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University of Rochester News (November 21, 2017)

11.21.17: Taubman to chair AMSNY board; Learning in the Digital Age strategic initiative; Quadcast; holiday hours

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News and Announcements

Mark Taubman to Chair Statewide Medical School Consortium

Medical Center CEO Mark Taubman has been selected as chair of the board of trustees of the Associated Medical Schools of New York. Read more…

Warner School Reaches Outside Traditional Boundaries to Connect with Ed-Tech Companies

Warner School faculty and students had the unique opportunity to connect with two Boston-based ed-tech companies as part of the Learning in the Digital Age strategic initiative. Read more…

Traveling for Thanksgiving?

There are more than 20 episodes of Quadcast, the University’s official podcast, available to download and listen to during your travels. Quadcast covers research, profiles, and stories featuring faculty, staff, and students. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Parking, Payroll Office Holiday Hours

The Payroll Office and the Department of Transportation and Parking Management have special holiday hours this week. Both will close at 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, and remain closed Thursday and Friday. The garage parking office will be open Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Deadlines and Reminders

Donations Sought for Annual Arts and Crafts Sale

The School of Medicine and Dentistry’s American Medical Women’s Association will host its annual arts and crafts sale from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, December 8, in Flaum Atrium. Proceeds will go to Bethany House, a Rochester organization that provides shelter for homeless women and children. If you have any services (babysitting, cooking classes, etc.), art pieces (photographs, paintings, etc.), or crafts (home decor, small furniture, jewelry, etc.) in good condition that you would like to donate for the sale, contact kimberly_fiscella@urmc.rochester.edu.

Rochester in the News

How to Declutter Your Mind: 10 Practical Tips You'll Actually Want to Try

Forbes, November 19

Keep a Journal: Writing in a daily journal can help manage anxiety and cope with depression as it’s a healthy outlet to release bottled emotions, according to a Medical Center report.


Two Well-U Programs Aim to Bring You Piece of Mind

Participate in a guided relaxation session today from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in College Town. You will be guided through a mindfulness exercise to help clear your mind of the stressors of everyday life. Enroll online. Parents also have the opportunity to ask for advice, talk about balancing work and family, and listen to others’ parenting experiences during the monthly Working Parents Support Group meetings. This month’s meeting will be held on Monday, November 27, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Northeastern Room (1-9525), Medical Center. Participants are encouraged to stop in throughout the hour as their schedules allow. Enroll online.

See What Warner School Has to Offer

Admissions staff from the Warner School of Education will be available to talk about graduate programs in higher education, program evaluation, health professions education, online teaching, educational policy, counseling, human development, school leadership and teaching and curriculum. Registration for nonmatriculated classes opens November 28.  Attend one of two upcoming events, held in the Scandling Student Services Center, on the second floor of LeChase Hall:

  • Tuesday, November 28, 7:30 to 10 a.m., or
  • Thursday, November 30, noon to 1:30 p.m.

If you’re unable to attend and would like to schedule an individual appointment, contact 275-3950 or admissions@warner.rochester.edu.

Family Roundtable Focuses on Autism

The Family Roundtable, hosted by the Department of Psychiatry’s Institute for the Family, presents “Mind the Gap: A Service Access Intervention from the Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health” from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, in Room 1-9082, Medical Center. RSVP by December 1 to christine_henry@urmc.rochester.edu or 275-7101.

View more events on the University Events Calendar.
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