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In Today's Issue

  • Bend in Appalachian Mountain Chain Explained
  • 'Your Vision, Your Future' Conference Starts Today
  • A Global to Local Musical Journey
  • Volunteer to Be a Human Book
  • Toner Cartridge Scam Surfaces
  • Learn about New Wellness Program Tomorrow
  • Presentation: Dealing with Difficult People

News and Announcements

Bend in Appalachian Mountain Chain Explained
Researchers from Rochester and the College of New Jersey believe they know what caused the bend in the otherwise straight 1,500-mile Appalachian mountain chain—a dense, underground block of rigid, volcanic rock forced the chain to shift eastward as it was forming millions of years ago. Read more...

'Your Vision, Your Future' Conference Starts Today
As part of the Teen Health and Success Partnership at the University, more than 80 students will attend a two-day conference focused on skills and planning to reach personal and professional goals. Read more...

A Global to Local Musical Journey
The season of Summer@Eastman concerts continues with a program of South Indian dance and music in Kilbourn Hall tonight at 7:30. Admission is $10 for the general public and free to University ID holders. Read more...

Volunteer to Be a Human Book
River Campus Libraries is recruiting “human books” for its Human Library on Oct. 17 during Meliora Weekend. A Human Library connects community members with volunteer “books” who share their life experiences and unique interests, with the goal of breaking down stereotypes and celebrating differences. To learn more about being a human book, click here.

Toner Cartridge Scam Surfaces
The University has seen an increase in a toner cartridge phishing scam in which departments are contacted asking to update their shipping and copier model number information. With this information, the scammer then ships and bills you for toner. Often, the firms will use the name of an executive in their quest to get a machine model number and to have an order shipped. Read more about how to avoid being phished. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Learn about New Wellness Program Tomorrow
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by Lot 1 between 6 and 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, when Well-U announces its latest wellness program.

Presentation: Dealing with Difficult People
Join Well-U and the Strong Employee Assistance Program for a discussion on ways to deal with difficult people. The presentation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center. Enroll online. Contact with any questions.

July 21, 2014
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Today's Forecast:
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Today's Event Highlight
Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital
7 p.m., Eastman Quadrangle River Campus

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Rochester in the News
Time Warner Cable News (July 17)
UR Medical Interns Train Inside a Moving Ambulance
Doctors and paramedics worked side by side Thursday with University medical interns at Henrietta Ambulance—all to give them a sense of what happens before a patient hits the hospital. "We work hand in hand with paramedics and EMTs and firefighters, and understanding what they do in the field is really helpful for us," says Elizabeth Murray, senior instructor in the departments of emergency medicine and pediatrics.

Brighton-Pittsford Post (July 17)
Thompson Health Receives National Award for Patient-Centered Care
UR Medicine’s Thompson Health has received a national award for its handling of patient care that follows the model called “medical homes.”

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