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University of Rochester News (April 25, 2018)

04.25.18: Henry Kautz to direct NSF division; online parking system upgrade; biometric screenings; farmers market

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Henry Kautz to Direct Intelligent Systems Division for NSF

Henry Kautz, the founding director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science, will direct the National Science Foundation division that supports artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and data science.

Online Parking Services Not Available Tonight

Department of Transportation and Parking Management’s online services—parking availability and overflow information, as well as parking mobile applications, will be unavailable for several hours starting at 9 p.m. tonight while systems are upgraded. Service are expected to resume on April 26. If you have questions or concerns while the system is unavailable, contact the Parking Management Center at 275-4524.

Flags to Be Lowered for Linda Crandall

University flags will be lowered Thursday, April 26, for Linda Crandall, administrative assistant in the neuropathology department, who died April 16. Crandall joined the University staff in 1973.

Take 20 Minutes for Yourself

With a biometric screening, you can get a handle on your health in 20 minutes, at no cost to you. Upcoming screenings are available at Helen Wood Hall, College Town, on the River Campus, in Flaum Atrium, at the YMCA, and other locations. Biometric screenings are provided to eligible individuals as part of Well-USchedule your screening. 

Program Can Help You Get in Shape for Summer

A URMC Fitness Center program can help you get in shape for summer. The $65 program includes a session on how to get started exercising, a consult with a fitness coach, and five personalized training sessions.

Rochester in the News

Scientists Identify Gene Responsible for Evolution of Recombination Rates

News-Medical.Net, April 20

“There’s a bit of a mystery being solved now about how certain molecular, biological, and genome phenomena have evolved in response to selfish genetic elements,” says Daven Presgraves, the University Dean’s Professor in the Department of Biology. “The role of natural selection in an ecological context is essentially a solved problem, but the role of natural selection in response to selfish genetic elements is still being worked out.”


Stop By Farmer's Market and Build Your Recipe Collection

Stop by the Well-U table at the University Farmers Market every Wednesday in the Flaum Atrium between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. to test out a new healthy dish and take the recipe home to share with your family. This week’s featured healthy recipe is a spring salad with fennel and orange.

Event Highlights Diversity and Inclusion Resources at Medical Center

The fifth annual “Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at URMC” exhibit on Friday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noon in Flaum Atrium, will highlight the range of diversity and inclusion activities and resources at the Medical Center. Representatives from the following groups are scheduled to be on hand: Association of Minority Residents and Fellows, Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association, American Medical Women’s Association, Student National Medical Association, Latino Medical Student Association, Rochester Medical Accessibility Coalition, and SPECTRUM.

Amos Oz to Present 'Zionism: Conflicting Dreams'

Israeli author Amos Oz, the inaugural Farash Fellow for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities and Culture, will present “Zionism: Conflicting Dreams” at 5 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Humanities Center.

Transportation and Poverty Film Screening

Join the Green Reps from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, for a screening of Reconnect Rochester’s short film, Transportation and Poverty, in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center. In honor of Bike to Work month, the Green Reps recommend biking, walking, or taking the bus to the event. Bring your own lunch; dessert will be served. Email the Green Reps by May 4 to RSVP, or if you have any questions.


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