In Today’s Issue
- Graduate Student Poster Session Planned for April 20
- Workshop Covers ‘Alternative Academic Careers’
- Seminar: Networking 101
- Eastman Hosts Master Class by Acclaimed Pianist
- Video: Race in the Age of Obama
- ‘LinkedIn—The New Resume’
- Women in Engineering Monthly Meeting
- Global Issues in Sustainability
- Upcoming PhD Thesis Defenses
- GYT (Get Yourself Tested)
- Entrepreneurship Lecture Features Nick Lantuh
- KEY Capstone Presentations Set for Tuesday
- Enter Your Business Plan by April 18
- Registration Open for Rochester Startup Weekend
- Paws for Stress Relief
- Rochester in the News: Homophobia May Reveal Denial of Own Same-Sex Attraction, Study Suggests
News and Announcements
Graduate Student Poster Session Planned for April 20
The Graduate Student Society will host the annual Graduate Student Poster session from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Flaum Atrium. More than 50 posters will be presented by students from all graduate programs at the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Workshop Covers ‘Alternative Academic Careers’
The next Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning event will be an online workshop at 2 p.m. Tuesday April 17, on “Alternative Academic Careers: Using Your Teaching and Research Skills Outside the Classroom.” There are two ways to participate: CIRTL will host a gathering of those interested in participating in the online workshop in Lattimore Hall or you can access the workshop from your own computer. All Rochester graduate students and post-docs are welcome to attend.
Seminar: Networking 101
Graduate students and postdoctoral trainees are welcome to attend
Networking 101, a seminar on the basics of networking, from 5 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17, in Meliora Hall 302. Registration is
required. Email Kerrie Merz to sign up. Presented by the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center.
Eastman Hosts Master Class by Acclaimed Pianist
Video: Race in the Age of Obama
Renowned pianist Joseph Kalichstein, who
won acclaim throughout the United States and Europe as an orchestral
soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, will hold a master class at
the Eastman School from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Hatch
Recital Hall. Read more...
Stephanie Li, assistant professor of English and author of Signifying without Specifying: Racial Discourse in the Age of Obama,
explores the language being used to discuss race in an era that has
seen the election of the first African-American president in the United
States. Watch the video...
‘LinkedIn—The New Resume’
John Hill, former director of alumni
career services and internship development at Michigan State University,
will share best practices and strategies on how you can utilize LinkedIn to brand and market yourself online, network with
alumni and professionals in your field, and leverage your brand and
network in the job and internship search. All members of the University
community are welcome to the session, which runs from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 17,
in Bausch and Lomb 109. Contact Stacy Mohr at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Women in Engineering Monthly Meeting
A brown bag lunch with the Women in
Engineering group will take place at noon Monday, April 16, in Goergen 109. The guest
speaker is Candace Curran, an associate at Harter Secrest & Emery.
She will be discussing “Legalities and Practicalities of Employment
Interviews.” All faculty and students are welcome. For more information,
contact Cristina Canavesi at email@example.com or visit blogs.rochester.edu/wie.
Global Issues in Sustainability
Karen Masters and Guillermo Vargas
Leiton from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserves and Monteverde Life
Project in Costa Rica will discuss the opportunities for engineers in
the CIEE Study Abroad Program in Monteverde, Costa Rica
from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Meliora Hall 203. The program integrates
lectures, field experience, student group work, lab exercises, an
internship, and interactions with community members. On Saturday, April 21, Masters and Leiton will discuss the sustainability of corporate organic farming, cooperatives, and farmers’ rights. The talk begins at
5:30 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel sanctuary.
Upcoming PhD Thesis Defenses
The following PhD thesis defenses are scheduled this week:
• Yu-Hui Huang, Microbiology and Immunology, “Regulatory T Cell Control of CD4 T Cell Signaling,” Monday, April 16, 1 p.m., K-307 Auditorium (3-6408), Medical Center. Advisor: Deborah Fowell.
• Elizabeth Brownell, Community and Preventive Medicine, “The Effect of
Immediate Postpartum Depo-Provera on Early Breastfeeding Cessation,” Monday, April 16, 3 p.m., Helen Wood Hall 1W509, Medical Center. Advisor: I. Diana Fernandez.
• Xi Li, Microbiology and Immunology, “Kinetics of T Cell Cytokine Production, Chemokine Production and Activation after Influenza Vaccination,” Tuesday, April 17, 11 a.m., Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576), Medical Center. Advisor: Tim Mosmann.
• Yi Ho Lee, Electrical and Computer Engineering, “Silicon-on-Insulator Based Nanophotonic Devices for Optical Signal Processing and Nanoparticle Sensing,” Wednesday, April 18, 3 p.m., Computer Studies Building room 426, River Campus. Advisor: Philippe Fauchet.
GYT (Get Yourself Tested)
Entrepreneurship Lecture Features Nick Lantuh
April is GYT month and UHS is offering
testing for the most commonly spread STDs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-5775 to make an appointment. The cost of
the testing is covered by the mandatory health fee.
Nick Lantuh ’90S (MBA), founder and
president of NetWitness Corp., will give a talk on
“Entrepreneurship in Disruptive Technologies: Finding the Winning
Formula,” Wednesday, April 18, at 4:40 p.m. in Schlegel Hall Room 103. A
reception will follow in the Eisenberg Rotunda. Lantuh’s talk will focus
on his role at NetWitness, the cybersecurity software firm
he led from inception in 2006 to its acquisition by EMC in 2011. To
register, visit www.simon.rochester.edu/alumnievents, or call 276-3500 for more information.
KEY Capstone Presentations Set for Tuesday
Learn how 11 Kauffman Entrepreneurial
Year (KEY) Scholars transformed ideas into enterprises that created
value during their capstone presentations from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Gowen
Room, Wilson Commons. Projects include “T.E.E.N—Teenage Entrepreneurial
Educators of Nonviolence”; “Initiative to Encourage Solar Panel Usage”;
“eduPossible.com: Providing a Centralized, Sustainable Marketplace for
the University Community”; and “GLBTQ Resource Center.” Guests may stop in at any
Enter Your Business Plan by April 18
Registration Open for Rochester Startup Weekend
Submit your business plans to the sixth annual Mark Ain Business Model Competition.
First place will win $10,000; second place will receive $2,500; and
third place will get $1,000. A team of up to five students may submit
one plan and students may submit a business plan that was written for a
current or past course. Submissions must be submitted electronically to Maureen Konopka
at the Center for Entrepreneurship by 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. New
this year, 10 semi-finalist teams will be selected to present their
business plans on May 3. From the semi-finalist presentations, the pool
will be whittled down to five finalist teams who will have a chance to
win the cash prizes during the competition on May 16. See the submission guidelines.
Registration is now open for the first-ever Rochester Startup Weekend April 27-29 at Eastman Business Park in Rochester. Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour event at which teams of software developers, graphic designers, engineers, and business people form the basis of a credible business in just three days. Food, drinks, and prizes for the top-rated teams are included in the student registration fee of $49 or $99 for the general public. The University’s Center for Entrepreneurship is offering $25 toward the fee to the first 20 students to register. Students who are interested in attending should contact email@example.com. All students must register online using the promotional code “STUDENT.”
Paws for Stress Relief
stress-relief break? Visit with the Campus Canines from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in
the lobby of the Goergen Athletic Center.
Rochester in the News
Homophobia May Reveal Denial of Own Same-Sex Attraction, Study Suggests
CBS News (April 10)
A new study suggests that people who
repress their own sexual attraction to the same sex are more likely to
express hostility towards gays. “In many cases these are people who are
at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict
outward," study coauthor Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, says.
Also reported by Discovery News, Scientific American, the New Zealand Herald, Chicago Pride, and more.
April 15, 2012
Deadlines & Reminders
Arts, Sciences & Engineering
April 18: Last day to hold a PhD defense during the spring semester.
April 18: Last day for Plan A or B final examinations—oral, written, and essay for May 2012 degree.
April 19–May 29: Due to end-of-semester deadlines, commencements, and recess, PhD defenses may not be held during this time period.
More from the Arts, Sciences & Engineering graduate calendar.
School of Medicine and Dentistry
April 18: Last day to hold a PhD defense during the spring 2012 semester.
April 19–May 29: Blackout period—no master’s or PhD defenses or qualifying exams may be held during this time.
April 20: Deadline
to submit final results of MPH/master’s essays, qualifying exams, and
master’s defenses to the dean to receive the May 2012 degree.
April 20: Course withdrawal deadline.
More from the School of Medicine and Dentistry graduate calendar.
April 18: Last date for final oral examinations for PhD candidates anticipating May 2012 degree-conferral.
April 20: Deadline
for submissions to the Graduate Office of one final pdf copy of DMA
dissertations, doctoral essays, and doctoral research projects, along
with a complete UR Research Authorization Form, for candidates
anticipating May 2012 degree-conferral.
More from Eastman's graduate calendar.
April 25–May 1: Mid-term exams.
More from the Simon School calendar.
April 9: Summer 2012 registration opens for non-matriculated students.
More from the Warner School calendar.
School of Nursing
No upcoming deadlines or reminders.
More from the School of Nursing calendar.
University Health Service
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