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- Farmers Market
- Town Hall Meeting:
- October Issue
of HR Intercom
- Take Five Scholars
Flu Shot Clinic, Venture Capital, Retirement Workshop
- In the Headlines:
Topham on Vaccine Research, Fiscella on Racial Disparities in Medicine,
Smith on the Bush Presidencies
Farmers Market Debuts on Campus
In an effort to raise awareness of the benefits of buying local produce
and sustainability initiatives at the University, student and community
groups have come together to host the first Sustainability Farmers Market
on campus. On Friday, October 20, students, faculty, staff, and the
Rochester community can purchase organic and locally grown fruits and
vegetables from 3 to 6 p.m. in Dandelion Square.
Hall Meeting Looks at the 'Future of Dining'
The Students' Association Government will hold its second Town Hall
Meeting about "The Future of Dining" tonight at 7:30 p.m.
in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons. Cam Schauf, director of campus
dining services and auxiliary operations, will present the strategic
plan regarding long-term changes to dining services on and off campus,
as well as hold an open forum for members of the University community.
Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter that provides up-to-date
information about Human Resources programs and procedures.
More about the Take Five Scholars Program
The Take Five Scholars Program offers students a tuition-free semester
or year to study something outside their major for intellectual enrichment.
Students must attend an information session or view an informational
video before applying. The spring application deadline is March 22.
A flu shot clinic for University employees and their spouses is scheduled
for 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center. Employees
must bring their health insurance card and their University ID.
The Medical Center Office of Technology Transfer presents "Venture
Capital 101," a session that examines what entrepreneurs can expect
when utilizing venture capital dollars to fund a start-up company. A
question-and-answer session follows the presentation at 9 to 10 a.m.
in the Northeast Conference Room (B CC 1-9525) at the Medical Center.
This information session is designed for faculty and staff eligible
to participate in the University’s retirement program and for
those who are new to investing or who want to review their current investment
strategy. The meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. in ACF-B (2-1318) at the
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
Flu Vaccine Late, but Welcome
David Topham, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, says
a new report that indicates scientists have created a vaccine against
the catastrophic Spanish flu virus of 1918-19 "offers hope that
conventional vaccination strategies will be an effective approach to
a new pandemic influenza."
Post (October 17)
Gap Persists in Health Screening
"Our sense is that probably the claims data are giving us a better
picture of the true disparities here in services than in simply asking
people whether they've received a preventive service or not," says
Kevin Fiscella, associate professor of family medicine and community
and preventive medicine. He is lead author of a new study that suggests
there are racial and ethnic disparities in the reported frequency of
screening tests such as pap smears and mammograms.
New York Daily
News (October 15)
Proud Poppy . . . but
"Conservatives want limited government, a balanced Middle East
approach, a foreign policy that builds, not destroys, and general, not
special, interest," says Curt Smith, a senior lecturer in the English
department and a former speech writer for former President George H.
W. Bush. "Bush 41 endorsed all of the above. Bush 43 supports none."
The New York
Times (October 17)
for Deaf Resumes
"Classes resumed at Gallaudet University, the nation’s only
liberal arts university for the deaf, though protesters opposed to the
board’s choice of a new president continued to block the main
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