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In Today's Issue

  • Provost Ralph Kuncl Named President of the University of Redlands
  • Conversations with LPGA Golfers and Their Caddies
  • Last Sessions Offered on Retirement Plans
  • Researchers Learn about End-of-Life Communication
  • Autism Conference Will Share Research Findings
  • 5th 'Rochester Biennial' Opens June 10 at MAG
  • Creative Excellence Award Winners Announced

News and Announcements

Provost Ralph Kuncl Named President of the University of Redlands
Ralph Kuncl, who has served as provost and executive vice president of the University since August 2007, has been named president of the University of Redlands, the California university announced Saturday, June 2. Read more . . .

Conversations with LPGA Golfers and Their Caddies
The partnership between caddies and LPGA golfers will be the topic for the 2012 Conversations with Champions event at the Wegmans LPGA Championship at noon, Wednesday, June 6, in the Summit FCU Pavilion at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford.
Presented by the University's Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership and the Wegmans LPGA Championship, the annual luncheon and panel discussion will feature four caddie/golfer pairings. Read more...

Last Sessions Offered on Retirement Plans
The Benefits Office has scheduled “walk-up” sessions to help University employees meet the 4 p.m., June 7, deadline to make investment choices. The blackout period begins at that time and no investment changes can be made until on or around June 29. The "walk-up" sessions, all from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be today and June 5 at the Medical Center’s Flaum Atrium, and June 6 and 7 at the atrium of the Saunders Research Building. Employees also need to update their designations for beneficiaries, but that can be done at any time. Read more... 

Researchers Learn about End-of-Life Communication
Audio recordings at Strong Memorial Hospital were the basis for the first study to look at how physicians and nurses discuss palliative care with patients and their families in the face of incurable illness. Read more...

Autism Conference Will Share Research Findings
Autism experts invite the public to attend a free conference from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, in the Helen Wood Hall, 255 Crittenden Blvd. Panelists will discuss the work they're doing at the University, at Golisano Children's Hospital, and with colleagues at other institutions to improve the lives of children with autism and their families. Attendees can park in the Saunders Research Building lot. Register at (585) 275-7701 or ATNSTRAT@urmc.rochester.edu.

5th Rochester Biennial Opens June 10 at MAG
Sunday, June 10, is opening day for the 5th Rochester Biennial, a regional arts showcase at the Memorial Art Gallery. Tickets are available for the exhibition preview party on Saturday, June 9. Video artist Yvonne Buchanan of Syracuse, whose work is featured in the show, will lecture on Sunday. Read more...

Creative Excellence Award Winners Announced
This year's Creative Excellence Award winners at the Medical Center are Pete Capucilli, third-year medical student, for a story written as a gift to his hometown rabbi, and Karen Frutiger, a registered nurse, for a quilted wall hanging entitled Sense of Self. Honorable mention goes to Haleh Kadivar Van Vliet, '12M (MD), for poetry about her experiences at Holocaust sites. Read more...

June 4, 2012
Chance Showers

Today's Forecast:
A Few Showers, 64°
Tomorrow:
A Few Showers, 66°

Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Pop-up Books and Other Feats of Paper Engineering
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rush Rhees Library Rare Books and Special Collections.
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Rochester in the News
Wired News (May 31)
'Schrodinger's Hat' Uses Invisibility to Measure Quantum World
Powerful quantum probes called "Schrodinger's hats," though not yet built or proven in the real world, might be a boon to nanotechnology if they pan out in the laboratory.  “If you’re trying to image something at the nanoscale, say a computer chip or nanodevice, you might get very close to it without disturbing it,” says Allan Greenleaf, professor of mathematics, who coauthored a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Democrat and Chronicle (June 1)
UR's VC Fund a Step Forward
A new $1 million venture capital fund at the Simon School is a good step toward getting around a shortage of financing for new companies in the Rochester area, writes Steve Sink, business editor.

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