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In Today's Issue

  • Panel: 'Are We Supporting Muslim Students on Campus?'
  • Students Explore Links Between Music and Visual Art
  • Highland Hospital, Medical Center Shuttle Service to Begin
  • Long-Term Care Insurance Lunch-and-Learns Planned
  • Bursar's Office Closes Early Today
  • Reduced Hours at Bookstores
  • Session Covers Diabetes and Depression
  • Discussion Offers Strategies to Manage, Reduce Stress
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

News and Announcements

Panel: 'Are We Supporting Muslim Students on Campus?'
A livestream panel discussion on Tuesday, December 1, will focus on how to foster cooperation and inclusion for students of all faith traditions, but specifically for Muslim students, on campus. The panel will be hosted by Heather Shea Gasser, assistant program director of the Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment at Michigan State University. Panelists include Eboo Patel, founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core, and three student affairs professionals, Maria Ahmad, Faran Saeed, and Hamza Khan, The panel discussion will occur from 1 to 2:30 p.m., followed by a 30-minute debrief. Faculty and staff members are welcome to join the free event, which will be held in the Stackel Room, Wilson Commons. The event is cosponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Interfaith Chapel, and the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center.

Students Explore Links Between Music and Visual Art
For the first time as part of the Eastman Colloquium, 135 freshman and transfer students from the Eastman School visited the Memorial Art Gallery to explore the sounds, meanings, and uses of music within a variety of contexts. Read more...

Highland Hospital, Medical Center Shuttle Service to Begin
Starting Tuesday, December 1, a new staff shuttle will operate between Highland Hospital and the Medical Center. The Highland Hospital shuttle will run weekdays between 5:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. See the schedule. An express line, the shuttle will pick up and drop off at the East Drive bus shelter at Goler House and the front loop at Highland Hospital. For more information, contact the Parking Management Center at 275-4524.

Long-Term Care Insurance Lunch-and-Learns Planned
Legacy Services will conduct long-term care educational seminars next week for you and your spouse or partner. Introductory and advanced sessions will be offered—attend one or both. Click here to view the schedule of presentations. Lunch will be provided for the introductory and advanced concepts seminars. Light refreshments will be provided at the other sessions. RSVP by Monday, November 30, to 1-800-230-3398, ext. 101, or Contact the Benefits Office at 275-2084 with any questions.

Bursar's Office Closes Early Today
The Bursar's Office on the River Campus will close at 3 p.m. today.

Reduced Hours at Bookstores
Campus bookstores will have reduced hours for Thanksgiving: The College Town store will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and will remain closed on Thursday. Regular hours will resume on Friday. The Eastman School store will close at 2 p.m. Wednesday and remain closed through Sunday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.

Session Covers Diabetes and Depression
Join Well-U and the Strong Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for a presentation on the relationship between diabetes and mental health from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, November 30, in the Anderson Room (G-8534), Medical Center. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Enroll online.

Discussion Offers Strategies to Manage, Reduce Stress
WiSTEE (Women in Science, Engineering and Entrepreneurship) Connect is hosting an event on Wednesday, December 2, on strategies to manage and reduce stress. "Managing and Reducing Stress and Leading a Balanced Life" will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Rochester Institute of Technology's Louise Slaughter Building, Room 2210/2200. RSVP here.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Check out a holiday-themed University homepage later today and look for the next issue of @Rochester after the holiday weekend, on Monday, November 30.

November 25, 2015
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Sunny, High 50°
Partly Cloudy, High 57°

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (November 23)
UR's Seligman to Form Commission on Race
Saying it's clear that the climate on campus is not all that it should be, University President and CEO Joel Seligman announced Monday that he is forming a Commission on Race and Diversity.

ZME Science (November 23)
Classic Formula for 'Pi' Connects Pure Math and Quantum Mechanics Like a 'Magic Trick'
"One major breakthrough was made in 1655 when the English mathematician [John Wallis] derived a formula for pi as the product of an infinite series of ratios. Oddly enough, but not that surprising considering the prevalence of pi in nature, researchers from the University of Rochester reached the same formula while they were computing the quantum mechanical energy stats of hydrogen."

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