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In Today’s Issue

  • Report Offers Recommendations for Expediting Internal Reporting
  • ‘Survivor to Thriver: Confronting Sexual Assault on Campus’
  • Flags Lowered in Memory of A. Scott Carey
  • United Way: ‘Why I Give’
  • Total Compensation Statement Available on HRMS
  • Lecture Covers History, Meaning of Labyrinths
  • ‘Susan B. Anthony and the Sonic World’
  • Day of Brass Is Saturday
  • Genomics Research Center to Close during Move
  • Final Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Is March 27
  • Learn to Read Nutrition Facts Food Labels
  • Registration Open for Fun Fitness Camp

News and Announcements

Report Offers Recommendations for Expediting Internal Reporting
President Joel Seligman has released a provost’s committee report on the process of reporting important information to senior administrators at the University. Last October, in the aftermath of the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State, Seligman asked Provost Peter Lennie to chair a committee that was charged with making recommendations about how the University can strengthen and expedite internal communications to the president and other senior leaders. The review resulted in a list of key principles on reporting timely information. This reference sheet, which may be printed and posted in workspaces, offers examples of information that should be considered reportable. It also includes general guidelines for the reporting process. Read more...

‘Survivor to Thriver: Confronting Sexual Assault on Campus’
The University is hosting a one-day conference, “Survivor to Thriver: Confronting Sexual Assault on Campus,” on April 3. The conference will focus on the impact of gender violence on individuals and campus communities. The conference is free (with an option to purchase lunch) and is open to everyone interested in the issues being discussed. Register online.

Flags Lowered in Memory of A. Scott Carey
The University mourns the death of A. Scott Carey, an administrator for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who died March 12. Carey, who lived in Fairport, joined the University staff in 1995. University flags will be lowered Tuesday, March 26, in his honor.

United Way: ‘Why I Give’

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“It’s important for me to support the United Way not only because sharing is caring, but it’s also the right thing to do,” says Larry Boykins, an administrator with Finance and Human Resources. See testimonials from other members of the University community about their commitment to the United Way and pledge your support to the University’s campaign. You can also see how your department is doing in this year’s campaign. So far,the University has raised 60 percent of its $1.54 million goal.

Total Compensation Statement Available on HRMS
The Benefits Office encourages you to look at your 2012 Total Compensation Statement, which illustrates the full value of your wages and benefits together. The statement is available by logging into the HRMS with your NetID and clicking on the box labeled “Total Compensation Statement.” As an added incentive, the first 250 employees who view their reports will be rewarded with two movie tickets.

Lecture Covers History, Meaning of Labyrinths
Through slides and music Christopher Petit ’12E (DMA), organist for the Protestant Chapel Community, will present a lecture about labyrinth walks and their history at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the sanctuary of the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus.

‘Susan B. Anthony and the Sonic World’
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies and the Humanities Project present “Susan B. Anthony and the Sonic World” at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. Deane Root, director and Fletcher Hodges Jr. Curator at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for American Music, will discuss the world of 19th-century American popular music and the ways in which it reflected social attitudes and societal issues. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by an hors d’oeuvres reception. Read more about the World of Susan B. Anthony series. Email with questions. 

Day of Brass Is Saturday
The Department of Music hosts its annual Day of Brass from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road. The event culminates with a free concert at 3 p.m. featuring the festival brass ensemble, the University’s Stingers Trombone Ensemble, and Prime Time Brass. Read more...

Genomics Research Center to Close during Move
The University’s Genomics Research Center will be closed from March 25 to 29 as it relocates from the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute to the Wilmot Cancer Center. Ensure all samples are submitted to the center by 3 p.m. Thursday March 21. The center will resume normal operations on April 1. Send any questions or concerns to John Ashton.

Final Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Is March 27
The 2013 Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Series, free and open to the University community and general public, is designed to teach you how to write an effective business model plan in three sessions. The third and final workshop, “Financing and Pitching,” on Wednesday, March 27, is hosted by the Simon School Venture Capital Fund, and Rami Katz, chief operating officer of Excell Partners Inc. The workshop runs from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Gleason 318/418. Food and refreshments will be provided. Register online or call 276-3500. 

Learn to Read Nutrition Facts Food Labels
Do you read the nutrition facts food labels when you shop? Well-U is sponsoring a session that aims to teach you how to read and understand food labels, which can help you make healthier choices. Two classes are available: Thursday, March 21, noon to 12:45 p.m., Friel Lounge, Susan B. Anthony Hall; and Thursday, March 28, noon to 1 p.m. in Saunders Research Building 1412. Register online.

Registration Open for Fun Fitness Camp
Registration is open for the April and summer sessions of the Fun Fitness Camp at the URMC Fitness and Wellness Center. Children ages 7 to 12 years can attend the whole week or just certain days. The summer camp runs from 8 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. and will include sports, games, and field trips. Read more...

March 20, 2013
Snow Showers
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Snow Showers, High 31°
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Today’s Event Highlight
Neilly Series Talk: Anthony Giardina
7:30 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
The Valley Advocate (March 12)
Art in Paradise: Death from Above
“In an intriguing convergence of political questioning and art, UMass’ Hampden Gallery is hosting, until March 26, an exhibition called Home Drone. In an artistic followup to trips to Pakistan to find out more about how drones are experienced by those who live where the attacks happen, Heather Layton and Brian Bailey (who teach at University of Rochester and Nazareth College, respectively) attempt to translate the drone attack issue to a domestic setting. A massive, sequined drone hangs in the space, and, perhaps most intriguingly of all, the map of drone attack locations in Pakistan is superimposed on southern New England.”

The Daily Record (March 10)
Univ. of Rochester Honors Legacy of Two Sues
“It is said when a door closes, another opens. Not for Sue S. Stewart. When she found a closed door, she did not wait for another to open. She pushed her way through the closed door and blazed a new path, one that is now somewhat beaten by all the women who have followed.” Attorney Sue Stewart receive the Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award.

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