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In Today's Issue

  • Provost's Multidisciplinary Awards Symposium
  • Cardiologist Receives Golden Lionel Award in Venice
  • Goergen Awards Recognize Faculty, Staff
  • $10 Million in Private Funding Boosts Stroke Research
  • Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment Sessions
  • Reading the World Series Hosts French Translator
  • Turkish Musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek Opens World Music Series
  • New Online Maps Available

News and Announcements

Provost's Multidisciplinary Awards Symposium
Provost Ralph Kuncl invites the University community to attend the Provost's Multidisciplinary Awards Symposium at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, in Hoyt Auditorium. Hear the six 2008 awardees describe results of their yearlong cross-disciplinary research covering a wide array of topics. A reception celebrating last year's and this year's winners will follow.

Cardiologist Receives Golden Lionel Award in Venice
Arthur Moss, professor of medicine, has won the Golden Lionel Award, which is awarded every two years, at the International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias.

Goergen Awards Recognize Faculty, Staff
The University will recognize the recipients of the Goergen Awards for Contributions to Undergraduate Education in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering during a luncheon and awards ceremony at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Hawkins-Carlson Reading Room at Rush Rhees Library.

$10 Million in Private Funding Boosts Stroke Research
ZZ Biotech, a biotechnology firm founded by Medical Center neuroscientist Berislav Zlokovic, has successfully completed its second equity offering of $10 million. The new funding is aimed at producing a new class of compounds to treat stroke and will also be used to conduct initial clinical studies scheduled to begin next year.

Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment Sessions
Group life insurance open enrollment sessions will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6, to Friday, Oct. 9. Representatives from Securian Life and the Benefits Office will be available to answer questions. Eligible faculty and staff may enroll in or elect an additional one multiple of salary of Group Universal Life or Group Optional Term Life insurance during open enrollment through Oct. 16. For a list of session times and locations, visit the Benefits Web site.

Reading the World Series Hosts French Translator 
Charlotte Mandell will read from her new French translation of Mathias Enard’s Zone in the first session of the Reading the World Conversation Series. The talk, which will be held at 5 p.m. tonight in Sloan Auditorium, is sponsored by Open Letter.

Turkish Musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek Opens World Music Series
Omar Faruk Tekbilek and his ensemble will perform the first concert of the 2009-2010 World Music Series at the Eastman School Tuesday, Oct. 13.

New Online Maps Available
The online campus maps have been redesigned using Google Maps technology and incorporating street views; images and descriptions of buildings; and information on area restaurants, hotels, and attractions. See the new maps.
October 6, 2009
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Today's Event Highlight
Women and Sustainability Lecture Series
Wilmot Building 116. 4:30 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Turf Magazine (August)
'Tricks of the Trade'
Dan Schied, manager of horticulture and grounds at the University, uses innovative thinking to come up with ways to keep up the grounds as his budget edges downward. Read more...

Los Angeles Times (Oct. 3)
'Nature, the Cure for Bad Behavior?'
Communing with nature not only lifts spirits, it helps people behave better, according to Rochester psychologists. Read more...

In Higher Education
AP (Oct. 4)
'Large Universities Changing Freshman Experience'
At many schools, from large public universities to selective liberal arts colleges, first-year students increasingly live and learn in small groups with those who share similar interests. Read more…

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