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In Today's Issue

  • Gifts to Simon School Total Nearly $7 Million
  • Wilmot Cancer Center Celebrates Expansion
  • Teachers Learn Writing Strategies at Summer Institute
  • Help Sought in Identifying Stricken Jogger
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology Chairman Plans to Step Down
  • Medical Center Begins Transition to Windows 7
  • Happy Birthday, George Eastman!

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Gifts to Simon School Total Nearly $7 Million
The Simon School is receiving four major gifts totaling nearly $7 million from Ronald Fielding ’73 (MA), ’76S (MBA); Daniel Lazarek ’91S (MBA); Joseph Abrams ’74S (MBA) and Patricia Abrams; and James Gleason ’68S (MBA) in support of The Meliora Challenge. Read more . . .

Wilmot Cancer Center Celebrates Expansion
Donors, faculty members, and staff will celebrate the completion of the four-story expansion of the Wilmot Cancer Center today. An open house for Medical Center employees and Wilmot Center patients and families will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a special event will be held for donors and community physicians from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Read more...

Teachers Learn Writing Strategies at Summer Institute
The Warner School's 2012 Genesee Valley Writing Project Summer Institute, under way through July 27, will help seven area school teachers develop teaching strategies to  help their students improve their writing in the classroom. Read more...

Help Sought in Identifying Stricken Jogger
University Security and Rochester Police are asking for help in identifying a man who collapsed about 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, on the jogging path along the river near Moore Road in Genesee Valley Park. The man, who was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, carried no identification and was physically unable to identify himself. People reported they have often seen him jogging in the area and speculated he may be affiliated with the University. Police describe him as a white male between 48 and 55 years of age, 5' 8" to 5' 9", 180 to 200 pounds, slightly balding with salt-and-pepper hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a green short-sleeve-shirt. If you know of a staff member, coworker, or someone else who jogs and has not shown up for work since Tuesday, contact Security at 275-3333.

Obstetrics, Gynecology Chairman Plans to Step Down
James Woods Jr., the Henry A. Thiede Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has announced that he will step down as chairman of obstetrics and gynecology after completing his final term on June 30, 2013. Read more...

Medical Center Begins Transition to Windows 7
The Medical Center's Information Systems Division (ISD) has announced that in April 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide support for Windows XP, the operating system for most Medical Center computers. To prepare for the change, all new Medical Center computers (PCs and laptops) or any computer rebuilt for troubleshooting purposes will come with Windows 7, effective immediately. ISD has created a website about the transition with FAQs and links to other resources, and a handout summarizing new features of Windows 7 will be delivered with all new computers. Email the Help Desk or call 275-3200 with questions.

Happy Birthday, George Eastman!
Check out the University homepage today for a special tribute to George. The University benefactor and Eastman Kodak founder was born 158 years ago today.

July 12, 2012

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, 88°
Mostly Sunny, 90°

Today's Event Highlight
Film Screening: First Generation
10 a.m., Hoyt Auditorium,
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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (July 10)
Kodak Realigns Top Managers
Companies are constantly rejiggering to find the best way to operate, says James Brickley, Gleason Professor of Business Administration at the Simon School. “Firms struggle to get this right. When you combine units ... there are certain benefits. If you over-combine ... it may be better off to say ‘let’s give you clearer responsibility and more rights.’ ”

Pensions and Investments (July 10)
Moody's Pension Calculation Changes Could Hit Illinois Hard
“I have been saying if there was going to be discipline imposed on the states, it would be through the market, not a regulator,” says Robert Novy-Marx, assistant professor of finance at the Simon School. “I don't care how long they drag their feet — the market will drag them along.”

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