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In Today's Issue

  • What Does It Mean to Be Cool?
  • Teamwork Important in Nursing Home Care
  • Mt. Hope Lane Closing Will Cause Slowdowns
  • Changes Announced at Medical Center Pharmacies
  • University IT: Video Gives Safety Tips for Mobile Devices

News and Announcements

What Does It Mean to Be Cool?
“James Dean is no longer the epitome of cool,” says Ilan Dar-Nimrod, postdoctoral fellow in the Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry. He is lead author of a study showing that characteristics associated with coolness today are markedly different from those that generated the concept of cool. Read more...

Teamwork Important in Nursing Home Care
Nursing homes that foster an environment in which workers feel they are valued contributors to a team of caregivers provide better care to their residents, says a study led by Helena Temkin-Greener, associate professor in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. Read more . . .

Mt. Hope Lane Closing Will Cause Slowdowns
Starting today contractors will close the southbound curb lane to begin widening the west side of Mt. Hope Avenue between Elmwood Avenue and Crittenden Boulevard.
The lane is expected to be closed until June 25, causing some slowdowns and inconvenience for southbound traffic. Also, contractors will remove concrete island medians and signal poles at the intersection of Crittenden and Mt. Hope. Temporary signals will be installed. This, too, is expected to cause slowdowns. Questions can be directed to Shawn Casey, University properties and contracts manager, at 275-2082

Changes Announced at Medical Center Pharmacies
Effective Sunday, July 1, the Medical Center's main lobby Outpatient Pharmacy will cater exclusively to patients of Strong Memorial Hospital and its affiliated clinics.  University faculty, staff, and retirees and their families will be directed to the Crittenden-side Employee Pharmacy, which offers delivery services, copayment discounts, and expanded hours (including Saturday mornings). Read more...

University IT: Video Offers Safety Tips for Mobile Devices
University IT has developed a video to show some of the tips than can be followed to keep mobile computing devices safe. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to

June 11, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, 89°
Scattered Thunderstorms, 78°

Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: The Builder's Bells, The Hopeman Memorial Chime and Carillon
8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Rush Rhees Library. Read more . . .

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Rochester in the News

Fox Business (June 8)
Common Student Loan Errors
Research shows that college grads earn 84 percent more over their lifetimes than workers with a high school diploma. "Wise borrowing at a reasonable level in order to attend the college where you feel most likely to succeed is better than avoiding all risk," says Jonathan Burdick, University dean of undergraduate admissions and financial aid.

Mountain News (June 7)
Kuncl Named University President
Lois Kuncl had no idea that her son, Ralph Kuncl, University provost and executive vice president, had been named president of the University of Redlands—until he proposed a toast for his new position at a family gathering on Lois Kuncl's birthday. "I thought my legs were going to give out," Lois Kuncl says. "Now instead of being 3,000 miles away, he'll be just 30."

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