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October 2014
Free

VISTA Collaboratory Demonstration

October 18, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
VISTA Collaboratory,
Carlson Library, Rochester, NY 14642 United States
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The Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation has partnered with the Center for Integrated Research Computing and River Campus Libraries to launch the VISTA Collaboratory, a high-resolution data visualization lab in the Carlson Science and Engineering Library. Be among the first to witness this state-of-the-art technology and learn how a new project – the Student Research Commons – will expose students to cutting–edge research and provide tools, spaces, and expertise that support their success at Rochester and after graduation. Featuring Frank Wojcik, Associate Dean…

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Apple One-Day Sale

October 31, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UR Tech Store,
Rush Rhees Library, Rochester, NY 14627
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For one day only, the UR Tech Store is offering instant savings off their educational prices for Apple laptops and tablets, including discounts of up to $75 on MacBooks and up to $20 on iPads and iPad Minis. Offer is open to all University faculty, staff, and students. Valid for in-store products and personal purchases only. Exclusions apply; see stores for details. UR Tech Store (River Campus) Rush Rhees Library – Ground floor at IT Center Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm…

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Tech or Treat!

October 31, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UR Tech Store,
Rush Rhees Library, Rochester, NY 14627
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Come “tech-or-treating” at the UR Tech Store this Halloween! The first 50 people to come in costume to the UR Tech Store in Rush Rhees Library will win a prize. Costumed and costume-shy visitors can also get 15% off our selection of headphones, earbuds, and Bluetooth speakers, and an extra 10% off clearance items. (Excludes Apple and Beats products)

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November 2014
Free

Blackboard Basics for Employee Educators

November 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Miner Computer Classroom 1 (1-6051),
Miner Library, Rochester, NY United States
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Learn information needed to create standalone URMC employee training courses: – Process/form for creating a new course – Blackboard-HRMS bridge – Adding content and tests – Adaptive release rules Note: If you are an academic instructor or coordinator, please see separate courses with academic focus. Instructor: Carolyn Kunz Register for the class through Miner Library.

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Free

Talk: Telehealth and Distance Learning

November 12, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Center for Experiential Learning (2-7544),
601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642 United States
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Sarah Peyre, director of web services at the Medical Center, will present “Telehealth Presence and Distance Learning” from noon to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Center for Experiential Learning (Room 2-7544), Medical Center. Lunches are welcome. RSVP to Vanessa _Desmore@urmc.rochester.edu or by calling 275-5332.

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Talk: Vision and Directions of Online Learning in Higher Education

November 14, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room,
LeChase Hall, Rochester, NY 14627 United States
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The second forum of the fall 2014 Online Learning Symposia, “Vision and Directions of Online Learning in Higher Education,” featuring Darcy Hardy, associate vice president at education software company Blackboard, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Note, this is a change in location. Lunch will be provided. Contact Melinda Smith at 275-5931 or melinda.smith@rochester.edu for reservations. The symposia are sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research.

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CIRC Symposium

November 21, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Computer Studies Building, Room 209,
Computer Studies Bldg., River Campus, Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) will host its next symposium on Friday, November 21st on River Campus. This month’s featured speaker is Pierre-Alexandre Gourdain from the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He will describe how computing and laboratory experiments help improve our understanding of the universe. The ongoing research talk will feature a Perl-based tool for processing miRNA RNA-seq data, as presented by Jason Myers from the University of Rochester Genomics Research Center. Pizza and soda will be served during the event.…

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December 2014
Free

In Their Own Words: Online Learning Experiences from Professors and Students at the University of Rochester

December 12, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room,
LeChase Hall, Rochester, NY 14627 United States
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The third installment of the fall 2014 Online Learning Symposia will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in the Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall. Lunch will be provided at both sessions. Contact Melinda Smith at 275-5931 or melinda.smith@rochester.edu for reservations. The sessions are sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research.

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January 2015
Free

CIRC Symposium

January 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Computer Studies Building, Room 209,
Computer Studies Bldg., River Campus, Rochester, 14620 United States
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The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) will host its next symposium on Friday, January 16th on River Campus. This month’s featured speaker is Mike Jarvis from the Department of History. He will present a review of his work to reconstruct an interactive model of St. George’s, Bermuda in key target years and describe some of the interesting challenges of creating historical simulations. The on-going research talk will feature simulations of variant influenza strains in relation to immune responses as presented by Chris Anderson from the…

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February 2015

AlertUR Test

February 26 @ 6:00 pm

The next semiannual test of AlertUR, the University’s emergency notification system, will be on Thursday, February 26 at 6:00pm. In case of an emergency, alerts are sent by phone, text, or email message. Before the test, please review, update, or add your contact information at https://alert.rochester.edu.

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