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In Today's Issue

  • Dean Joins Council on Graduate Medical Education (see corrected item below)
  • Update on Retirement Plans
  • Nursing School Picked Again for Scholarship Program
  • Eastman Musicians to Perform at Jazz Festival
  • Scouring the Skin for Clues to Better Health
  • New Traffic Pattern on Mt. Hope Avenue
  • Schwartz Center Rounds Continues on Wednesday
  • Summer in the City Examines Fresh Food Hubs
  • Pilates Class Begins June 26

News and Announcements

Dean Joins Council on Graduate Medical Education
Mark Taubman, dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education. Read more...

Update on Retirement Plans
The conversion of the Retirement Plan assets was successfully transferred on Friday, June 15. Employees can expect to receive confirmation statements in the mail once the records are reconciled. For more information go to Questions can be directed to (800) 410-6497.

Nursing School Picked Again for Scholarship Program
The School of Nursing is one of only three in the country to be selected a fifth straight year as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. The program is for men and women who already have degrees in other fields, and are interested in pursuing a second career in nursing. Read more...

Eastman Musicians to Perform at Jazz Festival
From a performance by the Eastman Community Music School Jazz Combo on the opening day, June 22, through guitarist Bob Sneider’s final nightly performance wrapping up the festival eight days later, Eastman School faculty, students, and alumni will appear throughout the 2012 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Read more...

Scouring the Skin for Clues to Better Health
Researchers in the Medical Center's Department of Dermatology are teaming up with specialists from across the University, including experts in environmental medicine, vaccine biology, and optics and engineering, to form the Skin Barrier Research Consortium. Their goal: discovering how the skin barrier works and ways in which it can be manipulated to improve health. Read more...

New Traffic Pattern on Mt. Hope Avenue
Starting today, crews will pave and stripe the newly expanded section of Mt. Hope Avenue between Elmwood Avenue and Crittenden Boulevard. This is expected to be completed by noon Wednesday. Once striping is completed, traffic will be shifted from the east side of Mt. Hope to the newly paved western side. Travel will be reduced to a single lane in either direction with a central turn lane until Sept. 1. Significant reduction in traffic flow is expected, and motorists might want to consider alternate routes, especially during peak traffic times from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. Questions or concerns can be addressed to Shawn Casey, University properties and contracts manager, at 275-2082.

Schwartz Center Rounds Continues on Wednesday
"A Heart Breaker on 4-1200: Can we care deeply and still care for ourselves?" will be discussed from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Medical Center's Whipple Auditorium as part of the Schwartz Center Rounds, a multidisciplinary forum where caregivers discuss emotional and social issues that arise in caring for seriously ill patients. Read more ... 

Summer in the City Examines Local Food Hubs
Cam Schauf, director of campus dining services, and Tom Ferraro and Mitch Gruber of Foodlink will discuss "Food Hubs: Keep it Fresh, Keep it Local" from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Helen Wood Hall Auditorium, 255 Crittenden Boulevard. The program, sponsored by the University's Center for Community Health, is part of the Summer in the City series that brings together University faculty and community partners to discuss the challenges of local health issues. For more information, contact Center for Community Health.

Pilates Class Begins June 26
A five-week Pilates class will be offered by the Fitness and Wellness Center from 5 to 5:50 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting June 26. Read more...

June 19, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, 92°
Partly Cloudy, 92°

Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: The Hopeman Memorial Chime and Carillon
8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Rush Rhees Library Great Hall.  Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (June 18)
UR Graduate Receives
$175K Fellowship

Laura Arnold has wanted to become a teacher ever since, as an undergraduate at the University,  she ran a summer class to prepare teenage girls for their first high school physics class. Now she'll be able to pursue her passion after being awarded a $175,000 fellowship from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.

Long Beach Grunion Gazette (June 16)
College Counselor: SAT or ACT?
"So which test should you take? Okay, if you're applying to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, or the University of Rochester, you might elect to take the SAT," writes Ralph Becker, college counseling columnist. "These admissions offices like to see SAT scores. Regardless, even if you submit only an ACT to any of them, they can easily convert your ACT score into a comparable SAT score."

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