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In Today’s Issue

  • President Seligman Issues Diversity Report
  • Outpatient Clinics Adopt eRecord, Debut ‘MyChart’
  • Human Resources Seeks Customer Feedback
  • Eastman Students Win DownBeat Awards
  • Memorial Art Gallery Receives NEA Grant
  • Campus Leaders Recognized
  • Free Skin Cancer Screening Offered Saturday
  • Discount Tickets Available for Company
  • Financial Health Bites: First-time Home Buyers
  • Candy Sale at Common Market

News and Announcements

President Seligman Issues Diversity Report
In his sixth annual diversity report, President Joel Seligman says that “We continue to make incremental progress in our diversity initiatives. In the last six years we have learned a great deal. We’ve made great progress in creating conversations that will help create as welcoming, inclusive, and diverse a community as possible.”

Outpatient Clinics Adopt eRecord, Debut ‘MyChart’
Last week, 162 Medical Center–affiliated outpatient clinics officially plugged into eRecord, the Medical Center’s new electronic medical record solution. The latest milestone marks a significant step in the Medical Center’s journey deploying a single electronic health record that spans all points of care within its health system.

Human Resources Seeks Customer Feedback
Chuck Murphy, associate vice president of human resources, announces a new program that aims to improve the experience and overall value of Human Resources to faculty and staff. Beginning in June, a survey will be sent to randomly selected customers shortly after a service encounter with HR by phone, email, or in person. Customers, internal and external to the University (job seekers, for example), who agree to participate will receive an email invitation from University partner Brand Integrity with a link directing them to a secure, web-based survey that should take no more than two minutes to complete. “We want to know your thoughts and opinions concerning our services,” Murphy says. “Please take the time to provide us your feedback so we can continually improve the way we work with you. We appreciate the continued opportunity to be of service to you and look forward to being your valued HR resource.”

Eastman Students Win DownBeat Awards
Two Eastman School students, Levi Saelua and Karl Stabnau, have received DownBeat honors in the magazine’s 35th annual student music awards.

Memorial Art Gallery Receives NEA Grant
The Memorial Art Gallery is one of 788 not-for-profit organizations nationwide recently selected to receive an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The gallery’s $15,000 award will be used to conserve a group of 37 Depression-era mural study drawings by Rochester artist Carl Peters.

Campus Leaders Recognized
Eighteen students and four student organizations were recognized during the Student Life Awards ceremony for their contributions to campus life.

Free Skin Cancer Screening Offered Saturday
The Department of Dermatology is cosponsoring a free skin cancer screening event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The screening, jointly sponsored with the Rochester Dermatologic Society and the American Academy of Dermatology, will be held in the dermatology suite on the second floor of the Ambulatory Care Facility at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Discount Tickets Available for Company
As part of senior week, the senior class council has a block of tickets reserved for the 8 p..m performance of Company at Geva Theatre on Friday, May 18. The discounted tickets are open to the University community and can be purchased for $25 each (cash only) at the Common Market in Wilson Commons until noon on Friday. There is a limit of four tickets per University ID.

Financial Health Bites: First-time Home Buyers
Learn more about buying your first home on Wednesday, May 23. Conducted by a representative from Chase, the session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room ACF-A (2-1322) in the Medical Center. Lunches are welcome. Registration is required.

Candy Sale at Common Market
The Common Market in Wilson Commons will be closing at noon on Friday, May 18, for the summer. Bulk and candy items will be offered at 50 percent off until then. The Common Market accepts cash, URos, and declining.

May 16, 2012
Chance T-Storms
Today’s Forecast:
Isolated T-storms, High 67°
Sunny, High 64°

Today’s Event Highlight
Schwartz Center Conference
“End-of-Life and Active Drug Abuse: Too Little, Too Much, Too Hard to Tell!” Noon, Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Washington Post (May 13)
Ryan Budget Still an Issue in Congressional Races
“The issue in question is the budget proposal issued by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), and what it does to Medicare in particular. A few hours away at the University of Rochester, Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) used a meeting with college students to blast Ryan’s idea of cutting $200 million in Pell grants and for not initially supporting an extension of lower student loan interest rates.”

Bloomberg News (May 14)
Common Cause Seeks End to Republicans’ Use of Filibuster
Common Cause, a Washington-based watchdog organization, is asking a federal court to overturn the Senate filibuster, which Republicans have used more since Democrats captured the chamber in 2007. “All Senate rules exist because a majority believes that they are better off with the rules than without them,” says David Primo, associate professor of political science. “The majority party always complains about filibuster abuses, but they never get rid of it because they want the same protections when they are in the minority.”

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