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@Rochester (September 22, 2016)
09.22.16: Upward Bound grant; parallel computing conference; food drive; five things to do this weekend; live cooking demo; Warner info sessions
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Federal Grants Recognize Programs for Underserved Students

With a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, the University will demonstrate how faculty involvement in its Upward Bound precollege program is a model for introducing science and math to minority and low-income high school students at three sister institutions in upstate New York—and perhaps nationwide. Read more...

UR Medicine Launches Lactation Medicine Practice

UR Medicine is launching the area's first physician-led outpatient practice dedicated to lactation medicine and breastfeeding. Read more...

Neurology Department Celebrates 50 Years

The Department of Neurology is honoring the 50th anniversary of its founding with four days of events celebrating its history, achievements, alumni, and vision for the future. Read more...

Think Safe Fire and Safety Report Now Online

Think Safe, the University’s annual security and fire safety compliance document, is now available. The Department of Public Safety website and Think Safe contain information regarding campus security and personal safety. Read more...

Study to Examine Prenatal Inflammation and Child Health

Over the past several decades, researchers have shown that an array of conditions in pregnant women, such as anxiety, stress, and obesity, are associated with a large and common cluster of behavioral and physical health conditions in the child. Now, Medical Center researchers are embarking on a 7-year mission to study one factor that may explain the link: prenatal inflammation. Read more...

Charting New Territories for Experimental Electronic Music

Building on the foundation of the computer music center founded at Eastman School of Music in 1981 by Allan Schindler, the Eastman Audio Research Studio (EARS) is defining a new vision for the teaching and creation of electronic music. Read more...

Turing Award Winner to Speak during International Conference on Parallel Computing

Leslie Valiant of Harvard University—who revolutionized machine learning and received computing’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize—will be among the keynote speakers when the University hosts the 29th International Workshop on Languages and Compilers of Parallel Computing next week. Read more...

Food Drive Collection Tomorrow in CafÉ 601

The AC6 Cultural Diversity Committee and Professional Nursing Council are partnering for their seventh annual Foodlink collection to supply children in the Rochester community with food on days they are not in school to receive meals. They are asking for donations of individual serving food items such as peanut butter, tuna, fruits and vegetables, granola bars, etc. to be brought to the south end of CafÉ 601 in the Medical Center between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, September 23.

Five Things to Do This Weekend

Calendar editor Jeanette Colby offers a selection of events and activities to do this weekend. Get the details here.

#1: Meet an Open Letter Author, Grab a Drink

Danish novelist Josefine Klougard will be the first author featured for the new “Read Local” event Friday. The free event, an initiative founded by Writers & Books, in coordination with the Open Letter Books and BOA Editions, will be held at Nox Cocktail Lounge in Village Gate Square.

#2: Unwind with Eastman’s Wind Ensembles

On Friday evening, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, which performed earlier this year to a sold-out Kodak Hall with world-renowned banjo virtuoso BÉla Fleck, will join the Eastman Wind Orchestra in a repertoire of works by American and British composers.

#3: Haul the Family to ‘Kids & Trucks’

Crawl into the cab of a fire truck or beep the horn of a tractor-trailer, the Children’s Institute will host its annual “Kids & Trucks” fundraiser event this weekend.

#4: Listen to Artists’ Reflections of War

The Memorial Art Gallery will host “War Memoranda: A Conversation with Binh Danh and Robert Schultz" Sunday afternoon. The two will discuss War Memoranda, a collaborative word and image exhibition inspired by Walt Whitman’s war poems.

#5: Hear Joywave Play for the River Campus

Rochester’s homegrown indie electro-rock band Joywave will play the River Campus this Saturday. Called “captivating and effortlessly convincing,” by Rolling Stone magazine, the band has catapulted into the national spotlight with its album ‘How Do You Feel Now?’ as well as its collaboration with music project Big Data on the alternative chart topping song, “Dangerous.”

Rochester in the News

How the Brain Decodes Sentences

Scientific American, September 20
"How the human brain represents the meanings of sentences has been an unsolved problem in neuroscience, but my colleagues and I recently published work in the journal Cerebral Cortex that casts some light on the question," writes Rajeev Raizada, assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences.


Live Cooking Demo Today

Well-U will host a live cooking demonstration from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the north end of CafÉ 601 in the Medical Center. Dishes include kale pesto with whole grain pasta and pumpkin pie dip. Enjoy a free meal, learn about nutrition and cooking, and receive the recipe to take home. Enroll on the Well-U enrollment page.

Two Chances to Learn about Warner School Programs

Admissions’ staff from the Warner School of Education will be available to talk with interested employees about graduate programs in teaching and curriculum, school leadership, higher education, health professions education, counseling, human development, online teaching and educational policy. An information session will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, in Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. From 4:30 to 6 p.m. that evening, join Warner at the Beer Market in College Town. Register here for the event, which will include information, appetizers, and a drink ticket. The next Warner School application deadline is October 15. If you are unable to attend and would like to schedule an individual appointment, contact the admissions office at 275-3950 or

Presentation: Stress Less/Self Care

Tracy Garofalo from Strong EAP will provide tips to care for yourself using stress reduction techniques and simple modifications to your sleep and eating habits from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, in Helen Wood Hall 1W501. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Enroll online.

View more events on the University Events Calendar.
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