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@Rochester: May 8, 2009

@Rochester: May 8, 2009

Today's Forecast: PM Thunderstorms, High 73°

Tomorrow: PM Showers, High 71°

In Today's Issue

  • Reminder: Register by June 30 to Comply with SSN Policy
  • Fiscal Year-End Finance Announcements
  • Flag Lowered Today to Honor John Baum
  • Final Push toward United Way Campaign Goal
  • Rochester Participates in Landmark Children's Study
  • Gollin Film Festival Prize Winners Announced
  • Fundraiser Benefits YellowJackets
  • Wine and Wishes Event Raises Funds for Simulator Newborn Baby
  • Deadline Is Monday to Register for Neuroscience Retreat
  • Event Highlight: Mothers in Art Tour
  • Rochester in the News: Randy Curren on Sustainability
  • In Higher Education: What's the Future of Online Learning?

News and Announcements

Reminder: Register by June 30 to Comply with SSN Policy

All faculty and staff who manage access to records that contain Social Security Numbers must register with the University by June 30. The registration process is part of a University policy adopted in January designed to guard again identity theft and to comply with New York State law. "All of us are increasingly concerned about identity theft, and we must take proactive steps to ensure we keep personal information secure. This policy is fundamental to the effort," says President Seligman. Learn more about the policy and how to register

Fiscal Year-End Finance Announcements

In preparation for the end of the fiscal year on June 30, staff and faculty are reminded to submit any requests for payment or payment reallocation changes by June 12. All payment forms require the signature of the requestor's immediate supervisor or the individual with FRS/ledger account responsibility. Up-to-date finance forms are available onlineRead more...

Flag Lowered Today to Honor John Baum

The University mourns the loss of John Baum, a professor emeritus of medicine and of pediatrics, who died May 4 at age 81. Baum was a pioneer in pediatric rheumatology who also was known as a compassionate master clinician and outstanding teacher. The University flag will be lowered today in his memory. Read more...

Final Push toward United Way Campaign Goal

The University's United Way campaign has raised $1,235,000—or 95 percent—of its $1.3 million goal. Help the campaign's final push by making an ePledge today. Read more...

Rochester Participates in Landmark Children's Study

Families in Rochester will be able to take part in the nation's largest study of the health and well-being of children from birth to age 21, through a multimillion federal grant awarded to the Medical Center. Read more...

Gollin Film Festival Prize Winners Announced

A "documentary" about a global epidemic of insects undergoing metamorphosis in reverse, a pair of human hands performing perfectly ordinary activities that captures the imagination, and an angst-ridden occultist who literally loses his head while entertaining an unfazed family were the top short films that garnered prizes at this year's Gollin Film Festival, an annual showcase that features the best student work. Read more...

Fundraiser Benefits YellowJackets

The YellowJackets all-male a capella group will be performing at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at 3349 Monroe Ave. in Pittsford at 8 p.m. tonight and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. Throughout the weekend, shoppers who mention the YellowJackets will have part of their purchase donated to the group. 

Wine and Wishes Event Raises Funds for Simulator Newborn Baby

The third annual Evening of Wine and Wishes, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, raises funds to improve the care of newborns and infants in the NICU at Golisano Children's Hospital. This year's event is raising funds for a state-of-the-art simulator newborn baby, which would be the first of its kind in upstate or western New York. Read more...

Deadline Is Monday to Register for Neuroscience Retreat

Registration closes Monday, May 11, for the 2009 Neuroscience Retreat planned for 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 22, at the Memorial Art Gallery. Register online

Events

Sunday, May 10

Mothers in Art Tour: Memorial Art Gallery. 1 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

WXXI 1370 Connection (May 7)

"Randy Curren, U of R"

Randy Curren, professor and chair of philosophy, discusses sustainability efforts.
 Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (May 7)

"What's the Future of Online Learning?"

Hear a podcast with Chronicle of Higher Education "Tech Therapists" about the growth in online education. Read more...

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