In Today’s Issue
- Surgeons Implant First Total Artificial Heart in Upstate NY
- Best Translated Book Award Finalists Named
- U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine to Give Reading Today
- Endowed Scholarship Donors and Recipients Honored
- Community Needs Your Support: Give to United Way
- Memorial Service Today for Grace Harris
- Total Compensation Statement Available on HRMS
- Adding Machine Opens Tonight
- Registration Open for ‘Eat Well. Live Well. Challenge’
- Club Rochester: Asian Heritage Month
- Medical School Student Gives History of Medicine Lecture
- RPO Offers Discount for Concerts This Weekend
News and Announcements
Surgeons Implant First Total Artificial Heart in Upstate NY
The Medical Center cardiac transplant team has replaced a 49-year-old man’s heart with a total artificial heart, introducing a life-sustaining treatment option for the most critically ill patients with end-stage heart failure.
Best Translated Book Award Finalists Named
The poetry and fiction finalists for the 2012 Best Translated Book Awards were announced during a special event Tuesday at the University and on Three Percent, the University’s translation-centric website. The winners will be announced Friday, May 4, in New York City as part of the PEN World Voices Festival.
U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine to Give Reading Today
U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Philip Levine will
give a reading today as part of the centennial celebration
of poet Hyam Plutzik and the reading series established in his name.
The talk begins at 5 p.m. in Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall, and
will be followed by a Q&A and book-signing session. It is
free and open to the public.
Endowed Scholarship Donors and Recipients Honored
A record number of people attended the
University’s Celebration of Scholarships dinner yesterday. Held at the
Memorial Art Gallery, the event recognized the generosity of endowed
scholarship donors and the accomplishments of the students they support.
The annual dinner, now in its third year, is an opportunity for donors
and recipients of endowed scholarships to meet and interact.
Community Needs Your Support: Give to United Way
There’s still time to pledge to the University’s United Way campaign. Reaching the University’s $1.4 million goal translates to making real change by supporting people in need in the community. “Live United” and consider making a pledge today. Visit the University’s United Way website for more information and to make your pledge.
Memorial Service Today for Grace Harris
A memorial service for Grace Harris, professor emerita of anthropology, will be held at 3:30 p.m. today in the chapel at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Harris died last December at age 85.
Total Compensation Statement Available on HRMS
The Benefits Office encourages you to look at your 2011 Total
Compensation Statement, which illustrates the full value of your wages
and benefits together. The statement is available by logging into the HRMS
with your NetID and clicking on the box labeled “Total Compensation
Statement.” As an added incentive, $10 Starbucks gift cards were sent to the first 200 employees who viewed their reports (gift cards have been sent to their homes and should arrive soon).
Adding Machine Opens Tonight
Registration Open for ‘Eat Well. Live Well. Challenge’
From a corporate break room to the tents of the Occupy movement, a displaced accountant struggles to remain relevant in the International Theatre Program’s production of Adding Machine: A Musical, opening tonight at Todd Theater.
This year’s eight-week “Eat Well. Live Well. Challenge” for
University employees will begin April 22. Teams and individuals
participants are encouraged to join. Attend an information session from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on either Friday, April 13, in the Saunders Research
Building atrium or Wednesday, April 18, in the UHS Building, Room 200. Sign up here or call 276-5050 for more information. Sponsored by Well-U.
Club Rochester: Asian Heritage Month
Celebrate Asian Heritage Month at Club
Rochester from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Meliora Restaurant, Salon D, with
the Asian Heritage Month Committee. Enjoy appetizers, sorbet, and drink
specials. Visit the Club Rochester website for more information.
Medical School Student Gives History of Medicine Lecture
Jennifer Fichter from the Class of 2012 at the School of Medicine and
Dentistry will present the George Washington Corner Society for the
History of Medicine Lecture, “A Postpartum Puzzle: Puerperal Psychosis
from Past to Present,” Thursday, April 19, at the Rochester Academy of
Medicine, 1441 East Ave. A social gathering begins at 5:30 p.m. and the
lecture follows at 6:30 pm. The event is free for students and Corner
Society members and $15 for guests. Reservations are requested. RSVP
by Monday, April 16, to Andrea Ehmann at 275-5800 or email@example.com.
RPO Offers Discount for Concerts This Weekend
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is offering University faculty, staff, and alumni 50 percent off tickets for “Spring Festival: Mozart and More” tonight and Saturday night at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100. Student tickets to all RPO concerts are $10.
April 12, 2012
Today’s Event Highlight
Sustainability Seminar Series: Initiatives at RIT
Partly Cloudy, High 53°
Sunny, High 60°
12:30 p.m., Goergen Hall 110. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Huffington Post (April 9)
Homophobes Gay? Study Ties Anti-Gay Outlook to Homosexuality, Authoritarian Parenting
A new study finds that those individuals who are most hostile toward gays and hold strong anti-gay views may themselves have same-sex desires, albeit undercover ones. “This study shows that if you are feeling that kind of visceral reaction to an out-group, ask yourself, ‘Why?’” coauthor Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, said in a statement. “Those intense emotions should serve as a call to self-reflection.” Also reported by MSNBC
, the Baltimore Examiner
Baltimore Examiner (April 11)
Colleges as Music Videos
“In the rough and tumble world of recruiting top students to attend their institutions, colleges are now turning to their most musical undergraduates in order to produce unique viral marketing campaigns. Consider it the Glee-i-fying of undergraduate admissions. One of the most buzz-worthy productions is from University of Rochester's all-male a cappella group the Midnight Ramblers.”
Yellowjackets at Home
Track and Field
April 14: 9 a.m., Alumni Invitational
April 14: 1 p.m. vs. St. Lawrence University
April 15: 1 p.m. vs. Skidmore College
April 18: 4 p.m. vs. St. John Fisher
April 18: 4 p.m. vs. RIT
the latest athletic news at the Rochester
Athletics web site.
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