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In Today's Issue

  • Community Achievement Award Winners Named
  • The Illusion Opens CollegeFest 2010 at Geva
  • United Way: Where Does Your Division Stand?
  • ‘Opera Gala’ Offers Musical Variety
  • Go Green: Earth Hour
  • Biometric Screenings in House of Six Nations Today
  • Understanding the University Retirement Program

News and Announcements

Community Achievement Award Winners Named
The recipients of the inaugural Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards were announced Monday at a ceremony at the Medical Center. Created by the Center for Community Health, the awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to community health through research, education, clinical services, and/or outreach efforts.

The Illusion Opens CollegeFest 2010 at Geva
The International Theatre Program opens CollegeFest 2010 at Geva Theatre Center with four performances of The Illusion from April 1 to April 4. Geva created the festival as a way to celebrate the theatrical work of students in local colleges and universities.

United Way: Where Does Your Division Stand?
The University community has helped raise almost $758,000 for the United Way of Greater Rochester—nearly 60 percent of this year's $1.3 million goal. As the University's campaign enters its fifth week, check out the campaign standings to see where your division/department participation stands and help raise those rates by pledging your support today.

‘Opera Gala’ Offers Musical Variety
Eastman singers will present two productions of fully-staged scenes from seven different operas on Friday and Sunday, March 26 and 28. Ticket discounts are available for Rochester employees with ID.

Go Green: Earth Hour

go green
Last year, people in 4,000 cities in 87 countries on all seven continents turned off their lights for Earth Hour, an initiative led by the World Wildlife Fund that allows people to show their support for action on climate change. Show your support by turning off the lights in your home during this year’s Earth Hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27.

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.

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 noon 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.
March 24, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
Rock Repertory Ensemble with Director John Covach
Lower Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

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Rochester in the News
WROC-TV (March 22)
'UR Announces Tuition Increase'
Students seeking a higher education may find a higher tuition bill in 2010 including at the University of Rochester. "We're going to continue to make investments to maintain quality of our programs and to provide the kind of programs that students and parents expect," says Chief Financial Officer Ron Paprocki. Read more…

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (March 23)
'Health-Reform Bill Holds Changes for Medical Training'
The measure would make it more affordable for medical residents to become family doctors but could also raise the cost of college health plans.. Read more…

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