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@Rochester: Jan. 20, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 20, 2009

Today's Forecast: Few Snow Showers, High 19°

Tomorrow: Scattered Flurries, High 22°

In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Partners to Provide More Trained Laboratory Workers
  • New Express Shuttle Launched to and from Greece
  • Presidential Inauguration Telecast
  • Talk Will Explore the Economic Impact of Major Bankruptcies
  • Curt Smith Will Provide Commentary on Inaugural Speech
  • PINK Study Volunteers Needed
  • Registration Open for Spring Fitness Challenge
  • Event Highlight: Wilson Commons Wednesday
  • Rochester in the News: Students Head for Inauguration
  • Inside Higher Education: Manna From Heaven (er, Washington)

News and Announcements

Medical Center Partners to Provide More Trained Laboratory Workers

The first graduates of the only clinical training program for lab technicians in upstate New York received certificates at the Medical Center. The training makes them eligible for the Clinical Laboratory Licensing Exam, allowing them to become licensed technologists and technicians. Read more...

New Express Shuttle Launched to and from Greece

The Medical Center Parking Office has partnered with Rochester Regional Transportation Authority (RTS) to pilot an express Park n' Ride shuttle between Greece and the Medical Center starting Monday, Feb. 2. RTS representatives will be on hand today, Jan. 20, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the House of Six Nations Cafeteria, to answer any questions. Also, see frequently asked questions about the program. Read more...

Presidential Inauguration Telecast

The University community is invited to watch the presidential inauguration and also write a "message of hope" to the president on postcards donated by Irving Weisdorf, CEO of the Post Card Factory. The event begins at 10 a.m. today in Strong Auditorium. 

Talk Will Explore the Economic Impact of Major Bankruptcies

"Major Bankruptcies and Their Impact on the Economy" is the topic of a Feb. 2 panel discussion, moderated by Simon School Dean Mark Zupan. Panelists include business leaders and University professors. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts with a reception at 5 p.m. and continues with a public forum from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. RSVP at alumniRSVP@simon.rochester.edu or e-mail marketing@simon.rochester.edu 

Curt Smith Will Provide Commentary on Inaugural Speech

Curt Smith, senior lecturer of English and former speechwriter to former President George H.W. Bush, will do extensive local television commentary on Barack Obama's inaugural speech.  His schedule:  Tuesday, Jan. 20: WROC-TV Channel 8,  6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; 13WHAM-TV Channel 13, 8 a.m. and immediately after Obama's address. Wednesday, Jan. 21: WROC, 6:30 a.m.; WHAM, 8 a.m. 

PINK Study Volunteers Needed

Are you overweight? Do you have borderline elevated blood pressure, borderline elevated blood sugar levels, and borderline elevated cholesterol? Would you like to know more about your heart health? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may qualify to participate in a PINK (Prothrombotic Inflammatory Markers in Women with Metabolic Syndrome) study for women with these characteristics. The study involves blood testing and carotid artery evaluation. Expenses for travel may be paid to qualified women. For details, call Strong Cardiology Associates at 341-7791. 

Registration Open for Spring Fitness Challenge

The Spring Fitness Challenge at the Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center is designed to keep you active well into the new year. Register a team including yourself and 4-19 co-workers and then record your activity. Cash prizes reward the best performing individuals and teams. Non-members pay $26 for an 8-week membership to the Center, a T-shirt, and a chance to win money and prizes. The registration deadline is Feb. 17. Call 275-2437 for details. Read more...

Events

Wednesday, Jan. 21

Wilson Commons Wednesday: Theme—Football Tailgate. Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (Jan. 19)

"Students Headed for Inauguration"

A trip to Barack Obama's inauguration wasn't always in the plans for 150 Rochester students. But, once student leaders Ashley Anderson '09 and Julianne Nigro '09 realized the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday event they were organizing fell on Jan. 20, they knew it was time for change. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 16)

"Manna From Heaven (er, Washington)"

"A House economic stimulus package would provide as much as $20 billion for students, $8 billion for scientific research, $9 billion for academic facilities, and $39 billion for states to soften the blow of education budget cuts." Read more...

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