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Miner brings local churches online

The Edward G. Miner Library is using a federal grant from the National Library of Medicine to provide seven local African-American churches with access to electronic health information.

Part of the National Institutes of Health's "Consumer Health Information Outreach for Minority Organizations," the program provides $50,000 over two years to fund installation of computer hardware and Internet access as well instruction in locating and selecting reliable health information online.

A partnership between Miner Library, the Congregation Healthy Heart Action Partnership, and the Rochester Public Library, the project's overall objective is to improve heart-health knowledge within the selected congregations.

Lecture series hosts MIT chemist

Joanne Stubbe, professor of chemistry and biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the featured speaker for this year's Hutchinson Memorial Lecture series.

A recipient of many professional awards, Stubbe was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1991 and the National Academy of Sciences in 1992. Her research interests focus on the study of chemical and biochemical reactions, specifically the mechanism of enzymes involved in DNA biosynthesis.

The Hutchinson lecture series is sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and will take place January 21-23. In addition, Stubbe will also take part in an informal discussion on January 22, about her role in a study of gender inequity among senior faculty in the science fields at MIT. The event is cosponsored by the Department of Chemistry, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Woman's Studies, and the Program for Women in Science and Engineering.

For a complete listing of lecture titles, locations, and times, see the calendar listing.

Gallery invites artist proposals

The Hartnett Gallery is seeking artists for exhibitions in the 2002-03 academic year.

Located in Wilson Commons on the River Campus, the gallery features professional and student art. Artists interested in exhibiting work, either individually or as a group, should submit their proposals, resumes, slides of their work, and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials to Hartnett Gallery, Call for Work, 2002/03, 201 Wilson Commons, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627.

Deadline for proposal submissions is February 28. For more information, e-mail Lucy Curzon at

Orthopaedics center relocates

More than 200 Strong Health physicians, therapists, technicians, and support staff specializing in orthopaedics and related outpatient rehabilitation services are relocating to the Clinton Crossings campus in Brighton.

The orthopaedics center, which includes University Orthopaedic Associates and the Strong Rehabilitation Center, expects to see more than 121,000 patient visits each year.

Housed in a 106,000-square-foot facility, the new location brings together orthopaedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, athletic trainers, orthotists, and radiologists to create the region's largest and most comprehensive multidisciplinary musculoskeletal and rehabilitation facility.

Family Care offers camp for kids

The Family Care Program is sponsoring a vacation camp for children ages 5-12 years. Operated by Camp Fire Boys and Girls, the program is open to University/Strong Health employees and will be held February 18-22 and April 15-19 from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the River Campus. Weekly program and registration fee required. Call x3-4644 for information.

New course teaches patient safety

The Department of Community and Preventive Medicine is offering a new course on patient safety. Sponsored by the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Patient Safety Certificate Program is a "mini" certificate course designed specifically for healthcare professionals, trainees, and students from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration, and health services research.

Sessions begin January 24 and will be offered on Thursdays twice a month from 5:30-7 p.m. For information, contact Judy Hughes at x5-7712, or by email at

Orchestra seeks bass, cello players

The University Symphony Orchestra, which is composed of musicians from throughout the community as well as University students, will hold open auditions for bass and cello players for the spring concert season. Auditions will consist of three to four minutes of solo work selected by the candidate, plus sight reading from the standard orchestral repertoire. To schedule an audition, contact the Department of Music at x5-2828.

Flamenco series dances onto campus

The Dance Program at the University is sponsoring a series on flamenco that includes workshops, films, and a lecture demonstration of the Spanish folk dance. The series will go beyond the colorful dancing, frilly dresses, and shoe stomping to show the complexity of flamenco, which encompasses other expressive forms such as music and singing. For event times and dates, see the calendar of events.

Research participants needed

Smoking cessation-Smokers aged 50 or older who have seriously tried to quit smoking in the last four years are needed for a study that will examine the effectiveness of various interventions. Researchers hope to enroll 1,200 smokers in the study and follow their attempts to quit for 18 months. For information, call x3-3871 or (888) 222-3993. Researchers are seeking volunteers from Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Cayuga, Chemung, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates counties.

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