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University of Rochester News (June 18, 2018)

06.18.18: new associate director for identity-based programming; Trustee Road work; risks of pirated mobile apps; MAG docent classes

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A Personal and Professional Transition

When Chloe Corcoran ’04 decided to live openly as a trans woman, she vowed that she would return the kindness and support she received. Corcoran, pictured at right with colleague AnneMarie Cucci ’14W (MS), talks about her personal journey and her efforts to inspire and inform through her PhD work at the Warner School and in her new role as associate director for identity-based programming for the Office of Alumni Relations.

Work to Affect Trustee Road Area

To accommodate electrical contractors working near Hutchison Hall, Trustee Road will be a one-way street starting today, with traffic only open to motorists traveling east from Wilson Boulevard to Intercampus Drive. The Hutchison Hall loading dock will remain open. Signage will direct drivers to exit the River Campus from Park Lot off Intercampus Drive. Pedestrian detours will also be posted in the area. Look for additional details as the project progresses. If you have questions, contact Mike Yergeau at 273-4880 or Alex Gales at 275-3673.

Financial Aid Office Closures This Week

The Financial Aid Office in Wallis Hall will be closed on Tuesday, June 19. The office will also close at noon on Friday, June 22.

Security Tip: Avoid Downloading Questionable Mobile Apps

Some people download free mobile applications from non-official sources, assuming the only cost is advertisement pop-ups. But risks of pirated versions of an app can include tracking the device’s location, theft of personal data such as images or banking data, and hijacking the user’s mobile device. University IT reminds the community to only use official platforms (Apple App Store or Google Play) when downloading applications. The official sites control and monitor applications to guarantee legitimacy, quality, and security while providing periodic updates for optimal performance and security to avoid putting users at risk of detected vulnerabilities.

Biometric Screenings: Schedule, Complete, Earn

A 20-minute biometric screening can help you find out where your health stands. Upcoming screenings are available at Helen Wood Hall, Saunders Research Building, Flaum Atrium, the Bay View YMCA, and other locations. When you complete your biometric screening and Personal Health Assessment, you will earn $125. Eligible individuals can receive one biometric screening per calendar year as part of Well-U. Schedule your screening.

Rochester in the News

'Light of the Stars' Looks to Other Planets to Illuminate Climate Change on Earth

NPR, June 14

Light of the Stars, a new book by Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, is an extended argument that alien planets—and the possibility of alien civilizations—can shed new light on the effect that humans have on Earth.


New Exhibition Open at Art and Music Library Gallery

Extravagant Banality; Deconstructing Aesthetic Forms and Bad Puns, the artwork of John Magnus Champlin, is on view at the gallery at the Art and Music Library in Rush Rhees Library, through July 15. Look for additional works by the artist throughout the library and campus.

Docent Class Forming at MAG

Memorial Art Gallery docents are an integral part of the museum’s mission: enhancing people’s lives by cultivating relationships and building community through the direct experience of art and creativity. Each year, docents lead thousands of schoolchildren on tours of the collection and exhibitions. Learn more at an upcoming info session at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the museum.

Financial Health Bite Seminar: Refinancing Your Mortgage

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

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