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@Rochester: March 17, 2009

@Rochester: March 17, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 56°

Tomorrow: Few Showers, High 57°

In Today's Issue

  • Last Chance to Nominate Deserving Staff Members
  • Pollster John Zogby to Talk About Obama's First 100 Days in Office
  • Course Targets Pain Management
  • Warner Blog Chronicles Student Experience
  • Eastman Dental Offers Savings on Dental Implant Services
  • Clothing, School Supply Donations Will Aid Refugees
  • Event Highlight: Fuld Leadership Lecture Series
  • Rochester in the News: Traffic Triples Risk of Heart Attack, Study Says; John Covach on the History of Rock Music
  • In Higher Education: Is It Time to Retrain B-Schools?

News and Announcements

Last Chance to Nominate Deserving Staff Members

Nominations are due Friday, March 20, for the University's Meliora Awards and Witmer Awards. The awards were established last year to recognize exceptional service by University staff. Meliora Awards can be given to recognize individuals or a team. A full description of each award and nomination materials are available online

Pollster John Zogby to Talk About Obama's First 100 Days in Office

John Zogby, America's famed interpreter of public opinion, will give his insights on Barack Obama's first 100 days as president at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Eastman Dental Offers Savings on Dental Implant Services

If you are missing teeth and are considering dental implants, you may be 
able to save 30 percent or more at the Eastman Dental Center. University faculty and staff, as well as their family and friends, are eligible for the discount. You may also qualify for one of many implant research studies currently being conducted. Read more...

Course Targets Pain Management

"Advances in Pain Management: A Course for Clinicians" is planned for April 18 at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Contact the Continuing Professional Education at 275-4392 or by e-mail for more information or to register. 

Warner Blog Chronicles Student Experience

Two Warner School master's degree students–Eric Scheele (educational policy) and Jenna Temple (teacher preparation)–have been chronicling their year  on the Warner Perspectives BlogRead more...

Clothing, School Supply Donations Will Aid Refugees

Refugee Student Alliance and Student National Medical Association are holding a spring drive March 16 through May 1. They are collecting clothing for all ages, shoes, curtains, school supplies, and toiletry items. Donations will go to Saint's Place, an organization in Pittsford that will distribute these items to newly arrived refugees in Rochester. Drop-off locations at the Medical Center are: House of Six Nations Cafeteria on the first floor, near the condiments station; the main entrance to Miner Library; and student services at the medical school (G-7644). On River Campus: Rush Rhees Library, near the circulation desk; and Wilson Commons, near the condiments station. To volunteer or for more information, e-mail natalia_golub@urmc.rochester.edu

Events

Tuesday, March 17

Fuld Leadership Lecture Series: Susan Groth, assistant professor of Clinical Nursing. "The Phenotype of Obesity." Helen Wood Hall Auditorium, School of Nursing. 4 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Fox News (March 14)

"Pollution or Stress? Traffic Triples Risk of Heart Attack, Study Says"

Researchers from Germany and Rochester are working to determine exactly what it is about traffic that raises heart attack risk. Read more...

WXXI's 1370 Connection (March 12)

"John Covach on the History of Rock Music"

John Covach, chair of the College music department and professor of theory at the Eastman School, talks about the history of rock with host Bob Smith. Listen to his interview. 

In Higher Education

New York Times (March 14)

"Is It Time to Retrain B-Schools?"

Some are wondering if the way business students are taught may have contributed to the most serious economic crisis in decades. Read more...

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