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@Rochester -- Feb. 9, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Flurries, High: 23°
Tomorrow: Flurries, High: 25°

In Today's Issue

  • Daylight Saving Time Affects Computer Functions
  • Medical Center Network Upgrades
  • Smith Named Broadcast Museum's Political Coordinator
  • Keeping Experienced Nurses on the Job
  • Regatta Changes Leadership
  • Tim Hortons Donates Proceeds to Children's Hospital
  • Event Highlight: Eastman Violinist Charles Castleman
  • Rochester in the News: Guzick on Infertility Drug, Rose on Cervical Cancer Vaccine
  • In Higher Ed: Preparing for a Pandemic

News and Announcements

Extended Daylight Saving Time Affects Systems and Applications
Daylight Saving Time (DST) has been increased by four weeks this year, starting March 11 and ending November 4. This change, part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, will affect date and time processing functions in computers and applications. Because of this, some systems and applications that involve logs, calendaring, synchronization, timestamps, mail, and scheduling may fail to use the correct local times during the expanded four-week period. Learn more about what this means and ways to address the issue on the ITS Web site.

Notice about Medical Center Network Upgrade Project
The Medical Center Network Upgrade project is under way and will continue for the next three months. Data network equipment in communications closets throughout the Medical Center will be replaced to provide additional reliability and enhanced security. The work will be scheduled during overnight hours and will only affect a limited area during each outage. Look for "Network Alert" notices that will be posted one week before scheduled work. Details are available to Medical Center faculty and staff at http://intrashare.urmc.rochester.edu/MCNET/default.aspx.

Curt Smith Named Political Coordinator of Museum of Broadcast Communications
Curt Smith, senior lecturer in English, has been named political coordinator of the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

Strong Memorial Hospital Will Evaluate Impact of Lift Program on Nurses
Strong Memorial Hospital has been awarded a $75,000 grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help test new ways of keeping experienced nurses on the job in hospitals.

Head of the Genesee Regatta Changes Leadership
After serving as the primary co-organizers and co-sponsors of the Head of the Genesee Invitational Regatta, Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester will turn over management of the event to the Genesee Waterways Center.

Proceeds from Tim Hortons Benefit Children's Hospital
Twenty-three area Tim Hortons restaurants will be serving up "Smile Cookies" for $1 each through February 11, with all proceeds benefiting Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.

Event Highlight

February 11
Faculty Artist Series: Charles Castleman, violin. Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School, 3 p.m.

See www.rochester.edu/calendar for more events.

Rochester in the News

CBS News (February 7)
Clomiphene Best for PCOS Infertility
David Guzick, dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, says that many infertility specialists who have abandoned the ovulation-stimulating drug clomiphene in recent years will be surprised by new findings that point to the drug's effectiveness. (Also reported by Forbes, Washington Post, and others.)

NPR: Talk of the Nation (February 7)
Should the HPV Vaccine Be Required?
Robert Rose, associate professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology, discusses the new cervical cancer vaccine, a breakthrough based in part on research conducted by Rose and colleagues at the Medical Center.

In Higher Education

University Business (February Issue)
Flu Pandemic Prep
"With the possibility of a deadly flu pandemic—today's worry being avian flu—good planning may be the best medicine."

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