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@Rochester: March 25, 2009

@Rochester: March 25, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 56°

Tomorrow: Few Showers, High 50°

In Today's Issue

  • Region's Only Inpatient Palliative Care Unit to Open at Strong
  • Medical Center Expert to Discuss Alzheimer's Treatment Strategies
  • Ideas for 'Spring Cleaning to Safety'
  • Go Green: Keep the Plants—Turn Off the Lights
  • Colloquium Celebrates 400th Anniversary of Galileo Milestone
  • Leadership Program for African-American, Latino Employees
  • Frederick Douglass Institute Lecture Is Tomorrow
  • Event Highlight: Wake Up in Wilson
  • Rochester in the News: Shanna Swan on Phthalate Exposure
  • In Higher Education: Even During Hiring Freezes, Many Colleges Stick With Sustainability Plans

News and Announcements

Region's Only Inpatient Palliative Care Unit to Open at Strong

The Medical Center will celebrate the opening of the region's only hospital-based palliative care unit, at Strong Memorial Hospital, with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at 5:45 p.m. Monday, April 6. Read more...

Medical Center Expert to Discuss Alzheimer's Treatment Strategies

Anton Porsteinsson, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Care, Research and Education Program, and its Memory Disorders Clinic, will present a free talk from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Hahnemann Club, 301 Stoutenburgh Lane, located on the campus of The Highlands at Pittsford. Read more...

Ideas for 'Spring Cleaning to Safety'

With spring's arrival, the University Fire Safety Office encourages employees to correct any safety concerns in their work space. Check out some tips for Spring Cleaning to Safety. Read more...

Go Green: Keep the Plants—Turn Off the Lights

go green logoLeaving the lights on in your work space to keep your plants healthy is not the best use of energy. Florescent bulbs do use low amounts of electricity, but over time that energy use quickly adds up. So, instead of leaving the lights on, consider choosing plants that require low levels of light to thrive. Suitable varieties include the Chinese Evergreen, Phellodendron, and Snake Plant. (View more low-light plant options.) Send your "Go Green" tips, suggestions, and questions to csc@facilities.rochester.edu. Learn about more ways you can Go Green

Colloquium Celebrates 400th Anniversary of Galileo Milestone

A colloquium on Galileo Galilei, Scientist and Humanist is planned for Thursday, March 26. The event, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Robbins Library (fourth floor in Rush Rhees Library), marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first observation with the telescope. Read more...

Leadership Program for African-American, Latino Employees

The Office of Human Resources-Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion is sponsoring an informational reception for those interested in participating in the United Way of Greater Rochester’s Leadership Development Program for African-American and Latino employees of the University. The reception is Wednesday, April 15, from 4:30 to 5 p.m. in LeChase Assembly Hall (G-9576) in the Medical Center. RSVP to dominique.collier@u.rochester.edu or 273-2598. 

Frederick Douglass Institute Lecture Is Tomorrow

Cecil Foster, professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Guelph, will give the Frederick Douglass Institute Lecture on "If You Get There Before I Do: Canadian Blacks and Multiculturalism, Reflecting on a Post-Racial Moment." Foster's talk begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, in the Welles-Brown Room at Rush Rhees Library. 

Events

Wednesday, March 25

Wake Up in Wilson: Featuring cinnamon buns, fruit salad, and tea tasting. Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Albany Times Union (March 22)

"Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Leaves Retailers, Parents Confused"

"I don't think that any mother should panic," says Shanna Swan, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology who studies phthalates at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. "But I think that we can take some precautionary action if we want to probably lower our exposures." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (March 27 )

"Even During Hiring Freezes, Many Colleges Stick With Sustainability Plans"

"The sustainability director is the keystone of any campus sustainability program. Whether or not colleges are creating director positions or replacing people who are leaving might be an indication of how seriously those colleges regard their commitment to sustainability." Read more...

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