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In Today's Issue

  • Artificial Heart Program Earns Updated Certification
  • Security Tip of the Week: Did You Know?
  • Consultations with MetLife Representative Available
  • Certificate Course Teaches Patient Safety
  • Art Gallery Hosts Final Book Discussion
  • Scripps Professor Gives Lawrence A. Tabak Lecture

News and Announcements

Artificial Heart Program Earns Updated Certification
The Medical Center's Artificial Heart Program has received updated certification for its work with ventricular assist devices from the Joint Commission, the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
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Security Tip of the Week: Did You Know?
What type of free software may include spyware? Test your knowledge by playing The Case of the Cyber Criminal from OnGuard Online. Here you can test your cyber smarts with any of the interactive quizzes on everything from spam and spyware to phishing and file-sharing. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.

Consultations with MetLife Representative Available
MetLife Auto and Home consultant Keith Christiansen will be available for one-on-one sessions about the auto and home group insurance program, a voluntary personal property insurance program available to full- and part-time faculty and staff, on Monday, Aug. 10, and Wednesday, Aug. 12.
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Certificate Course Teaches Patient Safety
The Division of Healthcare Management and in the Department of Community  Preventive Medicine is offering a “mini” certificate course designed specifically for health care professionals, trainees, and students from medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration, and health services research. The program offers information and theories on how to improve patient safety. E-mail Judy Hughes or call 275-7712 for more information.
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Art Gallery Hosts Final Book Discussion
Susan Daiss, Memorial Art Gallery director of education, leads a book review and discussion of Richard Thomson's Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Night (2008) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13. This is the final review offered by the Gallery's Creative Workshop. Registration is required. Call 276-8959.

Scripps Professor Gives Lawrence A. Tabak Lecture
John Yates III, professor of cell biology at the Scripps Research Institute in LaJolla, Calif., will discuss “Driving Biology Using Quantitative Mass Spectromeny” at the Lawrence A. Tabak Lectureship. The lecture will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the Upper Auditorium (3-7619) in the Medical Center. For more information, e-mail James Melvin or call 275-3444.
August 10, 2009
Scattered T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms, High 83°
Tomorrow:
AM Thunderstorms, High 79°

Today's Event Highlight
Creative Workshop Faculty Show
Memorial Art Gallery. All day. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Toronto Globe and Mail (August 7)
"Reduce Fetal Exposure to BPA and Phthalates, Experts Say"
Safeguards for pregnant women are needed says Shanna Swan, professor of obstetrics & gynecology and environmental medicine at the Medical Center. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (August 7)
"Easing Borrower Angst"
A new company hopes to change the way college graduates repay their federal student loans, by easing the uncertainty about whether they'll be able to afford the monthly burden. Read more...

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