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In Today's Issue

  • Barbara Iglewski to Be Inducted into Women's Hall of Fame
  • Pianist Wenjie Lu to Perform at Carnegie Hall
  • Mike Ford Honored with Distinguished Service Award
  • Diversity Awards Nominations Being Accepted
  • RTS Jackson Drive Stop to Relocate during Utility Work
  • Complete Your 2015 Biometric Screening
  • Shopping Passes to Support Friends of Strong

News and Announcements

Barbara Iglewski to Be Inducted into Women's Hall of Fame
Barbara Iglewski, professor emeritus in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame this weekend. She is the third faculty member to be enshrined in Seneca Falls: Judith Pipher, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, and Loretta Ford, founding dean of the School of Nursing, were inducted in 2007 and 2011, respectively. Read more in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Pianist Wenjie Lu to Perform at Carnegie Hall
Pianist and Eastman School doctoral student Wenjie Lu will perform in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 21, as part of the “Eastman Presents” series sponsored by the George D. and Frieda B. Abraham Foundation. Local audiences can get a free preview of Lu’s upcoming Carnegie Hall performance at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 15, in Eastman’s Hatch Recital Hall. Read more...

Mike Ford Honored with Distinguished Service Award
Mike Ford, director of leadership development in the Center for Professional Development and Education Reform at the Warner School, is the winner of this year's Distinguished Service Award, the New York State Council of School Superintendents' highest honor. Read more...

Diversity Awards Nominations Being Accepted
Nominations are being accepted for this year’s Presidential Diversity Awards. The awards recognize faculty, staff, students, alumni, units, departments, or teams that have demonstrated leadership in recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multicultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities, or other initiatives that promote diversity or inclusion. Nomination materials are available here. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, November 13.

RTS Jackson Drive Stop to Relocate during Utility Work
Strong Memorial Hospital’s Jackson Drive will close from 8 p.m. to midnight tonight. RTS customers for routes 25 Thurston-MCC, 28 Genesee Park Blvd., and 35 South/Line should use the Medical Center’s East Drive stop during that time.

Complete Your 2015 Biometric Screening
Fall into a healthy routine this month and get a clear picture of your health with a biometric screening. October clinics will be held at Saunders Research Building, Simon Business School, Cafe 601, the Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center, Corporate Woods, Flaum Atrium, and College Town. Eligible employees, spouses, and domestic partners will earn $125 for completing a biometric screening and Personal Health Assessment. Schedule your screening here.

Shopping Passes to Support Friends of Strong
Purchase a Lord & Taylor Charity Day shopping pass at the Medical Center’s Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, Strong Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, or Friends of Strong office (1-1230) to help raise funds for patient care and receive exclusive discounts and savings of up to 30 percent this Saturday. Read more...

October 2, 2015
Partly Cloudy

Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 55°
Cloudy, High 53°

Today's Event Highlight
Engineers Without Borders Benefit Concert
7 p.m., May Room, Wilson Commons

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Rochester in the News
New York Daily News (September 28)
NASA Finding Water on Mars Is Hugely Good News for Life Everywhere—But It's Only the First Step, Expert Says
"Water is an amazing substance. It allows so many kinds of chemicals to dissolve and begin reacting that you have to work pretty hard to imagine how life could exist without water around," writes Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy. "The recognition that Mars was once a wet world tells us that life could have formed there billions of years ago. The Monday announcement vastly increases the chances that ancestors of that life (if it formed) could still be around."

Democrat and Chronicle (October 1)
Photonics Will Boost Rochester's Future
Paul Ballentine, executive director of the University's Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences, discusses the AIM Photonics Institute and the ways it will benefit the Rochester community.

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