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@Rochester: Dec. 15, 2008

@Rochester: Dec. 15, 2008

Today's Forecast: Showers, High 46°

Tomorrow: Cloudy, High 32°

In Today's Issue

  • Keep the Cost-Saving Ideas Coming
  • Researchers Chart HIV's Rapidly Changing Journey in the Body
  • Children's Burned Hands Inspire Safety Device for Clothing Irons
  • Holiday Social for River Campus Employees is Tuesday
  • Enjoy Sounds of the Season at Cancer Center Concert
  • Event Highlight: Fitness Session—Core Strengthening
  • Rochester in the News: Mark Mapstone on Brain Training Games
  • In Higher Education: The Academic Work Force, 2007

News and Announcements

Keep the Cost-Saving Ideas Coming

Based in part on your suggestions, a list of steps that individuals and departments can take to reduce costs and save energy is available online. The Web site includes details on how to utilize Purchasing’s new cost-reduction program that helps departments obtain the best pricing for purchases. Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance Ron Paprocki says small efforts, such as turning off computers, lights, monitors, and printers before leaving at the end of the day can add up to significant savings over time. Paprocki notes that many members of the University community have expressed a desire to help. “We appreciate the suggestions we have received in recent weeks. Please, keep the ideas coming.” Offer your suggestions online. 

Researchers Chart HIV's Rapidly Changing Journey in the Body

Ha Youn Lee, assistant professor of biostatistics and computational biology, and colleagues have settled a longstanding question about just how HIV morphs in the body. Read more...

Children's Burned Hands Inspire Safety Device for Clothing Irons

At team of surgeons and chemical engineers from Rochester has designed a device to end the steady stream of five-and-under children who arrive at the hospital with hands burned by clothing irons. Read more...

Reminder: River Campus Holiday Social Is Tuesday

The Holiday Social for River Campus faculty and staff runs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the May Room in Wilson Commons. Shuttle service is available between 2 and 5 p.m. for off-site departments. 

Enjoy Sounds of the Season at Cancer Center Concert

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's brass ensemble will give a holiday concert at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, in the Wilmot Cancer Center Atrium. 

Events

Monday, Dec. 15

Fitness Session—Core Strengthening: University Health Service Building River Campus. Noon to 1 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

CNN (Dec. 11)

"Boom Times for Brain Training Games"

"There is still a lot of work that needs to be done. There is no definitive consensus over whether these programs are as beneficial as people would like to think they are," says Mark Mapstone, associate professor of neurology. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 12)

"The Academic Work Force, 2007"

"The economic downturn may portend contraction of college staffs in the offing. But an annual federal report finds continued growth, particularly in instructional staff and administrative professionals." Read more...

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