In Today’s Issue
- UR Financials Project Launches Website
- Opening Reception: (en)Gendered
- Faculty, Staff, and Students Help Refugees
- Request for Bioinformatics Pilot Award Applications
- Informational Session on Stalking and Technology
- Nomination Period Is Open for Student Life Awards
News and Announcements
UR Financials Project Launches Website
A UR Financials project website has been created to serve as a single source of information for status updates, project timelines, and resources. UR Financials is a project to replace the current legacy Financial Records System (FRS)—the system that has been used for over 40 years to record the University's financial and accounting activities—with Workday Financials. Under the executive sponsorship of Ron Paprocki, senior vice president for administration and finance and CFO, Workday is expected to be operational by July 2014. Read more...
Opening Reception: (en)Gendered
The opening reception for the 2013 (en)Gendered Art Exhibition, In Labor: Gendering (Re)Production, will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Sage Art Center. Cary Peppermint, assistant professor of art and art history, will give a talk and announce the winners. The event is sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies and the Department of Art and Art History. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Read more...
Faculty, Staff, and Students Help Refugees
Faculty, students, and staff from the River Campus, Medical Center, Alumni Relations, and Corporate Woods donated coats and other winter items this year for more than 200 people who have arrived in Rochester from other parts of the world. If you are interested in getting get involved, email email@example.com.
Request for Bioinformatics Pilot Award Applications
The Center for Integrative Bioinformatics and Experimental Mathematics invites applications for experimental bioinformatics pilot awards to promote collaborations between the center's faculty and experimental bioinformatics scientists. The deadline is March 15. Read more...
Informational Session on Stalking and Technology
In recognition of January as National Stalking Awareness Month, University Security, in conjunction with the Rochester Police Department and its Victim Services Unit, and Alternatives for Battered Women, is sponsoring an information session on how stalkers use technology and how to report suspicious behavior. The session will be held Friday, Jan. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424) at the Medical Center. Read more...
Nomination Period Is Open for Student Life Awards
The annual University Student Life Awards recognize undergraduate students at the College and the Eastman School who, through service to others, investment of talent and time, and pursuit of excellence, have significantly and positively impacted the University or the surrounding community. The awards are divided into two categories: individual leadership awards and student organization and programming awards. Award descriptions and nomination forms are available here. Nominations are due at noon Tuesday, Jan. 29. Contact Katie Lantuh in the Rochester Center for Community Leadership at 273-3961 with any questions.
Jan. 17, 2013
Today’s Event Highlight
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address
Snow Showers, High 29°
Partly Cloudy, High 29°
Strong Auditorium, 6 p.m. Read more...
Rochester in the News
NBC News (Jan. 15)
Why It’s So Hard to Get the Flu Vaccine Supply Right
“A vaccine that would provide protection against all of the known strains of influenza has been a goal since flu vaccine was discovered,” says John Treanor, chief of the Medical Center’s Infectious Disease Division. “It’s not going to be a straightforward, easy shot.”
Slate (Jan. 15)
Experts Say Not to Bribe Kids. I’ll Give You $10 and Stale Candy if You Prove Them Wrong.
Edward Deci, professor of psychology and Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences, said the biggest problem with tangible rewards is that they actually work, at least in the short run. “If you want somebody to do something, and if you have enough money, you can get them do it,” he said. “Practically anyone, practically anything.” But with children, he pointed out, since you are trying to get them to do the behavior “more or less on-goingly for the rest of their lives,” the technique will backfire unless you’re prepared to offer the same reward every time. “You don’t want them coming to you when they’re grown,” he said.
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