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In Today's Issue

  • Beth Olivares Appointed Associate Dean for Diversity
  • Arts, Sciences and Engineering E-mail Service Unavailable
  • Article Examines Patient-Centered Care
  • Contests Promote Bulgarian Literature

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Beth Olivares Appointed Associate Dean for Diversity
Beth Olivares has been appointed associate dean for diversity initiatives in Arts, Sciences and Engineering. Olivares also serves as the director of the University's David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences and Engineering.

Arts, Sciences and Engineering E-mail Service Unavailable
Early Monday, Aug. 2, the server providing the primary Arts, Sciences and Engineering e-mail service failed. The root cause is associated with corruption of the file system. University IT has been working around the clock to restore service. Messages sent to users of this system are being queued and will be delivered when the service is restored. E-mail service may be restored by noon on Wednesday or as late as Friday morning. Updates regarding this outage are available on the IT Notices Web site.

Article Examines Patient-Centered Care
In an article in the August issue of Health Affairs, lead author Ronald Epstein, a professor of family medicine, psychiatry, and of oncology at the Medical Center, and his colleagues define patient-centered care, detail the steps to a patient-centered health care system, and explain how progress can be measured.

Contests Promote Bulgarian Literature
Open Letter Books and the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation have launched two initiatives aimed at the production and promotion of contemporary Bulgarian literature. The first is the "Contest for Contemporary Bulgarian Writers," which will result in the publication of one Bulgarian novel or short story collection by Open Letter Books. The second is a contest for translators. The winner of that contest will be awarded a three-week long fellowship at Open Letter.

August 4, 2010
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 89°
Scattered T-Storms, High 84°
Today's Event Highlight
Understanding the University of Rochester Retirement Program
1 p.m. Helen Wood Hall, Room 2W211.

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Rochester in the News
CBS News (Aug. 2)
'Men Wearing Red Found to Trigger Female Desire'
Females were found to view men wearing red clothing as higher in status and more likely to earn a better living. And it was those very judgments which triggered the attraction, according to Andrew Elliot, a professor of psychology and lead author of the study. Read more...

In Higher Education
New York Times (Aug. 1)
'Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age'
Many students do not grasp that using words they did not write is a serious academic misdeed. Read more...

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