University of Rochester

@Rochester -- Feb. 15, 2007

snow and wind

Today's Forecast:
Snow Squalls/Wind, High: 15°
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High: 21°

In Today's Issue

  • 'Better Health' Expo
  • Manage Life Insurance Online
  • Concert by Grammy-Winning Pianist
  • Growing Up with Deaf Parents
  • Advanced MRI Aids Physicians
  • Event Highlight: TNT Networking Reception
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball, Track, Tennis
  • Rochester in the News: Gallery's New Suit of Armor, Jackson's Talk
  • In Higher Ed: Diversity and College Presidents

News and Announcements

'Better Health' Expo Features Information, Entertainment
Health care professionals will provide information on specific concerns related to black and Latino health issues in this free day-long event that is open to the community. The event, "UR Path to Better Health," is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, in Douglass Dining Center.

Make Changes to Life Insurance Online
Online management of group life insurance accounts is now available to faculty and staff members eligible for the University Group Life Insurance Plan. Faculty and staff can log on to or use the link on the HRMS home page ( to review their Group Life Insurance Plan information, make changes to current coverage, and designate beneficiaries for their life insurance coverage. User IDs and passwords were recently mailed by Securian Life to the homes of eligible faculty and staff members.

Grammy-Winning Pianist to Perform in Eastman Theatre
The Eastman School continues its eclectic Mosaic Series with a solo recital by Grammy-winning piano virtuoso Yefim Bronfman. The performance will take place in the Eastman Theatre on Tuesday, February 27, at 8 p.m., and will include works by Beethoven, Schumann, Ravel, and Balakirev.

Alan 'Abababa' Abarbanell Discusses Growing Up with Deaf Parents
Entertainer Alan 'Abababa' Abarbanell shares his moving and hilarious story of growing up as a hearing child with deaf parents at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, in Hoyt Auditorium.

First Clinical 3T MRI Lands in Rochester
The region’s first 3 Tesla magnetic resonance scanner (MRI) for clinical use is now available in Rochester. Located at University Imaging at Science Park, the new MRI brings with it important tools to help physicians improve the accuracy of diagnoses and treatments of broad categories of conditions including stroke, brain tumors, epilepsy, and musculoskeletal and heart disease.

Event Highlight

February 15
TNT Networking Group Reception: Professional networking organization for African Americans. Evarts Lounge, Helen Wood Hall, 5:30 p.m.

See for more events.

Sports Buzz

Basketball: The men's and women's teams play at home this weekend, hosting the University of Chicago on Friday and Washington University on Sunday.

Track: The Yellowjackets travel to Cornell University for competitions on Saturday and Sunday.

Tennis: Men's tennis hosts LeMoyne College on Sunday.

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Rochester in the News

Apollo (February Issue)
Acquisition of the Month
The Memorial Art Gallery's new suit of Renaissance armor is highlighted as
the Acquisition of the Month. The beautifully decorated, etched-steel armor, made in the 1560s for the Dukes of Brunswick in northern Germany, was installed last month on the gallery's first floor. (Registration required.)

Democrat and Chronicle (February 14)
Jesse Jackson Visits UR
"We must not just admire Dr. King but we must follow. There is no struggle in admiration because it requires no action. We need to learn the value of living together," said Rev. Jesse Jackson on February 13 in Strong Auditorium, where he gave the University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address.

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (February 16)
Presidents: Same Look, Different Decade
"Although more members of minority groups and women lead higher-education institutions today than in the past, a study of college presidents released this week by the American Council on Education shows the rate of diversification in the president's office has been slow, particularly since the late 1990s."

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