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In Today's Issue

  • App Monitors Mental Health through 'Selfie' Videos, Social Media
  • ‘Untiring Advocate’ for Employees Stepping Down
  • Pianist Peter Serkin to Perform with Eastman Orchestra
  • University Remembers Trustee William von Berg
  • Tax and Investment Sessions for HSA Holders
  • Fund Aims to Support Carillon Repairs 
  • E-books Help Guide Available
  • Bursar's Office Closed Briefly Today

News and Announcements

App Monitors Mental Health through 'Selfie' Videos, Social Media
Researchers have developed an innovative approach to turn any computer or smartphone with a camera into a personal mental health monitoring device. Read more...

‘Untiring Advocate’ for Employees Stepping Down
After 17 years with the University, Chuck Murphy, associate vice president for human resources, will retire Feb. 2. Read more...

Pianist Peter Serkin to Perform with Eastman Orchestra
Distinguished American pianist and classical music legend Peter Serkin will perform with the Eastman School’s Philharmonia orchestra under conductor Neil Varon on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Read more...

University Remembers Trustee William von Berg
University Life Trustee William von Berg, former chair and CEO of Sybron Corporation, died Jan. 26. Von Berg was active in the Rochester community, serving on the boards of the United Way, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and the Al Sigl Center. The University flag near Eastman Quadrangle will be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Feb. 3.

Tax and Investment Sessions for HSA Holders
The Benefits Office invites health savings account (HSA) holders to attend open sessions with Aetna or Excellus representatives who will discuss 2014 HSA tax reporting requirements as well as 2015 investment options. Aetna members are invited to one of the following sessions: Feb. 2 or 4 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons; Feb. 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Class of '62 Auditorium, Medical Center; or Feb. 4 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Upper Auditorium (3-7619), Medical Center. Excellus members may attend one of the following: Feb. 2 or 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons; Feb. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Class of '62 Auditorium, Medical Center; or Feb. 4 from noon to 1 p.m. in Upper Auditorium (3-7619), Medical Center.

Fund Aims to Support Carillon Repairs
The Hopeman Carillon Fund has been established to cover the estimated $130,000 in repair costs needed for the Hopeman Memorial Carillon. A recent inspection has identified rusted bolts, cracked leather attachments, bells that rotate in place, and springs that no longer adjust as priority repairs. An anonymous alumnus and his wife are offering to match up to $50,000 of money raised by the Hopeman Carillon Fund. Read more...

E-books Help Guide Available
Do you need assistance with a library e-book? The River Campus Libraries has created a new website for users seeking support with e-book collections. The site features suggestions for finding e-books, troubleshooting tips, security recommendations, and more. Access the guide here.

Bursar's Office Closed Briefly Today
The Bursar's Office on the River Campus will be closed from noon to 1:30 p.m. today.

Jan 30, 2015
Snowy/Windy
Today's Forecast:
Snow/Wind, High 24°
Tomorrow:
Cloudy, High 21°

Today's Event Highlight
Lecture: What Would Martin Luther King Say about Health Care Today?
Noon, Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center

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Rochester in the News
BBC News (Jan. 27)
Distant Exoplanet Hosts Giant Ring System
"You could think of it as kind of a super Saturn," says Eric Mamajek, associate professor of physics and astronomy. Also reported by the Democrat and Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and others.

BBC News Scotland (Jan. 25)
How Do You 'Bounce' Water?
Rochester scientists have developed "self-cleaning" metal that enables water droplets to gather dust particles, then bounce and slide away.

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