News and Announcements
Service Award Nomination Deadline Extended
The nomination deadline for the Staff Community Service Award
has been extended to March 1. The award is given annually to a
nonmanagement staff person in recognition of outstanding contributions
to the University and/or greater Rochester community. The $2,500 award is shared by the recipient ($1,500) and the organization their service impacted ($1,000). Nomination forms and additional details are available online or call Marcia Furey at 267-4097 for more information.
Teachers Brush Up on Skills During February Break
University Mourns Loss of Althea Lawson
The Warner School will sponsor a three-day professional development
workshop for 30 elementary school teachers from the Rochester City
School District this week. The Mathematics and
Science Partnership is a teacher-driven professional development
initiative aimed at increasing the academic achievement of students in
mathematics by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of
The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today in memory of
Althea Lawson, an environmental services worker in the Facilities
department, who died Feb 8. Ms. Lawson who lived in Rochester, was 52.
She joined the University in December 1998.
New Medical Center Ads Launch with Winter Games
With the start of the 2011 Olympic Winter Games, the Medical Center is
running three new TV commercials. Two spots highlight neuromedicine and
cardiology services while a third highlights CEO Brad Berk's comeback
from a bicycling accident.
Protect Your Computer From Preloaded Viruses
Apple iPods, flash and thumb drives, digital picture frames, and
navigational devices have been found to harbor viruses that can steal
passwords or make computers targets for spam attacks. Here are some tips on how to protect your computer. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
Find Out More About Latino Professional Alliance
The Latino Professional Alliance
will hold a Meet and Greet Night at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the
Distillery on Mt. Hope Ave. The LPA organizes the Latino Cultural
Fair, volunteers at community events, walks in the Puerto Rican parade,
and offers career development sessions. The social event is open to all
February HR Intercom Now Online
The February issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with information about human resources programs, is available online.
School of Nursing Offers Excel Courses
The Center for Lifelong Learning at the School of Nursing will offer
classes in Excel with Microsoft Excel 2007 and Excel with Microsoft
Excel 2007, Level II, this spring. For more information and to register,
call 275-0446 or e-mail email@example.com.