In Today's Issue
- University Releases Statement on OCR Notification
- Get a Sneak Peek of New Golisano Children's Hospital
- Yellowjacket Triple-Jumper Earns All-America Honors
- PumpPrimer Deadline Is Aug. 3
- Talk: Intersectionality of Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation
- Tours Offered at Mees Observatory
- Farmers Market Features Cucumber Radish Salad
News and Announcements
University Releases Statement on OCR Notification
Get a Sneak Peek of New Golisano Children's Hospital
"We received a letter from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) that it will investigate a University of Rochester student’s complaint about the way that the University handled her charge of sexual assault. When OCR receives such a complaint, it undertakes a broader, comprehensive review of a university’s handling of sexual misconduct complaints for a period of years. We have told OCR that we will cooperate fully with its investigation." Read the full statement.
The finishing touches are being completed at Golisano Children's Hospital,
which will be dedicated today. The eight-floor, 245,000-square-foot
building will be open to patients this summer. Faculty and staff can
take a peek inside the ground floor as well as the first, third,
seventh, and eighth floors of the new
hospital during a staff open house on
Thursday, May 28, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Enter through the first floor of
Strong Memorial Hospital near the Gift Shop. Note: the event is for faculty and staff only. A video tour is also available online.
Yellowjacket Triple-Jumper Earns All-America Honors
Boubacar Diallo ’16 earned All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships last weekend at St. Lawrence University. Read more...
PumpPrimer Deadline Is Aug. 3
PumpPrimer, an intramural funding program for Arts, Sciences &
Engineering researchers, is accepting proposals for PumpPrimer II, which
supports innovative and high-risk projects. To help faculty secure
extramural funding for new research directions, the AS&E Dean's
office will provide funding for up to one year. Details are available here. Arts & Sciences faculty can contact Debra Haring and Engineering faculty can contact Cindy Gary with questions.
Talk: Intersectionality of Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation
Tours Offered at Mees Observatory
The Susan B. Anthony Center and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization will host a discussion on the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexual orientation from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 28, in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545), Medical Center. The event will focus on how providers, researchers, and scholars can learn from past oppression and
develop policies and practices that address social, economic, health, and legal disparities.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy,
in conjunction with Rochester’s Astronomy Club, offers free tours of
the University's Mees Observatory, in the Bristol Hills, on selected
summer weekend evenings. Tours include access to Gannett House and the
observatory, a presentation on astronomy, and use of the 24-inch
reflecting telescope on clear nights. For available dates and to make
Farmers Market Features Cucumber Radish Salad
The University Farmers Market returns today from 3 to 6 p.m. in Flaum Atrium in the Medical Center. Meet the vendors, sample goods, receive nutrition education and cooking tips, and enter to win raffle prizes. The featured sample this week is a cucumber radish salad. Keep up with all the market highlights—sign up for the weekly Well-U Farmers Market newsletter. Note: The market will temporarily relocate to Saunders Research Building June 3 through July 15 and Sept. 9.
May 27, 2015
Today's Event Highlight
Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (May 22)
PM T-storms, High 85°
Partly Cloudy, High 76°
"We have been overwhelmed by the support this project has received from so many people here in Rochester, the region and far beyond,” says University President Joel Seligman, paying tribute to those who have backed the new Golisano Children's
Hospital with their gifts—led by Thomas Golisano, whose gifts total
Rochester Business Journal (May 22)
UR Researchers Get Grant to Develop App for Monitoring Ebola
A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow University researchers to conduct a pilot study this summer in Lagos, Nigeria. They will use the app for Android phones to complement traditional forms of monitoring Ebola and other diseases in tracking their spread, helping victims find help more quickly.
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