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In Today’s Issue

  • Duncan Moore in NYT: ‘No Rust in Rochester’
  • 2012 Diversity Conference Call for Proposals
  • Sessions Cover Tax Reporting Requirements for HSAs
  • Talk: How Local Health Priorities Shape Public Policy
  • Celebrate National ‘Wear Red Day’ with Well-U
  • Golf League Forming

News and Announcements

Duncan Moore in NYT: ‘No Rust in Rochester’
The Rochester-area economy is thriving and will continue to do so, whatever the ultimate fate of Eastman Kodak Co., writes Duncan Moore, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, in a guest opinion piece that’s scheduled to appear in today’s New York Times. Moore, the Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering, writes that thanks in part to Kodak, the area's well-developed entrepreneurial culture and diversified economy have created more new jobs in the past three decades than the number of people employed by the imaging giant during the company’s peak.

2012 Diversity Conference Call for Proposals
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit proposals for workshops and poster sessions at the third annual diversity conference, “Change the Conversation,” scheduled for Friday, April 20. Submissions, which are due Friday, Feb. 24, can showcase best practices, curriculum models, research, outreach strategies, training methods, and other topics related to diversity and inclusion.

Sessions Cover Tax Reporting Requirements for HSAs
The arrival of W-2s and 1099s signal the beginning of tax season. With this in mind, the Benefits Office announces its latest educational series on Feb. 6 and 7, focusing on Health Savings Accounts. Representatives from Aetna and Excellus will provide information regarding tax reporting requirements and investment options for 2012. Click here for times and locations. Questions? Call the Benefits Office at 275-2084.

Talk: How Local Health Priorities Shape Public Policy
Byron Kennedy, deputy director of the Monroe County Department of Health, will present “How Local Health Priorities Shape Public Health Policy” at noon today in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. Kennedy will discuss the influence of local data on decision-making for the county health department and how legislation and regulation affect public health policies locally. Public Health Grand Rounds is sponsored by the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and the Center for Community Health.

Celebrate National ‘Wear Red Day’ with Well-U
Today is National Wear Red Day 2012—a day to raise awareness about the danger of heart disease in women. Join the Well-U team in the Saunders Research Building atrium between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for hula hoop class, giveaways, displays, and health literature. The School of Nursing will offer biometric screenings during the event. Schedule an appointment.

Golf League Forming
An 18-week golf league is forming through the Medical Center’s Fitness and Wellness Center. Golf with friends or coworkers at Genesee Valley Park on Monday evenings. The league, which begins April 23, costs $256. Substitutes are needed, as well.

Feb. 3, 2012
Partly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 38°
Mostly Sunny, High 34°

Weekend Event Highlight
Winterfest Wonderland
Saturday, Feb. 4, 4 to 7 p.m., Wilson Quad and Wilson Commons. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Feb. 1)
Simon School Rises in International Rankings
The Simon School is on the rise. One year after ranking No. 26 on Financial Times of London’s annual ranking of the world’s best business schools, the Simon School rose four spots to No. 22. The school also ranked No. 49 among the top 100 business schools in the world.

BBC (Feb. 1)
Measures ‘Reduced Suicide Rate’
Measures—such as setting up 24-hour crisis teams, executing plans for patients who refused treatment, and holding reviews after all suicides—introduced to lower the suicide rate in England and Wales in the past decade appear to have been successful, according to an analysis. Yeates Conwell, professor of psychiatry, says the work was “important” as: “We cannot take for granted that even the most seemingly obvious intervention designed to reduce suicide is necessarily effective without evidence.”

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