@Rochester: April 14, 2009
Today's Forecast: Cloudy, High 55°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 56°
In Today's Issue
- Reminder: Employee ID Badge Replacement Continues
- Red Line Sax Quartet Earns First Place Award in National Competition
- New Warner Student Among Nation's Top Future Science Teachers
- Rochester Film Premiere of The Key of G
- This Month's HR Intercom Available Online
- Annual Genetics Day Brings Genetics Community Together
- Fitness Class Helps Agility, Balance
- Event Highlight: Understanding the University's Retirement Program
- Rochester in the News: Nora Rubel on the Roots of Jewish American Food
- In Higher Education: Senate Advances Bill to Bring Sweeping Changes to Patent Law
News and Announcements
Reminder: Employee ID Badge Replacement Continues
University faculty, staff, and volunteers are required to get new ID badges by the end of June. The University-wide replacement project aims to protect personal information, update images and data displayed, and enhance University security by facilitating better control over pre-existing or expired "swipe access" privileges to facilities and labs. Mobile ID replacement teams will be traveling to various locations across the campuses until mid-June (see the schedule
). Read more...
Red Line Sax Quartet Earns First Place in National Competition
The Red Line Sax Quartet recently won first prize in the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition. The group competed against 75 other ensembles and earned the $3,000 award at the finals round in Atlanta on March 28. Read more...
New Warner Student Among Nation's Top Future Science Teachers
Incoming Warner School master's student Kimberly Brucz was awarded a 2009 Science Teaching Fellowship by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. She was one of only nine science finalists selected from across the nation to receive the fellowship. Read more...
Rochester Film Premiere of The Key of G
The Institute for Innovation Transition, a collaboration of the Golisano Foundation and the University, will showcase The Key of G
, an award-winning documentary about a disabled man's transition into adulthood, at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 11, at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House. Read more...
This Month's HR Intercom Available Online
The latest issue of HR Intercom
, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and announcements, is now available.
Annual Genetics Day Brings Genetics Community Together
Genetics Day, an annual event that brings together the University genetics community, is planned for Friday, May 8. Robert Tjian, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at UC Berkeley, will give the 7th Annual Fred Sherman Lecture. Read more...
Fitness Class Helps Agility, Balance
The Medical Center's Fitness and Wellness Center offers a weekly "Fit for Life" class for staff and faculty over age 50 on Tuesday mornings from 10:35 to 11:25 a.m. The class focuses on agility, balance, and maintaining muscle mass. The class is free to members, and is offered to non-members for $4 per class. For more information, call 275-2437 or visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/wellness
Rochester in the News
NPR (April 12)
"The Matzo Ball Matriarch of American Jewish Food"
"It really is the first cookbook to see Jews as part of the fabric of America. And I think there's something very compelling about that. This is our tradition and it's part of this grand tapestry of American culinary ideas," says Nora Rubel, assistant professor of religion, about The Settlement Cookbook
. Read more...
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (April 13)
"Senate Advances Bill to Bring Sweeping Changes to Patent Law"
Legislation that could overhaul U.S. patent law, and prompt inventors to publish new findings earlier, has been adopted by a Senate committee. Read more...
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