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In Today’s Issue

  • Registration Open for Annual Diversity Conference
  • Robert Hoekelman Remembered as ‘Pediatric Giant’
  • Conversation: Transforming Tragedy
  • Rochester Loses Heartbreaker in NCAA Second Round
  • Geneva Ophthalmologist Joins Flaum Eye Institute
  • Health and Wellness Fair Starts Tomorrow
  • Tips to Protect Your Identity in the ‘Cloud’
  • Equipment Recovery Program Expands University-wide
  • Young Leaders @ UR Leadership Series: David Klein
  • Webinar Examines the Audition Process
  • Where to Eat during Spring Break
  • Pediatric Nursing Conference Set for May 3

News and Announcements

Registration Open for Annual Diversity Conference
On Friday, April 12, representatives from across the University will gather to discuss diversity and inclusion at the 2013 Diversity Conference: “Our Differences, Our Strength.” The keynote speaker is Lani Guinier, civil rights attorney and the first-tenured African-American woman professor at Harvard University. Visit the conference website to learn more about the keynote and the 15 workshops planned for the day. The conference is free and open to the public.

Robert Hoekelman Remembered as ‘Pediatric Giant’
Robert Hoekelman, professor and chair emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics, died March 7 at age 85. Colleagues say his focus was always doing what was best for children and that focus was how he inspired those who worked for and alongside him. University flags will be lowered Tuesday, March 19, in his honor. Read more...

Conversation: Transforming Tragedy
Nader Hasan and Kerry Cahill, relatives of those involved in the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting in 2009, discuss their efforts to turn personal pain into work for peace at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Rochester Area Mennonite Fellowship, 111 Hillside Ave. The conversation, which is a part of A Season for Nonviolence, is sponsored by the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence at the University. Read more...

Rochester Loses Heartbreaker in NCAA Second Round
Ithaca College senior Eli Maravich tipped in a basket just beating the buzzer to lead the Ithaca men’s basketball team to a 70-68 win over Rochester in the NCAA Division III Tournament second round Saturday night at the Palestra. The Yellowjackets finish the season with a 22-5 record. Read more...

Geneva Ophthalmologist Joins Flaum Eye Institute
Harold Ross, an ophthalmologist in Geneva, has joined the Flaum Eye Institute, expanding the medical and surgical specialty care available to Finger Lakes region residents. Read more...

Health and Wellness Fair Starts Tomorrow
A Health and Wellness Fair, sponsored by the Benefits Office and Well-U, will be held on March 12 and13 in the Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center and March 14 in the May Room, Wilson Commons, on the River Campus. Health, fitness, and wellness specialists will have information and activities designed to improve your health. There will also be giveaways and raffles. Participate in the Wellness Journey by visiting at least 10 vendor tables and be entered to win a raffle prize. Representatives from Aetna and Excellus will also be available to answer questions about health-care plans. 

Tips to Protect Your Identity in the ‘Cloud’
University IT encourages you to perform a self audit of your identity in cloud computing services to make yourself less vulnerable to potential hacks. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Equipment Recovery Program Expands University-wide
The IT Equipment Recovery Program—which provides free, secure recycling for University-owned electronics—has expanded to service all departments on all campuses. For more information about what is eligible for recycling and the recycling options available, or to request pickup, visit

Young Leaders @ UR Leadership Series: David Klein
David Klein, special advisor to Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk, will present a one-hour talk and Q-and-A at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Room K-207 (2-6408) at the Medical Center. He will discuss upcoming challenges in health care and lessons learned as former CEO of the Lifetime Healthcare Companies, parent company of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Ron Hansen, the William H. Meckling Professor of Business Administration, senior associate dean for program development, and director of the Bradley Policy Research Center at the Simon School, will moderate the event. The talk is part of an annual series presented by the Young Leaders @UR. Click here to RSVP and submit a question.

Webinar Examines the Audition Process, a project of the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School, is offering a free webinar for musicians, “Inside the Audition Process,” from 8 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 18. A panel of orchestral musicians will provide insight into the process and nature of auditions. Read more...

Where to Eat during Spring Break
Dining Services’ schedule for this week is available onlineMeliora Catering is available for boxed lunch service and more during break. Also, Dining Services invites you to share your thoughts about dining on campus in the spring survey.

Pediatric Nursing Conference Set for May 3
The 20th annual Pediatric Nursing Conference on Friday, May 3, aims to provide pediatric nurses with current, evidence-based information regarding advances in medical treatments and technology, as well as critical issues facing children and families. The conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Medical Center. See the agenda and register online by Friday, April 12.

March 11, 2013
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 55°
PM Showers, High 45°

The Week Ahead
Tuesday, March 12
For Inventors, Researchers, and Entrepreneurs (F.I.R.E.) Lecture, noon, Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425/1-9425), Medical Center.

Wednesday, March 13
Gilbert Forbes Visiting Scholar Lecture, noon, Helen Wood Hall Auditorium 1W304, School of Nursing.

Friday, March 15

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Rochester in the News
CBS News (March 7)
Brain Damage Found in College Football Players Who Didn’t Suffer Concussions, Study Suggests
A new study of college football players suggests that, even in the absence of concussions, players may suffer long-term brain damage. “Although the awareness of sports-related concussions is much higher, we still know very little about the long-term consequences and what happens inside the brain," says the study's coauthor Jeffrey Bazarian, associate professor of emergency medicine at the Medical Center.

Popular Science (March 6)
How Football Hits Could Lead to an Immune Attack on the Brain
Sub-concussive jostling to the brain could lead to a series of events that ends with cells in the immune system attacking the brain, says Jeffrey Bazarian, associate professor of emergency medicine and a coauthor on a new study about brain injury as an autoimmune response.

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