In Today's Issue
- Video: Students 'Spread the Word to End the Word'
- Talk: 'Using Technology to Transform Care'
- Well-U Hosts Presentation on Vicarious Trauma
- Video: Eastman-born Ensemble Celebrates 10 Years of 'Cello-Rock'
- Inclusive Possibilities Cluster Meets Today
- Diversity Seminar Features Inclusion Expert
- Golf League Forming
- Well-U Offers Tip for 'Eat Well, Live Well' Participants
News and Announcements
Video: Students 'Spread the Word to End the Word'
Students on the River Campus and several programs at the Medical Center are hoping to help inspire respect and acceptance of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities by asking people to think about their word choices. The students, together with the University's Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, the Institute for Innovative Transition, the Golisano Foundation, and Special Olympics, hosted a series of events on March 5 as part of the national 'Spread the Word to End the Word' campaign. The effort asks people to pledge to stop using the words "retard" or "retarded." See a video of the student-organized event.
Talk: 'Using Technology to Transform Care'
Ray Dorsey, professor of neurology, will present the next lecture in the Health Services Research Seminar Series on “Using Technology to Transform Care.” The talk starts at noon Friday, March 14, in Helen Wood Hall 1W502.
Well-U Hosts Presentation on Vicarious Trauma
Well-U and the Strong Employee Assistance Program will offer a presentation on how to increase personal resilience and prevent the development of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms when working with trauma. The presentation is from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Upper Adolph Auditorium (3-7619), Medical Center. Enroll online. Direct questions to email@example.com.
Video: For Those About to 'Cello-Rock,' We Salute You
Meet the Eastman School-born ensemble Break of Reality, a group that combines the traditionally classical music instruments of cellos and other strings to play rock and roll arrangements—an approach members of the group describe as "cinematic rock modern chamber" music. The ensemble celebrated its 10th anniversary with a concert at Kodak Hall earlier this winter and is getting ready to release a new recording this spring. See a video.
Inclusive Possibilities Cluster Meets Today
The monthly meeting of the Inclusive Possibilities (formerly Interdisciplinary Disabilities) Cluster will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. today in room 2-1318 AFC B, Medical Center. Anyone interested in issues of disability and inclusion is welcome to attend. RSVP to Julia White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-5090.
Diversity Seminar Features Inclusion Expert
Joe Gerstandt, an expert on diversity and inclusion, will present "Move Your Organization's Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Forward” as part of a seminar on Tuesday, April 1. The event is cosponsored by the Office of Human Resources–Organizational Development and Staff Diversity. Read more...
Golf League Forming
Golf with your friends or coworkers at Genesee Valley Park on Monday evenings. The 18-week golf league, hosted by the URMC Fitness and Wellness Center, costs $265 and starts April 28. Substitutes are needed. Read more...
Well-U Offers Tip for 'Eat Well, Live Well' Participants
As the "Eat Well, Live Well" eight-week competition heads into its second week, Well-U offers the following tip: "Don't think about whether you will walk today—think about when you will walk." Well-U also reminds participants that the deadline to enter data from week one is midnight Wednesday, March 12. Visit www.eatwelllivewell.org to submit data.
March 10, 2014
The Week Ahead
Monday, March 10
Tuesday, March 11
Financial Health Bites: First-time Home Buying
Chance of rain, High 43°
Possible snow shower, High 40°
Noon to 1 p.m. HR Quest Conference Room, 1-7005, Medical Center
Wednesday, March 12
Victor J. Chambers Memorial Lecture
Noon to 1 p.m. Hutchison Hall 473, River Campus
Thursday, March 13
Studio Art Exhibit: Senior Seminar/Printmaking
9 a.m. to 10 p.m. AsIs Gallery, Sage Art Center, River Campus
Friday, March 14
Alternative Music Film Festival
7 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery
Rochester in the News
LiveScience (March 6)
Guts of Galapagos Volcano Revealed in 3D Images
New 3-D images reveal the underbelly and plumbing system of the most active volcano in the Galapagos Islands for the first time, according to a new report. A team of researchers based at the University buried 15 seismometers beneath the Sierra Negra volcano, the largest and most active volcano in the Galapagos Islands
TWC News (March 6)
Rochester and College Leaders Help Students Figure out Financial Aid
In a report on upcoming sessions on college financial aid, University counselors say students should keep an open mind about college affordability. "I was one of those students. I come from New York City. I'm from an inner city, single-parent home, first generation to be able to attend college," said Hysha Robinson Nesmith, associate director of financial aid at Rochester, noting that for students who have a good record of academics and activities, "you can be successful in college and it is accessible for many students."