In Today's Issue
- African Students Learning the Ropes
- Noted Game Designer to Give Talk Today
- New Tuition Benefit Salary Bands for 2015–16
- Alumnus on the World Cup Sidelines
- Plenty to Do Before Fall Semester Begins
- Science Campers to Present Findings on Water Quality
- Learn to Build a Healthy Lifestyle and Earn $100
- Schedule a Biometric Screening in August
- Protect Your Identity While Traveling
News and Announcements
African Students Learning the Ropes
Nineteen high school students from Africa are staying on the River Campus through August 7 as part of a pre-orientation program designed to prepare them for college this fall. Three will continue their education at the University this fall. Read more...
Noted Game Designer to Give Talk Today
Jane McGonigal, an American game designer and author who advocates
the use of mobile and digital technology to channel positive attitudes
in a real-world context, will present "Game Changers: Reaching Solutions
Through the Instinct to Play" at 9 a.m. today in Hoyt Hall. Her
presentation is part of the International Baccalaureate World Student
Conference being hosted this week on the River Campus. Read more...
New Tuition Benefit Salary Bands for 2015–16
Effective fall 2015, income levels will increase for the three
employee tuition benefit salary bands for regular full-time faculty and
staff and regular part-time staff. The annual index for the salary bands
are based on changes in the national average wages as reported by the
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more...
Alumnus on the World Cup Sidelines
Bojan Zoric ’98 is a team doctor with the United States Women's National Team. Read more...
Plenty to Do Before Fall Semester Begins
The University Events Calendar has highlighted a selection of events and activities to check out in August.
Science Campers to Present Findings on Water Quality
With support from Warner School graduate students, middle-schoolers
from Rochester’s North East Area Development Freedom School participated
in the Get Real! Science Camp
this summer. Students will present findings from their water-quality
studies to the community on August 3, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Freedom
School. Read more...
Learn to Build a Healthy Lifestyle and Earn $100
The University’s Lifestyle Management programs can help you reach your health goals. Eligible participants can enroll in the four-week Basics for Building a Healthy Lifestyle program, and receive tools to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and overcome barriers to making lifestyle changes. Sessions begin at noon Tuesday, August 4, in the Hawkins Conference Room (1-7438), Medical Center. Enroll online. Direct questions to URWell.Lifestyle@URMC.rochester.edu or call 530-2050.
Schedule a Biometric Screening in August
Twenty minutes is all it takes to get a snapshot of your overall health with a biometric screening. Eligible employees, spouses, and domestic partners will earn $125 for completing a biometric screening and Personal Health Assessment. Schedule a biometric screening in August at the Interfaith Chapel, Helen Wood Hall, Saunders Research Building, Memorial Art Gallery, Corporate Woods, Strong West, Flaum Atrium, or Cafe 601. Read more…
Protect Your Identity While Traveling
Enjoy your summer vacation to the fullest by avoiding the stress of dealing with identity theft. Check out University IT's five tips for keeping your information safe while traveling. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
August 3, 2015
Today's Event Highlight
Rochester in the News
Fox News (July 30)
Suicide Risk Tied to Women's Social Connectedness
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Among more than 70,000 women followed for almost 20 years, those who were the most socially connected were about 75 percent less likely than the least-connected to die by suicide. "Like a lot of things in a research journal, this really calls for more research," says Eric Caine, the John Romano Professor of Psychiatry and codirector of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide.
Forbes (July 29)
The Full List of Forbes' Top College 2015
Rochester ranks 60th on Forbes
list of top colleges for 2015.
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