News and Announcements
Flags Lowered in Remembrance of Fort Hood Victims
The United States and University flags will be lowered to half-staff through Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in remembrance of the tragic events last week at Fort Hood Army base in Texas.
Deadline Nears for Presidential Diversity Award Nominations
The nomination deadline is Monday, Nov. 16, for the first Presidential Diversity Awards,
which highlight exemplary contributions to the University's diversity
and inclusion efforts. The awards will recognize faculty, staff,
students, units, departments, or teams who have demonstrated leadership
in recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multicultural
programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities, or
other initiatives that promote diversity or inclusion. Nomination materials are available online.
Recognize a Dedicated Colleague
Nominations for the Witmer Awards and Meliora Awards
are being accepted through Jan. 28. Both awards were established
in 2008 to recognize exceptional service by University staff. Intended
as a "lifetime achievement" award, the Witmer Award honors full- and
part-time staff with five years experience or more. The Meliora Award
recognizes staff members whose work performance over the past year
exemplifies the University's motto, Meliora, or "ever better." New this year, the Staff Community Service Award will be awarded annually to a nonmanagement staff person in recognition of outstanding contributions to the greater Rochester community. Details and nomination materials are available online.
Professor Named to State Cancer Advisory Board
Pascal Jean-Pierre, research assistant professor of radiation oncology,
was appointed to the New York State Prostate and Testicular Cancer
Detection and Education Advisory Council.
Students Collaborate to Find Solutions to Brain Drain
from the University of Rochester, Syracuse University, and Cornell University will come together to
address and work on creative solutions to one of the toughest problems
facing Upstate New York: retaining smart, hard-working young people after graduation.
Security Tip of the Week: Illegal File Sharing
Between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, the University received 232 illegal
file sharing notifications from copyright holders. University IT has
sent 148 first notifications to students, three to employees, and has
disconnected 39 network connections. For each complaint filed, there
are escalating consequences. DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) statistics are updated weekly on IT’s Facebook page. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
Warner School Hosts Information Session
Warner School will host an information reception presenting its
graduate programs in teaching and curriculum, school leadership, higher
education, counseling, human development, and educational policy. The
reception will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Reminder: Report Injuries Immediately
Employee Health Services reminds employees that injuries of any kind
should be reported to a supervisor immediately. Even "near misses" that
could have resulted in an injury but didn’t should be reported. Employee incident forms are available online. For more information, call 275-3241 or 275-9809.