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In Today's Issue

  • Registration for Meliora Weekend Closes Tuesday
  • Survey: Lack of Awareness of Fish Health Advisories
  • Warner Professor Receives State Council of School Superintendents' Highest Award
  • HIV Vaccine Volunteers Needed
  • Items Sought for Family Medicine Honduras Project
  • Chinese Students Association Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Art Gallery Hosts Hispanic/Latino Heritage Family Day
  • Program of Movement and Dance Offers Workshop
  • First Friday at Hartnett Gallery, Art Music Library

News and Announcements

Registration for Meliora Weekend Closes Tuesday
Online registration for Meliora Weekend, Oct. 8-11, closes Tuesday, Oct. 6. The weekend will include the dedication of a statue honoring George Eastman, sporting events, faculty-led programs and fun and games in the Meliora Kids Zone. The weekend registration fee is waived for Rochester faculty and staff.
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Survey: Lack of Awareness of Fish Health Advisories
A pilot study indicates that a substantial portion of people who eat fish caught in the region’s rivers and lakes, including Lake Ontario, are not aware of state health advisories which warn against consumption of certain fish populations caught in local waterways.
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Warner Professor Receives State Council of School Superintendents' Highest Award
The New York State Council of School Superintendents will honor veteran school leader Stephen Uebbing, an associate professor in educational leadership at the Warner School, with the 2009 Distinguished Service Award, the Council’s highest honor.
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HIV Vaccine Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to take part in HIV vaccine research studies. People who are HIV negative, healthy, and age 18-50 may qualify. Vaccines are synthetic. It is not possible to get HIV from the vaccine. Participants will be paid an average of $750. For more information, call 756-2329 or visit the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit.

Items Sought for Family Medicine Honduras Project
Residents from Highland Family Medicine Global Health will return to San Jose San Marcos de Sierra in Honduras at the end of the month, and are in need of donated supplies for the villagers. Personal hygiene items and other items, including hats or caps, school supplies, and Spanish language books, will be collected in the Strong Memorial Hospital cafeteria until Monday, Oct. 19.
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Chinese Students Association Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association will host the Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional Chinese event, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in Strong Auditorium. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and children.
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Art Gallery Hosts Hispanic/Latino Heritage Family Day
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Memorial Art Gallery with family art activities, music and dance performances, and storytelling. The free event is from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.
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Program of Movement and Dance Offers Workshop
The Program of Movement and Dance will sponsor a workshop focusing on mindfulness and Eastern movement disciplines from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Spurrier Dance Studio on the River Campus. For more information call, 273-5150 or visit the Program of Movement and Dance Web site.

First Friday at Hartnett Gallery, Art Music Library
The Hartnett Gallery will participate in First Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. today with its current interactive exhibit, “Telecommunity Portrait.” Also, the Gallery at the Art Music Library will participate from 6 to 9 p.m. with “Room Temperature,” a photography exhibit by Kirby Pilcher.

October 2, 2009
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
Rain, High 55°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 65°
Today's Event Highlight
Sklany Lecture: Global Climate Change—The Polish Perspective
Goergen Hall, Sloan Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Oct. 1)
'URMC Gets $10.5 Million to Study OCD'
A $10.5 million award from the National Institute of Mental Health has established a research center at the Medical Center to study the science behind a potential new treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read more…

In Higher Education
The Baltimore Sun (Oct. 1)
'Colleges Learn to Live With Social Media'
Facebook and other social media sites have invaded college admissions in a big way. But the rush to use them raises questions about privacy and appropriate relations between administrators and students. Read more…

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