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In Today's Issue

  • Book Bag, Supply Drive Benefits Local School Children
  • Warner School Hosts Information Session at URMC
  • Last Week to Enjoy Pop-up Book Exhibit
  • Strong Employee Assistance Program Is Moving
  • Conflict of Interest Training Course
  • University IT: Take Advantage of Anti-VIrus Protection

News and Announcements

Book Bag, Supply Drive Benefits Local School Children
The African American Network @ the University of Rochester is hosting its third annual "Back to School" Book Bag and School Supply Drive through Aug. 20 to help local kindergarten through sixth grade students start the school year right. Donors can drop new book bags and school supplies at collection boxes throughout the University, donate a book bag filled with school supplies and a personalized note of encouragement, or donate a $15 gift card from a store such as Walmart, Target, or Wegmans, which will provide a child with enough supplies. Email or call 276-3259 ext. 2 for the location of a nearby collection box or to donate a personalized bag of supplies.

Warner School Hosts Information Session at URMC
Members of the Warner School admissions team will host a University Employee Information Session from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the Northeastern Rooms, C 1-9535 and C 1-9525, in the Medical Center. Employees interested in learning more about the school’s graduate programs in teaching and curriculum, school leadership, higher education, health professions education, counseling, human development, and educational policy are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Warner School admissions at 275-3950 or Read more…

Last Week to Enjoy Pop-up Book Exhibit
"Springing to Life," the University’s exhibit of more than 50 movable and pop-up books, closes Aug. 17. The exhibition provides a tour of the centuries-old movable book as it has developed through the ages, from intricate twirling wheels for calculating planetary movement to colorful paper sculptures in children’s books. The exhibit is on display in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections of Rush Rhees Library. Click here to see a video, photos, and details. 

Strong Employee Assistance Program Is Moving
Strong EAP will move on Friday, Aug. 31, and reopen in a larger facility at 496 White Spruce Blvd., Rochester, NY, 14623, on Tuesday, Sept. 4. This will be in the same complex a few buildings down from Strong EAP’s current location. The phone number remains the same, 475-0432. Strong EAP remains committed to providing a high level of service in a confidential setting. Call or email with any questions.

Conflict of Interest Training Course
Any University faculty member listed as an investigator on a Public Health Service-funded research project is required to complete an online Blackboard training course regarding conflicts of interest. This is in accordance with a 2011 Final Rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Each faculty member listed as an investigator on at least one PHS-funded project with a pending renewal date or an initial start date of Aug. 24 or later should have received an email last week with self-enrollment instructions to the Blackboard course. These individuals should complete the training by Aug. 24. Questions can be directed to Gunta Liders or Michael Ritz.

University IT: Take Advantage of Anti-VIrus Protection
Members of the University community not currently using any anti-virus software can click here to join the effort to keep the University network virus-free. The University coordinated a large volume anti-virus software purchase in 2006 to encourage widespread use of comprehensive anti-virus programs on the University's network. This software, from Sophos, offers a broad range of protection for desktops, file servers, email servers, and gateways. This software is available for free to all faculty, students, and staff at the University.  Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to

Aug. 13, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, 81°
Isolated Thunderstorms, 81°

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

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (Aug. 3)
Arts Friday: Donald Hunsberger
Brenda Tremblay interviews Donald Hunsberger, professor emeritus of conducting and ensembles and conductor emeritus of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, as he celebrates his 80th birthday.

Shape Magazine (Aug. 9)
Seven Tips for Ordering
Healthy Takeout Online

"A recent study from the Simon School looked at how people placed orders from a North Carolina pizza chain; those who ordered online ended up with dishes that had 6 percent more calories, the Wall Street Journal reported. Why? More complicated and tailored orders and, in turn, more toppings, according to the report. There seems to be something more comfortable about being a pain in the you-know-what anonymously over the Internet than there is asking someone behind the counter or over the phone to customize every last detail."

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