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In Today's Issue

  • Women Meet to Discuss Sustainability
  • Center for Cardiac Safety and Innovation Created
  • Warner Institutes Consulting Services Initiative
  • Security Tip of the Week: Laptop Travel Safety
  • Events Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week
  • November/December HR Intercom Now Online 
  • Share Thanksgiving with an International Student

News and Announcements

Women Meet to Discuss Sustainability
The Susan B. Anthony Institute will sponsor a Women and Sustainability roundtable discussion at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. University and college sustainability coordinators from SUNY Brockport, Finger Lakes Community College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Ithaca College, the University at Buffalo, and Rochester will share problems and innovations in solving campus sustainability issues. Light refreshments will be served.

Center for Cardiac Safety and Innovation Created
The Medical Center has announced the creation of a new center that will assist researchers studying the electrical activity of the heart with the goal of improving drug safety, understanding cardiac arrhythmias, and developing new electrocardiograph technologies.

Warner Institutes Consulting Services Initiative
Quantitative Consulting Services, designed to provide general assistance with quantitative methods and analysis to Warner School doctoral students, has been instituted and will continue through the remainder of the 2009-10 academic year.

Security Tip of the Week: Laptop Travel Safety
A laptop computer defines convenience and mobility, but chances are you've heard stories about stolen laptops on the news or from friends and colleagues. As the holidays approach, here are some tips to help prevent your laptop from being stolen when you are traveling. A PDF is available to print out and use as a poster. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to

Events Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week
The Center for Entrepreneurship has assisted in organizing several events to celebrate the 2009 Global Entrepreneurship Week, a worldwide movement encouraging people to pursue entrepreneurial ideas. A complete schedule is available online.

November/December HR Intercom Now Online
The November/December HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources, is now available online.

Share Thanksgiving with an International Student
Each year the Rochester International Council, a nonprofit organization that provides services to international college students and scholars as well as Department of State international visitors, invites them to join a family for a Thanksgiving dinner. If you have an extra seat at your Thanksgiving table, there are international students who would love an invitation. For more information, e-mail Judy Weinstein or call 275-8779.
Nov. 16, 2009
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Today's Event Highlight
Art Exhibit: Students Unleashed
Rush Rhees Library Gleason Library. All day. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 13)
'Hopegivers Mark 30 Years of Rescuing Families'
The $4.5 million Mt. Hope Family Center, a self-supporting part of the University's clinical and social sciences in psychology department, now serves about 800 children and parents annually. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 13)
'Liberal Arts in Jeopardy?'
At a national gathering of arts and sciences deans, educators worry that a growing emphasis on employability and the bottom line might threaten their programs. Read more…

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