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In Today's Issue

  • Open Forum on Smoke-Free Campus
  • Financial Health Bites: How to Manage College Costs
  • Hill Court, Bridge, and Trustee Lots to be Repaired
  • Certificate Course Teaches Patient Safety
  • Video Shows University Marchers at Gay Pride Parade
  • Second Shred Fest Exceeds Last Year's Results

News and Announcements

Open Forum on Smoke-Free Campus
Ralph Manchester, director of University Health Service; Linda Dudman, associate director; and a representative from Well-U will lead a discussion on the prospect of the University becoming a smoke-free campus from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 17, in Room 321, Morey Hall. For more information call 273-5240 or email

Financial Health Bites: How to Manage College Costs
A representative from Advantage Federal Credit Union will discuss college financing from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Room 1-7438 in the Medical Center. Lunches are welcome. Registration is required. 

Hill Court, Bridge, and Trustee Lots to be Repaired
The Hill Court and Bridge parking lots will be closed Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, to allow sealers to mill and fill where needed. Trustee Lot also will be closed both days for patching, filling of cracks, sealing, and striping. All other River Campus lots will be available for alternative parking, with the exception of reserved spaces. The work is contingent upon weather; use caution when traveling in these areas. Questions or comments can be addressed to the River Campus Parking Office at 275-3983.

Certificate Course Teaches Patient Safety
A free “mini” certificate course on improving patient safety—designed specifically for health care professionals, trainees, and students from medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration, and health services outreach—is offered starting Sept. 6 by the Division of Healthcare Management in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 31. Twice-a-month sessions through Jan. 17 will cover such issues as malpractice, crisis management and teamwork techniques from the aviation industry, the science of medical errors, and more. For information and registration, click here, or contact Judy Hughes at 275-7712 or

Video Shows University Marchers at Gay Pride Parade
A new video shows this year's Gay Pride Parade on July 14, at which members of the University community handed out facsimilies of the first issue of The Empty Closet, one of the country's longest-running LGBT publications, and the University's new diversity brochure. 

Second Shred Fest Exceeds Last Year's Results

Student Spirit
The second annual Shred Fest, held July 20, filled 75 containers of paper from unwanted personal documents dropped off by University employees. Using a benchmark of 210 pounds per container, this year’s paper document collection had a total estimated weight of 15,750 pounds—over seven tons. That is a substantial improvement over last year’s haul. Read more...

Aug. 15, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, 80°
Partly Cloudy, 84°

Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Farmers
at the Public Market

All day, Miner Library, Medical Center. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
WHEC-TV (Aug. 13)
University Receives More Than $2.6 Million in Grants
The National Science Foundation grants, which will be used to fund research focused on improving the availability of real-time closed captioning in education, enhancing middle school mathematics curriculum, and the study of the relationship between behavior and genes, "help Rochester secure its standing as one of the great centers for science and innovation in the world," says Rep. Louise Slaughter.

Legislative Gazette (Aug. 13)
Supercomputer Unveiling Showcases Rochester Growth
"Our partnership with IBM and New York State has already helped us attract $84 million in new research funding and will give our faculty and students access to state-of-the-art research opportunities and provide new opportunities to address the great challenges in health research," says President Joel Seligman.

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