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In Today's Issue

  • Dig Out Those Super 8s: Home Movie Day is Coming
  • Lia Weiner Playing in National Tennis Championships
  • Know Your NetID For Health Care Open Enrollment
  • Chase Bank ATMs To Be Replaced
  • Get Weekly Sports Wrap-Up
  • Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Oct. 16
  • Radiation Safety News Via E-Mail
  • Weight Watchers Holds Open House
  • October HR Intercom Now Online

News and Announcements

Dig Out Those Super 8s: Home Movie Day is Coming
Faculty members Joanne Bernardi and Jason Middleton encourage faculty and students to consider participating in the annual Home Movie Day, from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St. The event, which is jointly sponsored by the George Eastman House and the workshop, is designed to encourage the preservation and viewing of images made on the dominant but rapidly disappearing medium for moving images over most of the 20th century: 8mm and 16mm motion picture film. Film may be dropped off to be inspected by professional archivists from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Lia Weiner Playing in National Tennis Championships
Lia Weiner ’11 is playing in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association national championships this morning in Mobile, Alabama. It is her second consecutive appearance in the ITA Nationals. She has won 16 straight singles matches this fall.

Know Your NetID For Health Care Open Enrollment
Be prepared for online Health Care Program Open Enrollment in November by making sure you have your NetID. Not only is your NetID the key to a variety of online services available to you at the University, you will need to have it to enroll online for health care, dental, FSA, and HSA during open enrollment. Informational materials will be mailed to your home and available at the Benefits Web site by early November.

Chase Bank ATMs To Be Replaced
The Chase Bank ATMs at Rush Rhees Library and Todd Union are scheduled for replacement on Thursday, October 15, and Friday, October 16. For more information, call Eris Oleksyn at 275-1582. Click here to receive Facilities notifications by e-mail.

Get Weekly Sports Wrap-Up
Interested in knowing how University sports teams are doing? During the academic year, the athletics department puts together a weekly sports wrap-up with scores and updates. To receive it by e-mail, contact Jim Scheible.

Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Oct. 16
Eligible faculty and staff may enroll in or elect an additional one multiple of salary of Group Universal Life or Group Optional Term Life insurance through Friday, Oct. 16, online or by submitting paper forms available at the Benefits Office or Securian Life (800) 941-2192.

Radiation Safety News Via E-Mail
The Radiation Safety Unit has instituted the Radiation Safety News and Announcements e-mail list. Research, medical, and administrative staff are welcome to join the list to stay on top of information on radiation safety, vendor shipping notices, and related articles. To subscribe, e-mail Stephanie White or visit the Radiation Safety Unit Web site.

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. today in the UHS building, 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.

October HR Intercom Now Online
The October issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources program and resources is available online.

Oct. 15, 2009

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Today's Event Highlight
Artist's Talk: Telecommunity Portrait
Wilson Commons Hartnett Gallery. 5 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Women’s Cross Country
Oct. 17, 11 a.m. Yellowjacket Invitational, Genesee Valley Park

Men’s Cross Country

Oct. 17, Noon. Yellowjacket Invitational, Genesee Valley Park

Field Hockey
Oct. 18, Noon. Washington and Jefferson College

Get the latest Athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

Rochester in the News
Discovery Channel (Oct. 13)

“Hand Washing Detectors Could Save Lives”
Hand washing is undoubtedly the first line of defense in curbing the transmission of infectious diseases in hospitals, but figuring out exactly why health care workers fail to wash up is "the $64 million question," says Anne Marie Pettis, director of infection prevention at the Medical Center. Read more…

In Higher Education
Boston Globe (Oct. 13)
“Staff Cuts Increase College Bills”
It isn’t just tuition increases that are driving up the cost of college. Around the country, deep budget cuts are forcing colleges to lay off instructors and eliminate some classes, making it harder for students to get into the courses they need to earn their degree. Read more…

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