News and Announcements
New Residence Hall, Courtyard Named for University Presidents
The residence hall now under construction on the River Campus will bear the name of President Emeritus Dennis O’Brien and the adjoining redesigned courtyard will be named for President Emeritus Thomas Jackson.
A Step Forward In Effort to Regenerate Damaged Nerves
Neurosurgeon Jason Huang and his team at the Medical Center have taken a step forward toward the goal of repairing nerves more effectively. In a paper published in the journal PLoS One, the team reports that a surprising set of cells may hold potential for nerve transplants.
Go Green: The Future of Food Waste
From Team Green to solar compactors and LEED certified buildings, the University is a leader in sustainability initiatives. Recently, the University has restarted its efforts in composting food waste.
A Raisin in the Sun Actors Discuss the Classic Drama
Jessica Dukes and Brian Coats, currently playing in Geva Theatre’s A Raisin in the Sun, will discuss the 1959 classic at noon Friday, Feb. 24, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. The first play by a black woman ever to be produced on Broadway, A Raisin in the Sun explores an African-American family’s deferred dreams and their determination to live a better life. The talk is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies.
Make the LEAP Day Promise: Electronic Cleanup
The Data Security Task Force encourages everyone at the University to set aside two hours on Leap Day (Feb. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. is the suggested time) for electronic file cleanup. Taking time out of this extra day will help make your computer and your life more efficient and secure, according to the task force. For instructions on how to clean up your email and computer files, visit the LEAP Day website. Or, add the event to your calendar as a reminder. For general questions, contact Will Graver.
Video: Yellow Roses for Susan B. Anthony
Faculty, students, and staff commemorate
Susan B. Anthony’s 192nd birthday by leaving yellow roses at her gravesite in
Mount Hope Cemetery. Sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, the celebration continued with cake and a special opportunity to view artifacts from Anthony’s life. Watch...
New Credit Card Settlement Procedure Announced
The Office of Treasury Management announces changes to the process University departments need to follow for credit card settlement depositing. Effective with credit card batches closed on Feb. 29, MasterCard, Visa, Discover credit card totals should be combined on one deposit ticket. Discover totals should not be put on a separate ticket. An updated voice authorization telephone number can be found at www.rochester.edu/adminfinance/treasury. Any questions, contact your cashiering location or treasury at 275-3734.
Evening of Jazz Celebrates Black History Month
In observance of Black History Month, the African American Network at the University is hosting an evening of jazz, art, and poetry from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center. A cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature an art exhibition and performances from local musicians, performers, artists, and dancers. There will be beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and professional networking opportunities. For more information and to RSVP, call 276-3259, ext.2, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference: Critical Updates on Kidney Transplants
“Kidney Transplant 2012–A Clinical
Overview for Nephrologists, Primary Care Physicians, Advance Practice
Practitioners, Nurses and Social Workers” on Saturday, March 3, will
provide an update on changes in policies and practice patterns critical
to the transplant patient population. The content has been selected to
provide a comprehensive review of preoperative and
surgical/postoperative care of patients. Click on the conference link in
the right column to read more at www.urmc.rochester.edu/cpe.