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In Today's Issue

  • Welcome Back from President Seligman
  • Confidence in Parenting Could Help Break Cycle of Abuse
  • Shaun Nelms Assumes Role as Superintendent
  • Medical Faculty Group Moves Forward to Unite Operations
  • Wegmans Hall Pile Driving Begins Friday
  • Hospital Garage South Drive Entrance Closed
  • Register Today for Free Fitness Classes
  • Free Antivirus Software Available

News and Announcements

Welcome Back from President Seligman
"We are looking ahead to an exceptionally exciting year, building on the increasing momentum of the last few years. There is much to celebrate," writes University President and CEO Joel Seligman. Read his full message.

Confidence in Parenting Could Help Break Cycle of Abuse
Psychologists at the Mt. Hope Family Center have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as children are more critical of their ability to parent successfully. Read more...

Shaun Nelms Assumes Role as Superintendent
Shaun Nelms will serve East High School and the University Educational Partnership Organization as superintendent starting Tuesday, September 1. Nelms was appointed by the Rochester Board of Education. Read more...

Medical Faculty Group Moves Forward to Unite Operations
The Medical Center Faculty Group is implementing recommendations to unite its operations across 22 departments, with the goal of providing excellent care, unsurpassed service, and value to its patients. Read more about how the transformation will unfold over the next few months.

Wegmans Hall Pile Driving Begins Friday
On Friday, September 4, installation of the Wegmans Hall foundation system will begin, which requires using a hammer-like device to drive steel beams 40 feet into the ground. Depending on soil conditions, this process will create intermittent noise and may create occasional vibrations. Significant efforts have been made to make the installation period as brief as possible. This process is expected to take about two weeks. Please contact project manager Greg Meyer at 275-8068 or 313-3992.

Hospital Garage South Drive Entrance Closed
Today and tomorrow, September 1, the South Drive (patient discharge) entrance and exit lanes will be closed to relocate the cashier booth. The move will improve the spacing between the cashier window and the gate arm. Visitors and staff should enter and exit via Jackson Drive or East Drive.

Register Tuesday for Free Fitness Classes
Registration for the new session of Well-U fitness classes opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 1. The session runs September 8 through October 30. Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and turbokick are offered at several University sites. New this session is a Fit1 class. All classes are free for faculty and staff. View the class schedules and follow the links to enroll. Note: registration is online only. Do not contact Well-U with reservation requests. Direct questions to

Free Antivirus Software Available
Did you know that the University offers a comprehensive antivirus program that is free for all faculty, staff, and students? The Sophos software provides a broad range of protection for desktops, file servers, email servers, and gateways. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

August 31, 2015
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 85°
Sunny, High 86°

Today's Event Highlight
Posters and Prints Sale
11 a.m to 6 p.m.., Wilson Commons porch

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Rochester in the News
Huffington Post (August 20)
The 20 Most Polite Colleges in 2015, According to GrubHub
The online food-ordering service GrubHub reviewed data and calculated which college campuses had students, faculty, and staff include "please," "thanks," and "thank you" in their delivery orders. The data place the University sixth out of the top 20.

WHAM ABC 13 Rochester (August 27)
Incoming U of R Students Mark Wilson Day
The new school year started with a day of service for freshmen at the University. Opening ceremonies were held Thursday for more than 1,400 freshmen and transfer students from the university who were volunteering on the annual Wilson Day. The tradition is a chance to introduce the new students to the Rochester area while helping others in the community.

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