In Today's Issue
- See Draft Designs for Evans Lam Square
- Students Discuss Translation of AIDS Poster Collection
- Eastman New Venture Challenge Workshop
- CTSI Seminar Covers Regulatory Science Infrastructure
- New Textbook Manager Joins Bookstore
- Archaeologist to Discuss West Africa Slave Castles
- Learn about Dean's Teaching Fellowship Program
- Spotlight on the Holidays
- Hospital Gift Shop Celebrates New Location
- Shop Safer on Cyber Monday
- Young Leaders to Host Discussion, Networking Event
- Lecture Covers Research on Gestational Weight Gain
- Reminder: Long-Term Care Insurance Sessions This Week
News and Announcements
See Draft Designs for Evans Lam Square
Members of the University community are invited to join the advisory committee to the River Campus Libraries on Tuesday December 1, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Gamble Room of Rush Rhees Library for a meeting with CJS Architects, who will share the draft design concept for Evans Lam Square. The state-of-the-art meeting space will be located off the library's Friedlander Lobby, and will serve as the central location for library users to do research, collaborate on projects, and explore new technology. Read more...
Students Discuss Translation of AIDS Poster Collection
Join the River Campus Libraries and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at 7 p.m. tonight in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of the Rush Rhees Library to celebrate student translations of selected German, Spanish, French, and Japanese posters in the AIDS Education Posters Collection. Students will share their reflections and experiences working on the project, and their instructors will provide insight into how the project offers students the opportunity to better understand the culture they’re studying. Read more...
Eastman New Venture Challenge Workshop
The recommended workshop series for the
Eastman New Venture Challenge—a contest to encourage new thinking and
innovative ideas in music—hosts a discussion on business plan writing at
noon on Tuesday, December 1, in the Institute for Music Leadership
Office, on the first floor of the Miller Center. Read more...
CTSI Seminar Covers Regulatory Science Infrastructure
The next session of the CTSI Seminar Series
on Tuesday, December 1, will feature a
presentation by Robert Meyer, director
of the Virginia Center for
Translational and Regulatory Sciences.
He will present "Real World Evidence and the FDA" at noon in Helen Wood
Hall Auditorium. Lunch is
provided; bring your own beverage.
New Textbook Manager Joins Bookstore
Alex Pearce is the new textbook manager
at Barnes & Noble at College Town. Contact him at 275-9268 or email@example.com with any questions or concerns or to place an order for your course textbooks.
Archaeologist to Discuss West Africa Slave Castles
Christopher DeCorse, professor of
anthropology at Syracuse University, will present "Slave Castles and
Forts of West Africa: West Africa, Europeans, and the Atlantic World" at
5 p.m. Thursday, December 3, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees
Library. Refreshments will be served. The lecture is sponsored by the
program of Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures; the
Frederick Douglass Institute; and the Department of Anthropology. Read more...
Learn about Dean's Teaching Fellowship Program
The Office for Faculty Development announces a call for applications for the 2016–18 Dean's Teaching Fellowship Program. The program, which is open to junior and mid-career faculty members committed to academic careers, is designed to further the development of a core group of master educators, promote the careers of MD and PhD faculty in medical and dental education, and support educational innovations and research at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. An information session on the program will be held from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, in the Welk Conference Room (1402), Saunders Research Building. RSVP to Karen_Grabowski@urmc.rochester.edu.
Spotlight on the Holidays
Find concerts, traditional gatherings, holiday shopping events, and more in “Spotlight on the Holidays,” brought to you by the University Events Calendar.
Hospital Gift Shop Celebrates New Location
The Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital Gift Shop has closed its doors in preparation to reopen in its new location on the first floor of Golisano Children’s Hospital. The new gift and specialty shops will welcome their first shoppers Wednesday, December 2, followed by a week-long grand reopening celebration from Monday, December 7, through Sunday, December 13. It will feature prize drawings, light refreshments, samples from Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, limited-time promotions, demos, and more. Read more...
Shop Safer on Cyber Monday
University IT shares tips to help avoid falling victim to scams that target "Cyber Monday" shoppers. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
Young Leaders to Host Discussion, Networking Event
Lecture Covers Research on Gestational Weight Gain
Join the Young Leaders @ UR
for a networking reception and conversation about strategic agility
with Jennifer Kaukeinen, president of JK Consulting Inc. The
conversation begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, in the Seminar Room
(101) in the Larry and Cindy Block Alumni and Advancement Center. A
networking reception follows from 5 to 5:30 p.m. RSVP here.
Susan Groth, associate professor of nursing and of public health sciences, will present "The Complexities of Gestational Weight Gain and Downstream Effects" at the next Public Health Grand Rounds on Friday, December 4. The lecture starts at noon in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium.
Reminder: Long-Term Care Insurance Sessions This Week
Legacy Services will conduct long-term care educational seminars for you and your spouse or partner. Click here
to view the schedule of presentations. RSVP by the end of today to
1-800-230-3398, ext. 101, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact the Benefits Office at 275-2084 with any questions.
November 30, 2015
The Week Ahead
Monday, November 30
Tuesday, December 1
Seventh Annual HIV/AIDS Scientific Symposium
Partly Cloudy, High 41°
Showers, High 49°
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center
Wednesday, December 2
Thursday, December 3
Friday, December 4
Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (November 24)
UR Leader Takes Key Step on Diversity
"A three-page document that included a list of demands was delivered to the office of UR President Joel Seligman, signed by the presidents of the University’s Douglass Leadership House, the Spanish and Latino Students' Association, the Black Students' Union, and the Minority Student Advisory Board. While change may indeed rarely be quick and simple, Seligman moved swiftly to begin addressing the concerns brought to light last week by announcing that the university will form a Commission on Race and Diversity."
IFL Science (November 23)
New Physics Formula Links Quantum Mechanics and Pure Math
"It was a complete surprise—I jumped up and down when we got the Wallis formula out of equations for the hydrogen atom," said Tamar Friedmann, visiting assistant professor of mathematics. "The special thing is that it brings out a beautiful connection between physics and math. I find it fascinating that a purely mathematical formula from the 17th century characterizes a physical system that was discovered 300 years later."
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