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In Today's Issue

  • Construction of Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation Is Approved
  • State Grant Will Help Train Nurses in Care of Elderly
  • University Mourns Loss of Susan Fisher
  • Bicycle Tour Author to Give Presentation
  • New Bulk Order Program Is Offered
  • RPO Offers Discount on Upcoming Concerts
  • Lasik Seminar Offered on Wednesday
  • Westmoreland Drive Resurfacing Project Begins

News and Announcements

Construction of Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation Is Approved
The University's trustee executive committee has approved construction of a building to house new programs in digital media studies and audio and sound engineering, University President Joel Seligman has announced. The Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation will provide students with a place to gain both practical skills and a theoretical understanding of digital technology. The building is named for philanthropist Ronald Rettner, a new University trustee who provided the lead gift that is enabling the University to begin construction this summer. Read more...

State Grant Will Help Train Nurses in Care of Elderly
Strong Memorial Hospital Nursing Practice and the School of Nursing have received a two-year, $136,000 state grant to ensure that 700 existing and new nurses at Strong Memorial and Highland hospitals are prepared to respond to the unique needs of hospitalized older adults. The grant also will help increase the number of direct care nurses certified in geriatric nursing. Read more...

University Mourns Loss of Susan Fisher
The University flag will be flown at half staff today, July 10, to remember Susan Fisher. A licensed practical nurse at Clinton Medical Associates, Fisher joined the University in 2008. Fisher resided in Williamson and died on June 19. Click here to read her obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle

Bicycle Tour Author to Give Presentation
Harvey Botzman, author of Great Lakes and New York State bicycle tour guide books, will share his passion for bicycling in a presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12, in the Medical Center's Louise Slaughter Conference Room 1-9555.  Enroll online or call Well–U at 273-5240. 

New Bulk Order Program Is Offered
A new bulk order program is being offered to the University with Promoversity for items purchased for internal use such as staff polos, giveaways for meetings, club T-shirts, fundraisers, etc. Promoversity will host open houses on how to customize a product or place an order from 1 to 4:30 p.m. July 16 at the Medical Center's Room 2-7539 and  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 17 in Wilson Commons 202 (Stackel Room). There will be samples on display, snacks, and a drawing for $100 worth of University products. The Bookstore asks people who are planning to attend to contact Scott at for the Medical Center open house or Maria at for the River Campus open house.

RPO Offers Discount on Upcoming Concerts
University faculty, staff, and alumni can obtain tickets at a discount price of $10 for a Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performance of music by Mozart, Grieg, and Tchaikovsky at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, in the Performance Hall at Hochstein. University community members can get 25 percent off tickets to see the RPO perform two of Tchaikovsky’s best-loved works at 8 p.m. July 14, in Kodak Hall. Both performances will be under Music Director Arild Remmereit.  To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100.

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. Wednesday, July 11, at 100 Meridian Centre. Call 273-2020 to make a reservation or register online.

Westmoreland Drive Resurfacing Project Begins
Milling and resurfacing of Westmoreland Drive from Edgemont Road to Mt. Hope Avenue is expected to continue through July 27. The project involves milling and replacing the top level of asphalt, repairing catch basins, spot curb repairs, handicap ramp improvements and casting adjustments and striping. Street lanes will be maintained to allow access for residents and commuters. However, there are expected to be ongoing construction and traffic delays. Questions or concerns can be addressed to Shawn Casey, University properties and contracts manager, at 275-2082.

July 10, 2012

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Sunny, 81°
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Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Summer Sing:
Schubert Mass in E-flat
7:30 p.m., Kilbourn Hall.
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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (July 7)
Rochester Riding Out
the Economic Storm

In commenting on why the Rochester area is holding its own despite the nation's economic slowdown, an editorial states: "Too, there is the stable presence of the region’s two biggest private employers, the University of Rochester and Wegmans. It is no coincidence that the institutions’ leaders—UR President Joel Seligman and Wegmans CEO Danny Wegman—cochaired the region’s Economic Development Council, which last December won competitive state grants of close to $69 million for economic development projects."

Democrat and Chronicle (July 6)
Pittsford Resident Honored for Work as UR Assistant Professor
Karen DeAngelis, assistant professor of educational leadership at the Warner School, has been awarded the University's G. Graydon ’58 and Jane W. Curtis Award for Nontenured Faculty Teaching Excellence. Read more ...

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