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University of Rochester News (February 20, 2018)

02.20.18: Students from Puerto Rico settle in; Furth Fund deadline is March 19; deficit vs national debt; lecture on Juno mission to Jupiter

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News and Announcements

Students from Puerto Rico Are Enjoying a Guest Semester in Rochester

Seven students from Puerto Rico, displaced by Hurricane Maria, have settled in to life at the University for the spring semester.

Deadlines and Reminders

Furth Fund Deadline Is March 19

The Furth Fund provides $10,000 in research funds to help foster the development of promising scientists. Nominees should be junior, tenure-track faculty appointed in natural or biological science departments within Arts, Sciences & Engineering or the School of Medicine and Dentistry who have been hired within the past three academic years. Preference will be given to nominees who wish to use the award to support the active engagement of graduate students or postdocs in their research. The deadline is Monday, March 19.

Rochester in the News

Should You Worry about the National Debt?

The Trump administration last week released a $4.4 trillion federal budget proposal, which would add to the deficit and increase the national debt. Speaking on public radio’s Marketplace, David Primo, the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor and associate professor of political science, used the analogy of a bathtub to distinguish the deficit from the national debt.


Learn about Your Target Health Numbers

What is a healthy blood pressure, cholesterol level, or body mass index? Learn about the different target numbers and discover the various resources available to help you reach your health goals. The “What’s My Healthy Number?” program, brought to you by the YOURhealth employee team, takes place  tomorrow, February 21, from noon to 12:45 p.m. in Helen Wood Hall room 1W502. You can register online.

'Mindfulness' Is the Topic of Wednesday's SON Clinical and Research Grand Rounds

Yoga instructor and nutrition coach Lori Austin will discuss “Mindfulness” during a talk at the SON Clinical and Research Grand Rounds, on Wednesday, February 21, from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Helen Wood Hall Room 1W509. Lunches will be provided while they last. (ASL Interpreters and other accommodations are available upon request. Please contact Teresa Burritt at 585-275-7883 or Teresa_Burritt@urmc.rochester.edu for assistance.)

Lecture to Cover Juno Mission to Jupiter

David Stevenson, the Goldberger Professor of Planetary Science at Caltech, will present the Elliott W. Montroll Public Lecture “Jupiter,” based on the current NASA Juno mission, at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 22, at the Memorial Art Gallery. Stevenson will present two other Montroll lectures this week on the River Campus: “Planetary Diversity” on Tuesday, February 20, and “Origin of the Moon” on Wednesday, February 21.

Health Savings Account Educational Sessions Planned

The Benefits Office is hosting webinars conducted by representatives from PayFlex (Aetna) and HSA Bank (Excellus) from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, (PayFlex) and Thursday, March 1, (HSA Bank), to provide an overview of health savings accounts, 2017 tax-related information, the YOUR HSA-Eligible Plan, and HSA investment options for 2018. Visit the Benefits Office enrollment page to register for a webinar.

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