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@Rochester: May 6, 2009

@Rochester: May 6, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 66°

Tomorrow: Scattered Thunderstorms, High 65°

In Today's Issue

  • Several Departments on the Move This Week
  • Meliora Awards Celebrate Staff 'Stars'
  • Rochester Senior Selected for First-Ever Kauffman-Singapore Entrepreneurship Program
  • Pharmacy Department Earns National Best Practices Award
  • Go Green: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Local Events Mark National Nurses Week
  • Call for Artwork from Library, IT Staff
  • Event Highlight: Simon School Information Reception
  • Rochester in the News: Karen Wilson on Smoking and Children's Health
  • In Higher Education: Amazon Reportedly Plans Textbook-Friendly Kindle

News and Announcements

Several Departments on the Move This Week

Several Human Resources departments, including the HR Employment and Service Center, Strong Staffing, and Personnel Records, will be moving to off-site locations over the next few days. See a full list of departments that are moving, including the new contact information and frequently asked questions about the move. The Finance Department also will be moving to a new location in Brooks Landing on Friday, May 15. See the department's moving fact sheet

Meliora Awards Celebrate Staff 'Stars'

These University staffers have different backgrounds and responsibilities, but they also have some common traits—dedication, professionalism, and talent. Today, we highlight this year's Meliora Award winners: John Borrelli, director of finance and administration at the Eastman Dental Center; Steve Clary, computing and information systems manager for the Miner library; and the George Eastman Circle Leadership Team. See profiles of each winner. Recipients of the Witmer Award for Distinguished Service will be featured in tomorrow's @Rochester

Rochester Senior Selected for First-Ever Kauffman-Singapore Entrepreneurship Program

Daniel Fink, a senior majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in environmental engineering, will spend five months studying commercialization and entrepreneurship at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Read more...

Pharmacy Department Earns National Best Practices Award

Having a pharmacist on the care team when a heart attack patient arrives at the emergency department can expedite the patient's treatment and improve outcomes. The innovative project earned a Best Practices Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Read more...

Go Green: Frequently Asked Questions

What's up with that little white truck driving around River Campus? Find out the answers to that and other frequently asked questions sent through the feedback link on the Sustainability Web site

Local Events Mark National Nurses Week

Help recognize the commitment nurses make every day with special events held during National Nurses Week. Set for Wednesday, May 6, though Tuesday, May 12, local festivites include the Scrubs and Stethoscopes 5K Run/Walk (sponsored by the Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital Department of Nursing Practice), an awards presentation, art exhibit, and more. Read more...

Call for Artwork from Library, IT Staff

The 5th Annual Juried UR Libraries' & IT Staff Art Show, Staff Infection 5, is looking for entries from any University library or IT staff. All media is welcome and works my be submitted in digital, slide, or physical formats by June 15. Send entries to Marc Bollmann or Stephanie Frontz (G-134 in Rush Rhees.) The exhibition is slated for August at the Art/Music Library at Rush Rhees. View previous years' exhibits online


Wednesday, May 6

Simon School Information Reception: Simon School Schlegel Hall. 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

UPI (May 4)

"Smoking May Rob Kids of Antioxidants"

Karen Wilson, senior instructor in pediatrics, comments on a Medical Center study that indicates children exposed to cigarette smoke have lower levels of antioxidants. "It's always wise to feed children an abundance of fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants and other healthy nutrients." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (May 5)

"Amazon Reportedly Plans Textbook-Friendly Kindle"

A report in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week suggests Amazon's unveiling today of the new Kindle e-book reader will be accompanied by news of joint projects with six colleges and universities, apparently designed to experiment with students' use of online textbooks. Read more...

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