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In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Issues Diversity Report
  • University United Way Campaign Exceeds $1.4 Million Goal
  • Defects in Atomically Thin Semiconductor Emit Single Photons
  • 2015 Best Translated Book Award Finalists Announced
  • Blood and Marrow Transplant Program Reaccredited
  • Gollin Film Festival Showcases Student Films
  • Video: The Making of a Tunnel Mural
  • Go Green: RecycleMania 2015 Results Are In
  • Bike Tire Repair Workshop Today
  • Farmer's Market Features Asparagus Pasta Salad, Giveaways
  • Participants Sought for Study on HIV Oral Vaccine

News and Announcements

President Seligman Issues Diversity Report
In his ninth annual diversity report, President Joel Seligman says the University is making “continued progress” in efforts to be a more diverse and welcome community, but our work is not done. Read the report.

University United Way Campaign Exceeds $1.4 Million Goal
The University has exceeded its 2015 United Way Campaign goal to raise $1.4 million. The ePledge confidential online pledging system will be available until June 1, so there is still time to make a pledge. The University's campaign leadership thanks the many donors who contributed to the campaign, as well as the many campaign volunteers across the University who helped the University achieve its goal.

Defects in Atomically Thin Semiconductor Emit Single Photons
Researchers at the Institute of Optics have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce light-emitting quantum dots. The work could be useful for the integration of quantum photonics with solid-state electronics—a combination known as integrated photonics. Read more...

2015 Best Translated Book Award Finalists Announced
Ten works of fiction and six poetry collections remain in the running for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards following the announcement of the two shortlists yesterday on Three Percent, the University’s translation-centric website. Read more...

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program Reaccredited
The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Wilmot Cancer Institute was recognized for its high level of care and detailed quality management processes with a three-year reaccreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy. Read more...

Gollin Film Festival Showcases Student Films
A diverse group of 14 student films were presented at the 10th annual Gollin Film Festival, with the top three films winning $1,200 in cash prizes. The festival, which is open to all Rochester undergraduate students, is sponsored by the Film and Media Studies program. Read more...

Video: The Making of a Tunnel Mural
Local artist Sarah Rutherford has created a mural in the underground tunnels designed to inspire those who pass. Watch the video.

Go Green: RecycleMania 2015 Results Are In
Succeeding in both tangible results and in encouragement of action and awareness, the University was a contender in this year's RecycleMania contest. Read more...

Bike Tire Repair Workshop Today
Well-U will host two free bicycle tire repair clinics today from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. at the bicycle cage located on the ground level of the hospital’s ramp garage. Learn more about biking at the University. Enroll online. Direct questions to Eric Rich ateric_rich@urmc.rochester.edu.

Farmer's Market Features Asparagus Pasta Salad, Giveaways
The University Farmers Market returns from 3 to 6 p.m. today in Flaum Atrium in the Medical Center. Meet the vendors, sample goods, receive nutrition education and cooking tips, and enter to win raffle prizes. Highlights include a lemon asparagus pasta salad sample. Vendors will be handing out Well-U prizes to their first few customers, while supplies last. Keep up with all the market highlights—sign up for the weekly Well-U Farmers Market newsletter.

Participants Sought for Study on HIV Oral Vaccine
The Rochester Victory Alliance is looking for HIV-negative men and women, ages 18-50, to volunteer in a research study looking at a new kind of oral vaccine (in pill form). Participation requires a 12-day overnight stay and additional clinic visits. Volunteers are paid up to $2,800 (varies per schedule) for their time and effort. Contact 756-2329 or volunteer@rochestervictoryalliance.org for more information.

May 6, 2015
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 73°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 77°

Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Azariah Boody—The 'Dandelion Fellow' at 200
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rush Rhees Library Q&i Desk Area

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Rochester in the News
Asian Scientist Magazine (May 5)
Lower Air Pollution, Higher Birth Weight
“The results of this study demonstrate a clear association between changes in air pollutant concentrations and birth weight,” said David Rich, associate professor of public health sciences and lead author of the study. “These findings not only illustrate one of the many significant health consequences of pollution, but also demonstrate that this phenomenon can be reversed.”

NPR (May 5)
How We Came to Be Run By Time
"A couple of years ago I wrote a whole book on this subject called About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang. What intrigued me most as I did my research for the book was the way different societies and historical periods shaped the lives of their citizens through what I called different cultural "time-logics," writes Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy. "And more than anything else, it was technology that determined how a culture could parse the day into a new time-logic."

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