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University of Rochester News (September 20, 2018)

09.20.18: AlertUR test; implicit bias sessions; five things to do this weekend; State of Wilmot address; health care compliance conference

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AlertUR Test Tonight

The fall semester test of AlertUR will occur tonight at 6:30 p.m. AlertUR is the University’s emergency notification system, inclusive of the Medical Center. In the event of an emergency, alerts are sent by voice, text, and email message. The purpose of the twice-a-year test is to activate the AlertUR system and check that you can be reached immediately. For more information, or to review your contact information for the AlertUR notification system, visit https://alert.rochester.edu and sign in with your NetID and password. For more information on AlertUR, visit Tech.rochester.edu/faqs/alertur-faqs.

Implicit Bias Series Supplements Mandatory Training

The Staff Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office and the Implicit Bias team will host a series of two-hour, in-class sessions intended for continued learning and discussion concerning the topic of implicit bias. The Experiential Implicit Bias series is intended to supplement the mandatory Unconscious Bias Awareness training module on MyPath. Completing the mandatory Unconscious Bias Awareness module is a prerequisite to attend. Register for the Experiential Implicit Bias series through MyPath; enter “implicit bias” in the search box to locate the class. Note: Some locations are not listed in MyPath and may instead be found in the class name. If you do not see a location listed, look in the session title. Contact Kristin Hocker with any questions.

Rochester in the News

How to Help Teenagers Embrace Stress

The New York Times, September 19

According to Jeremy Jamieson, an associate professor of clinical and social sciences in psychology who studies how stress affects emotions and performance, “Avoiding stress doesn’t work and is often not possible. To achieve and grow, we have to get outside our comfort zones and approach challenges.”

Five Things to Do This Weekend

University Calendar Editor Jeanette Colby offers a selection of events and activities to check out this weekend. Visit the University Events Calendar for more.

#1: Experience Cyro Baptista’s World Percussive Ensemble

The Barbara B. Smith World Music Series at the Eastman School of Music kicks off today at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptisa at Kilbourn Hall. Baptista will be joined by a world beat percussive ensemble, with a blend of percussion, tap dance, martial arts, samba, jazz, rock, and funk.

#2: Take Part in Field Games at Fundraiser

Kappa Delta sorority’s Epsilon Rho chapter invites faculty and staff to participate in Shamrock Field Day Saturday afternoon at Wilson Quadrangle on the River Campus. The event benefits Prevent Child Abuse America, the Mt. Hope Family Center, and Bivona Child Advocacy Center.

#3: See 1980s Video Art

Bruce Nauman’s No, No, New Museum, an iconic work of video art from the 1980s, is on view at the Memorial Art Gallery through October 8. Admission to the museum is free for University faculty, staff, and students with ID.

#4: Hear Music of Contemporary Classical Composers

The Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra present their first program of the season on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. See more about the program.

#5: Celebrate Open Letter and Rochester’s Literary Arts Scene

Founded at the University in 2007, Open Letter Books is marking its 10th anniversary with a celebration starting at 5 p.m. Sunday at Nox Cocktail Lounge. The event features special guest Dubravka Ugresic, author of seven works of fiction and the first author ever published by Open Letter.


Watch the 'State of Wilmot' Address Friday

Jonathan Friedberg, director of Wilmot Cancer Institute, will speak about Wilmot’s accomplishments and plans to apply for National Cancer Institute designation during his State of Wilmot address at noon on Friday, September 21, in the Formicola Conference Room (2.0720) in the Wilmot Cancer Center. The presentation, which is open to the University community, will also be accessible through Zoom at https://urmc.zoom.us/j/7333456661. You can join by telephone at 1-669-900-6833 or 1-646-876-9923 (both US toll) with meeting ID: 733 345 6661. The presentation will contain video and slides. Check out a preview here.

EAP Supervisor Series: Overview of Leave Administration Plans

On Tuesday, September 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in Helen Wood Hall, Human Resources and the department of Leave Administration will provide supervisors the opportunity to learn about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the newly implemented Paid Family Leave Act (PFL), Worker’s Compensation, and more. Enroll through MyPath.

Workshop Series for Next Generation of Faculty

Designed collaboratively by faculty from each of the University’s schools, the Future Faculty workshop series aims to prepare the next generation of faculty and to give Rochester graduates and fellows a competitive edge in the academic marketplace. Sessions include:

Health Care Compliance Conference

The 20th annual Health Care Compliance Conference, presented by the Medical Center Compliance Office, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. Thursday, October 25, at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The conference will address the latest issues concerning compliance programs in the region and includes two sessions of workshops. Find out more and register.

View more events on the University Events Calendar.
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