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In Today’s Issue

  • Heart Surgeons Perform 2 Transplants in 1 Day
  • Speaker Offers Career Advice for Technical Graduates
  • Flags Lowered to Honor Victims of Boston Tragedy
  • National Cancer Study Enrollment Set for May 15
  • Lecture: ‘How Primary Care Will Save Civilization’
  • Latest HR Intercom Available
  • Basketball Game Benefits Rochester Wheels
  • Free Blood Pressure Screenings
  • United Way Young Leaders Happy Hour

News and Announcements

Heart Surgeons Perform 2 Transplants in 1 Day
Two people are recovering after a pair of heart transplants performed recently at the Medical Center. It was the first time that the Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation surgeons performed two heart transplants in a single day. Read more...

Speaker Offers Career Advice for Technical Graduates
Kathleen Perkins, CEO and advisor to global organizations, will give a talk at 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Goergen 109 on the steps all technical graduates should consider to start their careers more effectively. The talk is sponsored by the SPIE chapter at the University. Meet the speaker before the talk at a brown-bag lunch with the Women in Engineering group at 11:45 a.m. in Goergen 108. For more information, contact Cristina Canavesi at or visit

Flags Lowered to Honor Victims of Boston Tragedy

In accordance with a presidential proclamation, flags at the University will be flown at half staff through sunset Saturday, April 20, to honor the victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15.

National Cancer Study Enrollment Set for May 15
On Wednesday, May 15, the Medical Center will serve as one of three Rochester enrollment locations for a national cancer prevention study by the American Cancer Society. Read more... 

Lecture: ‘How Primary Care Will Save Civilization’
Robert McCann, chief of medicine at Highland Hospital, Betty Rabinowitz, professor of clinical medicine, and Wallace Johnson, associate chair for primary care, will present the Dr. William and Dr. Kathryn Kern Lecture in Primary Care at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center. They will discuss “Bending the Cost Curve: How Primary Care Will Save Civilization.”

Latest HR Intercom Available
This month’s issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with information about Human Resources programs and resources, includes an update on HR Business Partner assignments, details on a new policy regarding volunteers, information on exempt employees who must be paid hourly, a preview of upcoming health challenges, and more. 

Basketball Game Benefits Rochester Wheels
The Varsity Student Athlete Advisory Council is hosting an exhibition basketball game at 7 p.m. tonight in the Palestra, Goergen Athletic Center. A team of University athletes will take on Rochester Wheels, a wheelchair basketball team from Rochester. A $2 donation is requested for admission. Proceeds benefit Rochester Wheels.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings
In promotion of the Eat Well Live Well Blood Pressure Challenge, Well-U is collaborating with the Employee Pharmacy to offer free blood pressure screenings today in the Saunders Research Building atrium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first 10 participants will receive a free water bottle. Check out the newsletter from week 6 of the competition for more information. Direct questions to

United Way Young Leaders Happy Hour
Join Young Leaders at UR on from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Scotland Yard Pub, 187 St. Paul St., for a happy hour with the United Way. Read more...

April 17, 2013
Partly Cloudy

Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 53°
Isolated T-storms, High 75°

Today’s Event Highlight
‘Out in Reel’ Screening: Fagbug
7 p.m., Dewey Hall 1-101.

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (April 5)
University of Rochester River Campus Culture
Nigel Maister, artistic director of the International Theatre Program, and Missy Pfohl Smith, director of the Program of Dance and Movement, spoke with WXXI's Mona Seghatoleslami about arts initiatives at the University and the broader role of arts in the community.

Environmental News Network (April 16)
How Can You Find and Track Asteroids Near Earth?
A team at the University of Rochester has developed a special type of camera that is capable of detecting and tracking asteroids. “The NEOCam sensor will increase our ability to detect hazardous asteroids near the earth and improve our understanding of threatening objects,” says William Forrest, professor of astronomy.

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