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In Today's Issue

  • Virtual Work Space Promises Greater Access
  • Condolences Extended to School of Nursing
  • Study: Good Parenting Wins Over Prenatal Stress
  • University Remembers Gilbert McCurdy
  • Biometric Screenings, Personal Health Assessments
  • Newman Community Hosts Pancake Breakfast
  • Warm Up With Bluegrass, Irish Music

News and Announcements

Virtual Work Space Promises Greater Access
Rochester has created a virtual work space that not only gives academics the online functions and storage they need, but by doing so, promises to make the dream of open access to scientific and scholarly discoveries a reality.

Condolences Extended to School of Nursing
Professor William Fals-Stewart, a former School of Nursing faculty member, died suddenly on Feb. 23. "All of us are affected when such an unexpected occurrence happens to someone who has been a part of the University community," said University President Joel Seligman. "Professor Fals-Stewart devoted his career to research related to addiction and to teaching nursing students as they prepared for the future." Mark Taubman, acting CEO of the Medical Center, remarked: "My heartfelt sympathy is with Professor Fals-Stewart’s family and the School of Nursing faculty, staff, and students mourning his loss. The School of Nursing is a very close and resilient community. You have the support of all of your colleagues at the Medical Center."

Study: Good Parenting Wins Over Prenatal Stress
A Medical Center study finds that a mother’s nurturing may provide powerful protection against risks babies face in the womb.

University Remembers Gilbert McCurdy
The University flag will be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, Feb. 27, in memory of Gilbert McCurdy, who died Feb. 16. McCurdy was a University trustee from 1971 to 1993. He was 87. Read his obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Biometric Screenings, Personal Health Assessments
Regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff, active SEIU members, and spouses/domestic partners enrolled in a University Health Care Plan, as well as non-Medicare-eligible retirees and their spouses/domestic partners enrolled in a University Health Care plan, can still receive a free biometric screening and complete the new Personal Health Assessment. More than 3,500 have already completed the assessment and will see the incentive added to their paychecks beginning March 5. The current schedule of times and locations for biometric screenings is available online.

Newman Community Hosts Pancake Breakfast
The Catholic Newman Community will host a pancake breakfast this Sunday, Feb. 28, to raise money for volunteers who will travel to Baltimore as part of the Alternative Spring Break program. The group will volunteer with children at a city community center, tutor at an inner-city school, and work at a food pantry. The breakfast will include pancakes, French toast, bacon, home fries, juice, and dessert and will be served at 11:30 a.m. at the Interfaith Chapel. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. For information, e-mail Nathan Drahms.

Warm Up With Bluegrass, Irish Music
The Optics Performing Arts Series will feature Joe Dady of the Dady Brothers performing a concert of country, bluegrass, folk, and Irish tunes, at 5 p.m. today in Goergen Hall.

Feb. 26, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 34°
Light Snow, High 33°
Today's Event Highlight
Benefit: Rochester and Intervol for Haiti
Memorial Art Gallery, 6 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Feb. 25)
'UR-Led Research Web Site Expanding to British Universities' is expanding beyond North America to include British universities. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 21)
'5 Colleges That Inspire Alumni Giving, and How They Do It'
Bucking a nationwide trend of low alumni participation, these colleges have developed creative ways to reach out, especially to young graduates. Read more…

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