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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today’s Issue

  • University, IBM Expand Partnership
  • Computer Sales Server Concerns
  • Frances Tseng Headed to NCAA Tennis Championships
  • Eastman Renovation, Expansion Project Honored
  • Make Your Retirement Plan Elections by June 7
  • Simon School Hosts Breakfast for Prospective Students
  • Employees Offered Free Workout Pass May 16
  • ‘Like’ Well-U’s Facebook Page for Chance to Win Prize
  • Free Lasik Seminar Wednesday

News and Announcements

University, IBM Expand Partnership
The University will be one of the first academic institutions in the nation to receive the next generation of IBM’s high performance supercomputers. The new system—called the Blue Gene/Q—is one of most powerful and efficient computer systems in the world and will be part of a new center at the University dedicated to health research. See news coverage from the Democrat and Chronicle.

Computer Sales Server Concerns
Identifying information for some online customers of the University’s computer store was hacked from a computer server in Maine. No Social Security numbers or credit card numbers of Rochester customers were affected, but affected customers, who have been contacted, must change their passwords.
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Frances Tseng Headed to NCAA Tennis Championships
Frances Tseng ’13 has been selected as one of 32 individuals to compete at the NCAA Division III Individual Tennis Championships May 24-26 in Cary, N.C.
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Eastman Renovation, Expansion Project Honored
The Eastman School’s theater renovation and expansion project has received the Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from the Preservation League of New York State. The statewide awards program honors notable achievements in retaining, promoting, and reusing New York’s architectural heritage.
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Make Your Retirement Plan Elections by June 7
The University’s retirement plan transition enrollment period is coming to a close. Update your investment allocations from the new investment menu by June 7 either online at www.tiaa-cref.org/rochester or by calling 800-410-6497. If you don’t make your selection, your investments will be defaulted into an age-appropriate Vanguard Target Retirement Fund. There are still plenty of ways to learn about the program at www.rochester.edu/benefits/retirement. You will find information on sessions, an interactive flash presentation, and a recording of a retirement transition presentation.

Simon School Hosts Breakfast for Prospective Students
The Executive Programs Office at the Simon School will be hosting a University Employee Breakfast Information Session from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Schlegel Hall Rotunda. Prospective students interested in learning more about the MBA programs at Simon are welcome to attend. Register online.

Employees Offered Free Workout Pass May 16
In celebration of National Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 16, the Medical Center’s Fitness and Wellness Center and the Goergen Athletic Center are offering all University employees a free pass to workout. Employees are regularly encouraged to adopt healthy habits through worksite health promotion programs and initiatives including physical activity.

‘Like’ Well-U’s Facebook Page for Chance to Win Prize
Well-U has launched a new Facebook page that will include daily health tips, upcoming event information, event recaps with photos, prizes, and contests. The first 200 employees to “like” the page will receive a $10 Wegmans gift card. Those who are among the first 50 “likes” will also receive a Well-U goody pack. Winning employees will be messaged via Facebook or emailed in order to collect mailing addresses. Additionally, the first 50 employees to “like” the page will need to designate from which location of the Benefits Office (Medical Center or Brooks Landing) they would like to pick up their goody pack.

Free Lasik Seminar Wednesday
Find out how to reduce your dependence on contacts or glasses at a free Lasik seminar at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Flaum Eye Institute, 100 Meridian Centre. Employees and their friends and families are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Call 273-2020 to make a reservation or register online.

May 14, 2012
Rainy/Sunny
Today’s Forecast:
AM Showers, High 70°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 72°

Today’s Event Highlight
Active Transportation Expo
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
U.S. News & World Report (May 11)
4 Benefits for International Students at U.S. High Schools
Social acculturation is one of the four benefits for international students attending U.S. High Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report. “[Parents] are probably giving their students a big leg up when it comes to being socially integrated,” says Jonathan Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid.

WXXI (May 9)
New Exhibit Accompanies Documentary on Mental Illness at the MAG
An annual Rochester film series—aiming to dispel the stigmas of mental illness—expands this year including artwork by artists suffering from mental health problems.
The Reel Mind Film Series at the Memorial Art Gallery will feature 50 pieces of artwork from the Mental Health Association’s Creative Wellness Coalition. Veronica Weider is the director of the coalition. She says melding the art exhibit with the film series would help eliminate misconceptions and fears about mental illnesses.

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