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April 18, 2012

In Brief

University wins funding for Arbor Day event

The University is one of five Tree Campus USA schools to receive $1,000 from the Arbor Day Foundation to help fund an Arbor Day tree-planting event. Rochester finished in second place during online voting in early April. The University will collaborate with the City of Rochester and Monroe County for an Arbor Day celebration at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, in Genesee Valley Park, near the Elmwood Avenue entrance.

Research conference showcases student work

Faculty-nominated students are chosen to share their work—including research papers, final projects, and posters—at the Susan B. Anthony Institute Undergraduate Research Conference in Gender and Women’s Studies on Friday, April 20. Winners of the (en)Gendered juried art show, as well as those minors and majors who had an independent study or internship, will also be present. The keynote lecture will be given by Jane Roberts on “Women, Population, and the U.N. Millennium Development Goals.” For more information, email or visit the institute’s website,

Take a virtual tour of new children’s hospital

An interactive tour of the new Golisano Children’s Hospital building is now available at Click on each level to view floor plans and naming opportunities available.

Alternate login ID for HRMS Available

All users have the choice of using an alternate login account to access HRMS, allowing users to maintain separate login accounts for HRMS while continuing to use their NetIDs to access other systems and services. To request an alternate login account or for answers to frequently asked questions, go to

If you opt to use the service, you must use the new alternate login account when you access HRMS. Contact the Help Desk at 275-2000 or for assistance.

Are you concerned about your cholesterol?

The University’s Healthy Living Center has a research study to help manage cholesterol through lifestyle change and/or medication. If you are not currently taking a statin medication to lower your cholesterol, you may qualify. Participants will be paid up to $150 for completing all study activities over a nine-month period. Call 530-2020 to learn more.

Iyengar yoga offered at Medical Center

The Medical Center’s Fitness and Wellness Center is offering Iyengar yoga classes every Monday from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Instructor Colleen Mehan holds a certification from Open Sky Yoga and practices traditional yoga and meditation. Membership is not required for the class. The cost is $5.50 for non-members. Call 275-2437 for more information.

Medical Center offers free ACL injury prevention event

Experts from the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation will offer a free community event Sunday, April 22, to share information about ACL injuries and demonstrate how best for athletes—from the high school level to college to weekend warriors—to avoid issues as they begin spring activities. The event is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Aquinas Institute Field House, 1127 Dewey Ave.

Annual Discovery Ball benefits Wilmot Cancer Center

The 12th annual Discovery Ball to support the Wilmot Cancer Center will be held Saturday, April 28, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The program begins at 6 p.m. and includes food, entertainment, cochairs Greg and Shari Smith, and Inspiration Award recipient Megan MacKenzie. Visit or contact Shannon Martin to learn more. Corporate sponsorship and tickets are available.

Registration open for ‘Eat Well. Live Well. Challenge’

This year’s eight-week “Eat Well. Live Well. Challenge” for University employees will begin April 22. Teams and individuals participants are encouraged to join. Attend an information session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the UHS Building, Room 200. Sign up at or call 276-5050 for more information. Sponsored by Well-U.

New Youth Writing Camp Open to Local Students

Local middle school students are invited to take part in a new summer camp involving creative and nonfiction writing. The Genesee Valley Writing Project at the Warner School will host Young Writers Summer Camp, a weeklong youth writing camp open to students entering sixth through eighth grades, from Aug. 6 to 10 on the River Campus. A 10 percent discount applies for children and grandchildren of University employees and alumni, siblings of current students, and families with more than one child attending the camp. Learn more at

Deadline nears for Creative Excellence Awards

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to enter the 2012 Creative Excellence Award Contest. Entries may be in any medium and should deal with issues of human values in health care. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 23. Submissions are limited to one per person and must be accompanied by a cover sheet provided by the Division of Medical Humanities.  Previously published material is not eligible. Contact Andrea Ehmann at 275-5800, Box 676, Room 1-6321, or for more information, to request a cover sheet, or to submit your entries. The awards are sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Cluster for Human Values in Health Care and the Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Palliative Care.

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