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In Today’s Issue

  • Timothy Quill Leads National Palliative Care Group
  • Hulin Wu to Lead New Bioinformatics Center
  • A Modern Musical: Adding Machine Adds Up
  • Spring Issue of The Clarion Now Online
  • Lasik Seminar Planned for Tomorrow
  • Last Chance to Earn $125 for Health Assessment
  • Graduation Fair Today
  • Stephen Paraka Memorial Golf Tournament Set for Aug. 11
  • Plan Aims to Provide Safe Biking Routes to University

News and Announcements

Timothy Quill Leads National Palliative Care Group
Timothy Quill, director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Palliative Care at the Medical Center, assumed the presidency of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine earlier this month at the group’s annual meeting in Denver.

Hulin Wu to Lead New Bioinformatics Center
Hulin Wu, Dean’s Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, will serve as founding director of the newly established Center for Integrative Bioinformatics and Experimental Mathematics.

A Modern Musical: Adding Machine Adds Up
From a corporate breakroom to the tents of the Occupy movement, a displaced accountant struggles to remain relevant in the award-winning Adding Machine: A Musical. Performed by the International Theatre Program, the musical opens at Todd Theater on Thursday, April 12.

Spring Issue of The Clarion Now Online
The spring issue of The Clarion, a quarterly newsletter published by the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center, is now available. The issue features stories about faculty going the extra mile to help students succeed in their internship search; a sophomore who already has one broadcasting internship under his belt and another set up for this summer; and Career Center resources for students prepping for grad school, internship, or job interviews.

Lasik Seminar Planned for Tomorrow
Want to reduce your dependence on contacts or glasses in time for summer? More information is available at a free Lasik seminar at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Flaum Eye Institute, 100 Meridian Center. Learn about Lasik surgery options and find out if laser vision correction is right for you. Refreshments will be served. Call 273-2020 to make a reservation or register online.

Last Chance to Earn $125 for Health Assessment
The $125 incentive for completing a 2012 online Personal Health Assessment ends March 31. Biometric screening clinics, which will help you fill out the assessment, are scheduled for Corporate Woods, Clinton Crossings, and many Medical Center locations. All University faculty and staff are invited to have a screening, sponsored by Well-U, and to complete their health assessment at the Well-U website. Employees and their spouses or domestic partners who are enrolled in University health care plans are eligible for the incentive. Screenings will continue in April when the incentive will be $100 for those with University health plans. Check the online eHealth schedule to register for a screening.

Graduation Fair Today
The River Campus Bookstore will host a Graduation Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is the first day that seniors can purchase regalia. In addition, the bookstore will offer a 10 percent discount on diploma frames (in-store only); a representative from Balfour will be on hand to take announcement and class ring orders; and CLIX Portrait Studios will take photos of students in their regalia (packages start at $10).

Help the University Win Funding for Arbor Day Event
The University has been selected by the Arbor Day Foundation as one of 10 Tree Campuses with the potential to earn $1,000 toward an Arbor Day event as well as free T-shirts and banners. Dan Schied, manager of horticulture and grounds, and the grounds department have an Arbor Day event planned and would appreciate the University community’s support in the contest. Cast your vote on Facebook.

Stephen Paraka Memorial Golf Tournament Set for Aug. 11
The second Stephen Paraka Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, at Durand Eastman Golf Course in Rochester. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the endowment for the Stephen Paraka Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University. Paraka graduated with a bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology in 1998. For more information, visit the tournament website, call Tony or Lil Paraka at 497-7009, or email

Plan Aims to Provide Safe Biking Routes to University
The Brighton Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force will hold an open house on Thursday, March 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave. The town was awarded $68,500 from the Genesee Transportation Council’s Unified Planning Work Program to develop a Brighton Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. One goal of the plan is to provide accessible and safe routes to and from the University. Additional information and an online survey are available on the project website.

March 23, 2012
Mostly Cloudy

Today’s Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 66°
Showers, High 63°
Weekend Event Highlight
Skalny Center Film Screening and Lecture: The Parade Step
Saturday, March 24, 3 p.m., Hoyt Auditorium.

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (March 21)
Tax Breaks OK’d for U of R Housing
The County of Monroe Industrial Agency (COMIDA) has approved tax breaks for a two-building mixed-use project at 1500 South Plymouth. Floors 2 through 11 of one building, approximately 80,000 square feet, will provide housing for University of Rochester students. The first floor will house a 3,500-square-foot U of R scull boathouse with access to the river, and a 5,300-square-foot retail commercial space.

WXXI PBS News (March 21)
Electric Car Revolution Faces Increasing Headwinds
Unrelenting bad news has led to questions about the readiness of electric cars and raises fresh doubts about a technology that has been around since the late 1890s but is still struggling to win over the public. “You can do all the advertising and promotion you want, but if people don’t buy into the message the needle's not going to move,” says George Cook, executive professor of business administration at the Simon School and a former Ford executive.

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