Today’s Event Highlight
Silent Auction for Stem Cell Research
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Wall Street Journal (March 16)
New York Seeks to Use Public Dollars to Fund Campaigns
No conclusive study shows that giving money to people to run for office attracts strong candidates, increases voter turnout, makes races more competitive, or reduces the influence of big donors, said David Primo, the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor and associate professor of political science and business administration. He said the aim to increase the number of small donors will probably be accomplished, but, he asked, "does that goal justify the use of scarce public funds?"

Slate Magazine (March 15)
Researchers Put Human Brain Cells in Mice. Why Aren't Conservatives Freaking Out?
In a recently reported experiment, University of Rochester and UCLA investigators found that, compared with mice that received glial progenitor cells from other mice, the ones with the transplanted human brain cells had measurable improvements in memory and in the ability to learn new tasks. Their performance in mazes and in locating objects was superior, and they were more easily conditioned for fear than the mice with only mouse glia.

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