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In Today's Issue

  • Women Advance to Final Four
  • College Diversity Roundtable Launches Campus Climate Survey
  • Seminar: Reclaiming Our Health, Native Style
  • AMA President Will Visit Medical Center April 1
  • Eastman Students Score Silent Film Shorts
  • Reclaiming Our Health, Native Style
  • Report Undetected Viruses and Malware
  • Fun Fitness Camp During April Break
  • Biometric Screenings in House of Six Nations Today

News and Announcements

Women Advance to Final Four
The women's basketball team will play in the NCAA Division III Final Four next weekend after defeating Kean University and Christopher Newport University over the weekend. This will be Rochester's third appearance in the Final Four. The Yellowjackets will play Hope College of Michigan at 7 p.m. on Friday at Illinois Wesleyan University.

College Diversity Roundtable Launches Campus Climate Survey
The College Diversity Roundtable will send undergraduates on the River Campus and at the Eastman School an e-mail today with a link to their biennial Campus Climate Survey. Members of the CDR encourage faculty and staff to remind undergraduates to participate in the anonymous survey, which aims to evaluate undergraduate students’ past and current experiences with issues of diversity including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and disability.

Seminar: Reclaiming Our Health, Native Style
A seminar exploring aspects of the history, culture, and changed lifestyle of Native Americans that have produced an epidemic of obesity and diabetes, and Native efforts to reclaim their health will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. today in room 1-501 and the Loretta C. Ford Education Wing vestibule. "Reclaiming Our Health, Native Style," is co-sponsored by the School of Nursing’s Dean Advisory Council for Diversity and Inclusiveness and the Friends of Ganondagan. For more information and to register, e-mail Lukira Carroll.

AMA President Will Visit Medical Center April 1
James Rohack, president of the American Medical Association, will visit the Medical Center next month to discuss health care reform.

Eastman Students Score Silent Film Shorts
The Humanities Project’s "Film Lost and Found: The Experience of Pre- and Silent Cinema" will feature a series of short films scored by Eastman School students. The project runs Thursday, March 18, through Sunday, March 21.

Report Undetected Viruses and Malware
There have been recent incidents of viruses going undetected by Sophos Antivirus software. University IT can submit a sample of the malware to Sophos so a signature can be created to help prevent the virus from spreading further. If your computer is infected by a virus or malware that Sophos has not detected, contact your IT support staff so the incident can be contained and repaired.

Fun Fitness Camp During April Break
The Fitness and Wellness Center at the Medical Center will offer a day camp to children ages 7-12 during April break from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities include swimming, ice skating, crafts, fitness games, and a weekly field trip. Camp is also held during the summer. Registration information is available online.

Biometric Screenings in House of Six Nations Today
Well-U will be holding biometric screenings in the Medical Center House of Six Nations cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Regular full-time and part-time employees can have their blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, triglycerides, waist circumference, BMI, and heart rate measured at no cost. Non-Medicare eligible retirees and spouses enrolled in a University Health Care Plan can also receive a screening. Learn more online.

March 15, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 43°
Sunny, High 48°
Today's Event Highlight
Astronomy/Astrophysics Seminar
Bausch & Lomb Hall 372, 3:45 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
NPR (March 12)
'Family Death Match In Space: The Stellar Birth Control Game'
“Star Formation: The Game is part of our effort to change the way people encounter the fruits of science. Words are fine for explaining ideas but they have their limits. Better to see those forces at work right before your eyes and have some control over them,” writes Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy. Read more...

In Higher Education
The New York Times (March 11)
'Deal Gives New Life to Overhaul of Student Loans'
Democratic Congressional leaders struck a tentative agreement on Thursday that breathes new life into President Obama’s proposed overhaul of federal student loan programs. Read more...

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