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In Today's Issue

  • Levy Named Acting Chair of Department of Medicine
  • Professor to Receive Distinguished Service Award
  • Security Tip of the Week: Five Safe E-mail Practices
  • National Trails Day Event is June 24
  • Corrected Link for HR Intercom

News and Announcements

Paul Levy Named Acting Chair of Department of Medicine
Paul Levy has been appointed acting chairman of the Department of Medicine, effective immediately. He will serve in this capacity during Mark Taubman’s term as acting CEO of the Medical Center.

Professor to Receive Distinguished Service Award
Martha Mock will be awarded the EP Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award on Disability Awareness Night (June 20) at Frontier Field for her dedication to improving the lives of people with special needs and disabilities. Mock, an assistant professor who holds joint appointments at the Warner School of Education and the Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics, is director of the Institute for Innovative Transition.

Security Tip of the Week: Five Safe E-mail Practices
Although many people think of e-mail as an "electronic letter," it's actually more like a postcard that can be read by any number of people along the route between sender and recipient. It can be easily forged and does not afford privacy. Here are tips to keep in mind when e-mailing. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

National Trails Day Event is June 24
On Wednesday, June 24, Well-U is hosting an event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the porch at Carlson Library, to celebrate National Trails Day, an event that encourages the public and trail enthusiasts to explore and celebrate their favorite trails. Pick up information on Rochester's trailways, trail safety, and attire. There will also be free health screenings, giveaways, and refreshments. Sign up online.

Corrected Link for HR Intercom
The link in Friday's @Rochester for the latest issue of HR Intercom did not work properly. Find this month's issue online at

June 15, 2009
Scattered T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Isolated T-storms, High 74°
 Sunny, High 79°

Today's Event Highlight
Photographic Exhibit: Perspective
Miner Library, Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
United Press International (June 12)
Dioxin Linked to Breast Feeding Ills
Dioxin exposure during pregnancy can harm fast-changing breast tissue cells and that may cause some women to have trouble breast feeding, Medical Center researchers said. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education
(June 12)

Colleges Offer a Degree in 3
A shorter graduation track means less tuition, but how many students can handle it? Read more...

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