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University of Rochester News (June 22, 2018)

06.22.18: laser generate electricity faster; growth at the University; benefits explained; financial health seminar

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Laser Bursts Generate Electricity Faster Than Any Other Method

The lab of Ignacio Franco, an assistant professor of chemistry and physics, clarifies how ultrafast laser pulses can be used to distort the properties of matter and generate electrical currents faster than in any traditional way along tiny, nanoscale, electrical circuits.

New Report Details Growth of University

According to a new report by the Center for Governmental Research, the University of Rochester has added 9,000 employees over the last decade, making it the 5th largest private sector employer in New York State.

Flags to Be Lowered for Lee Thomas

University flags at the Veteran’s Memorial Grove on the River Campus and Thomas Jackson Drive at the Medical Center will be lowered on Thursday, June 28, for Lee Thomas, who died June 15. Thomas, an environmental services worker on the River Campus, joined the University staff in 1999.

Bursar's Office Closes Early Today

The Bursar’s Office on the River campus will be closing at noon today. The office will reopen Monday, June 25, at 8 a.m.

Rochester in the News

Climate Change First Became News 30 Years Ago. Why Haven't We Fixed It?

National Geographic, July issue

While the mathematical models are fairly simple, three broad scenarios emerge, which Adam Frank, a professor of physics and astronomy, describes in his new book Light of the Stars. The first scenario is the “soft landing,” in which a civilization and its planet come smoothly to a new, steady state. The second is “die off,” in which a planet’s environmental conditions degrade and populations drop precipitously but seem to survive. “It’s hard to know if a technological civilization could survive losing something like 70 percent of its population,” Frank says. And there’s a third scenario: collapse. “The population rises, the planetary state ‘heats up,’ and at some point the population crashes down to zero.”


Wellness Benefits Explained

Interested in improving your health and wellness? Whether you’re curious about fitness, nutrition, stress, or just want to find out what Well-U has to offer, attend a Well-U Overview session to see what Well-U offers to University employees. The next overview will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 25in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555), at the Medical Center. Enroll online.

Lunch and Learn About Medical Management Program

Join Simon Business School at noon on Tuesday, June 26, to learn more about the master’s in medical management program. Register here for the information session; lunch will be provided. If you can’t attend or have questions about the program, contact joseph.sayre@simon.rochester.edu.

Financial Health Bite Seminar: Refinancing Your Mortgage

The Office of Total Rewards invites you to an informational seminar about refinancing your home loan to a lower interest rate, or to a shorter/longer term, which may help you reduce your monthly mortgage payment and/or the amount of mortgage interest you pay over time. The seminar will be conducted by a representative from Wells Fargo and will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, in College Town, 44 Celebration Drive, 2007AB (second floor). Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Guest are welcome. Registration is required.

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