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In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Appoints New Chief Financial Office
  • Eastman School Musicologist Receives National Award
  • November's Science Cafe: the Benefits of ... Bacteria?
  • Lecture Today to Explore Alcohol, Suicide Connection
  • 'Roc' It on Dec. 2 to Benefit Local Nonprofits
  • Women's Hoops to Hosts Its Yearly 'Kids Night Out'

News and Announcements

Medical Center Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
The Medical Center has named David Kirshner chief financial officer, effective in January. Kirshner is succeeding Michael Goonan, who will retire in December. Read more...

Eastman School Musicologist Receives National Award
Michael Alan Anderson, associate professor of musicology at the Eastman School, has, for the second time in three years, been named a winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award. The awards are presented annually by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) to authors and journalists for "outstanding print, broadcast, and new media coverage of music." Anderson was recognized for his article “The One Who Comes After Me: John the Baptist, Christian Time, and Symbolic Musical Techniques." Read more...

November's Science Cafe: the Benefits of ... Bacteria?
This month's Science Cafe, "Influential Passengers: Bacterial Symbionts That Manipulate Their Hosts," will feature presenter John Werren, the Nathaniel and Helen Wisch Professor in Biology. His talk will "explore the lives of symbiotic bacteria and their hosts, how and why these microbes manipulate their hosts, and what hosts have to say about it." It will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, in the Community Room of the Pittsford Plaza Barnes and Noble.

Lecture Today to Explore Alcohol, Suicide Connection
Today’s Public Health Grand Rounds lecture, “Alcohol and Suicide: What is Known About the Link and What Can Be Done,” will present epidemiological studies and clinical research on the links between alcohol and suicidal behavior, as well as opportunities for prevention and treatment. It will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium in the School of Nursing. The speaker is Kenneth Conner, professor of psychiatry. Lunch wraps will be provided while supplies last.

'Roc' It on Dec. 2 to Benefit Local Nonprofits
Community fundraiser Roc the Day, beginning at midnight on "Giving Tuesday" Dec. 2 and lasting 24 hours, annually benefits a number of local nonprofits, including one of its biggest beneficiaries, the Golisano Children's Hospital. Read more...

Women's Hoops to Hosts Its Yearly 'Kids Night Out'
The women’s basketball team will be hosting its annual "Kid’s Night Out" from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, in the Palestra on the River Campus. The players will lead games and arts and crafts for kids ages 5 to 12, and the group will join the crowd cheering on the men's team, who will take on York College at 5 p.m. The cost is $30 per child ($20 for each additional child) and events will include arts and crafts, sports, games, and movies. Dinner, drinks, and snacks will be provided. Proceeds will help defray the team's expenses. RSVP via email by Friday, Nov. 28, and for more information, as well as the waivers and registration forms parents will be required to submit for each child, contact Amy Woods at 275-9541 or

Nov. 21, 2014
Snow Showers

Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 28°
Mostly Cloudy, High 38°

Today's Event Highlight
Ballet Performance Group Fall Show
8 p.m., Strong Upper Auditorium

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (Nov. 19)
Connections: George H. W. Bush's New Biography Written By Curt Smith
Curt Smith, senior lecturer in the Department of English, talks about his new biography of President George H.W. Bush.

Korea Joongang Daily (Nov. 19)
Invisibility Lens Creator to Talk about His Work
Joseph Choi, a doctoral student at the University who made headlines in late September when he described a method for cloaking objects from view using a set of readily available lenses, visited Korea to tell the "behind-the-research story" at the Tech Plus Forum 2014 at Konkuk University.


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