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In Today's Issue

  • Vice President for Communications to Be Introduced Today at 9 a.m.
  • Golisano Children's Hospital Celebrates Milestone
  • 2015 Best Translated Book Award Winners Announced
  • IT Security Update: Malicious Email Attachments
  • National Girlfriends Networking Day Is June 4
  • Deadline Approaching for Summer@Eastman
  • Warner Hosts Admissions Event
  • UR Tech Store Offers Sale on Apple Notebooks
  • Spots Available for Kids Day Camp

News and Announcements

Vice President for Communications to Be Introduced Today at 9 a.m.
Members of the University community are invited to President Joel Seligman’s introduction of the University’s next vice president for communications today at 9 a.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. Light refreshments will be served. For questions about parking or other considerations, contact Gal Dvir at gal.dvir@rochester.edu or 276-6483.

Golisano Children's Hospital Celebrates Milestone

University dignitaries cut the ribbon to dedicate Golisano Children's Hospital

Golisano Children's Hospital Pediatrician-in-Chief Nina Schor (standing, left to right), Medical Center CEO Mark Taubman, Board of Trustees Chair Ed Hajim, University President Joel Seligman, and hospital namesake Tom Golisano cut a ribbon as part of ceremonies to dedicate the new Golisano Children's Hospital, the largest capital project in University history.

Miracle Kids, grateful families, University leaders, and significant building donors, including hospital namesake B. Thomas Golisano celebrated the dedication of the new Golisano Children’s Hospital on Wednesday. The largest capital project in University history, the hospital will begin admitting patients later this summer. See news coverage in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Reminder to faculty and staff: University employees can take a peek inside the ground floor as well as the first, third, seventh, and eighth floors of the new hospital during a staff open house from 2 to 5:30 p.m. today. Enter through the first floor of Strong Memorial Hospital near the Gift Shop. Note: the event is for faculty and staff only. A video tour is also available online.

2015 Best Translated Book Award Winners Announced
The eighth annual Best Translated Book Awards were announced at BookExpo America yesterday. Chinese author Can Xue’s The Last Lover received the award for fiction and Spanish poet Rocio Ceron’s Diorama won for poetry. Read more...

IT Security Update: Malicious Email Attachments
Over the last week, several University email addresses received messages containing malicious .zip and executable (.exe) file attachments. The malicious attachments were used to propagate spam and malware. University IT and Information Systems Division (ISD) have implemented new security measures to manage the risk associated with those types of attachments. Read more...

National Girlfriends Networking Day Is June 4
Join women around the country on Thursday, June 4, for an interactive networking event on National Girlfriends Networking Day. The event, cosponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Center, will feature a panel of diverse women leaders who will discuss career planning and take questions via Twitter. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576) at the Medical Center. Lunch will be served and the webcast panel discussion starts at noon. RSVP by noon on Monday, June 1, to sbac@ur.rochester.edu.

Deadline Approaching for Summer@Eastman
June 1 is the final deadline to register for a summer program at the Eastman School. Summer@Eastman offers programs for all ages ranging from instrumental instruction to music education courses for professional development. Discounts are available for current Eastman Community Music School students, Eastman School students, and alumni. Eligible University employees may apply for a Dependent Child Tuition Waiver and receive 25 percent off tuition.

Warner Hosts Admissions Event
Join Warner School Admissions staff from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the Beer Market in College Town, to learn about graduate programs in teaching and curriculum, online teaching, health professions, applied behavior analysis (ABA), K–12 school leadership, higher education, educational policy, counseling, and human development. Contact Warner School Admissions at 275-3950 or admissions@warner.rochester.edu for more information.

UR Tech Store Offers Sale on Apple Notebooks
Through June 26, the UR Tech Store is offering $50 off the educational price of all current generation MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display notebooks. The offer is for personal purchases only and delivery must take place by June 26. Purchases can be made on the UR Tech Store website using promo code APPLESAVE50, or at UR Tech Store locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or Rush Rhees Library.

Spots Available for Kids Day Camp
The URMC Fitness and Wellness Center's offers a day camp for children ages 7 to 12. The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (a 7:45 drop-off option is available) from June 25 to Aug. 28 and includes activities like swimming, sports, games, crafts, and a weekly theme and field trip. Pick single days or full weeks as needed. Read more...

May 28, 2015
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Today's Event Highlight
'Pawsitive Attitude'
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road

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Rochester in the News
City Newspaper (May 27)
Our School-Reform Quest
"In a unique partnership with the Rochester school district, the UR is about to take charge of East High School, which prevents the school from being closed due to its poor academic record. And I'm encouraged by comments that Steve Uebbing, the University of Rochester professor leading the East reform efforts, made in a recent interview with City's Tim Macaluso," writes City Newspaper co-publisher Mary Anna Towler.

Democrat and Chronicle (May 26)
University of Rochester's Effort to Bring Public Art to Campus
A 12-foot sculpture was installed in Jackson Court on the River Campus, as part of an effort to bring public art to campus. Artist Sabri Gokmen's "Calyx" was selected from a pool of more than 120 submissions received from an international call for proposals. "Our goal with this project was to identify an experienced artist, like Gokmen, who makes site-specific art that reflects the surrounding environment and its history," says Allen Topolski, professor of art and a member of the University's selection committee.


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