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.
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 email@example.com 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
Today’s Event Highlight
‘Determining the Value of Medical Devices’
Partly Cloudy, High 35°
Rain, High 46°
12:30 p.m., Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center. Read more...
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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