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In Today’s Issue

  • Call for Papers: Second Annual Graduate Conference
  • Forum Aims to Make University More 'Bikeable'
  • Technical Entrepreneurship Course Info Session
  • Work Planned Near Hajim School Sign
  • Lecture Features Entrepreneur and Simon Alumnus
  • Flu Vaccine Clinic Scheduled
  • Warner Lunch Hour Discussion on Entrepreneurship
  • 'Flexitarian' Monday Offers Meatless Dining Options
  • Concert Features Indian Classical Music
  • Eastman School Class Invitation
  • Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success Event at MCC
  • Rochester in the News: 'Future in First Aid: Smart Bandages'
  • In Higher Education: 'Too Nice to Land a Job'

News and Announcements

Call for Papers: Second Annual Graduate Conference
The second annual Graduate Conference, hosted by the Graduate History Society, will be Feb. 25-26, 2011. This year's theme is "Failures, Losers, and Tragic Downfalls." Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 250 words by Monday, Nov. 22. For details, visit the conference Web site or e-mail rochestergradconference@gmail.com.

Forum Aims to Make University More 'Bikeable'
The Rochester Cycling Alliance and the University's Center for Community Health are hosting a forum  to better understand the obstacles that keep faculty, staff, and students from biking to and from the University—as well as what improvements might make “active transportation” like biking and walking to campus more attractive. The 80-minute forum starts at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, in the Case Method Room (1-9576), Medical Center.
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Technical Entrepreneurship Course Info Session
Learn about the multidisciplinary spring semester course, OPT 481 Technical Entrepreneurship, from 2-3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, in Carol Simon Hall, room 1-211. The session will be hosted by Duncan Moore, vice provost for entrepreneurship.

Work Planned Near Hajim School Sign
On Monday, Nov. 15, the cap stone of the Hajim Engineering School sign along Hutchison Road will be replaced. A crane will be on site from 6 to 8 a.m. Flag persons will direct traffic on Hutchison Road and pedestrians in the area during this time period.

Lecture Features Entrepreneur and Simon Alumnus
The Center for Entrepreneurship and the Simon School are cosponsoring a free lecture by Simon alumnus Daniel Lazarek ’91, CFO and co-owner of Access Insurance Holdings, Inc. The lecture, “So You Want to Be a Successful Entrepreneur . . . Now or In the Future?” will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, in Schlegel Hall, room 407. Registration is required online or by calling 276-3500. The event is part of the University’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Flu Vaccine Clinic Scheduled
UHS is offering a flu vaccine clinic on Monday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the UHS Building on the River Campus. Bring your ID and insurance card. If you prefer to schedule an appointment at UHS, call 275-2662. Read more...

Warner Lunch Hour Discussion on Entrepreneurship
Dean Raffaella Borasi invites you to join a Warner Lunch Hour discussion, “Educational Innovations as Entrepreneurship: Reconstructing the Creation of the Horizons at Warner Summer Program,” on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at noon in Dewey B-315. No registration is required. The event is part of the University’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

'Flexitarian' Monday Offers Meatless Dining Options
The UHS Health Promotion Office, in partnership with Team Green and Dining Services, invites students to make Monday, Nov. 15, a Flexitarian Monday by dining at Danforth. The special "flexitarian" dinner menu will feature meatless options such as risotto and white bean bruschetta, in addition to the regular menu selections.

Concert Features Indian Classical Music
The Optics Performing Arts Series presents a concert of north Indian classical music with Anabil Chaudhuri, violin, with Nirmalya Chatterjee, tabla. The concert starts at 3:45 p.m. in Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall.

Eastman School Class Invitation
Students are invited to attend the class "Career Skills for the 21st Century" on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Miller Center, room 320. Instructor Jim Doser, music department chair for the Penfield Central School District, will discuss “Entrepreneurial Thinking.” The event is part of the University’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success Event at MCC
The Center for Entrepreneurship is a sponsor of the second annual Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success event starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at Monroe Community College. Walk-ins are welcome. Go to the registration table at the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center to pay the $10 student registration fee (includes a box lunch). The event is part of the University’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Rochester in the News

'Future in First Aid: Smart Bandages'
The Independent (Nov. 9)
Announced on Nov. 1, University researchers are developing a sand-grain-sized silicon wafer that can differentiate between two classes of bacteria, gram-positive and gram-negative, and "stains" them different colors.


In Higher Education

'Too Nice to Land a Job'
Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 10)
"You are reading a letter of recommendation that praises a candidate for a faculty job as being 'caring,' 'sensitive,' 'compassionate,' or a 'supportive colleague.' Whom do you picture? New research suggests that to faculty search committees, such words probably conjure up a woman—and probably a candidate who doesn't get the job."

Nov. 14, 2010

Deadlines & Reminders

Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Nov. 25-26: Thanksgiving holiday. University is closed.

More from the graduate calendar.


School of Medicine and Dentistry
Nov. 17: Last day to register PhD dissertation during the Fall semester.

Nov. 25-26: Thanksgiving holiday. University is closed. 

More from the School of Medicine and Dentistry graduate calendar.


Eastman School
Nov. 17: Deadline for submission to Graduate Studies Office of final copies of DMA dissertations, one (corrected and unbound) paper copy and one complete copy in digital or electronic format along with a completed UR Research Authorization Form for candidates anticipating March 2011 degree-conferral.

Nov. 25-26: Thanksgiving holiday. University is closed.

More from Eastman's graduate calendar.




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