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In Today's Issue

  • New Study Details Burdens of C. Diff in U.S.
  • Spread the Word to End the Word
  • Reminder: Delete Previous Versions of Finance Forms
  • Benefits Materials Available Electronically
  • University Farmers Market Opens Today
  • Spots Available for Speed Networking Event
  • NYC Series Covers Health Care Business Challenges
  • Ugly Disco Celebrates 12 Years of Helping Kids
  • Eyeglasses Recycling Collection in March

News and Announcements

New Study Details Burdens of C. Diff in U.S.
Clostridium difficile or C. diff caused almost half a million infections in the United States in 2011, largely due to the overuse of antibiotics, according to a new study led by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with support and data from researchers at the Medical Center. Read more...

Spread the Word to End the Word
Spread the Word to End the Word is a national movement to end the demeaning use of the words “retard” and “retarded.” The University will support the campaign with several events on the River Campus and at the Medical Center today, the movement’s national day of awareness. Read more...

Reminder: Delete Previous Versions of Finance Forms
The UR Financials team reminds you to visit the Finance Form page before using any financial forms to ensure you have downloaded the correct form. All forms require use of the new financial data model.

Benefits Materials Available Electronically
Sign up to receive certain benefit materials—such as open enrollment materials, summary plan descriptions, and summary annual reports—through email. Visit HRMS to enroll, and read the disclosure statement before electing eDelivery. No action is required for those who would like to continue receiving documents by mail. Those who elect eDelivery can unsubscribe at any time by logging into HRMS and unchecking the “I Consent” box. Direct questions to

University Farmers Market Opens Today
Well-U invites faculty and staff to the opening of the University Farmers Market from 3 to 6 p.m. today in Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center. Highlights this week include roasted root veggie samples and drink specials from Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters during market hours. Well-U will be giving away 25 grocery totes to market customers every hour, while supplies last. Stop by to meet the vendors, sample goods, receive nutrition education and cooking tips, and enter to win raffle prizes. Sign up for the market newsletter to learn what will be at the market each week. Direct questions to

Spots Available for Speed Networking Event
Meet experienced leaders at the University during Young Leaders @UR's Speed Networking Event on Thursday, March 5. RSVP here for the event, which will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall. Space is limited. Read more...

NYC Series Covers Health Care Business Challenges
The Simon Business School in New York City will host the fifth seminar in a six-part series covering health care business challenges on Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. The seminars, presented by Simon and Medical Center faculty, focus on trends that have the potential to change how health care is delivered and financed. Kathy Parrinello, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Strong Memorial Hospital, and Jennifer Hajj, consultant at Sachs Policy Group, will lead the fifth session, “The New Safety Net: Redefining Medicaid.” The seminar will take place at 1601 Broadway at 48th St. Register here. For more information, contact Irina Ovcharov at

Ugly Disco Celebrates 12 Years of Helping Kids
Thousands of Golisano Children’s Hospital supporters will be transported back in time Saturday, March 7, at the 12th annual Ugly Disco bash to benefit sick and injured kids in the Rochester community. Held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, the Ugly Disco celebrates the 70s for a cause. Read more...

Eyeglasses Recycling Collection in March
In conjunction with RecycleMania and National Eye Donor Month, University Facilities and Services is collecting eyeglasses to be recycled. Mail glasses to PO Box 270001 through the end of March or drop them off at the Common Connection in Wilson Commons by March 14. Prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses, and plastic and metal frames are acceptable and will be recycled through the Lions Club to be given to those in need.
March 4, 2015
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 34°
Cloudy, High 17°

Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Diversity Committee Guest Speaker: Aaron Dworkin
5 p.m., Howard Hanson Hall, Eastman School

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (March 2)
Gillibrand, Students Discuss Sexual Assault Bill
Students and community advocates sat down Monday at the University with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to discuss the latest version of her bipartisan bill regarding campus sexual assault.

Time Warner Cable News (March 3)
Professor Explains February's Record Temperatures
"There was a very persistent area of low pressure over the eastern potion of North America and there was also an area of high pressure over the eastern pacific and what that's created is essentially a pathway for the jet stream to dip down lower over the eastern United States, allowing a lot more of really cold air from the arctic to be brought down," says Vasilii Petrenko, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences.

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