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@Rochester: April 10, 2009

@Rochester: April 10, 2009

Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, High 50°

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 46°

In Today's Issue

  • New Pharmacy Offers Discounts, Special Services to University Employees
  • COBRA Coverage For Graduating Students and Other Helpful Information
  • United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'
  • Trombonists Gather for Annual Spring Celebration
  • Second Friday Science Social is Today
  • Wilmot Cancer Center Expert Offers Breast Cancer Talk April 13
  • Volunteers Needed for Commencement
  • Research on Chaos, Fractals, and Music
  • Participants Sought for Child Development Studies
  • Easter Weekend Services Planned
  • Event Highlight: Midnight Ramblers Concert
  • Rochester in the News: Babak Jahromi on Stroke Response
  • In Higher Education: 10 High Fliers on Twitter

News and Announcements

New Pharmacy Offers Discounts, Special Service to Employees

The Medical Center's new pharmacy–dedicated exclusively to University employees, retirees, and their families–is set to open on Wednesday, April 22. In addition to being convenient, the new pharmacy promises potential savings for employees who are enrolled in Unversity Health Care plans. Read more...

COBRA Coverage For Graduating Students

The Benefits Office announces the latest educational series to provide you with COBRA information. The series, on April 28 and 29, will be of particular interest to employees who have dependent students who are graduating and/or are aging off of the University Health Care and/or dental plans. Topics will include COBRA notification and enrollment, how COBRA costs are calculated, and how long COBRA coverage can be continued. See times and locations

United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'

mark emblidge"I Live United by volunteering at the LPGA every year, the proceeds from which now benefit the United Way." –Mark Emblidge, senior assistant director of admissions

United Way 10 at 10: Join your colleagues around the University and take 10 minutes (or less) out of your day around 10 a.m. today, April 10, to pledge support to this year's United Way campaign. The process is easy—just visit the United Way Web site and follow the simple instructions to make your ePledge. Your contribution will help support the local people and programs that need it most. 

Trombonists Gather for Annual Spring Celebration

Trombonists from the Eastman School, Ithaca College, and Penn State University will help open the Rochester Red Wings' home season as part of the "Frühling Posaunen Festival" (Springtime Trombone Festival) Saturday, April 11. Read more...

Second Friday Science Social is Today

Benjamin Miller, associate professor of dermatology, will discuss "New Strategies for Sequence-Selective RNA Recognition: Towards Effective RNA-Targeted Therapeutics," today, April 10, as part of the Second Friday Science Social series. The talk starts at 4 p.m. in the Case Method Room (1-9576) at the Medical Center. Read more...

Wilmot Cancer Center Expert Offers Breast Cancer Talk April 13

A breast oncologist from the Wilmot Cancer Center will lead an "Ask the Expert" discussion on advances in breast cancer treatment at 6 p.m., Monday, April 13, at Gilda's Club, 255 Alexander St. Read more...

Volunteers Needed for Commencement

The Commencement Committee seeks staff and students interested in volunteering for Commencement 2009 on Sunday, May 17. Responsibilities include assisting guests during the bachelor/master's ceremony on the Eastman Quadrangle and directing them to diploma ceremonies and receptions. Volunteers are needed at all times throughout the day and shifts are flexible. All volunteers are invited to a complimentary brunch. E-mail Erica Strawbridge or call her at 275-2094 for details. 

Research on Chaos, Fractals, and Music

Professor WanTong Jiang, associate dean of the China Conservatory in Beijing, China, will give a presentation on his recent research from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today, April 10, in CSB as part of the Friday Morning Music Forum

Participants Sought for Child Development Studies

Discover how your baby learns about the world by participating in visual and language development studies available for children from 4 months to 2-1/2 years at the Rochester Baby Lab.  Interested parents may contact the lab at 275-4621 or for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

Easter Weekend Services Planned

Catholic Newman Community and Protestant Chapel Community are hosting Holy Week services this weekend at the Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary. 


Saturday, April 11

Midnight Ramblers Concert: Strong Upper Auditorium. 8 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (April 9)

"Stroke Teams Save Lives"

"For every second we delay thousands of brain cells are dying," says Babak Jahromi, assistant professor of neurosurgery and imaging sciences. "What's new is that this process is very rapidly started immediately in the emergency department, so after less than 10 or 15 minutes the diagnosis is made." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 9)

"10 High Fliers on Twitter"

Twitter is quickly becoming a global faculty lounge. On the microblogging service, professors and administrators find work tips and new ways to monitor the world. Read more...

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