In Today's Issue
- Researchers: Earth's Magnetic Shield Older than Previously Thought
- University Hosting IB World Student Conference
- UR Medicine Launching Services at Eastside YMCA
- Alan Lupack Named Director Emeritus
- Conference to Address Effects of Violence, Neglect on Children
- Safety Corner: Summer Updates
News and Announcements
Researchers: Earth's Magnetic Shield Older than Previously Thought
University Hosting IB World Student Conference
John Tarduno, professor of earth and environmental sciences, and his team of researchers say they believe the Earth’s magnetic field is at least four billion years old—500 million years older than previously thought. Read more...
The University will host 200 elite high
school students from 20 nations August 2 to 8 for the fourth annual
International Baccalaureate World Student Conference. Read more...
UR Medicine Launching Services at Eastside YMCA
A collaboration between UR Medicine and the YMCA of Greater Rochester, several years in the making, is set to become reality as the first health care services provided by UR Medicine open Monday, August 3, in the newly expanded Eastside Family YMCA in Penfield. Read more...
Alan Lupack Named Director Emeritus
Alan Lupack has been named director emeritus of the Rossell Hope
Robbins Library and the Koller-Collins Center for English Studies in
Rush Rhees Library. Lupack served as director of the Robbins Library and
the Koller-Collins Center from 1988 until February 2015. Read more...
Conference to Address Effects of Violence, Neglect on Children
Safety Corner: Summer Updates
The Susan B. Anthony Center and cosponsors are hosting a one-day conference, "Transforming Our Community: Meeting the Needs of At-Risk Children," on Thursday, October 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to raise awareness about the adverse effects of violence, abuse, and neglect on the biopsychosocial health of children. Guest speakers will include a domestic violence expert and pediatrics professors. Speakers will share their experiences working in the field. To register and for more information, click here.
Environmental Health and Safety has created a new electronic Laboratory Safety Unit. Additionally, the Environmental Compliance Unit (formerly known as Hazardous Waste Management) is making a switch to Chematix, which directly affects all generators of hazardous chemical waste.
July 31, 2015
Weekend Event Highlight
Summer Outdoor Movie Series: Brave
Sunny, High 84°
Partly Cloudy, High 80°
Saturday, August 1, at sunset, College Town
Rochester in the News
Discovery News (July 28)
Ancient Huts May Reveal Clues to Earth's Magnetic Pole Reversals
“It has long been thought reversals start at random locations, but our study suggests this may not be the case,” says the paper's lead author John Tarduno, professor of earth and environmental sciences. Also reported by Fox News
, New Scientist
, and others.
City Newspaper (July 29)
Found in Translation
The University's nonprofit, literary translation press, Open Letter, is one of only a handful of publishing houses in the world dedicated entirely to increasing access to world literature for English language readers, and is contributing to our awareness of future classics.
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