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@Rochester: April 17, 2009

@Rochester: April 17, 2009

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 64°

Tomorrow: Few Showers, High 57°

In Today's Issue

  • Professor Awarded Prestigious Imaging Science Medal
  • Chamber Music Professor John Celentano Dies at Age 96
  • Learn about Medical Management Program at Simon
  • United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'
  • COBRA Coverage for Graduating Students
  • Eat Well Live Well Challenge Starts April 25
  • Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital Seeks Teen Volunteers
  • Lecture Covers 'Thomas Jefferson, Libraries, and the Enlightenment'
  • Final Club Rochester Is Today
  • Event Highlight: Glasswear Exhibition Opening Party
  • Rochester in the News: Elizabeth Murray on Child Car Seat Safety
  • In Higher Education: Service-Oriented Generation Drives Boom in Social-Benefit M.B.A. Courses

News and Announcements

Professor Awarded Prestigious Imaging Science Medal

Duncan Moore, professor of optics, biomedical engineering and business administration, has been awarded the 2009 Edwin H. Land Medal in recognition of his pioneering work on gradient-index—or GRIN—optics and his extensive entrepreneurial efforts in optics education. Read more...

Chamber Music Professor John Celentano Dies at Age 96

John Celentano, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chamber Music at the Eastman School, died Monday, April 13. He was 96 years old. A violinist, Celentano had a long and notable career as a performing artist, teacher, lecturer, writer, and broadcast commentator. Read more...

Learn about Medical Management Program at Simon

Learn more about Simon School's M.S. Program with a concentration in Medical Management at an informational session from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, in the Louise Slaughter Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Kate Walsh at kate.walsh@simon.rochester.edu or call 273-1645. 

United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'

united way"I Live United by supporting United Way as it benefits everyone." —Patricia Adami, secretary, environmental services.

"I Live United by giving back to a community where I was born and raised. I have been a volunteer supporting many non-profit organizations for more than 20 years, and I volunteer as our Department Coordinator for the United Way at the University of Rochester for the last nine years." —Barbara Snaith, administrative assistant, Center for Musculoskeletal Research.

"One way I Live United is by supporting the United Way, because it's a way of giving back to the community that nourished, enriched, and supported me. It is an affirmation of the connectedness of all of us in the community, a way to reach across ethnic, racial, social and geographic backgrounds."—Axel Kaires, administrative assistant, clinical labs-pathology.

United Way update: The University's United Way campaign has topped the $1 million mark, but still needs your help to reach its $1.3 million goal. Pledge your supportRead more...

COBRA Coverage for Graduating Students

The Benefits Office announces the latest educational series to provide you with COBRA information. The series, on April 28 and 29, will be of particular interest to employees who have dependent students who are graduating and/or are aging off of the University Health Care and/or dental plans. Topics will include COBRA notification and enrollment, how COBRA costs are calculated, and how long COBRA coverage can be continued. See times and locations

Eat Well Live Well Challenge Starts April 25

Well-U is getting ready to kick off the Eat Well Live Well Challenge on April 25. The 8-week contest for employees and their families includes increasing physical activities like walking and increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables. Enroll online. Participants will receive a free pedometer. 

Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital Seeks Teen Volunteers

The Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital is seeking area high school students who would like to volunteer this summer at Strong Memorial Hospital. Positions for retail, patient contact, clerical/office and information/greeter positions are available. Read more...

Lecture Covers 'Thomas Jefferson, Libraries, and the Enlightenment'

Frank Shuffelton, professor emeritus in the Department of English, will give a lecture on "Thomas Jefferson, Libraries, and the Enlightenment" at 4 p.m. today, April 17, in the Meliora Restaurant's Trustees Room. A roundtable discussion will follow. Contact the English Department at 275-4092 or engdept@mail.rochester.edu for more information. 

Final Club Rochester Is Today

Eat, meet, and relax with the Mad Scientists at the last Club Rochester of the year today, April 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Meliora, Salon D. The event includes free appetizers and low-cost beverages. Read more...

Events

Saturday, April 18

Glasswear Exhibition Opening Party: Memorial Art Gallery. 8 to 11 p.m. Read more about the exhibition and its related events.

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

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (April 15)

"Grandson's Injury Inspires Crusade to Turn Car Seats"

Elizabeth Murray, pediatrician in emergency medicine at Golisano Children's Hospital, says children are 75 percent less likely to get hurt in a rear-facing car seat. "Children are not just small adults; they have large heads and, in a crash, their heads and neck can snap in a front-facing car seat. In a rear-facing car seat, the set absorbs in the impact and the child is safer," she says. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April16)

"Service-Oriented Generation Drives Boom in Social-Benefit M.B.A. Courses"

Student demand is fueling a sharp increase in the number of M.B.A. courses that cover social and environmental issues, according to a new report. Read more...

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