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@Rochester: May 15, 2009

@Rochester: May 15, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 68°

Tomorrow: Rain/Thunder, High 70°

In Today's Issue

  • Special Announcement This Morning
  • ICDs Extend the Lives of Heart Attack Survivors by a Year
  • Miracle Weekend Will Leave a Memorable Mark
  • Academic Mentoring Awards Nominations Due June 19
  • Workshop on Research Management is June 16
  • New Issue of HR Intercom Available
  • Lecturer Will Hold Book Signing Saturday
  • Team Stands Out in Heart Walk
  • Event Highlight: Commencement Weekend
  • Rochester in the News: University Gets $10M Donation; Students Show Health Care Innovations
  • In Higher Education: OpenCourseWare—College Education, Without the Student Loans

News and Announcements

Special Announcement This Morning

A special issue of @Rochester later this morning will include an announcement regarding the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 

ICDs Extend the Lives of Heart Attack Survivors by a Year

A follow-up study from the Medical Center indicates that, over time, heart attack survivors who have implanted cardioverter defribillators extend their lifespan by about a year. Read more...

Miracle Weekend Will Leave a Memorable Mark

The Golisano Children's Hospital's Miracle Weekend, which consists of the Stroll for Strong Kids and the annual 10NBC Children's Miracle Network Telethon, will take place May 30 and 31. Read more...

Academic Mentoring Awards Nominations Due June 19

To recognize their outstanding contributions, three mentors will be honored with the following awards: Award for Mentoring of Junior Faculty by Senior Faculty, Award for mentoring of Trainees in Basic Science, and Award for mentoring of Trainees in Clinical Programs. Submit a nomination by June 19. The awards will be presented at the School of Medicine and Dentistry Convocation Tuesday, Sept. 15. 

Workshop on Research Management is June 16

"Health Research Management for the URMC Study Coordinator: Elements of Project Development and Initiation" will be presented from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 16. Study coordinators, nurses, and others who coordinate health research at the Medical Center are welcome to the free half-day workshop, which will be held in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424) at the Medical Center. Register by e-mail to Helaine McMenomyRead more...

New Issue of HR Intercom Available

View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with information about Human Resources programs and resources. 

Lecturer Will Hold Book Signing Saturday

Curt Smith, senior lecturer in English, will sign copies of his new book, Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in the River Campus bookstore. The book is a biography of the man the American Sportscasters Association named "the greatest sportscaster of all time." 

Team Stands Out in Heart Walk

Many teams from the University participated in the American Heart Association's Heart Walk last month, raising funds for the battle against heart disease and stroke. Among those participating was the Cardiac Rehabilitation-Strong Heart Program team led by Stephanie Herbst, an exercise specialist with the Strong Heart Wellness and Prevention Program, who led the team for the third straight year. The group was the top fundraiser out of 23 University teams and ended up raising nearly $11,000—the third highest amount out of 100 participating teams throughout the Rochester region. The University ranked third overall, raising $22,000 in total donations. 


Friday, May 15

School of Nursing Commencement: Eastman Theatre. 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 16

Doctoral Commencement: Eastman Theatre. 9:30 a.m.

Warner School Commencement: Strong Auditorium. 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 17

Arts, Sciences and Engineering Commencement: Eastman Quandrangle. 9 a.m.
(Departmental diploma ceremonies will be held throughout the day.)

Eastman School Commencement: Eastman Theatre. 11:15 a.m.

School of Engineering Commencement: Eastman Theatre. 2:30 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

WHEC-TV 10 (May 13)

"U of R Receives $10M Donation"

A $10 million gift from local hotel owner Ernest Del Monte will help make the University's neuromedicine program one of the best in the nation, and the world. Del Monte also plans to give an additional $10 million sometime in the future, which will make his overall gift the largest in the history of the Medical Center. (Also reported in the Democrat & Chroncle, WHAM AM1180, Rochester Business Journal, and several others.) Read more...

WROC-TV (May 12)

"U of R Students Show Off Healthcare Innovations"

Students teamed up with local healthcare and medical companies to come up with creative solutions to real problems. Read more...

In Higher Education

Christian Science Monitor (May 13)

"OpenCourseWare: College Education, Without the Student Loans"

"Already more than 200 colleges and universities offer courses ranging from art history to economics for free on demand. The classes can be watched on YouTube or downloaded to iPods. And the consortium continues to grow." Read more...

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