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September 19, 2012

Breaking new ground

Tom Golisano and children with shovels

Paychex founder and Golisano Children’s Hospital namesake B. Thomas Golisano and several children who have benefitted from the hospital’s care break ground at the site of the new hospital.

The $145 million building on Crittenden Boulevard, which will be attached to the Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital, will have eight floors and approximately 245,000 square feet of space dedicated to children and their families. The new hospital features 52 private patient rooms, a greatly expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and spaces designed to meet the needs of children and their families.

“This is a proud day, when we can start building a world-class children’s hospital for our region’s children and families,” President Joel Seligman said. “We have already been delivering outstanding patient care, and this new facility is going to make Rochester a destination for pediatric care across upstate New York and the nation.”

Study: Bacteria consumes oil, gas from Deepwater Horizon spill

Over a period of five months following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, naturally occurring bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico consumed and removed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas that spewed from the ruptured well.

Activities abound at Meliora Weekend, Eastman Weekend

Veteran journalist Barbara Walters and late-night TV host Craig Ferguson will headline the 12th Meliora Weekend, Oct. 11–14.

Kathy Rideout named dean of School of Nursing

Seligman adds that Rideout “is someone who is universally trusted and universally beloved. We are looking forward to a long and successful tenure with her as dean.”

In Brief

A roundup of news.

Gosnells give naming gift to children’s hospital NICU

Georgia Gosnell has decided to use these endowed funds to establish two permanent endowed professorships: the Georgia and Thomas Gosnell Distinguished Professorship in Palliative Care and the Georgia and Thomas Gosnell Professorship in Quality and Safety.

The Rochester Big Data Forum 2012

From Oct. 4 to 6, Rochester will bring together researchers in big data analytics and applications, leaders of federal research agencies, and representatives of high technology companies at the Big Data Forum 2012.

Solemn tribute

Board elects four trustees

All of the new trustees are members of the George Eastman Circle.

Pitching in

Simon School receives nearly $7 million for Campaign initiatives

The gifts will advance strategic initiatives in the areas of scholarship and faculty support, curricular enhancement, and increasing the school’s presence in New York City.

Catherine Cerulli appointed director of Anthony Center

As director, Cerulli will be responsible for creating and implementing programs to celebrate women’s achievements and working to overcome remaining barriers to women’s wider leadership. She assumed the position Sept. 1

New program tackles educational challenges of autism

The new program is a scientific, evidence-based intervention that uses modern behavioral learning theory to teach social, motor, reasoning, and verbal behaviors, offering solutions to the challenges faced in schools, homes, and treatment settings.

In case you missed it …

Here are just a few of the stories you may have missed while Currents was on its summer break.

In Research

Student heroes


Archive provides window on abolition, women’s rights movements

The artifacts include extensive resources related to the Post’s activities in the abolitionist, spiritualist, and women’s rights movements.

Eastman School fall season filled with musical highlights

Two major festivals centering on famous composers, one celebrating the sesquicentennial of Claude Debussy’s birth and the other showcasing the organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach, highlight the fall concert season at the Eastman School.