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In Today's Issue

  • Researchers Break Size Barrier for Gene Therapy
  • Well-U Schedules H1N1 Flu Shot Clinic
  • Try the Greece Park n’ Ride for Free
  • Security Tip of the Week: Thanks for Reading
  • Seminar Explores Robotic Surgery in Gynecology
  • Understanding the University Retirement Program

News and Announcements

Researchers Break Size Barrier for Gene Therapy
Neuroscientists at the Medical Center have forged an unlikely molecular union as part of their fight against diseases of the brain and nervous system.

Well-U Schedules H1N1 Flu Shot Clinic
An H1N1 flu shot clinic for employees will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the Flaum Atrium in the Medical Center. No appointments are necessary. For more information, e-mail

Try the Greece Park n’ Ride for Free
The Greece Park n’ Ride (also called “S1”) will offer free shuttle service on Thursday, Jan. 14. The service, which has been operational for about a year, provides transportation between Greece and Strong/Highland hospitals. The regular cost is $1 each way.

Security Tip of the Week: Thanks for Reading
During the past year University IT Security & Policy has provided you with many Security Tips of the Week, and now they are asking if you have any to share. Tell them what information you've found, including Web sites with helpful information, techniques for recognizing dangerous situations, and good prevention habits. Also, let them know what you've been wondering about. Send questions to  and they will include it in their "Did You Know?" tips.

Seminar Explores Robotic Surgery in Gynecology
The Strong Fertility Center will present a free seminar on the use of robotic technology in surgeries to treat benign gynecologic conditions and infertility at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Women’s Health Pavilion in Henrietta.

Understanding the University Retirement Program
A free informational session designed for employees newly eligible to receive the University’s direct contribution to the retirement program will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Northeastern Conference Room (1-9535) in the Medical Center. Also, a representative from TIAA-CREF will give a presentation covering basic information on how to choose an investment allocation. For more information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.
January 11, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Nineteenth-Century Images of Rochester's Waterways
Rare Books and Special Collections Department, Rush Rhees Library. All day. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (Jan. 7)
'Fed Advice to A.I.G. Scrutinized'
President Joel Seligman, a historian of the Securities and Exchange Commission, says disclosure rules involving the A.I.G. bailout are supposed to apply to all public companies, with only a few narrow exceptions. There is no exception for “too big to fail” companies on federal life support. “When an organization is troubled, it actually makes disclosures of this kind more important,” he says. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 8)
'Text Generation'
Will the decision of many college libraries to encourage students to text queries from their phones cheapen the research process, or rescue it? Read more...

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