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@Rochester (October 24, 2016)
10.24.16: Rotondo to lead trauma society; global research; open enrollment; security tip; Hult Prize; Kelli O'Hara

News and Announcements

Michael Rotondo to Lead National Trauma Society

Michael Rotondo, professor of surgery and CEO of the University’s Medical Faculty Group, was recently voted president-elect of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the world’s leading scientific trauma society. Read more...

University Supports Undergraduate Research Globally

Each summer the University allocates thousands of dollars to enable students to conduct research abroad—independently, in a lab, or under the guidance of a professor. Read more...

Look Out for Open Enrollment Materials

Home mailings containing 2017 open enrollment materials as well as the 2017 open enrollment emails for employees who elected e-delivery have been sent. Be sure to explore the open enrollment website, where you will find all materials such as the electronic 2017 Health Plans Comparison Chart that will help you choose confidently when making your benefit elections. If you signed up for e-delivery, but wish to receive a hard copy of the 2017 Health Plans Comparison Chart, visit the Benefits Office, located at 44 Celebration Drive, Suite 2300. If you have questions after reviewing your materials, consider attending an open enrollment informational session beginning Tuesday, October 25.

Social Critic Christopher Lasch’s Enduring Influence

A professor of history at the University for 24 years, Christopher Lasch wrote influential books on a number of wide-ranging issues. Much of his work were commentaries on current affairs, and he always tried to engage with the widest possible audience. Read more...

Security Tip: Top 10 Ways to Stay Safe Online

In the spirit of October being National Cybersecurity Awareness month, watch University IT’s "Top 10" video, which reviews 10 ways to keep you and your data safe while using computers or mobile devices.

Rochester in the News

The VSED Exit: A Way to Speed Up Dying, Without Asking Permission

The New York Times, October 21
Voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED) is "for strong-willed, independent people with very supportive families,” said Timothy Quill, the Georgia and Thomas Gosnell Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care, at a conference on VSED.


Presentation on Digital Learning Offered

"Learning in the Digital Age Around the Globe" will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today in LeChase Hall, Room 285. Facilitated by Warner doctoral students, the session will highlight different uses of technology in both informal and formal settings in Ghana, China, and Korea.

How Would You Change the World with $1 Million?

Rochester students are invited to compete in the on-campus Hult Prize Competition on Friday, November 18. There will be an information session from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. today in Gleason Hall Room 318/418. Sebastian Nsanzugwanko, a 2017 MBA candidate, has been named campus director for the Hult Prize, a start-up competition organized in partnership with President Bill Clinton. Nsanzugwanko will organize a University-wide quarter final round of the Hult Prize Competition open to all students. The theme is "Reawakening Human Potential—The Refugee Opportunity." The winning team will advance to the Hult Competition regional finals in March and compete for the top prize of $1 million seed money to implement the winning start-up idea. Teams and interested sponsors can register at Teams are also seeking mentors from the local startup and business community. For further information about the Hult Prize, visit

Eastman Presents Broadway's Kelli O’Hara

The Eastman School of Music welcomes Tony Award–winning singer and actress Kelli O’Hara at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre as part of the Eastman Presents concert series. Tickets to O’Hara’s performance are still available online at, in person at 433 East Main Street, or by calling 274-3000.

CEA Holds Global Fair

The Center for Education Abroad is hosting its annual Global Fair between 1 and 4 p.m. Friday, October 28, in the new Meliora Grand Ballroom in the Douglass building. At the fair, you will be able to talk with partner universities from around the world, education-abroad advisors, students that have returned from abroad, and representatives from Rochester offices and departments. There will also be performances by Celtic, RICE Crew, and Salseros, in addition to games and prizes. Watch a video promoting the fair. Read more… 

College Town Bookstore Hosts Events 

The Barnes and Noble in College Town will host a "comic book extravaganza" with free giveaways from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, October 28. They are also planning a Halloween celebration with free mini pumpkin painting from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 29, with free cider and donuts while supplies last.

Online Learning Symposium Series Continues

John Sloop, associate provost for digital learning and professor of communication studies at Vanderbilt, will present "Online Learning Initiatives at Vanderbilt University" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, November 10, in the Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall. Lunch will be provided. Register online by November 4. 

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