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In Today's Issue

  • Bradford Berk Discusses Injury on TV Program
  • Assistant Dean of Sophomores Named
  • (En)Gendered Art Exhibit Opens Jan. 15
  • University Mourns Loss of Bruce Smith
  • The Doctor is Listening
  • Send in Your Photos for 'Photo Friday'
  • F.I.R.E. Lecture Series: Capital Structure

News and Announcements

Bradford Berk Discusses Injury on TV Program
Bradford Berk will discuss the personal and professional effects of his spinal cord injury at 8:30 p.m. tonight on Need to Know on WXXI-TV. The episode will be rebroadcast at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. Berk is currently working part-time and undergoing physical therapy.

Assistant Dean of Sophomores Named
Laura Ballou has been named the assistant dean of sophomores, a newly created position. Ballou, a 1997 Rochester graduate and a staff member in Wilson Commons Student Activities, will work with Vicki Roth, dean of sophomores and the Sophomore Committee to promote programming and advising for the sophomore class.

(En)Gendered Art Exhibit Opens Jan. 15
The opening reception for the Susan B. Anthony Institute’s (en)Gendered Art Exhibit will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at the Sage Art Center. Refreshments will be served. The show, a juried exhibit of art created by Rochester undergraduates, will remain open at the Art/Music Library until Feb. 8. For more information, call 275-8318 or e-mail

University Mourns Loss of Bruce Smith
The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today, Jan. 8, in memory of Bruce Smith, associate director for University Facilities and Services, who died Jan. 3. Mr. Smith, who lived in Spencerport, was 53. He joined the University in June 2007. Read his obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

The Doctor is Listening
Can an understanding of narrative make you a better doctor? An innovative Rochester course explores that question.

Send in Your Photos for 'Photo Friday'
Every Friday the Rochester homepage publishes photos submitted by students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. Visit the "Photo Friday" site and vote for your favorite or send a photograph of your own for consideration in a future edition.

F.I.R.E. Lecture Series: Capital Structure
"Understanding Capital Structure" will be the topic of the next session of the F.I.R.E. Lecture Series at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, call 784-8856.

January 8, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Snow, High 19°
Snow Showers, High 13°
Today's Event Highlight
William Warfield Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert
Sunday, Jan. 10. Kilbourn Hall. 4 p.m..

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Sports Buzz
Women’s Basketball
Jan. 8, 6 p.m., Case Western
Jan. 10, 2 p.m., Carnegie Mellon

Men’s Basketball
Jan. 8, 8 p.m., Case Western
Jan. 10, Noon, Carnegie Mellon

Men and Women's Swimming

Jan. 9, 1 p.m., Nazareth College

Jan. 10, 1 p.m., Yale

Rochester in the News
Nature (Jan. 6)
'2020 Visions'
"Like the inventors of 1960, we are probably still underestimating the full potential and impact of lasers," say Thomas Baer of the Stanford Photonics Research Center and Nicholas Bigelow, Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Physics and a professor of optics at Rochester. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 7)
'Nursing Tug of War'
A new study by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recommends that the bachelor of science in nursing be required of all those seeking to work in the field. Read more…

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