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In Today's Issue

  • South Clinton Avenue Detour Lifted
  • Understanding the University Retirement Program
  • Learn How to Have a Healthy Home
  • June Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
  • Prostate Cancer Topic of Free Discussion
  • Artist Talk: '20 Fresh Perceptions'

News and Announcements

South Clinton Avenue Detour Lifted
The one-way detour on South Clinton Avenue between Westfall Avenue and Senator Keating Boulevard has been removed. All lanes are now open to two-way traffic. Additional lane closures will be required in the future, but will be performed without traffic detours.

Understanding the University Retirement Program
A free informational session designed for employees newly eligible to receive the University’s direct contribution to the retirement program will take place at noon Wednesday, June 16, in ACF-C (2-1361) in the Medical Center. A representative from TIAA-CREF will also give a presentation covering general information on how to choose an investment allocation. For more information, visit the Benefits Web site.

Learn How to Have a Healthy Home
Well-U will hold a free session on how to find and eliminate common hazards and health risks from the home at noon on Wednesday, June 16, in the Adolph Auditorium (1-7619) in the Medical Center. The session is open to all University employees but registration is required. For more information, call 276-5050 or e-mail Well-U.

June Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with updates about Human Resources programs and resources.

Prostate Cancer Topic of Free Discussion
A free talk on prostate cancer prevention and treatments is planned for 7 p.m. Monday, June 21, at the Wilmot Cancer Center.

Artist Talk: '20 Fresh Perceptions'
British artist and educator Trevor Flynn will lead a discussion based on his work at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, at the Memorial Art Gallery. His talk, titled "20 Fresh Perceptions: Uncommon Sense and the Visual Imagination," will trace the processes used by successful designers, engineers, architects, and artists to visualize forms that do not already exist.

June 14, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Chance of Showers, High 75°
Partly Cloudy, High 77°
Today's Event Highlight
Jazz Concerts at Eastman
Part of the Rochester International Jazz Festival. All week. Eastman School. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Discovery News (June 10)
'Earthquakes From Space Killed the Dinosaurs'
"Several researchers take this idea very seriously. Chief among them is Asish Basu, a professor of earth science, who published a paper in Science in 2003 in which he presented evidence of an impact in Antarctica 250 million years ago." Read more...

In Higher Education
USA Today (June 9)
'For-profit Colleges Lead the Way in Adopting E-textbooks'
Campus libraries and e-reader manufacturers are betting on electronic learning materials to overtake traditional textbooks in the foreseeable future, but very few students at traditional institutions are currently using e-textbooks, according to recent surveys. Read more...

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