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@Rochester: April 6, 2009

@Rochester: April 6, 2009

Today's Forecast: Showers, High 46°

Tomorrow: Snow Shower, High 35°

In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center to Trial Device that 'Reins In' Acid Reflux
  • Join a Discussion on 'Diversifying Eastman' on April 9
  • Get Answers about Your Financial Future
  • Renowned Mbira Performer Presents Recital, Workshop
  • Programs Scheduled for National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Security Tip of the Week: Instant Messaging
  • Cardiology for Clinicians Conference
  • Cell Phone Drive Runs All Week
  • Concert Will Feature Faculty Dance Performances
  • Event Highlight: The Warren and Patricia Benson Forum on Creativity
  • Rochester in the News: Patrick Davies on Parental Disagreements
  • In Higher Education: For Undergrads, a Shot of Public Health

News and Announcements

Medical Center to Trial Device that 'Reins In' Acid Reflux

The Medical Center is one of 15 specialized sites across the U.S. and Europe gearing up for a clinical trial of a new implantable device that could bring relief to the estimated 25 million American adults who suffer from daily heartburn. Read more...

Join a Discussion on 'Diversifying Eastman' on April 9

The Eastman School invites members of the University community to a discussion on "Diversifying Eastman" from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Room 101 of Old Sibley Library. Members of Eastman's Diversity Committee and others will discuss diversity initiatives at Eastman and throughout the University. Read more...

Get Answers about Your Financial Future

Tuesday at noon is the deadline to submit your questions early for two Q&A-style forums, "Investing for Tomorrow: Today's Challenges & Opportunities," held on Thursday, April 9. Experts from the University will be joined by representatives from investment companies TIAA-CREF, Fidelity, T. Rowe Price, and Vanguard to answer questions about how your investments are being managed in the market downturn and how you can optimize your savings. Sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Class of '62 Auditorium at the Medical Center and from 4 to 5 p.m. in Hoyt Hall on the River Campus. Both forums will be recorded and available for viewing on the Benefits Web site afterward. 

Renowned Mbira Performer Presents Recital, Workshop

Erica Azim, one of the few non-Zimbabweans considered qualified to perform in traditional Shona spiritual ceremonies, will be in-residence at the Eastman School beginning Tuesday, April 7. Read more...

Programs Scheduled for National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Women's Caucus and 16 other student organizations are recognizing April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a week-long series of educational programs focused on sexual assault prevention. Read more...

Security Tip of the Week: Instant Messaging

Instant messaging has many of the same security threats email. If you regularly use instant messaging, be aware of the security risks associated with it and take steps to protect yourself: Don't open files or links from people you don't know; never provide sensitive personal information; and only communicate with people on your contact lists. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu. Read more...

Cardiology for Clinicians Conference

The School of Medicine and Dentistry will host the 22nd annual Cardiology for Clinicians Conference on Saturday, May 2. The course is provided to update health-care providers regarding prevention and treatment effectiveness in the fields of clinical, preventive, and non-invasive cardiology. Contact the Continuing Professional Education Office at 275-4392 or CMEOffice@urmc.rochester.edu for details. 

Cell Phone Drive Runs All Week

Donate your no-longer used wireless phone to the Rush Rhees Library Circulation Desk, the ID Office in Susan B. Anthony Hall, or the River Campus Bookstore between April 6 and 10. Phones will be reprogrammed by Verizon Wireless and distributed to domestic violence shelters for emergency purposes. Please place your phone in a bag with the charger. 

Concert Will Feature Faculty Dance Performances

The Program of Movement and Dance presents a free faculty concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the Spurrier Dance Studio. Featured performers are Missy Pfohl Smith, Karen Martino, Katrina Scott, Courtney World, Alycia Bright Holland, and James Holland. Call 273-5150 for more information. 

Events

Monday, April 6

The Warren and Patricia Benson Forum on Creativity: Ciminelli Lounge, Eastman Commons. 8 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

MSNBC (March 31)

"How Dare You? When Mom and Dad Disagree"

"In some ways, kids benefit from seeing their parents disagreeing—and even being mildly angry," says study coauthor Patrick Davies, associate professor of psychology. "It gives them a lesson on how you can come to a mutually acceptable solution through compromise." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 3)

"For Undergrads, a Shot of Public Health"

A new report offers recommendations for teaching public health as part of a general education. Read more...

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