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In Today’s Issue

  • Gabrellians Endow Professorship, Research Grant
  • SLAP Presents ‘So, Do You Read Braille?’
  • Video: Crafting Modernism
  • Go Green: Recognizing a Green Star
  • Nursing Honor Society Chapter Hosts Conference
  • Learn More about Colon Cancer at Informational Fair
  • Alternate Login ID for HRMS Available
  • Free Employee Health Services Featured on Facebook
  • Seminar Aims to Assist First-time Homebuyers

News and Announcements

Gabrellians Endow Professorship, Research Grant
Mark ’79 and Ani Nazerian Gabrellian ’84 have established a multidisciplinary professorship to better understand the most vital political and economic issues of our era. The Gabrellians also have permanently endowed an innovation grant for outstanding incoming undergraduates. Both pledges support The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester.
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SLAP Presents ‘So, Do You Read Braille?’
Through skits and sign language–translated popular music, SLAP (Sign Language Performers) will spread awareness about Rochester’s deaf community and its culture and history at 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the May Room, Wilson Commons. SLAP’s show, which is fully voice interpreted for signing impaired, features Rochester a cappella groups the Midnight Ramblers and After Hours. Tickets, which are available at the Common Market or at the door, are $3 for University undergraduates, $4 for faculty, staff, and graduate students, and $5 for the general public.

Video: Crafting Modernism
Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design at the Memorial Art Gallery explores American art, craft, and design from the period after World War II through 1969. The exhibition runs until May 20. Watch the video...

Go Green: Recognizing a Green Star

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Implementing recycling programs throughout the diverse areas of the University is not always as straightforward as you might think. Green champions like registered nurse Joan Shikowitz have helped overcome the challenges. Read more about how Shikowitz spearheaded waste-reduction efforts in her department.

Nursing Honor Society Chapter Hosts Conference
Epsilon Xi, the University’s chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, will host the Sigma Theta Tau Regional Conference on Friday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Staybridge Suites, 1000 Genesee St. The conference, which also marks the chapter’s 30th anniversary, will feature a variety of presentations by School of Nursing faculty on topics including translational science, palliative care, child/adolescent psychiatry, and sleep disorders.
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Learn More about Colon Cancer at Informational Fair
March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Join the Colon Cancer Alliance, New York State Chapter for an informational fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Saunders Research Building atrium. The event is hosted by Well-U. 

Alternate Login ID for HRMS Available
All users have the choice to use an alternate login account to access HRMS which allows users to maintain separate login accounts for HRMS while continuing to use their NetIDs to access other systems and services. To request an alternate login account or for answers to frequently asked questions, go to www.rochester.edu/it/hrmslogin/faq. If you opt to use the service, you must use the new alternate login account when you access HRMS. Contact the Help Desk at 275-2000 or UnivITHelp@UR.Rochester.edu for assistance.

Free Employee Health Services Featured on Facebook
Do you want to lose weight, improve your diet and nutrition, stop smoking, or reduce stress? The Center for Community Health’s new Facebook page will put you in touch
with free health services for eligible University employees and their spouses or partners. Non-Medicare-eligible retirees  and spouses enrolled in a University health care plan are also eligible.

Seminar Aims to Assist First-time Homebuyers
Chase will host a free First-time Homebuyer Seminar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at its Todd Union building branch on the River Campus. Topics will include preparing for home ownership, mortgage programs, and a question-and-answer session with mortgage specialists. Seating is limited. Call 275-4560 to RSVP.

March 21, 2012
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Today’s Event Highlight
Women's History Month Film Series—Mother: Caring for 7 Billion
7 p.m., Hoyt Auditorium, River Campus. Part of Women’s History Month at the University. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
U.S. News University Directory (March 16)
College Admissions: The Musical
Some colleges and universities are using also the website as part of their recruiting efforts, hoping viral videos will be seen by future bachelor's degree seekers around the country. Recently, the University of Rochester released a hip-hop music video featuring its male a capella group Midnight Ramblers, The Washington Post reports. In the video, which is titled "Remember oUR Name," the group of students raps about the school's academics, dining facilities, gym and football field in an effort to give prospective students insight into the institution's culture. Although the video has only been live on YouTube for about a week, it currently has almost 68,500 views.

Democrat & Chronicle (March 19)
Maggie vs. Louise to be Battle of 2 Popular, Powerhouse Politicians
If name recognition is a key to political success, as history suggests, then the outcome of the contest between Rep. Louise Slaughter and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks for the newly drawn 25th Congressional District is anyone’s guess. “Forget Thelma & Louise, that’s kids’ stuff compared to Maggie and Louise,” says political observer and radio talk show host Curt Smith, senior lecturer in English. “I can’t think, frankly, of a race anywhere in which neither candidate has a last name.”
“What’s interesting about this race is, after 10 years where the Rochester region was fragmented into four districts, we now have a Monroe County-centric district,” says Gerald Gamm, associate professor of political science and history. “The challenge that (Brooks) has will be to convert her strengths locally to Congress, and the challenge that (Slaughter) has will be to reconstruct a local coalition.”


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