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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
"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.

Get a Sneak Peek of New Golisano Children's Hospital
man installs golisano children's hospital sign on outside of the building
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
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.

Tours Offered at Mees Observatory
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 reservations,visit

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
Chance T-Storms
Today's Forecast:
PM T-storms, High 85°
Partly Cloudy, High 76°

Today's Event Highlight
High Noon at Miner: Preserving Nature's Bounty
Noon, Miner Library, Medical Center

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (May 22)
Community Tribute
"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 $34 million.

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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