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@Rochester: Nov. 10, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Important Enhancements to the Group Long-Term Care Plan
  • Weigh-Well Starts Tomorrow
  • Flag Lowered to Honor Steven Schwid
  • Reminder: Ribbon-Cutting at Brooks Landing Today
  • Local Foods Featured This Week
  • HTS Information Seminar Planned
  • Thomas Pearson Lands Two National Leadership Appointments
  • WXXI Program Includes Talk With Tom DiPiero
  • Event Highlight: Eastman New Jazz Ensemble
  • Rochester in the News: Curtis Haas on 'Prescription Switching'
  • In Higher Education: Making Higher Ed Research Matter

News and Announcements

Important Enhancements to the Group Long-Term Care Plan

Effective Jan. 1, 2009, the University will be offering an enhanced Group Long-Term Care plan, "Independent Solutions," through CNA. CNA has sent additional details directly to eligible employees regarding the enhancements, as well as the enrollment process. During the special enrollment period that is open through Nov. 19, acceptance is guaranteed for eligible employees who are actively at work. Read more...

Weigh-Well Starts Tomorrow

A new session of Well-U's Weigh-Well starts Nov. 11. Employees who complete the 10-week program receive 50 percent reimbursement. For more information, call 273-5240. Enroll online. 

Flag Lowered to Honor Steven Schwid

The University flag will be flown at half-staff today in memory of Steven Schwid, professor of neurology, who died of cancer Nov. 3. 

Reminder: Ribbon-Cutting at Brooks Landing Today

The public is invited to join Mayor Bob Duffy and other dignitaries for the Brooks Landing ribbon-cutting ceremony today from 10 a.m. to noon in the lobby of the new Staybridge Suites. Across the street from the hotel, Boulder Coffee at Brooks Landing recently opened for business and will be part of the celebration. 

Local Foods Featured This Week

All this week, Dining Services will  highlight how it works with the Rochester community and utilizes resources in New York State. Events inlcude:  Tuesday, Nov. 11, Local Foods Dinner in Danforth Dining Center, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 12, New York Fall Harvest Wilson Commons Wednesday in Hirst Lounge, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Thursday, Nov. 13, Local Foods Dinner in The Melioria Restaurant, 5 to 7 p.m. 

HTS Information Seminar Planned

Learn about the capabilities of the Univeresity's High Throughput Screening Core at an information seminar planned for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Fenn Room (Medical Center 4-6325). Refreshments will be provided. 

Thomas Pearson Lands Two National Leadership Appointments

International heart and stroke prevention expert Thomas Pearson, professor of community and preventive medicine, has been tapped by two national organizations to lead efforts aimed at decreasing the incidence of two of the nation's leading causes of death and disability: cardiovascular disease and stroke. Read more...

WXXI Program Includes Talk With Tom DiPiero

Tom DiPiero, senior associate dean of humanities, will talk with Bob Smith on WXXI's 1370 Connection at noon today. DiPiero will discuss the role of the humanities in science and technology. 


Monday, Nov. 17

Eastman New Jazz Ensemble: Kilbourn Hall. 8 to 10 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Business Week (Nov. 6)

"'Prescription Switching' Would Make Most Patients Unhappy"

"It's hard to believe pharmacists would change patient medications and not talk to them about it," says director of pharmacy Curtis Haas about the cost-saving measure of switching a patient's medication to another drug in the same class. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 7)

"Making Higher Ed Research Matter"

"Scholars who study higher education have been grappling with the connection between research and practice intensely for a while now, so much so that the annual meeting this year of the Association for the Study of Higher Education here is entitled, well, 'Research and Practice: Embracing Connections.'" Read more...

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