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In Today's Issue

  • Conference Celebrates Black Intellectual Life
  • Technology Showcase Highlights University Research
  • Medical Center CEO Brad Berk Discusses Recovery
  • Envisioning Better Eyesight
  • Environmental Health and Safety: Hearing Protection
  • Understanding the University Retirement Program
  • Lasik Surgery Information Session Scheduled

News and Announcements

Conference Celebrates Black Intellectual Life
The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies will host "Thinking Black Intellectuals" from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. The free event will include presentations and discussions on diversity, identity, and community, through literature, philosophy, cultural studies, and history.
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Technology Showcase Highlights University Research
The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences will hold its annual Expanded University Technology Showcase of current university research from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Details and registration information are available online.

Medical Center CEO Brad Berk Discusses Recovery
Pushing himself to recover from a cervical fracture, Medical Center CEO Brad Berk also discovers lessons on compassion, caregivers, and timeouts.
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Envisioning Better Eyesight
A new crossdisciplinary collaboration at the University focuses on a way to improve a common procedure that has helped millions see better.
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Environmental Health and Safety: Hearing Protection
The University’s Environmental Health and Safety Department can take measurements to determine whether there is a risk to hearing if an employee has concerns about the sound level in their work area.
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Understanding the University Retirement Program
A free informational session designed for employees newly eligible to receive the University’s direct contribution to the retirement program will take place at 1 p.m. today in ACF-C (2-1361) in the Medical Center. A representative from TIAA-CREF will also give a presentation covering general information on how to choose an investment allocation. For more information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.

Lasik Surgery Information Session Scheduled
The Flaum Refractive Surgery Center will hold a free educational seminar on Lasik eye surgery at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Attendees will receive a free evaluation at a later date. The seminar is held at 100 Meridian Centre, Suite 125. Register online or call 273-2020.



February 4, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 25°
Tomorrow:
Cloudy, High 31°
Today's Event Highlight
Susan B. Anthony Legacy Dinner
Wilson Commons May Room, 6 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Squash
Feb. 5: 6 p.m., Franklin & Marshall
Feb. 7: Noon, Cornell
Feb. 10: 6 p.m., Hobart

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

Rochester in the News
Wall Street Journal (Feb. 2)
'Lost Premiere: How Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 Explains The Series'
“I hope the final moments of Lost echo the ambiguously abrupt ending of “The Crying of Lot 49,” ” writes Chad Post, director of Open Letter Books. Read more…

In Higher Education
New York Times (Feb. 3)
'Sharp Drop Is Seen in Gifts to Colleges and Universities'
Gifts to colleges and universities declined almost 12 percent in the 2009 fiscal year, according to the Council for Aid to Education’s annual survey of voluntary support of education. Read more…

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