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In Today’s Issue

  • University IT Announces New Online Self-help Features
  • Free Film: America the Beautiful 2
  • University Electronic Cleanup Is Feb. 29
  • Help Available to Working Families Needing Child Care
  • New Tool Available to Utilize Accounts Payable Information
  • Latest UR Green News Available
  • Wilson Commons Is on Facebook

News and Announcements

University IT Announces New Online Self-help Features
In an effort to improve University-wide computing support, the University IT Help Desk has unveiled new online self-help services. The new features provide options such as the Knowledge Base (featuring tips and FAQs), online chat support, as well as online self-service and IT Service Request Forms. Visit the Help Desk website to explore the features.

Free Film: America the Beautiful 2
Active Minds, UR Cinema Group, University Counseling Center, and the UHS Health Promotion Office are sponsoring a free screening of America the Beautiful: The Thin Commandments at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Hoyt Auditorium. A short panel discussion will follow.

University Electronic Cleanup Is Feb. 29
The Data Security Task Force encourages everyone at the University to set aside two hours on Leap Day for electronic file cleanup to make your computer and your life more efficient and secure. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Help Available to Working Families Needing Child Care
The Childcare DOLLAR$ program, administered by the Children’s Institute, is accepting applications. Working families who live in Monroe County, have children under the age of 13 who need child care, and who meet the income guidelines for their household size (165-275 percent of the federal poverty index) are eligible to apply.

New Tool Available to Utilize Accounts Payable Information
University IT announces that Finance Data Warehouse users will be able to utilize accounts payable information for reporting starting today. The Accounts Payable Finance team and Data Warehouse Team have enabled the Cognos tool for current FRS users to integrate accounts payable information for their reporting needs. This is the last legacy data source to be migrated from Impromptu to Cognos, in preparation for the shutdown of Impromptu/Sybase legacy data warehouse in the next several months. For more information, visit the Data Warehouse web page.

Latest UR Green News Available
UR Green News is a biweekly newsletter about sustainability and the environment at the University. See the latest issue.  For more information or to send story ideas, contact

Wilson Commons Is on Facebook
The Hive Game Room and Common Market have just launched fan pages on Facebook. “Like” them to get updates on special discounts (for example, cajun snack mix will be 25 percent off at the Common Market this week), new fudge flavors, upcoming Game Room events, and more. “Like” either page by noon on Friday, March 2, and you will be entered into a raffle for one of two Wilson Commons fan bags that include a Feel the Sting shirt, homemade fudge, chocolate covered pretzels, a pair of Rochester gloves, and more.

Feb. 27, 2012
Partly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 45°
Partly Cloudy, High 32°

Today’s Event Highlight
Eastman Philharmonia
8 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (Feb. 23)
For Wallace Stevens, Hartford as Muse
“Stevens enjoyed his work very much,” said poet James Longenbach, the Joseph Henry Gilmore Professor of English and the author of Wallace Stevens: The Plain Sense of Things. “It was crucial to his achievement. He turned down an offer to be the Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard because he didn’t want to leave his work. He continued to go to the office even when he was beyond the mandatory age of retirement. He never showed that he felt any conflict or tension between what might appear to be the different aspects of his life.”

Science Daily (Feb. 23)
Key to Growth Differences Between Species
Using the wings of jewel wasps as a tool to study how growth is regulated, biologists at the University have discovered that changes in expression of a well-known cell regulator gene called “unpaired” (upd) accounts for wing growth differences between males of closely related species.

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