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@Rochester 2.5.16
02.05.16: tissue bank; Yik Yak decision; PEN nomination; Airigami; Warner information session; chronic pain conference

News and Announcements

Partnership to Create Tissue Bank for Cancer Research

The Medical Center announced a collaboration with Indivumed, a Germany-based company, to establish a bank of human tissues and tumor samples that are preserved and stored for use in cancer research. Read more...

Students Gather in Response to Yik Yak Decision

About 30 students gathered yesterday on the steps of Rush Rhees Library to address University President and CEO Joel Seligman’s recent response to an interim report issued by the University’s Presidential Commission on Race and Diversity. The main focus of the gathering was the president’s decision not to ban the social media app Yik Yak from the University’s servers. Read more…

Open Letter Book on Shortlist for PEN Literary Award

The Physics of Sorrow has been shortlisted for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize.
The winner of the prize will be announced on March 1. Read more about the book.

Hopeman Memorial Carillon Celebrates Lunar New Year

The Carillon Society will present a concert of East Asian traditional and popular music to celebrate the Lunar New Year from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, February 7, on the Eastman Quadrangle. Students will play popular and traditional tunes from China and Korea. The concert is free, and parking is available on campus behind the library. The performance will be streamed online via Periscope.

Rochester in the News

Ex-Fed Leader Joins UR

Rochester Business Journal, January 29
“The University of Rochester’s economics department is one of the top departments in the world, especially in my field of macroeconomics,” said Narayan Kocherlakota, the inaugural Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics and the former leader of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. “I knew less about the University as a whole but I quickly became very impressed with its culture and ethos. There is a sense of friendly seriousness that is extremely appealing to me.”


Airigami Continues Through February 7

Journey on the Genesee, a five-story balloon sculpture created by Larry Moss ’92 and Kelly Cheatle (pictured above), will be on view until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 7, when the "popping party" begins. The sculpture is in the atrium of the Sibley Building, 25 Franklin Street, Rochester. Read more...

Yellowjackets at Home

Women's Basketball
February 5: 6 p.m. vs. Washington University in St. Louis
February 7: 1 p.m. vs. University of Chicago

Men's Basketball
February 5: 8 p.m. vs. Washington University in St. Louis
February 7: 11 a.m. vs. University of Chicago

Warner School Holds Information Session

Admissions staff from the Warner School will be available to talk with interested employees about graduate programs from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 9, in Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. The application deadline is March 15. If you are unable to attend and would like to schedule an individual appointment, contact the admissions office at 275-3950 or

Advances in Pain Management Conference

The Center for Experiential Learning is hosting the Advances in Pain Management 2016 conference Saturday, April 9, at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The program explores assessment, treatment, and management options to help physicians tailor individualized care plans for patients with acute and chronic pain. Learn more and register online.
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