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In Today’s Issue

  • Rochester Review: Race Talk in the Age of Obama
  • Medical Center Website Sports New Look
  • Go Green: Outdoor Recycling Comes to Medical Center
  • Send in Your Homepage Pictures for Photo Friday
  • Student Employee of the Year Nominations Sought
  • Have Type 2 Diabetes and Interested in Research?
  • Weight Watchers at Work Information Sessions

News and Announcements

Rochester Review: Race Talk in the Age of Obama
President Barack Obama’s rhetorical approach to race is one we see often in contemporary American literature, argues Stephanie Li, assistant professor of English, in her new book.
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Medical Center Website Sports New Look
Starting today, the Medical Center’s website, www.urmc.rochester.edu, debuts a modified design—the first step in a three-part process to transform the look, feel, and functionality of the Medical Center’s internet experience.
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Go Green: Outdoor Recycling Comes to Medical Center

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The University Council on Sustainability has identified the need for outdoor recycling containers as a top priority. In the fall of 2010, outdoor recycling containers started to appear on the River Campus and now a total of 34 new outdoor recycling receptacles are being installed across the Medical Center campus. Read more...

Send in Your Homepage Pictures for Photo Friday
Every Friday, University staff, faculty, and students “take over” the homepage with their own photos of the University’s campuses, people, and events. Have a photo of the University you’d like to share? Send it in at www.rochester.edu/largepics/photofriday

Student Employee of the Year Nominations Sought
The deadline for the Student Employment Office’s annual Student Employee of the Year Award is Feb. 2. Recognize an outstanding undergraduate student employee who has made valuable contributions to your department. The Employee of the Year will receive a monetary award and have the opportunity to compete at state and regional level competitions, sponsored by the National Student Employment Association. All student employees are eligible for consideration, not just students employed through the federal work-study program. Details are available here.

Have Type 2 Diabetes and Interested in Research?
The Department of Community and Preventive Medicine has a research study in which omega‐3 fatty acids and aspirin are being studied. Participants will be paid $120 for completing all study visits over a two-month period. Call 276‐5625 to learn more.

Weight Watchers at Work Information Sessions
Weight Watchers will host information sessions beginning Thursday, Jan. 12, to promote the new Weight Watchers format. Sign up for one of the informational sessions here. For questions regarding program enrollment, contact Well-U at 273-5240.

Jan. 11, 2012
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Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 45°
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Rain/Snow, High 41°

Today’s Event Highlight
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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Jan. 6)
UR Receives Two Major Gifts Totaling $4.5 Million
The University has received two major gifts from alumni, totaling $4.5 million. The gifts, which went to the Simon School and School of Arts and Sciences, will support student scholarships and faculty positions. Read more...

New York Times (Jan. 9)
Guest Post: Helping Students Motivate Themselves
In a recent New York Times article “Motivating Students With Cash-for-Grades Incentive,” Edward Deci, professor of psychology, Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences, and author of of Why We Do What We Do, is quoted: “It is easy to get people to do things by paying them if you’ve got enough money and they’ve got the necessary skills,” he said. “But they will keep doing it only as long as you keep paying them. And even if they were doing it before, when you stop paying them the behavior drops to a lower level than when you started paying them.” Read more...


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