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In Today’s Issue

  • Incident Communications Test Planned Today
  • Events Focus on Prevention, Awareness of ‘Honor Crimes’
  • Joanne Larson Coedits Childhood Literacy Book Revision
  • Avoiding the ‘12 Scams of Christmas’
  • Latest UR Green News Available
  • Finance Offices Announce Holiday Closings
  • Toiletry Collection Runs Until Dec. 21

News and Announcements

Incident Communications Test Planned Today
This morning, teams from the University’s Communications and Information Technology offices will be testing email lists to ensure that they can communicate efficiently and effectively with the University community in an emergency. As part of the test, you will receive 1–2 messages at your University email address. No action is required. Thank you for your cooperation.

Events Focus on Prevention, Awareness of Honor Crimes
The Medical Center invites the public and community stakeholders from Rochester and Buffalo to two discussions on the topic of “honor crimes” Tuesday, Dec. 11. The first is a research symposium from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the School of Nursing, Helen Wood Hall (1W502). The second is an information and discussion session from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Center for Youth, 905 Monroe Ave. Read more...

Joanne Larson Coedits Childhood Literacy Book
Joanne Larson, the Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education and chair of the teaching and curriculum program, together with Jackie Marsh, professor of education at the University of Sheffield, UK, have coedited a significantly revised and expanded second edition of the Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy. Read more...

Avoiding the ‘12 Scams of Christmas’
University IT shares tips on how to avoid common online scams during the holiday season. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Latest UR Green News Available
UR Green News is a biweekly newsletter about sustainability and the environment at the University. Learn about the newest green initiatives on campus, achievements in sustainability, and the people who are contributing to the change. For more information or to send news and story ideas, contact

Finance Offices Announce Holiday Closings
The finance, payroll, and bursar’s offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24. In addition, the finance offices at 910 Genesee St., Suite 200, will not be available for pickup or dropoff service that day.

Toiletry Collection Runs Until Dec. 21
University libraries are partnering with a local volunteer organization called Sample Soap to collect toiletry items through Dec. 21. Bring unopened soaps, shampoos, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. to the white buckets in Edward G. Miner Library (Medical Center), Rush Rhees Library or Carlson Library (River Campus), Bibby Library (Eastman Dental Center), and Williams Library (Highland Hospital). Sample Soap will distribute the donated items to Rochester’s neediest citizens. Read more...

Dec. 3, 2012
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 48°
Showers, High 60°

The Week Ahead
Monday, Dec. 3
Eastman Philharmonia, 8 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Tuesday, Dec. 4
Chamber Orchestra, 8 p.m.,Strong Auditorium.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Friday, Dec. 7
Holiday Shopping Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wilson Commons Hirst Lounge

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Rochester in the News
MSNBC (Nov. 29)
Inside Employee Motivation: Does Money Really Make a Difference?
Experts like Edward Deci, professor of psychology and Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences, discourage using money to motivate employees at all, especially when employees anticipate that reward before they finish the task. “We need to compensate people fairly, but when we try to use money to motivate them to do tasks, it can very likely backfire on us,” he says.

San Francisco Chronicle (Nov. 30)
Specialized Master’s Degrees Booming
The Simon School, which now offers about a dozen full-time and part-time specialty master's business programs, is introducing two new master of science programs in January, one in pricing and another in business analytics.

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