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In Today's Issue

  • Piano Competition Finals Are Saturday Night
  • University Will Host Funeral for Fallen Soldier
  • Reminder about Financial Services Solicitations
  • One-Day Introduction to Restorative Circles
  • Tourney Highlights Disorder, Aids Golisano Hospital
  • Psoriasis Study Addressing Stress, Well-Being Seeks Subjects

News and Announcements

Piano Competition Finals Are Saturday Night
Five finalists in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition will perform with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, after which the prize winners will be announced. Contestants are competing for cash prizes and scholarships to Eastman. For more information, click here

University Will Host Funeral for Fallen Soldier
A funeral with full military honors, including a 21-gun salute, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Interfaith Chapel for Private First Class Theodore Glende. The McQuaid High School graduate was killed last Friday when enemy forces attacked his unit in Afghanistan. The service is expected to be attended by many members of the Rochester community. Attendees will be directed to park in the Trustee, Bridge, and Park lots during the service.

Reminder about Financial Services Solicitations
The Benefits office reminds faculty and staff that vendors outside the University periodically try to reach segments of the University community to solicit business from employees or to invite employees to participate in presentations about financial, retirement, or other services. Several employees reported receiving an email recently from such a non-scanctioned vendor. Programs that are offered on behalf of the University will be clearly identified as such in announcements to faculty and staff.  If you have any questions, contact the Benefits office at 275-2084.

One-Day Introduction to Restorative Circles
International restorative justice expert Dominic Barter will lead a one-day introduction to restorative circles from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in the May Room of Wilson Commons. A restorative circle is a process used to resolve conflicts, and was developed by Barter based on his experiences with Brazil’s favelas, or slums. Restorative circles are now used throughout that country and in other parts of the world.  Read more ...

Tourney Highlights Disorder, Aids Golisano Hospital
A golf tournament to raise awareness about a potentially fatal but little known disorder—and to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital—will be held Sunday, Sept. 2, at Conesus Golf Club. The tournament is being organized by Brian Kleinhans. Two of his children lack an enzyme that helps them convert food into energy. Read more...

Psoriasis Study Addressing Stress, Well-Being Seeks Subjects
University researchers are seeking adults with psoriasis for a study comparing the effects of two brief health/wellness programs: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Living Well. The purpose is to learn if program participation can lead to improvements in one’s psoriasis. No changes in your current treatments are necessary. Subjects receive $150 for completion of all study procedures. For more information, call 275-6835 or email
Aug. 3, 2012
Chance T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Isolated Thunderstorms, 89°
Sunny, 96°

Today's Event Highlight
Last Call: 5th Rochester Biennial
All Day, Friday through Sunday, Memorial Art Gallery. Read More ... 

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Rochester in the News
Ithaca Journal (Aug. 1)
Cornell Self-Funding
Insurance for Students

The University of Rochester is among four institutions that will be allowed to provide health insurance directly to their students under a bill signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. With the universities assuming the financial risk rather than paying a premium on policies, the hope is that health plans can be offered to students at a lower rate. "This legislation will help the University and other colleges and universities to provide their students with high-quality, comprehensive health plans that are both cost-effective and address the specific needs of students," President Joel Seligman says.

Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 1)
Visit by John Boehner
Means GOP Sees a Chance

An expected visit Saturday by House Speaker John Boehner to raise money for Maggie Brooks "says to me ... that they (Republicans) believe Maggie Brooks has a chance to win this seat" from incumbent Rep. Louise Slaughter, says Gerald Gamm, associate professor of political science.

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