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Grads@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today’s Issue

  • President Seligman’s Statement on a Safe Community
  • Researchers: Leukemia Cells Are ‘Bad to the Bone’
  • Presidential Diversity Award Winners Named
  • Simon School Professor Earns National Research Prize
  • Feel Fabulous in February
  • Bells Will Toll throughout Season for Nonviolence
  • Gandhi Institute Offers Nonviolent Communication Workshop
  • GlobeMed to Host Benefit Dinner
  • Rochester in the News: Providing a Clear Vision for Research at UR

News and Announcements

President Seligman’s Statement on a Safe Community
“In the aftermath of disturbing revelations about sexual abuse of minors alleged to have occurred at Penn State and Syracuse last year, I asked our Office of Counsel to review reports made at our University during the past 20 years that might be classified as sexual abuse. The office has now completed a review of Security and Human Resources records and had discussions with representatives of Security, Human Resources, the Deans of Students, the Athletics Department, and others who might have relevant information. The review has provided me assurance that we currently have in place systems and people who will effectively address situations when they are brought to our attention.” Read the full message.

Researchers: Leukemia Cells Are ‘Bad to the Bone’
Medical Center researchers, led by graduate student Benjamin Frisch in the Wilmot Cancer Center laboratory of corresponding author Laura Calvi, have discovered new links between leukemia cells and cells involved in bone formation, offering a fresh perspective on how the blood cancer progresses and raising the possibility that therapies for bone disorders could help in the treatment of leukemia.

Presidential Diversity Award Winners Named
The Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity (CACHED), led by senior director Adrienne Morgan, and John Fetter, assistant professor of music education at the Eastman School, have been named 2012 Presidential Diversity Award recipients.

Simon School Professor Earns National Research Prize
Robert Novy-Marx, assistant professor of finance at the Simon School, was awarded the American Finance Association’s Smith-Breeden Prize for the 2010 Best Paper in the Journal of Finance in areas other than corporate finance for his study with coauthor Joshua Rauh, “Public Pension Promises: How Big Are They and What Are They Worth?”

Feel Fabulous in February
Feel Fabulous in February, sponsored by the UHS Health Promotion Office, is a month-long celebration that promotes healthy behaviors. Kick off the month Wednesday, Feb. 1, with the Feel Fabulous Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. in Douglass Dining Center. Keep up with all Feel Fabulous events on the UHS Health Promotion Office Facebook page.

Bells Will Toll throughout Season for Nonviolence
During the 2012 Season for Nonviolence, the M.K. Gandhi Institute will partner with students from the University’s Bellman Society to highlight the importance of nonviolence through song. Every Thursday during the 64-day season (Jan. 30 to April 4), students will toll the bells at 11:45 a.m. three times. After the bells toll, the students will play the song “I’ll Overcome Someday.” Composed by C. A. Tindley, the song was modified from its original version and used by the civil rights movement. The students and the Gandhi Institute hope the music serves as a weekly reminder to live a lifestyle of nonviolence. 

Gandhi Institute Offers Nonviolent Communication Workshop
The MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence kicks off its annual 64-day Season for Nonviolence with free training on nonviolent communication, open to students, faculty, and staff. The next session—part of a six-week series on nonviolent communication— runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Gandhi Reading Room of Rush Rhees Library.

GlobeMed to Host Benefit Dinner
On Saturday, Feb. 25, GlobeMed is hosting a benefit dinner themed “Hope in Health: the Next Generation of Leaders.” All proceeds benefit Kallpa Iquitos, a grassroots community development organization in Iquitos, Peru. The dinner will feature speakers from Discovering Deaf Worlds and the GlobeMed National Office. The catered dinner will be held in the Grand Ballroom of The Meliora at 5:30 pm. Tickets cost $10 for Rochester undergraduates and $15 for others. You can RSVP, purchase tickets, or donate to the cause online. Tickets will not be sold at the door. 

Rochester in the News

Providing a Clear Vision for Research at UR
Rochester Business Journal (Jan. 20)
As David Williams transitions to his new position as dean for research in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, he is applying his love of optics and expertise garnered over a career in research to use on a larger scale.

Jan. 29, 2012

Deadlines & Reminders

Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Jan. 30: First day to hold PhD defenses in the spring semester.

Feb. 1: Deadline for spring registration.

Feb. 1: Last day to submit master’s program of study for May 2012 degree candidates.

Feb. 8: Last day for non-terminal Plan A or B final examinations—oral, written, essay—for March 2012 degree.

More from the Arts, Sciences and Engineering graduate calendar.

School of Medicine and Dentistry
Jan. 30: First day to hold PhD defenses in the spring semester.

Feb. 10: Add/drop/audit deadline.

More from the School of Medicine and Dentistry graduate calendar.

Eastman School
Feb. 7: Meeting of the Graduate Research Committee.

Feb. 7–8: Doctoral written comprehensive examinations (except PhD students in Music Education, Musicology, and Theory).

Feb. 8: Meeting of the Graduate Professional Committee.

More from Eastman's graduate calendar.

Simon School
Feb. 8–14: Midterm exams.

More from the Simon School calendar.

Warner School
Feb. 1: Online registration closes.

More from the Warner School calendar.

School of Nursing
No upcoming deadlines or reminders.

More from the School of Nursing calendar.

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