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In Today’s Issue

  • Committee to Study Information Technology University-Wide
  • Today Is Final Day of Open Enrollment
  • Student Featured in Michael Jackson Documentary
  • Magnet Ingestion Injuries on the Rise Among Children
  • Application Period Open for Fellowship Program
  • Computer Sales: Apple iPad Clearance Sale

News and Announcements

Committee to Study Information Technology University-Wide
President Joel Seligman has accepted the major recommendations of an outside team commissioned by Interim Senior Vice President for Research Rob Clark and Vice President for Information Technology and CIO David Lewis to conduct a broad-ranging review of information technology at the University. He has also appointed an ad hoc committee chaired by Provost Peter Lennie to implement the report’s recommendations and further study key issues raised by the review. Read the full message.

Today Is Final Day of Open Enrollment
The open enrollment period for health, dental, long-term disability coverage, and life insurance ends today. Eligible employees can elect coverage, make changes to their current coverage, elect an HSA or FSA contribution amount for 2013, or certify eligible dependents by calling ASK-URHR (275-8747) before 5 p.m. or submitting their elections electronically in HRMS until midnight.

Student Featured in Michael Jackson Documentary
Joseph Vogel, a doctoral student in the Department of English, is featured in Spike Lee’s documentary, Michael Jackson: Bad 25, which is scheduled to air on ABC at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22. Vogel is the author of Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson, and was hired by Lee as a consultant on the film.

Magnet Ingestion Injuries on the Rise Among Children
Cases of children swallowing toys are becoming more prevalent in emergency rooms and could lead to emergency surgery, and possible long-term hospitalization. Read more...

Application Period Open for Fellowship Program
The Office for Faculty Development at the Medical Center seeks applications for the 2013–15 Dean’s Teaching Fellowship Program, which is open to junior and mid-career faculty members committed to academic careers. The application deadline is Feb. 4. Learn more about the program at an informational session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Family Medicine offices at the Medical Center (1-5515). RSVP to grace_fuller@urmc.rochester.edu.

Computer Sales: Apple iPad Clearance Sale
University IT Computer Sales is offering up to $130 off their remaining inventory of last-generation Apple iPads (3rd generation). The discounts are available while supplies last. View the iPads and additional clearance items on the University IT Computer Sales website or stop by their retail locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or Rush Rhees Library for details.

Nov. 20, 2012
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Today’s Forecast:
Cloudy, High 53°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 52°

Today’s Event Highlight
Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years of Art for the Community
Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 18)
Federal Budget Cuts Could Hurt Rochester’s Economy
“The budget choices before Congress could have a big impact on the Rochester region,” including support for research at universities, writes President Joel Seligman in a guest essay.

CNN.com (Nov. 18)
Leading Colleges Announce For-Credit, Online Courses
A consortium of 10 major universities, including Rochester, announced that it will offer online courses for credit in the fall of 2013.

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