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In Today’s Issue

  • Susan B. Anthony Legacy Dinner Honors Nora Bredes
  • Taking New Math Standards to the Classroom
  • Rochester Romance: Valentine’s Day Photo Booth
  • Annual Mandatory In-Service Education Due
  • Participants Sought for Mentoring Study
  • ‘Walk with a Doc’—and Talk about Cholesterol and Health
  • Get Ugly for a Good Cause
  • Sports Leagues Forming

News and Announcements

Susan B. Anthony Legacy Dinner Honors Nora Bredes
Nora Bredes, a former New York legislator and director of the Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership, will be posthumously awarded this year’s Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award by the center she helped shape at the University. This year’s Legacy Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the May Room of Wilson Commons.

Taking New Math Standards to the Classroom
With New York State’s adoption of the Common Core Mathematics Standards, the Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform at the Warner School is already helping local teachers and administrators prepare for, and begin to implement, the new standards.

Rochester Romance: Valentine’s Day Photo Booth
Did you meet your significant other at the University? University Communications will be taking photos of Rochester couples for a special Valentine’s edition of the University homepage. If you met on campus, bring your sweetheart to Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.

Annual Mandatory In-Service Education Due
The 2012 URMC/SMH Mandatory In-Service materials regarding internal policies and procedures, Joint Commission and OSHA standards, and other mission-critical information, can be accessed online and printed here. Departments not wishing to print their own copies of the manual may request them from the Copy Center; be sure to bring your department’s copy card. All employees required to participate in the in-service are strongly encouraged to complete the annual program online via Blackboard, and may self-enroll into the course using the instructions linked here.

Participants Sought for Mentoring Study
Graduate students, fellows, and junior faculty and their mentors are needed to participate in a mentoring research study. The goal is to compare two different mentoring interventions that may promote academic career success. The one‐year study involves completion of online questionnaires for both the mentor and protege. Some participants will also participate in workshops or self‐directed learning activities with their peers. Eligible participants will be compensated for completion of surveys and receive an honorarium for their participation.

‘Walk with a Doc’—and Talk about Cholesterol and Health
Join Geoffrey Williams, professor of medicine, for a walk as he discusses cholesterol and health during a “Walk with a Doc” on Saturday, Feb 11. The first 10 employees to sign up will receive a free T-shirt and pedometer. The group will meet at 10 a.m. in Marketplace Mall at the Dick’s Sporting Goods mall entrance. Enroll online or email for more information.

Get Ugly for a Good Cause
On Feb. 25, the ninth annual Ugly Disco will take everything bad and ugly from the ’70s and turn it into something good. All proceeds from this year’s party benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital

Sports Leagues Forming
Golf with your friends or coworkers at Genesee Valley after work on Monday evenings beginning in April (substitutes are needed). Indoor soccer and volleyball leagues also start soon at the Medical Center. For more information, visit the URMC Fitness and Wellness Center website or call 275-1442.

Feb. 7, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Cloudy, High 33°
Mostly Sunny, High 33°
Today’s Highlight
University Homepage Spotlights Charles Dickens
Today is author Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday. See items of Dickensian interest from River Campus Libraries.

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Rochester in the News
ABC News (Feb. 6)
Online Dating: Popular and Stigma Is Gone, but Don’t Pay for It
Researchers confirm that romance and dating has gone digital. It is the second most-popular way of connecting, surpassed only by meeting people through friends. “The Internet holds great promise for helping adults form healthy and supportive romantic partnerships, and those relationships are one of the best predictors of emotional and physical health,” says study coauthor Harry Reis, a nationally known relationship expert and professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. (Also reported by Global Toronto, Daily Mail, Yahoo! UK & Ireland News, and more.)

YNN Rochester (Feb. 4)
Overnight Soccer Tournament Raises Awareness for HIV/AIDS
Students took to the soccer field overnight to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS in Monroe County. The soccer tournament was put on by Grassroots Rochester. The student organization recruited 24 teams from the University to take part in the Yellow Jacket Cup Tournament. Group members said raising awareness for testing is the most important way to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS.

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