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In Today's Issue

  • New Presidential Diversity Award Announced
  • University Mourns Loss of Susan Horwitz
  • Viagra Relatives Shrink Abnormally Large Hearts
  • Sample Food, Culture at Latino Fair
  • Transplant and Artificial Heart Program Seminar
  • Fundraiser Benefits Fertility Program for Cancer Survivors
  • Pediatric Neurologist Featured in Emmy-Awarded 'Primetime' Story
  • Financial Health Bites: Workplace Banking

News and Announcements

New Presidential Diversity Award Announced
To highlight exemplary contributions to the University's diversity and inclusion efforts, President Joel Seligman has announced the creation of the Presidential Diversity Awards. "There are many people who have helped foster an environment of inclusion at the University," President Seligman says. "These awards are intended to reward them for their outstanding contributions." The awards will recognize faculty, staff, students, units, departments, or teams who have demonstrated leadership in recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multicultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities, or other initiatives that promote diversity or inclusion. The nomination deadline is Nov. 16.
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University Mourns Loss of Susan Horwitz
The University mourns the death of Susan Horwitz, associate professor of psychiatry, a master teacher and clinician of family therapy and advocate for families. Horwitz died Sept. 24. The University flag will be lowered today in her honor.
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Viagra Relatives Shrink Abnormally Large Hearts
Compounds related to Viagra, which is already in clinical trials to prevent heart failure, may also counter the disease in a different way, according to a Medical Center study published online in the journal Circulation Research.
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Sample Food, Culture at Latino Fair
The annual Latino Cultural Fair will be held from noon to 2 p.m. today in the Flaum Atrium at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Taste samples of Latino food, enjoy Mexican music, and enjoy a live performance by a local artist as she portrays the television character Ugly Betty with a Rochester twist. Free parking is available at the MRB Lot on a first-come basis.

Transplant and Artificial Heart Program Seminar
The Medical Center’s Transplant and Artificial Heart Program presents “From Acute to Community: Best Practices in the Management of Heart Failure” beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Renaissance Syracuse Hotel. For more information and to register, see the brochure or call 275-3721.

Fundraiser Benefits Fertility Program for Cancer Survivors
The Medical Center's Strong Fertility Center will host a wine tasting and silent auction from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at the Lower Mill, Honeoye Falls, to benefit the center’s new fertility preservation program.
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Pediatric Neurologist Featured in Emmy-Awarded 'Primetime' Story
Pediatric neurologist Jonathan Mink, professor of neurology, brain and cognitive science, neurobiology and anatomy, and pediatrics, was featured in a ABC News Primetime story that received an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences this month.
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Financial Health Bites: Workplace Banking
Learn about workplace banking from noon to 1 p.m. today in the House of Six Nations cafeteria at the Medical Center. Representatives from Advantage Federal Credit Union, Bank of America, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust, Chase Bank, HSBC Bank, and M&T Bank will be available, as part of the Financial Health Bites series.







Sept. 29, 2009
Rainy/Windy

Today's Forecast:
Showers, Wind, High 58°
Tomorrow:
Showers, High 50°
Today's Event Highlight
Guest Master Class - Judy Kaye
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. 11:30 a.m. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 28)
“After Losing Users in Catalogs, Libraries Find Better Search Software”
Several colleges are shelling out serious money for sophisticated software. "It's sort of our answer to, Why it is you need a library when you have Google?" says Susan Gibbons, vice provost and dean of River Campus Libraries. "What this is going to do is show how much you've been missing." Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 28)
“Next Stages in Testing Debate”
The National Association for College Admission Counseling continues to draw attention to concerns about standardized testing, and the success of colleges that have moved away from relying on it. Read more...

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