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In Today's Issue

  • Slideshows: New Statue, Spaces Debut During Meliora Weekend
  • Student Employment Office Moves to Wallis Hall
  • National Save for Retirement Week is Oct. 18-24
  • Reminder: Susan B. Anthony Award Nominations Due
  • Weight Loss Program Targets Deaf Community
  • Security Tip of the Week: Stay Safe Online
  • Run for Hospice is Oct. 17
  • Weight Watchers Holds Open House

News and Announcements

Eastman Statue
New Statue, Spaces Debut During Meliora Weekend
A statue honoring the legacy of George Eastman was introduced on the River Campus during a Meliora Weekend that featured distinguished speakers and alumni, the debut of Kodak Hall, and the dedication of the Hajim School.
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Student Employment Office Moves to Wallis Hall
The Student Employment Office is now part of the Financial Aid Office, located at 33 Wallis Hall, next to the River Campus human resources office. The office can be reached at 275-3226, at Box 270261 or by fax at 276-2843. There are also some changes in staff: Chad Puls will serve as director of financial aid and student employment, Jon Heininger is senior assistant director for self-help (loans and student employment), and George Swierc will be student employment coordinator.

National Save for Retirement Week is Oct. 18-24
To help educate employees and encourage them to save more for retirement, the Benefits Office will participate in National Save for Retirement Week Oct. 18-24. As part of this event, educational sessions and individual counseling appointments will be held. Visit the Benefits Office Web site for more information.

Reminder: Susan B. Anthony Award Nominations Due
Nominations for this year’s Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards are due Friday, Oct. 16, by 5 p.m. Awards are presented to women who have distinguished themselves through achievements, service, and contributions to the common good. To nominate a student or for more information, go to the Rochester Center for Community Leadership Web site.

Weight Loss Program Targets Deaf Community
Medical Center researchers will launch the nation’s first randomized, clinical study of ways to reduce obesity in the deaf population by adapting an existing weight-loss intervention program by translating English to American Sign Language and training members of the Rochester deaf community to act as weight-loss coaches.
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Security Tip of the Week: Stay Safe Online
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and University IT has a number of events planned to increase awareness around campus. Here are some simple steps to keep yourself safe online. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.

Run for Hospice is Oct. 17
The 14th annual Run for Hospice will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, at Grace and Truth Sports Park in Greece. Participants can compete in a 10-mile or 5K road race, a 5K wheelchair division, or a 5K fitness walk. Children are invited to participate in the Upstate HomeCare Children's Fun Run. The Run for Hospice is held annually in memory of Helen Van Peursem. Register online.

Weight Watchers Holds Open House
University Health Service will hold a Weight Watchers open house from 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in room 220. A new 12-week session begins Thursday, Oct. 29. Cost is $144. For more information, e-mail Jan Callens or call 275-1148.

Oct. 12, 2009
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 51°
Tomorrow:
Showers, 48°

Today's Event Highlight
Photograph Exhibit: Rural Mexico's Silent Crisis
Miner Library, Medical Center. All day. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
ABC News (Oct. 8)
“Nobel Lit Prize Goes to Little-Known European”
"I don't think the awards are too 'Eurocentric,' but I do think we'd benefit from seeing more writers from Asia, South America, Africa on the list," says Chad Post, director of Open Letter Books, a nonprofit publishing house at the University that specializes in literature in translation. Read more…

In Higher Education
Forbes (Oct. 9)
“America’s Greenest Colleges”
Everything under the sun is being sold as green nowadays, and colleges are no different. Read more…


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