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In Today’s Issue

  • Data Center Earns Recognition for Energy Efficiency
  • SMD Graduate Students Hosts Poster Session
  • Flag Lowered for Donald Smith, Longtime Golf Coach
  • Pediatric Care Is Focus of Public Health Grand Rounds
  • Resources Helps Students Identify Non-Academic Careers
  • How's YoUR Security Awareness?
  • Film: Shooting Beauty
  • Inclusive Possibilities Cluster to Meet

News and Announcements

Data Center Earns Recognition for Energy Efficiency
The University has received $168,000 through NYSEG/RG&E's Commercial and Industrial Rebate program for leadership in data center energy efficiency. The rebate corresponds with the University's use of OptiCool modular cooling technology, a locally produced innovation that has helped significantly reduce energy use and costs in the University's second data center. Read more...

Graduate Student Society Hosts Poster Session
The Graduate Student Society of the School of Medicine and Dentistry willc host its annual poster session ompetition from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center. More than 50 students will participate and compete in the session, which is a forum for graduate students to present their research and to compete for travel awards. All University students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Read more...

Flag Lowered for Donald Smith, Longtime Golf Coach
The University flag on the Eastman Quadrangle will be lowered Wednesday, April 3, in honor of Donald (Don) Smith, who coached four sports over a 40-year career with the Department of Athletics and Recreation. Smith, who served as head coach of the Yellowjacket golf team for 27 years, died March 28. Read more...

Pediatric Care Is Focus of Public Health Grand Rounds
Jody Todd Manly, clinical director at the Mt. Hope Family Center, will give a talk, "Building Health: Prevention of Child Maltreatment via Evidence-Based Home Visitation Integrated into Pediatric Care," at the Public Health Grand Rounds at noon Friday, April 5, in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium 1-W304. Read more...

Resource Helps Students ID Non-academic Careers
The University is offering a web-based resource that aims to demystify non-academic careers by helping identify professions that use the skills students develop in graduate school. The Versatile PhD, an online resource that's currently targeted at humanists and social scientists, has a forum for science, technology, engineering, and math students. Click here to access the Versatile PhD, enter your NetID and password and create a user name and password for the program by clicking the “Register Here” button. The site is open to the University community.

How's YoUR Security Awareness?
What do you know about information security at University and steps you can take to protect your information? A University IT video team quizzes students for answers. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Film: Shooting Beauty
Shooting Beauty, a film that depicts the story of an aspiring fashion photographer whose career takes an unexpected turn when she begins a photography project at a center for people with significant disabilities, will be screened for free at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Hoyt Auditorium. A brief panel discussion will follow the film.

Inclusive Possibilities Cluster to Meet
The monthly meeting of the Inclusive Possibilities (formerly Interdisciplinary Disabilities) cluster will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Hawkins Room 1-7438 at the Medical Center. Read more...

April 1, 2013
Mixed Snow/Rain

Today's Forecast:
Rain/Snow Showers, High 40°
Snow Showers, 36°

The Week Ahead
Monday, April 1
More Than Tired: Debunking the Myth of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” 4:30 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Tuesday, April 2
World Music Series: Cimarron, 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

Wednesday, April 3

Thursday, April 4
Humanities Project Talk: The Fashionable World, 5 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Friday, April 5

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Rochester in the News
WHAM TV13 (March 28)
U of R to Have Its Own Law Enforcement Agency
On Thursday, 25 men and women were sworn in as peace officers — establishing the University’s first law enforcement agency. The men and women will begin a five-month training program to get their certification. “We have had a long-standing desire to achieve peace officer status,” said Walter Mauldin, the director of the University’s Security Services. “It would provide us with tools to respond more quickly, effectively.”

Nasdaq (March 28)
Can This University Professor's New Formula Help You Beat the Street?
Simon School professor Robert Novy-Marx has developed a new formula that has caught the attention of Wall Street.

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