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In Today's Issue

  • Students Named Fellows by Political Science Group
  • Shulamit Ran is Visiting Professor at Eastman
  • Susan B. Anthony Legacy Dinner
  • University Mourns Loss of Judith Martini
  • Register Now For Spring Fitness Challenge
  • Noon Hour Health Bites: Cardiovascular Disease
  • Fundraiser Benefits Wilmot Research Programs
  • Correction: Weight Watchers Session

News and Announcements

Students Named Fellows by Political Science Group
Seniors Lashonda Brenson and Camillia Redding have been named 2010-11 American Political Science Association Minority Fellows. Brenson and Redding are among only 12 recipients selected from a national pool of candidates.

Shulamit Ran is Visiting Professor at Eastman
Pulitzer Prize winner Shulamit Ran will spend three separate weeks at the Eastman School this semester as Howard Hanson Visiting Professor of Composition. During that time, she will meet with students in composition symposiums, hold private lessons, and attend Eastman School concerts in which her works are being performed.

Susan B. Anthony Legacy Dinner
Harriet Kitzman, associate dean for research and professor at the School of Nursing, will be awarded the Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2010 Susan B. Anthony Legacy Dinner on Feb. 4. The achievements of five Rochester students also will be celebrated at the event.

University Mourns Loss of Judith Martini
The University flag will be flown at half-staff today in memory of Judith Martini, a secretary in Strong Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department who died Jan. 16. Martini, who was 63, joined the University in 1998. Read her obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Register Now For Spring Fitness Challenge
Register by Feb. 17 for the Spring Fitness Challenge, a competition designed to get you motivated to get fit. Between March 8 and May 2, teams of 4 to 19 coworkers record their activity for the chance to win cash prizes. Non-members pay $26 for an 8-week membership to the Medical Center's Fitness and Wellness Center a T-shirt, and a chance to win prizes.

Noon Hour Health Bites: Cardiovascular Disease
Learn about cardiovascular disease prevention at the next Noon Hour Health Bites talk at noon Tuesday, Feb. 9, in room K307 (3-6408) in the Medical Center. Gladys Velarde, associate professor of medicine, will lead the discussion. Registration is required. Check the EAP Web site for updates and cancelations.

Fundraiser Benefits Wilmot Research Programs
Keeping the Hope Alive, an evening of wine tasting, grazing, music, and auctions, begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Burgandy Basin. Funds raised will benefit research efforts at the Wilmot Cancer Center

Correction: Weight Watchers Session
The new session of Weight Watchers, beginning Feb. 11, is for 12 weeks and costs $144. An open house will be held from 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in room 220 in the UHS building on River Campus. For more information, go to the Well-U Web site.

February 3, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Shower, High 29°
Snow Showers, High 26°
Today's Event Highlight
Chinese Cultural Fair
Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. 6 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Wall Street Journal (Feb. 2)
'More Than a Paycheck'
The science that Daniel Pink refers to in his book rests largely on the work of Edward Deci and Richard Ryan at the University of Rochester and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi at Claremont Graduate University. The researchers have found that we do our best work when motivated from within, when we have control over our time and decisions and when we feel a deep sense of purpose. Read more…

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 31)
'Tablet May Help E-Textbook Market, Publishers Hope'
Last week's announcement by Apple Inc. of the iPad tablet has major textbook publishers rejoicing, some education watchers predicting a wave of student purchases, and at least one college saying it will consider giving them to all incoming students. Read more…

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