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2014 Goergen Awards honors professors for excellence in teaching

In acknowledgement of their contributions to undergraduate education, professors Julie Bentley, Jeffrey Tucker, and Jonathan Pakianathan were honored with the University’s 2014 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The winners were nominated for the award by the chairs of their academic departments.

October 21, 2014

In the Headlines

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How household plastics could ruin your sex life

Research into the effects of phthalates on women’s libido has yielded some strange headlines. The latest study, led by Dr Emily Barrett at the University of Rochester in New York State, was presented this week to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual conference in Honolulu.

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October 21, 2014
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Memory of 9/11 widow, UR field hockey star lives on

After being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2002, Nancy Melvin-Taylor compiled a “to-do” list. “It wasn’t easy for her,” says her former coach, Jane Possee. “She wasn’t well enough to come in 2002 (when she was first selected), but she came back the next year. She made it.”

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October 20, 2014
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Rubber ducks can kill your sex drive, research finds

Women with the highest concentrations of “phthalates” in their bodies – chemicals used to make plastics bendy – were far more likely to suffer low libido, researchers found. “Phthalates are chemicals in plastics and basically they make plastic soft,” said Dr Emily Barrett, of the University of Rochester School of Medicine, in New York.

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October 20, 2014

Science & Technology

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Implantable diagnostic technology advances

The University has received a second patent for an implantable biosensor that can provide physicians with real time information on their patients’ health.

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October 21, 2014
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Are male brains wired to ignore food for sex?

Medical Center researchers have shown that male brains – at least in microscopic roundworms – will suppress the ability to locate food in order to instead focus on finding a mate.

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October 16, 2014
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2014 Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture focuses on wave science

Noted anthropologist Stefan Helmreich will provide insights on how scientists are studying waves in nature to understand phenomena as diverse as the social sciences and climate change.

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October 16, 2014

Society & Culture

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Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia, related disorders

The University of Rochester is partnering with the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) in sponsoring a conference, with the goal raising understanding of schizophrenia in our community.

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October 17, 2014
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New books paints portrait of Spanish scientist as artist

Many in the scientific world today recognize Spanish Nobel prizewinner named Santiago Ramón y Cajal as a pioneer in cell biology and neuroscience. Now in a new book by professor Claudia Schaefer, he is being more fully recognized as an empirical observer and dedicated photographer.

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October 17, 2014
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt speaks at humanities symposia

One of the world’s most celebrated scholars in the humanities, Stephen Greenblatt will visit the University to lecture and participate in workshops with the campus community. Greenblatt will give a public talk for the University’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia on Thursday, Oct. 30 based on ideas introduced in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.

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October 15, 2014

Photo of the Week

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Andre Previn at 85

October 9, 2014

Composer, conductor, and pianist Andre Previn speaks during a discussion in the Eastman School of Music’s Hatch Hall. A new work by Previn, Music for Wind Orchestra (No Strings Attached) will receive its world premiere in a concert by the Eastman Wind Ensemble on Friday, Oct. 10, as part of an all-Previn program.

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Student Life

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Astronaut Sam Gemar to present undergrad scholarship

Sam Gemar will be coming to campus to give a brief public lecture about the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) and his time with NASA. He will also present William Green ’16 with a $10,000 scholarship on behalf of ASF.

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October 21, 2014
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Spirit of old Vienna returns at 29th annual Viennese Ball

Sponsored by the University of Rochester’s Ballroom Dancing Club, the event will include a string quartet of Eastman School musicians, a local Rochester dance troupe, and the Argentinian tango club.

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October 21, 2014
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Brass Choir presents ‘Spooktacular VI – Things that Go Bump in the Night’

The performance will feature works by Bruno Mars, Avicii, Queen, and Blue Oyster Cult. Costumes are optional; the audience will be treated to special effects and a party atmosphere worthy of the Halloween season.

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October 21, 2014

The Arts

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Ceremony marks investiture of Jamal Rossi as dean of Eastman School of Music

Jazz and classical music performances by faculty, including the dean himself, will highlight the formal investiture of Jamal J. Rossi as the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of Eastman School of Music.

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October 20, 2014

Eastman Opera Theatre presents ‘Albert Herring’

The three-act, two-and-a-half-hour production by Benjamin Britten, a witty comedy and a pointed satire of British small-town attitudes, begins production Thursday, November 6.

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October 17, 2014
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Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval plays Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval He has since evolved into one of the world’s acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist, and composer.

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October 13, 2014

University News

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UR announces PharmAdva will join START-UP NY

PharmAdva is commercializing a technology developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center by Michel Berg, M.D. The company will be making automated home pill dispensers that prompt patients to take their medications on time and in the proper doses.

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October 21, 2014
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College Town is dedicated

On Friday, Oct. 17, University officials celebrated with Mt. Hope community members; city, county, state, and federal government leaders; and project partners the dedication of College Town, the $100 million shopping, dining, business and residential district in the city of Rochester near River Campus and the Medical Center.

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October 17, 2014

University to provide transition-related health care benefits

The Health Plan Committee, which evaluates new proposals for inclusion in the University’s health program offerings, recently approved this expansion of benefits to enrolled employees and their covered family members. The benefit will cover medically necessary transition-related coverage, including hormone therapy, medical and psychological counseling, and gender affirmation surgery.

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October 15, 2014
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