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In Today’s Issue

  • Nominees Sought for Susan B. Anthony Award
  • Certificate Course Teaches Patient Safety
  • Flags Lowered in Memory of Earl Leslie
  • Book-Signing Events Planned This Week
  • Healthy Living Center Seeks Research Participants
  • Holiday Reminder: Water Your Tree

News and Announcements

Nominees Sought for Susan B. Anthony Award
Nominations are due Friday, Jan. 13, for the 2012 Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominees should be faculty, staff, trustees, or alumnae who have achieved significant professional stature and influence, have a trailblazing body of work, and have used their experience and skills to help other women advance as leaders.
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Certificate Course Teaches Patient Safety
The faculty of the Division of Healthcare Management in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine is offering a free “mini” certificate course for health care professionals, trainees, and students. The 11-session program offers information on how to improve safety as well as the latest thinking on patient safety. Sessions begin Thursday, Feb. 2. The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 27. Contact Judy Hughes at 275-7712 or judy_hughes@urmc.rochester.edu for more information. Registration materials also are available on the Medical Center’s intranet.

Flags Lowered in Memory of Earl Leslie
The University mourns the loss of Earl Leslie, a unit support assistant for 8-1400 Nursing Services at the Medical Center, who died Nov. 28 at age 45. Leslie, who lived in Rochester, joined the University in 2007. University flags will be lowered today in his honor. Read more in his obituary from the Democrat & Chronicle.

Book-Signing Events Planned This Week
Curt Smith, senior lecturer in English and author of A Talk in the Park: Nine Decades of Baseball Tales from the Broadcast Booth, will participate in a book signing at the Barnes & Noble in Pittsford Plaza tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 23, Daniel Beaumont, associate professor of religion and classics, will sign copies of his book Preachin’ the Blues: The Life and Times of Son House from 1 to 3 p.m. at the House of Guitars in Rochester.

Healthy Living Center Seeks Research Participants
The Healthy Living Center is recruiting participants for a research study investigating whether or not health outcomes improve from using an online interactive cholesterol advisory tool to exchange health information and educate patients about managing their cholesterol. Participants will be paid up to $150 for completing all study activities over a nine‐month period. Call 530‐2020 to learn more.

Holiday Reminder: Water Your Tree
The Environmental Health & Safety Fire Safety Unit would like to remind you of the importance of keeping your Christmas tree watered through the holiday season. Click here to view a demonstration of how fast a tree without water will burn.

Dec. 20, 2011
Partly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 35°
Tomorrow:
Rain, High 46°

Today’s Event Highlight
‘Determining the Value of Medical Devices’
12:30 p.m., Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Dec. 19)
Senate Approves $62M for UR Lab
The U.S. Senate on Saturday approved $62 million in funding for the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. The funding is part of a $1 trillion spending plan to avert a government shutdown. Read more...
Also reported by 13WHAM-TV, and WHEC-TV.

Democrat & Chronicle (Dec. 19)
Meredith LeVande Is the Woman Behind Entertainment Videos on PBS
Meredith LeVande’s face could become a familiar one to fans of Sesame Street, Curious George, and other children's shows as WXXI-TV starts showing the University of Rochester grad’s Monkey Monkey Music videos in between shows or during breaks next year. “I’m very excited about (the videos airing in Rochester),” LeVande says, “clearly because of my connection to Rochester, my history and pride and getting my degree at Rochester.” Read more...


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