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In Today's Issue

  • Steven Goldstein Named American Hospital Association Trustee
  • Provost Chairs New Deans Council
  • Go Green: Water Refill Stations
  • University Mourns Loss of Bernice Samuels
  • Financial Health Bites Series: Online Banking
  • New Hours for Book Sale

News and Announcements

Steven Goldstein Named American Hospital Association Trustee
Steven Goldstein, president and chief executive officer of Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association.

Provost Chairs New Deans Council
President Seligman has established a new Deans Council to be chaired by Provost Ralph Kuncl. “The Deans Council is an important new platform for discussion of pivotal academic issues facing the University,” President Seligman said. “At a time when their units are finalizing strategic plans, the deans will have much to discuss, including opportunities for crossdisciplinary initiatives. I am grateful to Ralph for agreeing to chair the council and lead the discussions.”

Go Green: Water Refill Stations

go green
Thanks to the support of students, the River Campus will be installing gooseneck-spigots on 18 water fountains. What possessed students to rally behind such a strange sounding cause? Sustainability.

University Mourns Loss of Bernice Samuels
The University flag will be lowered today in memory of Bernice Samuels, an environmental services worker at the Medical Center, who died Aug. 11. Samuels, of Rochester, was 59. She joined the University in 1999.

Financial Health Bites Series: Online Banking
Learn about online banking from noon to 1 p.m. today in room 2-7608 in the Medical Center. The session, conducted by a representative from Bank of America, is part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown bag lunches are welcome.

New Hours for Book Sale
Hours for the River Campus book sale at the Rush Rhees Library Reference Department have changed. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Books will be sold for 50 cents and up. The sale is open to parents and the University community.

August 26, 2009
Scattered T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms, High 74°
Partly Cloudy, High 69°

Today's Event Highlight

College Convocation
Eastman Quadrangle, River Campus. 11 a.m.

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Rochester in the News
WHAM-TV (August 24)
"Time Magazine May Mislead Readers"
In response to the Time magazine cover article, "Exercise Won't Make You Lose Weight," Mark Mirabelli, assistant professor of family medicine and orthopaedics at the Medical Center, says "There's been quite a bit of dissatisfaction with the tone of the article. I think there are a fair amount of inaccuracies." Read more...
In Higher Education
USA Today (August 25)
"U.S. Colleges Prep for H1N1"
As millions of students head back to campus this month, college and university health care workers are stocking up on masks and flu-fighting drugs such as Tamiflu as they encourage students to get both annual seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine in mid-October. Read more...

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