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In Today's Issue

  • Message from President Seligman on Health Care Plans
  • Children’s Hospital Participates in Cooling Study
  • Big Opera in Small Packages
  • Go Green: Ink Cartridge Recycling
  • Learn About Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Date Correction: Community Orientation Series
  • Toastmasters Group Meets Tomorrow

News and Announcements

Message from President Seligman on Health Care Plans
"Three years ago, I accepted the recommendations of a University-wide task force to make significant changes in our health care benefits offerings," writes President Seligman in a message to faculty and staff. "Our goals were to provide a wide range of plans with benefit design options that suit our diverse workforce, to keep costs as affordable as possible for everyone, to encourage healthy behaviors, and to use faculty and staff feedback to improve our offerings. We also sought to find ways to temper steep cost increases borne by the University which threaten our ability to invest and grow as an academic and clinical care organization. Within the next week, faculty and staff will receive at our homes the annual informational packet to guide us through the selection process during open enrollment for health care plans. Please pay close attention this year because there are a number of changes that affect pricing, benefits design, and options for saving money and improving health."

Children’s Hospital Participates in Cooling Study
Golisano Children's Hospital is among 34 centers to participate in the first large-scale, multicenter study to investigate the effectiveness of body cooling and preventing fever in infants and children who have had cardiac arrest.

Big Opera in Small Packages
Eastman Opera Theatre will present a triple bill of 20th and 21st century chamber operas from Thursday, Nov. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 7, in the Eastman School’s Kilbourn Hall.

Go Green: Ink Cartridge Recycling
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Did you know the University recycles inkjet and laser printer cartridges? There are drop-off locations on the River Campus and at the Medical Center or you can mail them to PO Box 270001.

Learn About Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
The Family Therapy Training Program at the Medical Center is hosting an informational open house about its masters degree in marriage and family therapy on Friday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Bartlett Room (1-9043), Medical Center.

Date Correction: Community Orientation Series
Walter Cooper ’57 (PhD), a retired research scientist at Eastman Kodak, will discuss the evolution of the African-American community in Rochester as well as the history and current state of health care in Rochester, at the next Community Orientation Series event on Thursday, Oct. 21. The talk will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Case Method Room (1-9576), Medical Center. Faculty and staff from the Medical Center are welcome to attend.

Toastmasters Group Meets Tomorrow
The Toastmasters International Daybreakers Public Speaking and Leadership Club meets twice a month in the Seneca Room (1-2604), adjacent to the Six Nations Cafeteria in the Medical Center. Join the group from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on the first and third Thursday each month and learn to conquer public speaking fears, develop interviewing and presentation skills, and become a better listener and communicator. The next meeting is Oct. 21.

Oct. 20, 2010
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 62°
Showers, HIgh 49°
Today's Event Highlight
Provost's Multidisciplinary Awards Symposium
2 p.m., Gowen Room, Wilson Commons.

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Oct. 8)
'Funding Ideas'
The University is planning to use its own funds to help its scientists move technology closer to the commercial phase, picking up the slack where private industry has left off and creating more opportunities for spinoffs locally. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 19)
'4 Very Different Futures Are Imagined for Research Libraries'
"In the brave new digital world, librarians have to figure out new ways to engage with communities whose interest they used to be able to take for granted." Read more...

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