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University of Rochester News (July 21, 2017)

07.21.2017: schizophrenia research; person-centered cognitive training; conducting master class; VoteTilla; Kearns Center Research Symposium

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Schizophrenia Research Points to Faulty Wiring

A new paper by Medical Center researchers has identified the culprit behind the wiring problems in the brains of people with schizophrenia—faulty glial cells. Read more…

Study to Examine Person-Centered Approach to Cognitive Training

A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by Vankee Lin, assistant professor of nursing, and Benjamin Chapman, associate professor of psychiatry, is exploring methods of making cognitive training more effective for older adults by improving their attitudes toward computers. Read more…

Eastman Offers Master Class for Aspiring Conductors

Up-and-coming orchestral conductors will have an opportunity to sharpen their skills at the Eastman School of Music during a conducting master class on Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21. Neil Varon, professor of conducting and ensembles, will lead the program, which will give six preprofessional conductors the chance to conduct the Eastman Philharmonia. Learn more…

Flags to Be Lowered for Denise Perry

University flags will be lowered on Tuesday, July 25, for Denise Perry, an outpatient access specialist at the Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Sands Cancer Center, who died June 29. She joined the University in 2013. Read her obituary.

Share Your Outdoor Activities with Well-U

Get outdoors this weekend, take some pictures, and enter to win the Well-U “Get Outdoors” Facebook contest. Take a picture while doing your favorite outdoor activity and submit it to well-u-info@rochester.edu by noon on Tuesday, July 25, for a chance to win a Well-U prize pack. Photos will be posted on Facebook on Wednesday, July 26, and the photos with the most likes on July 27 will win.

Rochester in the News

Fed's Long-Run Miss of Inflation Goal Undermines Rate Hike Case

Bloomberg, July 18

“The [Federal Open Market Committee] has really left itself open to a problem,” says Narayana Kocherlakota, the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics. “What really matters to the public is your track record,” not what you say.


'VoteTilla' Honors Women's Suffrage

The VoteTilla, celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote in New York State, is expected to reach its destination in Corn Hill today following a week-long trip on the Erie Canal. The five-boat flotilla launched Monday from Seneca Falls, home of the 1848 women’s rights convention, and is scheduled to pass by the University at 12:45 p.m. before culminating its journey with a celebration in Corn Hill starting at 1:30. The Susan B. Anthony Center, a major supporter of the VoteTilla, has been holding a series of events over the past year to mark the hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York.

Kearns Center Holds Research Symposium

The David T. Kearns Center Research Symposium will be held Friday, July 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Richard Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons. The event will feature the scholarly work of undergraduates from around the country who have been engaged in research with University faculty for the past eight weeks. Oral presentations by the Ronald E. McNair Scholars run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and poster presentations by participants in the Human Health REU, Music/Mind/Media REU, and the Xerox Engineering Fellows program run from 1 to 3 p.m. Direct questions to stephon.hamell@rochester.edu. The event is free and open to the public.

Support Cancer Patients and Research on Wilmot Warrior Day

University departments are invited to participate in Wilmot Warrior Day on Friday, August 4. Pay $10 to participate and receive a T-shirt to wear on the day. Photos of your team will be posted on Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Facebook and Twitter pages. To learn more or to sign up your department, contact Tiffany Paine-Cirrincione at 276-4715 or Tiffany.Paine@rochester.edu.

View more events on the University Events Calendar.
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