* A team from Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been honored as the winner of 2015 international CLARITY Undiagnosed Challenge. The announcement was made on November 10, 2015 at the Pediatric Innovation Summit in Boston, Massachusetts.

The CLARITY Challenge involved 26 leading genomics teams from seven countries who sought to interpret DNA sequences and provide information to five different families about their conditions that had eluded diagnosis despite multiple doctor visits, tests and genetic studies. Competitors included Stanford University, University of Southern California, Emory University and several international biotechnology institutes.

* Israeli-born Baruch Meir will bring his acclaimed piano performance to Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre as this year’s Montague Distinguished Artist.

As part of his visit to Heidelberg, Meir, who is the founder of one of the top piano competitions in the country, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 20) in Brenneman Music Hall. Meir’s Heidelberg concert will have a theme of romance, featuring compositions by Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Galuppi.

* They are kids, community leaders, artists, musicians, single moms, teachers and local “characters.” They all come together to present a cross-section of a community that’s uniquely… Findlay.

When “Humans of Findlay” goes on sale this month, area residents will have a chance to own a moment in time; a collection of stories that are, at once, nostalgic and offbeat. A collaboration between The University of Findlay and the Hancock Historical Museum, “Humans of Findlay” features approximately 180 profiles of local individuals drawn from a popular Facebook page.

Dave Morrow, the man behind the Facebook creation, worked with Sarah Sisser, museum executive director, and Christine Denecker, Ph.D., chair of the UF English Department, to preserve his expressive black and white photos and written profiles in print. Denecker spent several months editing Morrow’s copy for consistency of length of each profile, to vary sentence structure and to achieve continuity.


Staff report