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08.29.16: welcome back from President Seligman; teaching students with disabilities; fitness class registration; free antivirus software; poster sale

News and Announcements

Welcome Back from President Seligman

“For those of you new to the campus, welcome! For those who are returning, welcome back! We have been busy this summer and can look forward to an exceptional year ahead. We have much to celebrate.” Read President and CEO Joel Seligman’s full welcome back message.

Teaching the Teachers about Students with Disabilities

Indrani Singh, Jenny Hadingham, and Amy Wight from the University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning joined forces this summer to teach a nationally available online course on supporting and teaching students with disabilities in the college classroom. Read more...

Well-U Fitness Class Registration Opens Tomorrow

Registration for the upcoming session of Well-U fitness classes opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30. Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, FIT1, and other classes ranging from low- to high-intensity are offered at several University sites. All classes are free for faculty and staff. To enroll in a class, visit the fitness class page for class schedules and follow the links to enroll. Note: Registration is online only.

Flags Lowered for Aldonso Jefferson Jr.

University flags will be lowered Tuesday, August 30, in memory of Aldonso Jefferson Jr., a porter with Food and Nutrition Services at the Medical Center, who died July 21. Jefferson, who lived in Rochester, joined the University staff in 2001. His obituary appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Security Tip: Free Antivirus Software Offered

The University provides Sophos Antivirus Software free to all faculty, staff, and students. The software should be installed on University computers and any personal computers that access University resources. The software offers a broad range of protection for desktops, file servers, and email servers and gateways. Download Sophos desktop antivirus software for PCs and Macs. Users in clinical environments may find more information here or by contacting the ISD Help Desk at 275-3200.

Rochester in the News

The Fed Knows How to Hit Its Target

Bloomberg News, August 25
"My former Federal Reserve colleague Kevin Warsh has penned an article in the Wall Street Journal that assails the central bank for its 'deeply flawed' management of the economy. I disagree with many elements of his argument, but I want to focus on one: that the Fed doesn’t know how to achieve its inflation objective," writes Narayana Kocherlakota, the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics, in his column for Bloomberg View.


Poster Sale Runs Until September 1

The annual Wilson Commons poster sale will takes place through Thursday, September 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily on the Wilson Commons porch (Hirst Lounge is the rain location). The sale offers a variety of posters, with hundreds of new designs to decorate your home or office.

Eastman Faculty Artist Series Concerts Free with University ID

The Eastman School of Music kicks off the school year with a mini-festival of Faculty Artist Series concerts, featuring eight performances in the first two weeks of the fall semester. University students, faculty, and staff are eligible for two free tickets to every concert in the series. To get your tickets online, visit and use the promo code FAS16 at checkout. Tickets are also available in person at the Eastman Theatre Box Office (433 East Main St.) or by calling 274-3000.

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