News and Announcements
Mt. Hope Family Center Awarded $1.2 Million
Mt. Hope Family Center has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant to join the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Friends of Eastman Opera Announce Winners of Voice Competition
Debra McKinney, Marielle Murphy, and Rebecca Farley were named the
winners of this year’s Friends of Eastman Opera voice competition, held
Nov. 21 at the Eastman School as part of the first-ever
celebration of National Opera Week.
Developmental Center for AIDS Research Symposium
The Developmental Center for AIDS Research will host a free scientific
symposium on World AIDS Day, Tuesday, Dec. 1, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
with a presentation by Diana Finzi from the National Institutes of
Health in the Class of ’62 Auditorium. A poster session will be held in
the Flaum Atrium in the Kornberg Medical Research Building from noon to
1:30 p.m., followed by a talk by Paul Bieniasz of Rockefeller
University. The event closes with a reception from 3 to 4 p.m. in the
Forbes Lounge. For more information, e-mail program coordinator Marlene Boutet or call 273-2939.
Medical Center Sponsors Video Contest for High School Science Students
spark students’ interest in the study of biomedical science and
encourage future generations of researchers, the Medical Center’s Life
Sciences Learning Center has joined forces with Time Warner Cable to
challenge high school science classrooms to create a 30-second video
message titled “What research means to me.”
Security Tip of the Week: Is Your Password Secure?
Create a password that is easy to remember, but hard for anyone else to guess. Here are some tips to consider when choosing a password. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
Lecture Will Discuss Race’s Influence on Mental Health
The eighth annual James Bartlett Memorial Lecture will be at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) in the
Medical Center. James Jackson, the James Bartlett Visiting Professor in
the Department of Psychiatry, will discuss “Race, Ethnicity, and
Cultural Influences on Mental Health.”
PINK Study Volunteers Needed
Women who are overweight, have borderline elevated blood pressure,
borderline elevated blood sugar levels, and/or borderline elevated
cholesterol and would like to know more about their heart health may
qualify to participate in a PINK (Prothrombotic Inflammatory Markers in
Women with Metabolic Syndrome) study. The study involves blood testing
and carotid artery evaluation. Expenses for travel may be paid to
qualified women. For details, call Strong Cardiology Associates at
Holiday Vendor Fair Makes Shopping Easy
The Holiday Vendor Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4,
in Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons. Participating boutiques include
Thread, the Wearhouse, Paper and Tact, Jackbear Stamps and Kingdom
Ventures. Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, and other national brands will
also be available for purchase. For more information, call 275-5911.