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In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Delivers State of University Address
  • Seizure Drug Enhances Sleep for Women with Hot Flashes
  • M&T Clothesline Festival: Fine Art, Food, Family Fun
  • Go Green: Greece Park-n-Ride
  • Registration Still Open For Intramural Leagues
  • Financial Health Bites Series: Workplace Banking

News and Announcements

President Seligman Delivers State of University Address
President Seligman called the state of the University "strong" in his annual report to the Faculty Senate on Sept. 8. At the start of his address, he discussed the recovery of Medical Center CEO Brad Berk, saying "unless unexpected developments occur, I am now confident that Brad Berk will return to his job as Chief Executive Officer of the University of Rochester Medical Center at a time to be determined later." President Seligman also gave updates on Eastman Theatre's renovation and ongoing projects at the Medical Center. He highlighted the University's fundraising efforts, progress on the faculty diversity initiative, and work on each school's strategic plan, saying each division has reported "considerable progress in implementing strategic plans to date and a determination to move forward and achieve core objectives."
Read the full speech and view the presentation...

Seizure Drug Enhances Sleep for Women with Hot Flashes
Gabapentin, a drug initially used to treat seizures, improves sleep quality in menopausal women with hot flashes, Medical Center researchers report.

M&T Clothesline Festival: Fine Art, Food, Family Fun
The M&T Clothesline Festival at the Memorial Art Gallery is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. For more information, go to the Clothesline Festival Web site. Volunteers are still needed to help in the food and beverage tents. To volunteer, e-mail Maria Lauriello-Klein or call 267-7256.

Go Green: Greece Park-n-Ride

go green
The Greece Park-n-Ride is an environmentally friendly way to get to work. For $1 each way, it saves riders the hassle of rush-hour traffic, and saves money in gas and "wear and tear" on your car. Full schedules are available online.

Registration Still Open For Intramural Leagues
Indoor intramural volleyball and soccer leagues begin at the end of September. The leagues are coed and played at the Medical Center's Fitness and Wellness Center. Membership is not required. Register by Sept. 15 for the best price. For more information, visit the Fitness and Wellness Center Web site.

Financial Health Bites Series: Workplace Banking
Learn about workplace banking from noon to 1 p.m. today in room 2-7608 in the Medical Center. Representatives from Advantage Federal Credit Union, Bank of America, Canandaigua National Bank and Trust, Chase Bank, and HSBC Bank will be available. The session is part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown bag lunches are welcome.

Sept. 9, 2009
Mostly Cloudy

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 76°
Showers, High 66°
Today's Event Highlight
Wilson Commons Wednesday
"Caribfest." Wilson Commons Hirst Lounge. 11:30 a.m.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 7)
"Young Professionals Crank Up Networking"
Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School and professor of economics and public policy, says young professionals shouldn't be shy about approaching acquaintances in their job search. Read more...

In Higher Education
The New York Times (Sept. 8)
“The New Back-to-School Ritual: Quarantines”
As colleges welcome students back this month, they are keeping those infected with the H1N1 virus at a safe distance. On top of dispensing face masks and encouraging contagious students to stay home, many campuses are roping off sick-student-only zones. Read more…

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