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In Today’s Issue

  • Reframing Stress: Stage Fright Can Be Your Friend
  • Talk: Perspectives on Hydrofracking
  • ‘Out in Reel’ Film Screening, Discussion
  • Fringe Festival Submissions Due April 12
  • Well-U Offers Self-defense Training
  • Simon School Hosts Medical Management Experience
  • Blood Pressure Kiosks Debut at Medical Center
  • Basket Raffles to Benefit American Cancer Society
  • Annual Faculty Development Colloquium Is June 5

News and Announcements

Reframing Stress: Stage Fright Can Be Your Friend
Fear of public speaking tops death and spiders as the nation’s number one phobia. But new research shows that learning to rethink the way we view shaky hands, pounding heart, and sweaty palms may help people perform better both mentally and physically. “Before speaking in public, people often interpret stress sensations, like butterflies in the stomach, as a warning that something bad is about to happen,” says Jeremy Jamieson, assistant professor of psychology and lead author of the study. “But those feelings just mean that our body is preparing to address a demanding situation.” Read more...

Talk: Perspectives on Hydrofracking
A panel of experts will discuss “Perspectives on Hydrofracking: Implications of Shale Gas Extraction for New York State” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall. Speakers are Tony Ingraffea, a civil engineer from Cornell University; Kent Gardner, an economist from the Center for Governmental Research; and Beth Kinne, an attorney from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The forum will also be streamed live at www.rochester.edu/news/live.

‘Out in Reel’ Film Screening, Discussion
The “Out in Reel” film series presents Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Hoyt Auditorium. The film will be followed by a discussion with the chapter director of the Genesee Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Empire State Pride Agenda. Sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, ImageOut, University of Rochester Women’s Caucus, and Kappa Delta.

Fringe Festival Submissions Due April 12
The Rochester Fringe Festival, which the University cosponsors, returns this September and festival organizers are seeking performers for this year’s event. Submissions are due Friday, April 12. Visit the festival website to learn more. 

Well-U Offers Self-defense Training
Well-U will offer a self-defense training program this month. An intermediate class will be held today at noon in Saunders Research Building Room 1412 and a beginner session will be held at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Saunders Research Building Room 1412. The programs will focus on self-defense techniques, strategies, and practice. Register online.

Simon School Hosts Medical Management Experience
See what the Simon School has to offer with its part-time medical management master’s degree program. Meet staff and faculty, ask questions, enjoy dinner, and observe a class on Friday, April 19, at 4 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. RSVP by Tuesday, April 16. For more information, contact Kate Walsh, at 273-1645 or visit www.simon.rochester.edu/med-mgmt

Blood Pressure Kiosks Debut at Medical Center
Well-U offers new blood pressure kiosks in the Employee Pharmacy at the Medical Center, as well as in Cafe 601. University employees can stop by and check their blood pressure for free. Read more...

Basket Raffles to Benefit American Cancer Society
Colleges Against Cancer is hosting its annual Relay for Life event on Friday, April 12, in Goergen Athletic Center. The event will feature “Baskets of CARE-ing,” a joint effort between Relay for Life and the CARE Network to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Several campus departments have donated themed baskets (caring for yourself, caring for your school spirit, caring for your inner child, etc.) that will be raffled off at the event. The gift basket raffle will be open from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Annual Faculty Development Colloquium Is June 5
The annual Health Professions’ Faculty Development Colloquium will be held on Wednesday, June 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Featured speakers are Pat Croskerry, director of the critical thinking program in the Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Jack Coulehan, professor emeritus of preventive medicine at Stony Brook University. The colloquium will also feature workshops, interactive sessions, and posters by colloquium participants. Registration will open in late April. Contact the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s Office for Faculty Development at 276-3782 or faculty_development@urmc.rochester.edu for more information.

April 9, 2013
Rainy/Sunny
Today’s Forecast:
PM Showers, High 68°
Tomorrow:
Showers, High 49°

Today’s Event Highlight
FIRE Lecture: Corning and University Technology Collaborations
Noon, Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425 and 1-2495), Medical Center. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (April 6)
YellowJackets Concert Helps in Fight Against Rare Disease
The YellowJackets are dedicating the funds raised at their spring concert Friday night to a nonprofit group that fights Friedrich's ataxia.

WHEC-TV 10 (April 8)
URMC Hosts Autism Speaks Event
The University is hosting an event to raise awareness of autism and treatment as part of National Autism Awareness Month. The event aims to inform families affected by autism about the kinds of support available to them. Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester offers services and research in the study of autism.


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