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In Today's Issue

  • Work Begins on Trustee Road
  • Creative Excellence Award Winners Named
  • Career Development and Counseling
  • Tips for Identity Theft Prevention
  • Stay in Shape with Fitness Class Specials

News and Announcements

Work Begins on Trustee Road
Starting today, crews are starting to repair catch basins along Trustee Road and along Wilson Boulevard, near the intersection with Trustee Road, on the River Campus. While the work is being completed, Trustee Road will be reduced to one lane, with flagmen posted at both ends of the road. There may be minor traffic delays during the project, however most of the work will be done in the early morning hours. Trustee Road is expected to be opened back up by June 15.

Creative Excellence Award Winners Named
The winners of the 2010 Creative Excellence Awards are: Stephen Schultz, associate professor of family medicine, who won the Faculty Award for his non-fiction story, "Grasshoppers in the Median"; electrical and computer engineering graduate student Edwin Tan, who won the Student Award for his sculpture entitled "Cor ad Cor Loquitur" (Heart Speaking to Heart); and Geoffrey Collins, a second-year pediatrics resident, who won the Staff Award for his photograph and story entitled "The Pink Bicycle." Honorable mentions were awarded to Louise Bennett, a clinical assistant professor of family medicine, and to Melissa deSa, a third-year pediatrics resident. Winning entries will be on display at the entrance of Miner Library and at later this month.

Career Development and Counseling
The Office of Human Resources offers general career counseling to employees on an individual basis. In addition, a Career Guide is available online as a self-service career reference. After consulting the career guide, if you are interested in taking advantage of the counseling service, contact the Office of Human Resources at the Medical Center (275-2513) or River Campus (273-4320).

Tips for Identity Theft Protection
Make identity thieves' jobs more difficult by arming yourself with knowledge on how to protect your identity and take action. Learn more about identity protection. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Stay in Shape with Fitness Class Specials
Iyengar Yoga and Zumba will have reduced participation fees through the summer. Take a Zumba class on Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. for $3 (regularly $5). The Iyengar Yoga class will also cost less this summer. Rates vary per month. Visit the Fitness and Wellness Center Web site for details.

June 7, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 71°
Mostly Sunny, High 75°
Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Walking on Water
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rush Rhees Library Gallery at the Art & Music Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Science Daily (June 3)
'Spending Time in Nature Makes People Feel More Alive'
"Nature is fuel for the soul," says Richard Ryan, lead author and a professor of psychology. "Often when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee, but research suggests a better way to get energized is to connect with nature," he says. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (June 3)
'For Innovation to Occur, Colleges Need a Big Push, Scholars Say'
Too many incentives in higher education discourage novelty, said several experts, who suggested ways to overcome resistance to change. Read more...

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