News and Announcements
Event Showcases Emerging Technology
Rochester's Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences will
host its annual Technology Showcase at the Hyatt Regency Rochester on
Thursday, Feb. 25.
Futurity Goes Global with U.K. Partners
The research news Web site Futurity—hosted
and edited at Rochester—has expanded beyond North America to include
science news from leading British universities. Since launching in
September, Futurity has attracted more than 400,000 visitors to stories
covering topics in health, culture, the environment, science,
engineering, and technology. The site is managed by a consortium of 53
leading research universities in the United States, Canada, and United
United Way Kickoff Dessert Reception
It's not too late to join the University and
United Way leadership at the United Way Kickoff Dessert Reception at 4
p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Flaum Atrium, School of Medicine and
Dentistry. If you've already made your pledge for this year's United Way campaign or if you are a continuous pledge donor, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to RSVP for the reception. Haven't made your pledge yet? Stop by the
kickoff event to fill out a paper pledge form and enjoy some gourmet
desserts and coffee.
Plutzik Reading Series Continues
The Plutzik Reading Series continues at 5 p.m. tonight in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library with a presentation by Meghan O'Rourke, author of Halflife, a finalist for the Forward First Book Prize. O’Rourke is a poetry editor at The Paris Review.
Go Green: LEED Green Associate
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) is a set of standards for "green building" that specifies ways in
which the design, construction, and use of a building can be less
damaging and in some cases, even have a positive impact on the
environment. Robert Maloney, project coordinator for Planning and
Project Management at Rochester, is working to be the University’s LEED
Reminder: This is 'America Saves Week'
"America Saves Week" is a national campaign designed to get
people to stop spending and start saving money. You can use this opportunity to either start or
increase your savings to the University’s Retirement Program. To
enroll, go to Retirement Program Self-Service online through HRMS or call (800) 410-6497.
Register Now for George Eastman House Tours
Tours of the Motion Picture Department and the Technology Collection at
the George Eastman House on Sunday, March 21, will close the four-day
Humanities Project: Film Lost and Found: The Experience of Pre- and Silent Cinema. Seating for the tours is limited and registration is required.