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@Rochester (July 22, 2016)
7.22.16: security commission update; grant to help support city school students; sports medicine; accreditation for pulmonary hypertension care

News and Announcements

Update on the Work of the Security Commission

After receiving a deadline extension for the submission of its final report (originally due in May, 2016), the Security Commission has continued to work throughout the summer on its charge, which includes considering the question of whether or not to arm some members of the Department of Public Safety who are sworn peace officers. The commission has not completed its final report yet, but expects to post a preliminary report for public comment in the fall, after students and faculty have returned to campus.    
      To date, the  commission has consulted with faculty, students, and staff on the River, Medical Center, and Eastman campuses, each of which has different needs and views with respect to the safety and security of their respective areas. President Seligman will brief the University Board in August, but this briefing is not for the purpose of securing a vote, but rather to keep them informed about the Security Commission’s work to date and the process going forward.  As of this time, there are preliminary recommendations intended largely to address security concerns on the Medical Center campus. No recommendation will be adopted by President Seligman until all faculty, students, and staff have a chance to comment on the published report during the fall semester.
     Members of the University community who wish to express opinions before then about the work of the commission may contact the Chair of the Security Commission, Holly Crawford, senior vice president for administration and finance, at

University to Receive $1.2 Million Grant from Department of Education

The David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences & Engineering will administer a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide academic services for middle-school children in the Rochester City School District over the next five years. Read more...

UR Medicine Earns National Accreditation for Pulmonary Hypertension Care

UR Medicine received accreditation as a Comprehensive Care Center from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association in recognition of excellence in diagnosis, research, and clinical care for the complex disease, a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and causes breathing problems, chest pain, heart failure, and death. Read more...

Home Team Advantage

Rochester physicians have helped shape sports medicine, to the benefit of professional and recreational athletes alike. Read more...

Rochester in the News

Expect Focus on Small Business to Grow in Presidential Race

New York Times Online,  July 20
It's a perennial issue the way education and jobs are—part of the rhetoric designed to appeal to voters' emotions, says David Primo, the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor and associate professor of political science and business administration. "No one's against small business," Primo says.


Get Tips on Preventing Identity Theft

The Benefits Office invites you to attend an informational seminar to learn about the different types of identity theft, how your personal information can be stolen, what you can do to prevent it, and what you need to do if you are a victim. Conducted by a representative from Advantage Federal Credit Union, the Financial Health Bites seminar will be held on Wednesday, July 27, from noon to 1 p.m. at College Town, 44 Celebration Drive (second floor, Room 2007AB). Guests and lunches are welcome. Registration is required.

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