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University of Rochester News (December 5, 2016)

12.05.16: translating research; expense report payments; volleyball; anti-phishing tips; India lecture; Alzheimer’s workshop

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News and Announcements

How 'Horton' Can Be a Hook to Talk about Research


Kara Finnigan, associate professor of education, discusses how she tries to translate her research on reforming troubled school districts for a general audience. Read more…

Holiday Schedule Affects Expense Report Payments

The Central Finance Office reminds employees to plan ahead for holiday adjustments to the Employee Expense Report (F3) form reimbursement schedule. Banks may delay deposits by one day because of the upcoming Monday holidays. Read more…

Students and Professors Bond Over Volleyball

Watch a video of a friendly volleyball match hosted by the Society of Undergraduate Biology Students.

Deadlines and Reminders

Security Tip: Anti-Phishing Holiday Video

Phishing tricks people into giving scammers sensitive information. Check out University IT’s video “Grandma Got Phished by a Hacker” and the scams webpage for tips to avoid being scammed this season. Remember, think before you click.

Cash in on Your Health with a Biometric Screening

Don’t miss out on your last chance to get your biometric screening and earn $125 in 2016. Complete your biometric screening and Personal Health Assessment during the month of December, and not only will you know your numbers, but you’ll also earn $125. Be sure to schedule your screening at a convenient location before time runs out. Biometric screenings are provided to eligible individuals as part of the YOURhealth employee wellness program.

Rochester in the News

Meet the Rochester Simon MBA Class of 2018

Poets & Quants, December 2

“The Simon Business School at the University of Rochester is one program that isn’t afraid to be different. Academically rigorous and data-driven, the program has followed the same script as any plucky and far-sighted small business: they’ve seized on an undervalued niche and built their program around it.”


Optimize Your Nutrition

How can you boost your willpower to maximize healthy food-related choices and habits? Join Well-U and Thomas Campbell, clinical director of the Program for Nutrition in Medicine, as he discusses willpower, the addictive qualities of food, and overcoming barriers to long-term lifestyle change. The session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, in Helen Wood Hall, Room 1W502. Enroll online.

Professors Discuss India

Douglas Brooks, professor of religion and classics, and Alex Lee, assistant professor of political science, will talk about their research about India’s religions and political system from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, in Instruction Suite B on the first floor of Rush Rhees Library.

Highland Holds Workshop for Family Members of People with Alzheimer’s

Highland Hospital is holding a workshop titled “Skills for Survival: Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, in the Collins Auditorium. RSVP online.

Learn about Enrolling in a Spring Course at Warner

Admissions staff from the Warner School of Education will be available to talk with interested employees about graduate programs from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, December 9, in the Scandling Center on the second floor of LeChase Hall. Learn about courses in program evaluation, ABA, higher education, health professions education, online teaching, counseling, human development, educational policy, and teaching and curriculum. Registration for non-matriculated students for spring 2017 is now open. Browse the recommended courses for non-matriculated students. If you’re unable to attend and would like to schedule an individual appointment, contact the admissions office at 275-3950 or admissions@warner.rochester.edu.

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