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In Today's Issue

  • Institute for Oral Health Chair Named to National Post
  • NOW President to Discuss Discrimination
  • Aging Research Day
  • Philharmonia to Perform with Conductor of the Year
  • University Part of National Teen Outreach Initiative
  • Visiting Scholar Lecture Series
  • Mt. Hope Family Center Holds Fundraiser at Mex

News and Announcements

Institute for Oral Health Chair Named to National Post
Carlo Ercoli, an associate professor, chair, and program director for Eastman Institute for Oral Health's Prosthodontic Division, has been named the 77th president of the American Prosthodontic Society.

NOW President to Discuss Discrimination
Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, will discuss "CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women): Why We Need it—and Why We Need the Equal Rights Amendment Too" at 10 a.m. Friday, April 30, in the Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary.

Aging Research Day
The annual Aging Research Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 30, in Goergen Hall 101. Judith Campisi from the Buck Institute for Age Research will be the keynote speaker at the event, which also will include short presentations by Rochester faculty involved in aging research and a reception.

Philharmonia to Perform with Conductor of the Year
Musical America's 2004 Conductor of the Year Joseph Flummerfelt will conduct the Eastman Philharmonia at 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The Eastman Rochester Chorus will also perform.

University Part of National Teen Outreach Initiative
For the past four months, more than 80 area youth have been making the fifth installment of Raising 100,000 Voices, a national outreach initiative of videos highlighting the complex issues teens face while emerging as young adults. The project is a collaboration involving the Medical Center's Office of Mental Health Promotion, WXXI, and The Roadwork For Success In Young Adulthood.

Visiting Scholar Lecture Series
"Medical Mycology: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Life-Threatening Infections in Immunocompromised Children" will be presented by Thomas Walsh, director, Transplantation-Oncology Infectious Diseases, Supportive Care Program, Weill-Cornell Medical Center. The talk will be at noon today in the Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425) in the Medical Center.

Mt. Hope Family Center Holds Fundraiser at Mex
Mt. Hope Family Center will hold a fundraising happy hour at Mex Restaurant, 295 Alexander Street, from 5 to 9 p.m. today to commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The event will include drink specials, free appetizers, raffles (featuring a silent auction for two box seats to Wicked), and live music. Cost is $5. Those who have purchased a blue denim ribbon as part of Blue Jean Days, will get in free. More information is available online, on Mt. Hope's Facebook page, or by calling Margaret Possee at 275-2991, ext. 214.

April 29, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 64°
Mostly Cloudy, High 76°
Today's Event Highlight
Gollin Film Festival
Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium, 5 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Chicago Sun-Times (April 27)
‘Your Job—and the Stress It’s Causing—is Killing You’
Workplace stress level can have an effect on weight, and even worse, the stress and corollary weight gain can increase chances of cardiovascular disease, depression, and anxiety, says Diana Fernandez, an associate professor of community and preventative medicine. Read more…

In Higher Education
The New York Times (April 28)
‘Graduate Students Ask NYU to Recognize Union’
More than 1,000 graduate students who assist professors with teaching and research petitioned New York University to recognize a union that would represent their interests. It would be the only union of teaching assistants in the nation at a private university. Read more…

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