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@Rochester: April 22, 2009

@Rochester: April 22, 2009

Today's Forecast: Showers, High 48°

Tomorrow: AM Showers, High 53°

In Today's Issue

  • Two University Scientists Named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Earth Day: Take the Go Green Pledge
  • Help Your Community and the Environment through the United Way
  • Medical Center Program Helps Patients Following Significant Weight Loss
  • University Staff Participating in Children's Mental Health Conference
  • Undergraduate Research Exposition and SA Prof of the Year Awards
  • Conference on Perinatal Medicine Is May 28
  • Time Changed for Lunch and Learn
  • Event Highlight: KEY Program—Neighborhoods of Southwest Rochester
  • Rochester in the News: Eastman Piccolo Player in YouTube Orchestra
  • In Higher Education:Campus Counseling Centers React to Recession-Related Stress Among Students

News and Announcements

Two University Scientists Named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Richard Eisenberg, the Tracy H. Harris Professor of Chemistry, and H. Allen Orr, the Shirley Cox Kearns Chair of Biology and University Professor, will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences with 208 other new fellows from 28 states and 11 countries. Read more...

Earth Day: Take the Go Green Pledge

The University's new Go Green Pledge provides suggestions for small changes you can make in your daily life to make a big difference for the environment. Earth Day is a great day to start. Take the pledge today and help create a more sustainable University. 

Help Your Community and the Environment through the United Way

Looking for an additional way to contribute to conservation efforts today for Earth Day? Support the work of local organizations through the University's United Way campaign using the new ePledge system. The switch to ePledge from paper pledge forms saves 2,000 pounds of paper—the equivalent of 17 mature trees. Help your community and the environment by pledging your support online today. Only two weeks remain to reach the $1.3 million goal. Read more...

Medical Center Program Helps Patients After Significant Weight Loss

Only the second program of its kind in the country, Life After Weight Loss focuses on each individual's nutritional and emotional needs and personal goals, integrating state-of-the-art plastic surgery procedures with lifestyle and nutritional counseling. Read more...

University Staff Participating in Children's Mental Health Conference

Monroe County Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Conference, "Thriving in Our Community," will be held May 1 and 2 and the Holiday Inn Airport. The Medical Center's Office of Mental Health Promotion, the Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Service, and Strong Behavioral Health Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service are partnering with community agencies to produce the conference. Several University staff members are also giving presentations. See the full schedule and register

Undergraduate Research Exposition and SA Prof of the Year Awards

Celebrate undergraduate teaching and research on Friday, April 24. One hour of selected undergraduate research symposium talks are planned for 12:30 p.m. A poster session will be held at 2 p.m. in the Goergen Building atrium. Undergraduate research and SA Prof of the Year awards follow at 3 p.m. Read more...

Conference on Perinatal Medicine Is May 28

The 22nd annual Rochester Conference in Perinatal Medicine, planned for May 28 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, is designed to inform physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses about advances in obstetrics. Contact the Medical Center's Office of Continuing Professional Education by e-mail or at 275-4392 for details. 

Time Changed for Lunch and Learn

The University, along with national, state, and community organizations, are leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance health care decision making. From 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, there will be a "Lunch and Learn" event on the topic for University employees in the Northeastern Room (C 1-9535) in the Medical Center. Call 276-5050 for more information. 

Events

Wednesday, April 22

KEY Program—Neighborhoods of Southwest Rochester: Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. 5 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (April 21)

"Eastman Piccolo Player in YouTube Orchestra"

Piccolo player Nicholas Fitton, an Eastman School sophomore, performed on the 13 WHAM News Morning Show. He also talked about his selection to the YouTube Symphony Orchestra Project, which included a performance at Carnegie Hall. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 24)

"Campus Counseling Centers React to Recession-Related Stress Among Students"

The recession has complicated the path in life that many students had envisioned. As a result, campus mental-health counselors say more students are expressing anxiety about the economy's effect on their future. Read more...

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