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@Rochester -- Feb. 23, 2007

partly sunny


Today's Forecast:
Partly Sunny, High: 23°
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High: 28°

In Today's Issue

  • IT Alert about Daylight Saving Time
  • Duncan Moore Sees 'Exciting Opportunity'
  • Gallery Honors African-American Leaders
  • Free Workshop by Cardiac Expert
  • Leave Administration Moves to New Location
  • Event Highlight: Presentation by Canadian Consulate
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball, Track
  • Rochester in the News: Holloway on Stroke Patient Care, Ernst's New Horizons Program
  • In Higher Ed: Charitable Contributions

News and Announcements

IT Alert: Do Not Manually Adjust Calendars for Daylight Saving Time
As University IT teams work to patch systems and applications, it is critical that faculty and staff do not manually update calendar entries that appear to be incorrect. This is an expected effect of the expanded Daylight Saving Time change and will be fixed over the next several days. Read more...

Vice Provost Moore Sees 'Exciting Opportunity’ for Entrepreneurship
Duncan Moore, the new vice provost for entrepreneurship, says he sees exciting opportunities to transform the way entrepreneurship is nurtured and studied in Rochester.
Read more...

Memorial Art Gallery Honors African-American Leaders
Three area residents were honored for their contributions at the Memorial Art Gallery's Black History Month Family Day on February 4. Margie Usher, Luvon Sheppard, and David Anderson received the gallery's 2007 Pioneers in Arts and Education Awards, which recognize African Americans 65 or older.
Read more...

Cardiac Expert Offers Free Health Workshop on Feb. 27
John Bisognano, associate professor of medicine, will host a free community health event on Feb. 27 about controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels, part of a series of Always Better health workshops open to the public.
Read more...

Leave Administration Moves to New Location
The Leave Administration Office has relocated from Wallis Hall to Tobey Village. Updated phone and fax numbers are available online. The intramural mailing address remains P.O. Box 270025. To report workplace incidents, short-term disabilities, and return-to-work information, or to review leave policies, visit www.rochester.edu/working/hr/leave.

Event Highlight

February 23
Canadian Consulate Presentation: "So You Want to Go to Canada?" Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, 3 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

Basketball: The men's and women's teams play the last game of the regular season, hosting Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday.

Track: The Yellowjackets travel to St. Lawrence University for the New York State Collegiate Track Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday.

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Rochester in the News

Forbes (February 21)
"Many Stroke Patients Affected by Hospital Errors"
"Although most patients who experienced a preventable adverse event were not seriously harmed, adverse events do lead to temporary discomfort, longer hospital stays, and, in some cases, serious injury or the potential for legal action," says Robert Holloway, associate professor of neurology and community and preventive medicine. He is lead author of a new study that found 12 percent of stroke patients admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital between July 2001 and December 2004 had suffered adverse events during treatment. Read more...

Sioux City Journal, Iowa (February 22)
"Adults Find It's Never Too Late to Learn Music"
The article highlights New Horizons, a community music program for adults over 50 started by Roy Ernst, professor emeritus at the Eastman School. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (February 22)
"Private Giving to Colleges Soars"
"Colleges and universities took in $28 billion in charitable contributions in 2006, up 9.4 percent from the year before and yet another record high, the Council for Aid to Education reported in its annual survey." Read more... (See a related report about donations to the University and other local schools in the Democrat and Chronicle.)

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