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@Rochester: May 7, 2009

@Rochester: May 7, 2009

Today's Forecast: Thundershowers, High 66°

Tomorrow: Isolated Thunderstorms, High 73°

In Today's Issue

  • Estrogen Controls How the Brain Processes Sound
  • Witmer Awards Honor Exceptional Service to the University
  • Eastman Musicians Win DownBeat Student Music Awards
  • New Health Series Aims to Help You Get and Stay Healthy
  • This Friday: Open House for New Outpatient Clinics
  • Financial Health Bites: Understanding Your Credit Score
  • University IT Computer Sales Offer Apple Graduation Special
  • Genetics Day Event is Tomorrow
  • Longtime Rochester Endocrinologist Pens Historical Fiction Novel
  • Event Highlight: Celebration of the 'Book'
  • Rochester in the News: Phillip Ying on Arabesque Winds
  • In Higher Education: 'Higher Education on the Move'

News and Announcements

Estrogen Controls How the Brain Processes Sound

Rochester scientists have shown for the first time that a sex hormone can directly affect auditory function. Their findings also point toward the possibility that estrogen controls other types of sensory processing. Read more...

Witmer Awards Honor Exceptional Service to the University

The Witmer Award for Distinguished Service recognizes select staff members for outstanding and sustained contributions to the University. Today, we highlight this year's Witmer Award winners: Jack Kreckel, senior associate vice president of University Advancement for principal gifts, trusts and estates, and philanthropic counseling; Dana Rittenhouse, secretary to the College; and Betsy Slavinskas, clinical director for ambulatory care at the Medical Center. See profiles of each winner

Eastman Musicians Win DownBeat Student Music Awards

DownBeat named the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble the best college big band in the magazine's 32nd annual music awards issue. The publication also chose a composition by Eastman musician Jeremy Siskind as one of the best original songs. Read more...

New Health Series Aims to Help You Get and Stay Healthy

Free talks on how to eat healthier, reduce stress, stop smoking, and manage medication are part of the "Got Health?" series sponsored by the Center for Community Health. The series starts May 12. Read more...

This Friday: Open House for New Outpatient Clinics

Three new outpatient clinics at the Medical Center—Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Medicine, and Endocrinology-Metabolism—will welcome faculty and staff to an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 8, on the third floor of the Ambulatory Care Facility (ACF-3). Light refreshments will be served, and a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. To learn more about the new clinics, click here

Financial Health Bites: Understanding Your Credit Score

Learn how to better understand your credit score from noon to 1 p.m. today in the ACF-A 2-1322/ACF-B 2-1318 room in the Medical Center. The session will be conducted by a representative from Chase Bank as part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

University IT Computer Sales Offer Apple Graduation Special

University IT Computer Sales is offering a graduation special on all in-stock Apple MacBooks and MacBook Pros. For a limited time, save $50 to $150 off the Apple education pricing. See store locations and hours

Genetics Day Event is Tomorrow

Genetics Day, an annual event that brings together the University genetics community, is planned for Friday, May 8. Robert Tjian, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at UC Berkeley, will give the 7th Annual Fred Sherman Lecture. See the full schedule

Longtime Rochester Endocrinologist Pens Historical Fiction Novel

Alvin Ureles, professor emeritus of medicine, has published a historical novel about an important Revolutionary War-era physician who played numerous key roles in the country's quest for independence. All proceeds benefit the Division of Endocrinology to fund endocrine and diabetes research. Read more...

Events

Thursday, May 7

Celebration of the 'Book': Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library. 4 to 6 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Daily News Online (May 5)

"Eastman Woodwind Quintet Concert is Preview of Kennedy Center Performance"

"The Arabesque Winds represent the Eastman ideal: superb artistry, technical excellence, musicianship informed by scholarship, and a passion to engage audiences in the concert hall and in the community," says Phillip Ying, associate professor of chamber music and of viola and violist in the Ying Quartet, Eastman's string quartet-in-residence. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (May 6)

"Higher Education on the Move"

Experts discuss trends in the international movement of students, scholars, and colleges. An estimated 2.9 million students worldwide are pursuing education outside their home countries, a 57 percent increase since 1999. Read more...

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