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In Today's Issue

  • Gift Supports Alzheimer’s Disease Research
  • Kennedy Center Showcases Eastman Students
  • Medical Center Program to Focus on Healthy Behaviors
  • University Night at Amerks Hockey
  • Gandhi Institute: Being the Change

News and Announcements

Gift Supports Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Psychiatry professor Anton Porsteinsson is the first William B. and Sheila Konar Professor at the Medical Center. The professorship was created by a $1.5 million gift from William and Sheila Konar to support clinical research into Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions that cause dementia.
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Kennedy Center Showcases Eastman Students
Four students have been chosen to give individual performances representing the Eastman School in the prestigious Conservatory Project at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Medical Center Program to Focus on Healthy Behaviors
The Healthy Living Center, a new Medical Center initiative, will offer clinical lifestyle change programs and conduct research on the design, evaluation, and implementation of programs to decrease tobacco exposure, increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and increase adherence to medications to prevent and improve management of chronic diseases.

University Night at Amerks Hockey
Join Rochester alumni, families, students, employees, and friends on Friday, Feb. 12, as the Yellowjackets swarm the Blue Cross Arena. Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the Common Market. For alumni tickets, call Nicole Petix, account executive for the Rochester Americans, at 454-5335, ext. 3021, and identify yourself as a University of Rochester attendee. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Gandhi Institute: Being the Change
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence will hold its monthly nonviolence communication workshop, “Being the Change,” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Interfaith Chapel Commons Room. For more information, visit the Gandhi Institute Web site.
February 9, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
Amernet String Quartet
Kilbourn Music Hall, 8 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 6)
'Trio Put Their Smarts to the Test in World Battle of the Brains'
The answers didn't come easily Friday in the international Battle of the Brains competition at Harbin Engineering University in frigid northeast China. None of the 103 teams—including one from the University of Rochester—got more than seven of the 11 questions correct during the five-hour contest. Read more...

In Higher Education
Business Week (Feb. 5)
'Leader of Biggest U.S. Campus Takes On Tenure'
The leader of Ohio State thinks it's time to re-examine how professors are awarded tenure, a type of job-for-life protection virtually unknown outside academia. Read more…

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