News and Announcements
Presentation Marks Commitment to Boxing Team
The University will present a check to officially mark its scholarship commitment to the Geneva Boxing Team at 7 p.m. tonight at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva. Last November, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition aired a segment on the team and the Hills, a Geneva family known for helping at-risk youths. Jonathan Vazquez, a sophomore majoring in economics, is the first recipient of the scholarship.
Protein Plays Key Role in Wound Healing
A molecular receptor pivotal to the action of male hormones such as testosterone also plays a crucial role in the body’s ability to heal, according to a Medical Center study.
Working To Keep Campus Safe in the Snow
During the winter months, Facilities and Services’
Grounds Department works to clear parking lots and roads of snow and
maintain equipment. Faculty, staff, and students can report areas that
need snow removal by calling the Snow Removal Hotline, 275-0000.
Deadline Approaches for Meliora, Witmer Awards
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 5 years of 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." Details
and nomination materials are available online at www.rochester.edu/working/hr.
Security Tip of the Week: Phishing Schemes
Trust your instincts when receiving e-mails that request any kind of personal information. If a message looks suspicious, it probably is. Here are some key phrases to look for to determine if an e-mail is a phishing scheme. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
Noon Health Bites: Creating Creative Documents
The Noon Hour Health Bites series continues Jan. 12 with a discussion
about how to give an added touch to documents, spreadsheets, and presentations developed
with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The
workshop, which will not include basic training, will be held in Room
3-6408 (K307) in the Medical Center. Registration is requested. Check
the EAP Web site for updates and cancelations.
Patient Safety Course Offered
A mini-certificate course on patient safety, and designed specifically
for health care professionals, trainees, and students, will be offered
from 5:30 to 7 p.m., twice a month beginning Thursday, Feb. 4.
Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 29. For more information and
registration materials, e-mail Judy Hughes or call 275-7712.