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In Today's Issue

  • Study: Off-Season Doesn’t Allow Brain to Recover from Football Hits
  • Best Translated Book Award Wins International Prize
  • Holly Watkins Awarded ACLS Fellowship
  • Patient-Centered Medical Homes Recertified
  • Symposium Envisions Academic Success
  • Spotlight on Diversity: Meet Me at the MAG
  • Latest HR Intercom Available
  • Talk: Latin American Literature Today
  • Lecture: 'Vaults in the Ancient Mediterranean'
  • Well-U Hosts 'Stressbuster' Station in Cafe 601

News and Announcements

Study: Off-Season Doesn’t Allow Brain to Recover from Football Hits
Six months off may not be long enough for the brains of football players to completely heal after a single season, putting them at even greater risk of head injury the next season. “I don’t want to be an alarmist, but this is something to be concerned about,” says Jeffrey Bazarian, associate professor of emergency medicine and lead author of the study. See news coverage from U.S. News & World Report, Fox News, and Yahoo! News.

Best Translated Book Award Wins International Prize
The University’s Best Translated Book Award received the International Literary Translation Initiative Award, presented at the International Book Industry’s Excellence Awards ceremony last week. The 2014 Best Translated Book Award finalists for poetry and fiction were announced this week.

Holly Watkins Awarded ACLS Fellowship
Holly Watkins, associate professor of musicology at the Eastman School, has been awarded a 2014–15 American Council of Learned Societies fellowship to support work on her new book, Echoes of the Nonhuman: Organicism, Biology, and Musical Aesthetics from the Enlightenment to the Present. Read more...

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Recertified
The Center for Primary Care and Golisano Children’s Hospital have been nationally recertified at the highest level for using evidenced-based, patient-centric processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term relationships between patients and their health care providers. Read more...

Symposium Envisions Academic Success
Nearly 40 minority male high school students from the Rochester City School District will participate in the “Levels 2 Success” symposium, which highlights the benefits and importance of higher education, as well as how professional development plays a role in getting accepted into college. The symposium, organized by the Minority Male Leadership Association at the University, will be held Saturday, April 19. Read more...

Spotlight on Diversity: Meet Me at the MAG
Since summer 2009, the Memorial Art Gallery has offered "Meet Me at the MAG," a program designed specifically for Alzheimer’s patients and their care partners to spend time with others enjoying the experience of looking at art together and sharing thoughts, feelings, and memories. Learn more about diversity at the University in future installments of Spotlight on Diversity in @Rochester.

Latest HR Intercom Available
This month’s issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with information about Human Resources programs and resources, includes information on affirmative action at the University, summer internship and volunteer hiring policies and procedures, Social Security/Medicare info sessions, health news, and more.

Talk: Latin American Literature Today
Authors Andres Neuman and Carlos Labbe will join translator and Rochester alumnus Will Vanderhyden at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, to discuss their latest works and current trends in Latin American literature. The free event is part of the Reading the World Conversation Series. It will be held in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons.

Lecture: 'Vaults in the Ancient Mediterranean'
Orlando Cerasuolo, postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology at SUNY Buffalo, will present "The Balanced Skill: Pseudo-Vaults and Vaults in the Ancient Mediterranean" at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library. Refreshments will be served. The lecture is sponsored by the program in archaeology, technology, and historical structures, and the departments of anthropology, art and art history, history, mechanical engineering, and religion and classics.

Well-U Hosts 'Stressbuster' Station in Cafe 601
In honor of National Stress Awareness Month, Well-U is offering University employees the opportunity to create their own stress balls. Stop by a "stressbuster" station today between noon and 1:30 p.m. in Cafe 601 in the Medical Center. Direct questions to

April 18, 2014
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Today's Event Highlight
Rainbow Lecture: Kristen Renn
5 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (April 16)
Connections: Local Expert Weighs In on Malaysian Airliner Search
Sensitive detection equipment has found signals that could be coming from the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Duncan Moore, the Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor in Optical Engineering Science, explains why the next steps are extremely complicated and challenging.

WROC-TV (April 16)
UR Medical Center Leads National Heart Study
Medical Center researchers will primarily focus on the genetic background of arrhythmogenic ventricular cardiomyopathies, or AVCs. "The disease is very complex because it is simply, pretty silent," says Wojciech Zareba, professor of medicine.

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