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News for University of Rochester Alumni and Friends, August 2014
Alumnus leads Advancement; register for Meliora Weekend; baby aspirin; Appalachian trail; top food school; new novel; Fringe Festival; regional events
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Alumnus Named to Lead Advancement

Thomas Farrell ’88, ’94W (MS), who began his two decades of university development as a Rochester class campaign fundraiser, has been named to lead the advancement effort at the University. Currently the chief development officer for the University of Illinois and president and CEO of the University of Illinois Foundation, Farrell will join Rochester on Nov. 1 as the James D. Thompson Chief Advancement Officer, overseeing the completion of The Meliora Challenge, Rochester’s $1.2 billion campaign. Read more . . .

Meliora Weekend: Get Ready to Register

Registration for this fall’s Meliora Weekend opens Monday, Aug. 18, at noon (EDT). Plan your weekend. Keynote guests include historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, actor Jason Alexander, and actress Laverne Cox. The weekend also features the second annual MEL Talks and more than 150 other events. Read more . . .

Does Baby Aspirin Ring a Bell?

A majority of middle-aged men and women eligible to take aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke don’t recall their doctors ever telling them to do so, according to a Rochester study that illustrates a common disconnect between public health guidelines and what occurs in clinical practice. Read more . . .

Why Does the Appalachian Trail Bend?

Researchers from Rochester are helping to provide an understanding of why the 1,500-mile Appalachian mountain chain makes a curious bend in Pennsylvania and New York, work that could inform decisions on hydrofracking. Read more . . .

Rochester Ranked among Top for Food

Rochester’s dining services has been ranked 6th on the 2014 list of 75 Best Colleges for Food in America by The Daily Meal, an online publication that reports on culinary news and trends around the world. Read more . . .

Novelist Explores Pawnshop as Prism

Tough economic times can bring out the worst in people, especially when you mix in family, desperation, and the drive to get ahead in business. That’s one of the messages in Bluff City Pawn, a new novel by Stephen Schottenfeld, the James P. Wilmot Assistant Professor of English. Read more . . .

Rochester Leads the Fringe — Again

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni from throughout the University will take part in more than 40 shows during the 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, Sept. 18–27. Read more . . .

Your Rochester Connections Regional Events

Join alumni and friends for activities in New York City, San Francisco, Rochester, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. Read more . . .

Online Programs

Upcoming webinars and online sessions (all times EST) include a presentation on career development and a session on advances in treatment and care for people at risk for stroke. (Registration is required.)

Aug. 14, 8 p.m.: Career Camp Webinar: The Secret to Getting a Job After College

Aug. 28, 1 p.m.: Faculty Perspectives Webinar: Time Is Brain: Advances in Stroke Intervention

More News

Dean for Diversity Initiatives Appointed

Beth Olivares, director of the Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences & Engineering, will work closely on faculty recruitment as well as retention issues addressing faculty and students. Read more . . .

Faculty Artist Series Begins Sept. 3

The Eastman School of Music’s annual Faculty Artist Series begins Wednesday, Sept. 3. Read more . . .

Immune System Is Focus of $9 Million NIH Award

A five-year, $9 million NIH grant is designed to allow scientists in the School of Medicine and Dentistry to view the immune system while it is fighting infection and disease. Read more . . .

University Campaigns for More Research Funding

President Joel Seligman is joining other prominent leaders from higher education, science, and business in reiterating their call to close the “innovation gap,” or the difference between actual and needed federal funding for research. Read more . . .

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