In Today’s Issue
- University Monitoring Possible Severe Weather System
- James Galway to Receive Honorary Degree
- Longlist Announced for Best Translated Book Awards
- Eastman Musicians to Compete at National Conference
- Institute for Innovative Education Accepting Proposals
- United Way Aims to Deliver Basic Needs
- Go Green: The Buzz about GEM Cars
- Live Cooking Demonstration
- University Farmers Market Returns Next Week
News and Announcements
University Monitoring Possible Severe Weather System
The National Weather Service has indicated the potential for a blizzard in the Rochester area today. The University is closely monitoring the situation. As of this morning, the University will remain in operation and will continue regular activities, classes, and services as scheduled. In the event that the storm affects the operating schedules of the University or any of its individual schools or units, information will be distributed through University Communications by email, the University Information Line (275-6111), and can be found on the homepage. For updates on the status of individual classes, students should check for email or Blackboard announcements.
James Galway to Receive Honorary Degree
The University will present world-renowned flutist James Galway with an honorary doctor of music degree when he performs on NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. Read more...
Longlist Announced for Best Translated Book Awards
Three Percent has released its 25-title
fiction longlist for the 2014 Best Translated Book Award. Chosen books
are written by authors from 20 different countries, in 16
different languages. Read more...
Eastman Musicians to Compete at National Conference
Eastman School saxophonists will perform both as invited guest artists and as competition participants at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign March 20–23. Read more...
Institute for Innovative Education Accepting Proposals
The Institute for Innovative Education is awarding up to four grants of up to $5,000 each to support interprofessional research projects that examine how electronic health records can be used to improve access to information and foster and improve humanistic patient interactions. The grants can be used for any of the services available through the URMC Center for Experiential Learning or the e-Learning Team at the Edward G. Miner Library. In addition, the institute will provide mentorship to help connect the educational initiatives across programs and resources. Click here for complete details. Proposals are due by May 1.
United Way Aims to Deliver Basic Needs
A week into the University's United Way campaign and the University has raised 64 percent of its $1.4 million goal. Make a pledge
to the United Way's community fund to help deliver the basic needs of
food, clothing, and shelter to those in the Rochester community who need
Go Green: The Buzz about GEM Cars
Global Electric Motorcars—those small electric cars around campus that look like golf carts—provide an environmentally friendly and convenient service for the University community. Read more...
Live Cooking Demonstration
Well-U will host a live cooking demonstration from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the Northeastern Room (1-9525), Medical Center. A healthy dish will be prepared at your table. Enjoy a free meal, learn about nutrition and cooking, and receive the recipe to take home. Spots fill up quickly. Register online. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Farmers Market Returns Next Week
Well-U reminds faculty and staff that the farmers market will return Wednesday, March 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Flaum Atrium in the Medical Center. Stop by for local, seasonal, and organic produce, baked goods, spices, and meats plus ready-to-eat and paleo foods. Product samples, recipes, giveaway prizes and nutrition education will also be available. Visit the Well-U Facebook page for pictures from last week's grand opening event. Direct questions to email@example.com.
March 12, 2014
Today’s Event Highlight
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Heavy Snow/Wind, High 32°
AM Snow, High 21°
"Palladium-catalyzed Carbon-Fluorine Bond Formation," presented by Stephen Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Noon, Hutchison Hall 473. Read more...
Rochester in the News
CNN International (March 10)
Blood Test Predicts Alzheimer’s Disease
Overall, the blood test predicted who would get Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment with over 90 percent accuracy. "We were surprised," says Mark Mapstone, association professor of neurology at the School of Medicine and Dentistry and lead author of the study. "But it turns out that it appears we were looking in the right place." Also reported by U.S. News and World Report
, Chicago Tribune
, and more.
New York Times (March 7)
Dreaming in Code
Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, reviews the book The Future of the Mind
by Michio Kaku for the Sunday Book Review.
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