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In Today's Issue

  • River Campus Parking Office Closed This Morning
  • Webinar: 'STEMming the Confidence Gap'
  • New Master's in Online Teaching and Learning Offered
  • Apply by April 26 to Compete for Spot at Berlin Conference
  • Lunch to Cover Simon's Medical Management Program
  • Tax Season Fraud
  • Take Some Time Out to Relax
  • Live Cooking Demonstration
  • Lasik Seminar to Be Held

News and Announcements

River Campus Parking Office Closed This Morning
The River Campus Parking office at Fauver Stadium will temporarily close from 8 a.m. to noon today to prepare for the consolidation of Parking and Transportation Services at the end of the month. The new Parking Management Center opens Wednesday, April 29, at 70 Goler House, East Drive. The Medical Center Parking Office (G-6037) will close on Tuesday, April 28. The River Campus office will close after commencement weekend. Read more...

Webinar: 'STEMming the Confidence Gap'
The Engineering Inclusive Teaching Faculty Professional Development group is hosting a free online seminar entitled "STEMming the Confidence Gap: Mitigating Social Judgment and Isolation." The webinar takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday April 22. Register online. You can view the webinar on your own device or bring your lunch to Dewey 1-160 (CETL) to watch with a group. For more information, contact Jenny Hadingham.

New Master's in Online Teaching and Learning Offered
A new master’s degree in online teaching and learning has been approved. The program will prepare qualified instructors to teach effectively in online spaces in higher education, K-12 education, and other contexts. The next application deadline is June 15. For more information, contact Warner School Admissions at 275-3950 or Read more...

Apply by April 26 to Compete for Spot at Berlin Conference
The University invites young researchers, scholars, and entrepreneurs to summarize their groundbreaking ideas in three minutes for a chance to qualify for a spot at the Falling Walls conference in Berlin in November. The annual conference, which commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall, asks "which walls will fall next?" by highlighting the latest research, innovations, and scientific findings from around the world. Master's students, PhD candidates, postdocs, scientists, entrepreneurs, and early career faculty members up to 35 years of age are encouraged to apply by April 26 for a preliminary Falling Walls Lab competition to be held May 19 in Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall. The winner, picked by a nine-member jury that includes business leaders, University leaders, and faculty members, will qualify for the Nov. 8 Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, with costs of travel and accommodations covered. The winner will also receive a $500 cash prize. Second place will earn $300 and the third-place winner will recieve $200. Contact with any questions.

Lunch to Cover Simon's Medical Management Program
Simon Business School’s medical management master’s program will host a luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Auditorium K-307 (3-6408), Medical Center. Learn about the part-time degree program and how to apply for admission and scholarship consideration. Program and Admissions staff will be available to answer questions. Lunch is provided. Register for the event at the medical management website or call 275-3533 for more information.

Tax Season Fraud
April 15 marked the end of the tax season; however, some people may find that they were unable to file their taxes because a thief fraudulently filed taxes using their social security number. WXXI reports that New York State expects that more than $500 million in fraudulent tax refunds will be rejected this year alone. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Take Some Time Out to Relax
Well-U, in partnership with Strong Employee Assistance Program, invites employees to join a guided relaxation session from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in Medical Center Room G-6458. Enroll online. Direct questions to

Live Cooking Demonstration
Well-U will host a live cooking demonstration from noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the Seneca Room (1-2604), next to Cafe 601 in the Medical Center. A healthy meal will be prepared at your table. Enjoy a free meal, learn about nutrition and cooking, and receive the recipe to take home. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, on the Well-U enrollment page. Direct questions to

Lasik Seminar to Be Held
Join Scott MacRae and the laser vision correction staff of the Flaum Eye Institute at 100 Meridian Centre in Brighton for a free Lasik seminar at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. Refreshments will be served and all attendees will be eligible for a complimentary evaluation at a later date. Register online or call 273-2020.

April 20, 2015
Today's Forecast:
AM Rain, High 66°
PM Showers, High 58°

Today's Event Highlight
Monday, April 20
Climate Talk: Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms
4 p.m., Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall

Tuesday, April 21
Therapy Dog Visit
7 p.m., Friedlander Lobby, Rush Rhees Library

Wednesday, April 22
Institute for Popular Music 'In Conversation' with Kara DioGuardi
7:30 p.m., Lower Strong Auditorium, River Campus

Thursday, April 23

Friday, April 24
Mt. Hope Celebration of College Town
4 p.m. College Town, Mt. Hope Avenue

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (April 16)
Five Experiments Kids Can Do at UR on Sunday
"There are a lot of cool ways to get kids to see what science has to offer," said STEM Initiative vice president Palak Patel ’17, who is studying public health and biology. STEM Initiative organized a Family Science Day event on Saturday.

WXXI News (April 16)
Smart Glasses App Helps Tame Fear of Public Speaking
Researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction group at the University have developed a new real-time feedback system using Google’s smart glasses, to help guide your performance as you speak in front of an audience.

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