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In Today's Issue

  • Students to Build Community Center in Africa
  • Albert Paley Sculpture Being Installed
  • UR Medicine Honored for Stroke, Heart Failure Care
  • Organ Concert Features Music and Contemporary Dance
  • Tree Plantings Mark Earth Day, Arbor Day
  • Total Compensation Statement Available on HRMS
  • Alumnus to Give Entrepreneurship Talk 
  • Live Chamber Music at Rush Rhees Library
  • Documentary Examines LGBT Health and Aging
  • Workshop Focuses on Environmental Epigenomics
  • Lecture: 'Vaults in the Ancient Mediterranean'

News and Announcements

Students to Build Community Center in Africa
This summer, John Dawson ’14 (T5) and Katherine Wegman ’15, will spend two months in Cape Town, South Africa, building a new community center for residents of Egoli, a squatter community on the outskirts of Cape Town. Read more...

Albert Paley Sculpture Being Installed
The Department of Psychiatry and renowned Rochester metal sculptor Albert Paley are joining forces to support patients with mental health disorders and their families. On Monday, April 28, Paley’s Portal, an eight-foot tall, steel sculpture, will be placed in the atrium garden at the department’s clinical service, Strong Behavioral Health. Read more...

UR Medicine Honored for Stroke, Heart Failure Care
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has  again recognized UR Medicine and Strong Memorial Hospital for achieving its highest standards of care for stroke, heart failure, and resuscitation. Read more...

Organ Concert Features Music and Contemporary Dance
Music and motion combine in an upcoming performance on the Eastman School’s Italian Baroque Organ at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Fountain Court at the Memorial Art Gallery. “Organ and the Body” showcases the collaborative work of three choreographers and four musicians, each responding to the artwork and environment of the gallery. Read more...

Tree Plantings Mark Earth Day, Arbor Day

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In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day the Horticulture and Grounds Department is helping two student organizations with tree-planting events. Grassroots hosted a tree-planting on April 18 as part of its annual Earth Day celebration. GreenSpace will hold one on Arbor Day, April 25. Read more...

Total Compensation Statement Available on HRMS
The University takes pride in providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits program that includes health and wellness options, a retirement program, tuition benefits, and more. See the full value of your 2013 wages and benefits together in your Total Compensation Statement—now available on HRMS with your NetID login.

Alumnus to Give Entrepreneurship Talk
Tim Talley ’88, founder of U-Lace, which recently received an investment from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on ABC’s Shark Tank, will give a talk on his entrepreneurial journey at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Schlegel 407. A reception and meet-and-greet with Talley will follow in the Eisenberg Rotunda. Attendees must register in advance online or call 276-3500.

Live Chamber Music at Rush Rhees Library
Quartet 408, an ensemble of graduate students at the Eastman School, will present an interactive performance this evening from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Friedlander Lobby of Rush Rhees Library. The performance will feature music from both classical and popular genres.

Documentary Examines LGBT Health and Aging
A free film screening of the documentary Gen Silent will start at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. The film tells the story of six LGBT seniors exploring how they deal with, and often conceal, their sexual orientation in order to survive in the health care system. The one-hour film will be followed by a short discussion and reception. Read more...

Workshop Focuses on Environmental Epigenomics
The Department of Environmental Medicine NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Center will host a workshop on environmental epigenomics Thursday, April 24, in 2-7520 and 2-7534 conference rooms in the Medical Center. Talks begin at 9 a.m. and will be followed by a lunch and discussion from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is not required for the the free event.

Lecture: 'Vaults in the Ancient Mediterranean'
Orlando Cerasuolo, postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology at SUNY Buffalo, will present "The Balanced Skill: Pseudo-Vaults and Vaults in the Ancient Mediterranean" at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library. Refreshments will be served. The lecture is sponsored by the program in archaeology, technology, and historical structures, and the departments of anthropology, art and art history, history, mechanical engineering, and religion and classics.
April 23, 2014
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
AM Rain, High 49°
Tomorrow:
Mostly Sunny, High 54°

Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: 'Celebrating Diversity at URMC'
8 a.m. to noon, Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Engineer Online (April 22)
New Breakthrough in Nanoscale Circuitry
A University researcher has controlled the charge through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule, an advance that brings nanoscale electronic circuitry a step closer. "Until now, scientists have been unable to reliably direct a charge from one molecule to another," says Alexander Shestopalov, assistant professor of chemical engineering. "But that’s exactly what we need to do when working with electronic circuits that are one or two molecules thin."

USA Today (April 22)
Study Shows Long-Term Damage from Repeated Head Hits
Repeated blows to the head common in sports or combat cause structural damage to the brain that fails to clear up even after a rest period of six months, according to a study that looked at college football players. "The concern is that a subsequent season will lead to cumulative brain injury," says Jeffrey Bazarian, lead author and an associate professor of emergency medicine at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. "The concern is that it just adds up."

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