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In Today's Issue

  • Provost's Position Restructured: Peter Lennie and Rob Clark to Fill New Roles
  • Two Nursing Faculty Members Picked as ANA Fellows
  • Reis Honored with Distinguished Career Award
  • Traffic Lanes Reduced on Crittenden Boulevard
  • Voyager Catalog Undergoes Upgrade This Week
  • Enrollment Begins Tuesday for Micro Fitness Classes
  • Lasik Seminar Offered on Wednesday
  • University IT: More on Securing Mobile Devices

News and Announcements

Provost's Position Restructured:
Peter Lennie and Rob Clark to Fill New Roles

The Board of Trustees has approved a restructuring of the provost’s position recommended by President Joel Seligman following Provost Ralph Kuncl’s appointment as president of the University of Redlands. Peter Lennie, currently Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering, will become provost and dean, and Rob Clark, currently dean of the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will become interim senior vice president for research, effective with Kuncl’s departure. Read President Seligman's full message.

Two Nursing Faculty Members Picked as ANA Fellows
Emily Hauenstein, professor and associate dean for research, and Sally Norton, associate professor of nursing at the School of Nursing, were recently selected to be inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing, one of the highest honors in the field of nursing. Read more...

Reis Honored with Distinguished Career Award
Harry Reis, professor of psychology and a pioneer in the study of close relationships, has been selected for the 2012 Distinguished Career Award from the International Association for Relationship Research. Read more...

Traffic Lanes Reduced on Crittenden Boulevard
Beginning at noon today traffic on Crittenden Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Castleman Drive to Mt. Hope Avenue to allow installation of a water main and other utilities on the south side of Crittenden Boulevard and to allow continued work on the west side of Mt. Hope just south of Crittenden. The lane reductions will be in place for about 10 weeks. Motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution. Questions or concerns can be addressed to Shawn Casey, University properties and contract manager, at 275-2082.

Voyager Catalog Undergoes Upgrade This Week
Brief, intermittent interruptions in searching the libraries' Voyager Catalog may occur this week, June 18 to 21, due to a software upgrade. During the upgrade, borrowers will be unable to self-renew their loans or place requests.Those needing assistance should contact their library's Circulation Desk. Availability of DVDs and videos will not be updated for this week, and the Carlson Library New Issues list will be temporarily suspended. Click here with questions or concerns.  

Enrollment Begins Tuesday for Micro Fitness Classes
Enrollment begins Tuesday, June 19, for free ab blast, body tone, floor yoga, zumba, and other micro fitness classes, for sessions beginning the week of July 9, according to Well-U. Register at the Inward Office Yoga site.

Lasik Seminar Offered on Wednesday
The Flaum Eye Institute is offering University employees, their friends and families a free Lasik seminar at 5:30 p.m. June 20, at 100 Meridian Centre. Call 273-2020 to make a reservation or register online.

University IT: More on Securing Mobile Devices
University IT advises that all mobile devices should maintain minimum security requirements and, if disposed of, should have all residual settings, data, and applications removed or wiped.  Moreover, if a mobile device containing University information is lost or stolen, the loss should be reported immediately. For more on the University's security standards and procedures for mobile devices, and to download a poster on safety tips, click here. Submit ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week to

June 18, 2012

Today's Forecast:
Cloudy, 83°
Partly Cloudy, 92°

Today's Event Highlight
Information Session: University Retirement Program
1 to 2 p.m., Saunders Research Building.  Read more . . .

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (June 14)
Study Measures University of Rochester's Economic Clout
“Bucking the trends observed by most firms and institutions during the recent national recession, the University has continued to grow by adding jobs and research capacity that position it for present and future impact locally, regionally, and nationally,” says a report prepared by the Center for Governmental Research.

Albany Times-Union (June 13)
Innovocracy Announces Stroke Focused Academic Crowdfunding Project
Five recent biomedical engineering graduates are behind MonoMano, a student run startup helping one- armed cyclists to operate a recumbent tricycle using a single hand control system. "This young startup is ready to serve a critical need among stroke survivors."

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