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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.
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."