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In Today’s Issue

  • Student Team Wins an International da Vinci Award
  • Award-winning Mentors to Share Experiences
  • Funding Available for Women’s Leadership Activities
  • KEY Capstone Presentations
  • Security Terms Dictionary
  • A Conversation on Democracy and Climate
  • Local Foods Week Starts Today
  • Learn about Hosting an African College Student
  • Simon School Hosts Medical Management Experience
  • Latest UR Green News Available
  • Dinner Supports Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Center

News and Announcements

Student Team Wins an International da Vinci Award
A student team has received an international honor for its innovative approach to promoting accessibility for people with disabilities. The students—Jackson Block, Sara Hutchinson, Dominic Marino, David Narrow, and Martin Szeto—from the Hajim School, developed the MonoMano Cycling Control System, which enables riders to steer, brake, and shift gears on a recumbent tricycle with one hand. Read more...

Award-winning Mentors to Share Experiences
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity are hosting a Mentor Development Workshop at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Saunders Research Building Room 1.412 (note the location change). RSVP here.

Funding Available for Women’s Leadership Activities
The Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership is now accepting applications from faculty associates to help fund a project or research they are conducting or to attend a conference that ties into the topic of women’s leadership. Submit applications to by Friday, May 3.

KEY Capstone Presentations
Learn how five Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) Scholars spent a fifth year in Rochester transforming ideas into enterprises that create value during their capstone presentations from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. Projects include “The Business of Health” and “Leadership Curriculum Development.” The University community and general public are welcome to attend and may stop in at any time.

Security Terms Dictionary
Do you know the difference between “phishing,” “vishing,” and “smishing?” University IT provides a list of common computer security terms.
Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

A Conversation on Democracy and Climate
The Student Sustainability Council presents a screening of The Island President at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Hoyt Auditorium. A national webinar discussion on democracy and climate will follow. Read more...

Local Foods Week Starts Today
Almost 40 percent of Dining Services’ products are from New York State. For Local Foods Week, Dining Services features events, free samples, and opportunities to celebrate local food. See the full schedule on the Campus Dish website or Dining Services’ Facebook page.

Learn about Hosting an African College Student
Would you like to host a young African college student and help introduce him or her to the Rochester community? Join African Leadership Academy and learn more about its Rochester Graduate Hosts program from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall. The event will include information and an informal BBQ dinner. For more information, email Patrick Lutz at

Simon School Hosts Medical Management Experience
See what the Simon School has to offer with its part-time medical management master’s degree program. Meet staff and faculty, ask questions, enjoy dinner, and observe a class on Friday, April 19, at 4 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. RSVP by Tuesday, April 16. For more information, contact Kate Walsh, at 273-1645 or visit

Latest UR Green News Available
UR Green News is a biweekly newsletter about sustainability and the environment at the University. See the latest issue.  For more information or to send story ideas, contact

Dinner Supports Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Center
Nazareth College speech pathology students will be hosting the 6th annual SMILE Spaghetti Dinner at 5:30 p.m., April 19, at St. John of Rochester. The event supports Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Center. Click here for ticket information.

April 15, 2013
Partly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 72°
Showers, High 61°

The Week Ahead
Monday, April 15
Humanities Talk: Observation, 5 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Tuesday, April 16
LGBTQI Basics: How to be an Ally, 8 p.m., Morey Hall 321.

Wednesday, April 17
American Studies Talk: Wheels, Wombs, and Women, 5 p.m., Rush Rhees Library Welles-Brown Room

Thursday, April 18
SageFest, 5 p.m.,Sage Art Center River Campus.

Friday, April 19
Undergraduate Research Exposition, 12:30 p.m., River Campus.

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Rochester in the News (April 7)
“Recently I had the great fortune/misfortune/education of sitting in on an interview with Dr. Jeffrey Peters, thoracic surgeon and chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center,” writes Melody Burri in her blog for Messenger Post Media.

Broadway World (April 11)
Theatre for a New Audience's Open Book Series to Begin with Kenneth Gross
In the first offering of the Open Book series, Kenneth Gross, professor of English, discusses the fascination of the puppet, its power to tap into the child's imagination and to find out and release instincts often hidden in adults.

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