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In Today’s Issue

  • Technology Development Fund Application Period Open
  • Registration Open for March 22 Mentoring Workshop
  • Summer Registration for the College Starts April 9
  • Protect Your Computer with Anti-Virus Software
  • Artist Opportunities Available for Clothesline Festival
  • Free Lasik Seminar Planned for Wednesday
  • Better Breathers Group to Meet

News and Announcements

Technology Development Fund Application Period Open
The University’s Technology Development Fund is accepting pre-proposal applications for its fifth round of award funding. The fund promotes the transfer and translation of University research into commercial applications through monetary awards ranging from $40,000 to $100,000. New for 2012, the application has been streamlined and therapeutics/vaccines proposals will be evaluated using updated criteria, bettering the chances for an award in that area.

Registration Open for March 22 Mentoring Workshop
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity and Clinical and Translational Science Institute are cosponsoring a workshop on mentoring, “Mentoring: Tales from the Front.” The speakers are Denham Ward, chair emeritus of the Department of Anesthesiology, and Deborah Fowell, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Both are recipients of URMC mentoring awards. The workshop will be held Thursday, March 22, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. with a reception to follow.

Summer Registration for the College Starts April 9
The summer schedule of College courses is ready for review online. Summer classes can help students get ahead, catch up, repeat a course, or just try something different. Learn about the tuition benefits plan for University employees and get the updated Employee Tuition Waiver and Tuition Reimbursement applications here. For more information, visit

Protect Your Computer with Anti-Virus Software
The University offers free anti-virus software to all faculty, students, and staff at the University. The software from Sophos offers a broad range of protection for desktops, file servers, email servers and gateways. If you do not have Sophos Anti-Virus currently installed, join the effort to keep the University network virus-free by installing the software. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Artist Opportunities Available for Clothesline Festival
New York state artists are invited to apply for spaces at the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, a long-running juried fine art and crafts festival held on the Memorial Art Gallery grounds. The 56th annual event takes place Sept. 8 and 9. Apply online.

Free Lasik Seminar Planned for Wednesday
Do you want to reduce your dependence on contacts or glasses? Attend a free Lasik seminar at the Flaum Eye Institute, 100 Meridian Center, on Wednesday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Call 273-2020 to make a reservation or register online.

Better Breathers Group to Meet
Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County and Upstate HomeCare host the March Better Breathers Group at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at 2180 Empire Blvd. Jason Lyons, pulmonologist and attending physician, Unity Pulmonary Medicine, will be speaking on depression as it relates to those suffering with pulmonary issues.

March 5, 2012
Snow Showers
Today’s Forecast:
AM Snow Showers, High 24°
Mostly Sunny, High 44°

Today’s Event Highlight

George Ford Lecture/Plutzik Centennial Series
5 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
YNN Rochester (March 1)
UR Students Set New Rowing Record
Two University of Rochester students broke a world record Friday. Ross Pederson and Joe Prosack are on the University’s rowing team. The teammates were born the same year, and both are dual majors in economics and math.

ABC News (March 1)
Breastfeeding Advocates Praise Beyonce for Nursing Daughter in Public
A megastar helps to take away the stigma of nursing in public, experts said. And role models are needed to help young women see the value and the beauty of breastfeeding, said Ruth Lawrence, professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology.

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