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In Today’s Issue

  • Meliora Weekend Headliners Announced
  • Margaret Kearney Named Editor of Nursing Journal
  • Learn More about Your Retirement Options
  • Cardiologist to Discuss Artificial Heart During Web Chat
  • Nutrition Authors Speak at Highland Grand Rounds
  • Opening Reception: It Doesn’t Last Forever
  • Students Talk about Identity Theft
  • Latest UR Green News Available
  • Computer Sales: Spring Clearance Sale

News and Announcements

Meliora Weekend Headliners Announced

barbara walters
Veteran journalist Barbara Walters and late-night TV host Craig Ferguson will headline the 12th Meliora Weekend, Oct. 11–14. The event combines alumni reunion, homecoming, and family weekend, and attracts thousands of attendees each year for four days of lectures, performances, seminars, and social gatherings. After several years of increasing demand for tickets, the University will introduce a lottery system for the keynote address. The new system aims to provide better customer service during the live registration period.

Margaret Kearney Named Editor of Nursing Journal
Margaret H. Kearney, Vice Provost and University Dean of Graduate Studies and professor of nursing, was named editor of Research in Nursing & Health. Now in its 35th year, the international interdisciplinary journal ranks in the top three general research journals in nursing. Prior to the appointment, which will begin in September, Kearney served as an associate editor of the journal for two years. She was previously associate editor of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing.

Learn More about Your Retirement Options
Did you know there are several ways you can learn more about the University’s retirement plan transition? You can view a recording of one of the recent information sessions, check out an interactive presentation about the transition, attend an upcoming information session, or call (800) 410-6497 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday to speak with a representative who can answer your questions and facilitate enrollment over the phone. Sophisticated investors who wish to enroll in a self-directed brokerage account must call by April 30 in order to select the one-time, in-kind mutual fund unit transfer option. Paperwork must be received by May 10. The deadline for enrolling in target date funds or selecting from a new, streamlined menu of options is June 7.

Cardiologist to Discuss Artificial Heart During Web Chat
Transplant cardiologist Leway Chen, associate professor of cardiology, will answer questions about total artificial hearts during an online web chat sponsored by the Democrat and Chronicle from 3 to 4 p.m. today. The Medical Center’s Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation performed its first artificial heart implantation April 4. Join the discussion at

Nutrition Authors Speak at Highland Grand Rounds
Family medicine physician Thomas M. Campbell and his father, T. Colin Campbell, professor emeritus at Cornell University, will discuss “Plant-based Diets: A Different Approach to Health” at Highland Hospital’s Primary Care Grand Rounds at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, in Highland’s Collins Auditorium.

Opening Reception: It Doesn’t Last Forever
It Doesn’t Last Forever, a senior thesis exhibition by Alyssa Smudzin, opens with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the Art & Music Library, Rush Rhees Library. The exhibition, a photographic documentation of physical and psychological spaces from childhood, runs through April 30.

Students Talk about Identity Theft
University IT’s video series on security continues this week on the topic of identity theft. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips? Send them to

Latest UR Green News Available
UR Green News is a biweekly newsletter about sustainability and the environment at the University. See the final issue of the semester.

Computer Sales: Spring Clearance Sale
University IT Computer Sales is holding a spring clearance sale at its Rush Rhees Library location. Prices have been reduced up to 70 percent on select items. For more information, visit their Rush Rhees Library location (Room: G114) or call 275-8353.

April 23, 2012
Mixed Snow/Rain
Today’s Forecast:
Rain/Snow/Wind, High 37°
Rain/Snow, High 42°

Today’s Event Highlight
Frederick Douglass Institute Speaker: Alex Tcheuyap
"African Cinema and the Representation of African-Americans: Myths, Stereotypes and Memory." Noon, Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
The Atlantic (April 18)
Study of the Day: Strict Parenting and Same-Sex Urges Lead to Homophobia
The fear, anxiety, and aversion that some seemingly heterosexual people hold toward gays and lesbians can grow out of their own repressed same-sex desires, says study coauthor Richard Ryan, professor of psychology. “In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict outward.”

CNN (April 19)
Dick Clark Knew His Business
Dick Clark was in the business of family entertainment—a broadcaster in the truest sense of the term, says rock historian John Covach, professor and chair of the College Department of Music and a professor of theory at the Eastman School.

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