University of Rochester News (January 20, 2017)
News and Announcements
Davidson to Lead International Scientific Organization
Philip Davidson, professor emeritus of pediatrics, has been elected president of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Read more…
New Partnership to Promote Careers of Eastman Students, Alumni
The Eastman School of Music and ArtistShare have announced a partnership to recognize and support the career and artistic development of exceptional Eastman students and alumni. Read more…
Inspired by—and through—Dance
The Program of Dance and Movement kicks off the new year with its seventh annual inspireDANCE Festival. The festival, which begins Wednesday, January 25, and takes place over six days, will feature more than 30 master classes, workshops, and performances. This year’s headliner is Dance Heginbotham, a rising contemporary dance company from New York City. Read more…
Viewing Events: Presidential Inauguration
The Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center and the Language Center will host a non-partisan viewing of the U.S. presidential inauguration from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Douglass Commons, Room 305. The Language Center will offer the option of viewing the event from one of its international TV channels. The Rochester Center for Community Leadership’s Committee for Political Engagement has also organized a viewing event in the Rettner Hall atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During the event, look for a group of alumni of the Eastman School of Music who will perform as members of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. The performance marks the Marine Band’s 55th inauguration appearance. On the River Campus, you can also hear a performance on the Hopeman Memorial Carillon at 1 p.m. to mark the inauguration.
Nominations Open for Student Employee of the Year
Recognize an outstanding undergraduate student employee who has made valuable contributions to your department. The deadline to nominate a student for the Student Employment Office’s Student Employee of the Year award is Monday, January 30. To be eligible for consideration, student employees must have worked six months during the selection period of January to December of 2016.
Flags Lowered for Matthew O'Brien
University flags will be lowered Tuesday, January 24, for Matthew O’Brien, an analyst/programmer in the Department of Social Work and Patient and Family Services, who died January 14. O’Brien joined the University staff in 1986. Read his obituary. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday January 21, in the Interfaith Chapel at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Get Moving with Step Challenge
The URMC Fitness and Wellness Center’s four-week step challenge program aims to help you get the recommended 10,000 steps a day. The challenge also allows you to take fitness classes and meet with a trainer. Non-members pay $20 for the program and access to the center. Those who complete the program as outlined earn prizes. Registration ends February 1.
Rochester in the News
What Humans and Primate Both Know When It Comes to Numbers
Phys.org, January 18
A new study by Rochester researchers suggests that primates have the ability to distinguish large and small quantities of objects, irrespective of the surface area they appear to occupy.
'Exploring the Healing Power of Machine Learning'
Jiebo Luo, associate professor of computer science, will present “Big Data Strong Health: Exploring the Healing Power of Machine Learning” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, in the K-307 Auditorium (3-6408), Medical Center. The talk is the first presentation in the Center for Biomedical Informatics Seminar Series.
Wilmot Cancer Institute to Host Survivorship Symposium
Wilmot Cancer Institute will present a day-long symposium for cancer survivors called “Reclaiming Life after Cancer: What Google Can’t Answer” on Saturday, February 11. The event is open to those undergoing cancer treatment, those who have completed treatment, and caregivers. Read more…