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In Today's Issue

  • Presentation Marks Commitment to Boxing Team
  • Protein Plays Key Role in Wound Healing
  • Working To Keep Campus Safe in the Snow
  • Deadline Approaches for Meliora, Witmer Awards
  • Security Tip of the Week: Phishing Schemes
  • Noon Health Bites: Creating Creative Documents
  • Patient Safety Course Offered

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

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

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.

January 5, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Snow, High 22°
Snow Showers, High 23°
Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. 7 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
NPR (Dec. 31)
'Tackling 'The Big Questions' Of Life'
There are questions, and then, there are BIG questions. For instance, how do we know right from wrong? Why is the universe here? Steven Landsburg, professor of economics, has logic, physics, and math-based answers in his book, The Big Questions. Read more…

In Higher Education
The New York Times (Dec. 29)
'Making College Relevant'
Students—and their parents—are increasingly focused on how their major will translate into a job. The response to that demand is changing higher education. Read more…

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