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In Today's Issue

  • Biodiesel Project Wins National Sustainability Award
  • Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?
  • Fertility Center Offers Acupuncture Seminar
  • Bookstore Reduces Hours During Spring Break
  • Understanding the University Retirement Program
  • Passage Gallery Hosts Opening Reception

News and Announcements

Biodiesel Project Wins National Sustainability Award
UR Biodiesel, a project designed by Rochester undergraduates to convert excess fryer oil from dining service centers into biodiesel to fuel shuttle buses, has received the Excellence in Innovations for Sustainability Award by the Association of College Unions International.

Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?
Federal law limits the kinds of work that may be done by people who have been excluded, suspended, or debarred from federal or state contracts, grants, or programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. If you or someone you work with has been excluded, suspended, or debarred, has defaulted on student loans, or has lost a professional license, contact the Compliance Office at 275-1609, Office of Counsel at 758-7600, or the Integrity Hotline at 756-8888 (anonymous reports accepted).

Fertility Center Offers Acupuncture Seminar
Improving male fertility through the use of acupuncture will be the topic of a free seminar offered by the Strong Fertility Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at The Women’s Health Pavilion, 500 Red Creek Drive in Henrietta.

Bookstore Reduces Hours During Spring Break
The Bookstore will have reduced hours during spring break. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 8, through Thursday, March 11; open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, and closed Saturdays, March 6 and 13, and Sundays, March 7 and 14.

Understanding the University Retirement Program
A free informational session designed for employees newly eligible to receive the University’s direct contribution to the retirement program will take place at 1 p.m. today in ACF-C (2-1361) in the Medical Center. A representative from TIAA-CREF will also give a presentation covering general information on how to choose an investment allocation. For more information, visit the Benefits Web site.

Passage Gallery Hosts Opening Reception
Passage Gallery will host an opening reception for the “Vessels Series by Barbara Fox” from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the Rush Rhees Library Gleason Library Lower Lobby. The Passage Gallery is an extension of the Sage Art Center and the Department of Art and Art History.

March 4, 2010

Today's Forecast:
Cloudy, High 31°
Partly Cloudy, High 31°
Today's Event Highlight
Neilly Series Lecture: Abraham Verghese
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, 7:30 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Rochester Hosts NCAA Basketball
The Yellowjackets play SUNY Cortland at 8 p.m. Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship.

Get all the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

Rochester in the News
WROC-TV (March 1)
'U of R Sponsors Conference to Beef Up Faculty Diversity'
Rochester’s effort to boost diversity goes beyond the high school classroom. Next month they're hosting their first diversity conference. Read more…

In Higher Education
USA Today (March 2)
'Faculty on Facebook: Privacy Concerns Raised by Suspension'
Colleges have for years been warning students to keep their Facebook pages free of embarrassing photos or writings, but a more recent phenomenon is the emergence of concrete policies governing how faculty and other employees use social media. Read more…

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