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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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Registration Open for ‘Eat Well. Live Well. Challenge’
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 andrea_ehmann@urmc.rochester.edu.

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
Partly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 53°
Tomorrow:
Sunny, High 60°

Today’s Event Highlight
Sustainability Seminar Series: Initiatives at RIT
12:30 p.m., Goergen Hall 110. Read more...

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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, and more.

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.”


Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Track and Field
April 14: 9 a.m., Alumni Invitational

Softball
April 14: 1 p.m. vs. St. Lawrence University
April 15: 1 p.m. vs. Skidmore College

Baseball
April 18: 4 p.m. vs. St. John Fisher

Men’s Tennis
April 18: 4 p.m. vs. RIT

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics web site.

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