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In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Hosts Town Hall Meetings for Staff
  • Enrollment for Health Plan Choices Extended to Nov. 14
  • Medical School to Serve As Global-Health Hub
  • Center Director Lauded for Lowering Infection Rates
  • Diversity Awards Nominations Due Nov. 14
  • Professor to Join Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center
  • Shuttle Riders: Start Carrying IDs on You
  • Event: Info on Family-Therapy Degree, Certificate
  • Simon School Programs Outlined in Open House

News and Announcements

President Seligman Hosts Town Hall Meetings for Staff
President Seligman will host two Town Hall meetings this fall for staff to discuss the University. Staff members are invited to attend one of two meetings:
• from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Interfaith Chapel, River Campus
• from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium at the Medical Center
Each meeting will open with brief remarks from President Seligman, after which everyone will be invited to ask questions, make comments, or share suggestions. No R.S.V.P is needed, and managers are asked to support and accommodate staff members who wish to attend one of the two sessions.

Enrollment for Health Plan Choices Extended to Nov. 14
All benefits-eligible University employees will have until Friday, Nov. 14, to complete their 2015 benefits elections. Additional information sessions will also be offered and the updated schedule will be posted on the Benefits website next week. Call 275-2084 with questions.

Medical School to Serve As Global-Health Hub
The School of Medicine and Dentistry will serve as the hub of of a new network that will develop and carry out public-health research and interventions in U.S. territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean. Read more...

Center Director Lauded for Lowering Infection Rates
A team led by Ghinwa Dumyati, director of the Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention Program at the University's Center for Community Health, won a 2014 Greater Rochester Quality Council Performance Excellence Award for its work to reduce Clostridium difficile bacteria at Rochester General, Highland, Strong Memorial, and Unity hospitals. Read more...

Diversity Awards Nominations Due Nov. 14
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity reminds the University community that nominations are being accepted for this year’s Presidential Diversity Awards. The awards recognize faculty, staff, students, alumni, units, departments, or teams that have demonstrated leadership in recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multicultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities, or other initiatives that promote diversity or inclusion. Nomination materials are available online. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14.

Professor to Join Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center
Charles Pillow, assistant professor of jazz saxophone at the Eastman School, is scheduled to perform with Grammy-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25, in New York City. Pillow will join a performance of “The Brazilian Duke Ellington," a tribute to the music of composer Moacir Santos.

Shuttle Riders: Start Carrying IDs on You
Parking and Transportation must collect University-shuttle ridership data for faculty, staff, and students using the Red, Orange, Green, Blue, College Town Express, Silver, and Gold lines. Effective Monday, Oct. 27, riders must swipe their University ID badges upon boarding these shuttle buses. For more information, please contact Andrea Walton at 275-5953.

Event: Info on Family-Therapy Degree, Certificate
The Department of Psychiatry's Family Therapy Training Program is hosting an informational open house for its MS degree in marriage and family therapy and its post-degree certificate in medical family therapy. The open house will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, both in the Medical Center's Bartlett Room I-9043. For more information or to attend one of the sessions, contact Phyllis Paeth at 275-0577 or phyllis_paeth@urmc.rochester.edu.

Simon School Programs Outlined in Open House
The Simon School invites visitors to an informational open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the rotunda in Schlegel Hall. Learn about graduate programs; Faculty, admissions staff, and students will be present to answer questions about the school's graduate programs. Read more and register online.



Oct. 24, 2014
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Sunny, High 58°
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Partly Cloudy, High 64°


Today's Event Highlight
The Role of Religious Faith in the Healing Process
3:30 p.m., Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W304), School of Nursing

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 19)
Silent Film Festival This Week
The Music and Film Cluster of the University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies will help present four programs of vintage, heyday-era silent films with original accompaniment by "accomplished Eastman School-affiliated organists."

Rochester Business Journal (Oct. 17)
New Book Chronicles Transformation of UR
"The University has grown from a small undergraduate institution in the 19th century to one of the region’s largest economic drivers. That growth is being chronicled in a book published by the university."


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