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In Today’s Issue

  • Surgeon Recruited to Lead Medical Faculty Group
  • Showcase Highlights Emerging Technologies
  • Physician Leads Effort to Craft National Heart Health Guidelines
  • University Sets Tuition Rates for 2013–14
  • Eastman Students Bring Classical Music to Community
  • Warner Students Celebrate ‘Mother Language Day’
  • Flexible Spending Account—Use It So You Don’t Lose It
  • Film Series Explores ‘Waiting/Action’
  • Film Screening: Not My Life
  • Newman Community Hosts Holy Week Services
  • Vishing: A New Take on an Old Scam
  • Computer Sales: Apple iPad Clearance Sale
  • Knighthawks Game Supports Children’s Hospital
  • Fashion Event Raises Money for Colon Cancer Research

News and Announcements

Surgeon Recruited to Lead Medical Faculty Group
After a national search, Michael Rotondo has been named chief executive officer of the University’s Medical Faculty Group. He will also serve as senior associate dean of clinical affairs, professor of surgery, and associate vice president for administration at Strong Memorial Hospital. Read more...

Showcase Highlights Emerging Technologies
The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences will host its 13th Annual University Technology Showcase on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 26, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Henrietta. Read more...

Physician Leads Effort to Craft National Heart Health Guidelines
The American Heart Association has released a new set of guidelines designed to help policy makers and community leaders develop and implement programs that prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke. The effort was cochaired by Thomas Pearson, a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, senior associate dean of Clinical Research, and director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Read more... 

University Sets Tuition Rates for 2013–14
Tuition for undergraduates in the College and the Eastman School will increase at its lowest rate in more than a decade—3.9 percent, from $42,890 to $44,580 for the 2013-14 academic year. Read more...

Eastman Students Bring Classical Music to Community
Over the next few weeks, Eastman School students will present interactive concerts in schools, libraries, churches, nursing homes, and hospitals. The events are part of the school’s “Music for All” initiative, a chamber music program designed to take classical music out of concert halls and bring it directly to the public. Read more...

Warner Students Celebrate ‘Mother Language Day’
The Warner Graduate Student Association hosted a multicultural event that was aimed at celebrating cultural diversity and multilingualism. Participants supplied refreshements traditional to their country/culture to share with others. Read more...

Flexible Spending Account—Use It So You Don’t Lose It
It’s not too late to submit claims to your 2012 flexible spending account (FSA). The deadline is April 30 to submit claims to PayFlex (for Aetna members) or EBS-RMSCO (for Excellus members) for expenses incurred during 2012. Visit the Benefits Office website to download a claims form.

Film Series Explores ‘Waiting/Action’
Students from the Program in Visual and Cultural Studies will host a series of film screenings on March 27 and 29 with the theme “Waiting/Action on Film.”  The On Film series began in 2009 with the mission to show rarely seen films from around the world, centered on a select theme, and shown in their original formats. Read more...

Film Screening: Not My Life
Not My Life, a film about human trafficking on a global scale, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Hoyt Auditorium. A brief discussion will follow the screening, which is free and open to the public.

Newman Community Hosts Holy Week Services
The schedule for Holy Week services at the Interfaith Chapel is as follows: March 26, confession, 1 to 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight; March 28, Holy Thursday, 7:30 p.m., sanctuary; March 29, Good Friday, 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., sanctuary; March 30, Easter Vigil, 9 p.m., sanctuary, a reception follows in the Brennan Room; March 31, Easter, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., sanctuary. Call 275-8515 for more information.

Vishing: A New Take on an Old Scam
With many people catching on to the risks of clicking links within an email, or providing personal information through digital communication (most often referred to as “phishing”), many scammers are resorting back to the telephone. University IT offers tips to protect yourself from “Vishing” (voice phishing). Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Computer Sales: Apple iPad Clearance Sale
While supplies last, University IT Computer Sales is offering $160 off the remaining inventory of last-generation Apple iPads (3rd generation). View the iPads and additional clearance items on the University IT Computer Sales website or stop by the retail locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or Rush Rhees Library for details.

Knighthawks Game Supports Children’s Hospital
The Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse team is holding a “Give Back” fundraiser for its March 30 game at the Blue Cross Arena. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. game are $10. For every ticket purchased through this link $5 will be donated to Golisano Children’s Hospital. The Knighthawks will also match the money raised by the organization with the most ticket sales.

Fashion Event Raises Money for Colon Cancer Research
The “Taste of Spring Fashion” fundraiser at noon Sunday, April 7, will feature fashions from the Country Ewe In Canandaigua and Skaneateles; Rosie’s Boutique in Pittsford; and Lisa’s Boutique with Heart in Pittsford, the event’s sponsor. The show will be held at Perlo’s Italian Grill, 202 N. Washington St., East Rochester. Tickets are $40 (includes dinner, a glass of wine during the show, and a gift bag) and proceeds will be designated for colon cancer research at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Tickets are available at Lisa's Boutique with Heart at 7 Schoen Place In Pittsford or call Lisa Schwingle at 748-9715 to reserve tickets. Read more...

March 25, 2013
Today's Forecast:
Cloudy, High 41°
Snow Showers, High 39°

The Week Ahead
Monday, March 25
Eastman Wind Orchestra, 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

Tuesday, March 26
Warner School Film Event: Childhood in Translation, 7:15 p.m., Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall.

Wednesday, March 27
High Noon at Miner Library: Cutting the Cable, noon, Miner Library, Medical Center.

Thursday, March 28
If All of Rochester Read the Same Book: Into the Beautiful North, 7:30 p.m., Interfaith Chapel, River Campus.

Friday, March 29

Cinema Group Film: The Prestige (2006), 7 p.m., Hoyt Auditorium, River Campus.

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Rochester in the News
Slate Magazine (March 21)
I See Red
Several years ago, Andrew Elliot, professor of psychology, and his colleagues began by asking heterosexual male undergraduates to spend five seconds looking at the photo of a young female stranger, and to rate her attractiveness. All of the undergrads saw the same woman wearing the same clothes—but the experimenters randomly changed the color of the thick border that framed the photo, alternating among white, red, blue, and green. Across five experiments, the results were always the same. The male undergrads who rated the photo bordered in red, found the woman more attractive, were more interested in asking her on a date, and willing to spend more money during the date.

Time (March 22)
Norovirus Is Leading Cause of Intestinal Disorders in American Kids
Work on a vaccine to protect against the virus is underway, and in March, when a new strain of norovirus was identified in the U.S., Time spoke to John Treanor, chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at the Medical Center who is testing a vaccine developed by LigoCyte Pharmaceuticals. “You really only have to be exposed to a couple of viral particles to get sick,” says Treanor. “This makes it very contagious because when you have norovirus, you are dispersing literally millions of particles. When it only takes one or two to make the next person sick, it translates into very high contagiousness.”

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