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March 20, 2013

In Brief

Technology Development Fund applications due April 1

The University’s Technology Development Fund will be accepting pre-proposal applications for its sixth round of funding through April 1. Through monetary awards, the fund promotes the transfer and translation of research into commercial applications. Awards can range from $40,000 to $100,000 to support projects of approximately one year in duration. Read more at

Event showcases emerging technologies

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences is holding its 13th annual University Technology Showcase on Tuesday, March 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Henrietta. The showcase is an opportunity for university researchers to present their work to industry as well as other researchers and organizations that promote economic development. The showcase will feature posters by investigators from the University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Cornell University. The event provides a snapshot of work being conducted in optics, imaging, photonics, energy, and biomedical technology with industrial applications. The showcase is free and open to the public. Register at

Know of an interesting student? Tell ‘The Buzz’

Do you know an undergraduate student who is doing something buzzworthy? Are they completing an interesting internship or conducting noteworthy research? The Buzz wants to hear about it. The Buzz,, is the virtual destination to find out about the cool and interesting things students and groups are doing around campus. Submit your ideas to

Advances in Pain Management: a course for clinicians

Advances in Pain Management VIII—a continuing medical education sponsored by the Department of Neurosurgery and hosted by the Center for Experiential Learning—explores assessment, treatment, and management options to help physicians determine the right solution for their chronic pain patients. The course will be offered April 20 at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Details and registration information are available at

Software allows collaboration, funding searches

Pivot, a software product that allows for research collaboration and funding opportunity searches, is available to all registered users at the University and can be accessed at Research faculty members, grant administrators, postdoctoral appointees, and graduate students are encouraged to complete the brief registration and begin learning how to perform funding opportunity searches, receive funding alerts, and connect with collaborators from across the globe. Learn more at

Excluded? Debarred? Know someone who is?

Federal law limits the kinds of work that may be done by people who have been excluded, suspended, or debarred from federal or state contracts, grants, or programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. If you or someone you work with has been excluded, suspended, or debarred, has defaulted on student loans, or has lost a professional license, contact the Compliance Office at 275-1609, Office of Counsel at 758-7600, or the Integrity Hotline at 756-8888 (anonymous reports accepted). Read more at

Winter issue of The Clarion Available

The winter issue of The Clarion, a quarterly newsletter published by the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center, is now available at The issue features Laura Silverman, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and her work with students; details on students’ successes at this year’s Career and Internship Connections; and new listings of alumni willing to host students for research, job-shadows, internships, and full-time positions.

Rochester River Run/ Walk 5K set for April 21

To raise awareness for organ transplant patients and families at Strong Memorial Hospital, the Medical Center invites individuals and teams to participate in the 12th annual Friends of Strong Rochester River Run/Walk 5K, Sunday, April 21, at the Roundhouse Shelter at Genesee Valley Park. The race will begin at 10 a.m. Learn more at

Book Celebrates Memorial Art Gallery Centennial

The Memorial Art Gallery, which will reach its centennial in October, has announced publication of a book celebrating its first century. Memorial Art Gallery 100 Years will be available exclusively at MAG’s Gallery Store beginning March 17. The 112-page book explores a century of art and Rochester history through a photography rich timeline. For more information or to preorder the book, call 276-9010 or visit

Equipment recovery program expands University-wide

The IT Equipment Recovery Program—which provides free, secure recycling for University-owned electronics—has expanded to service all departments on all campuses. For more information about what is eligible for recycling and the recycling options available, or to request pickup, visit

Collegiate Readership Program seeks feedback

The Collegiate Readership Program is collecting feedback on the use of newspapers in the classroom. Faculty are asked to fill out a brief survey at Contact Harika Kunchala at with questions or comments.

Rochester Fringe Festival seeks performers

Featuring 10 days of performing and visual arts, the 2013 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival is accepting submissions for performers. University performers are encouraged to participate in the festival. The University is a sponsor of the second annual event. Apply online at

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