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In Today's Issue

  • Service Award Nomination Deadline Extended
  • Teachers Brush Up on Skills During February Break
  • University Mourns Loss of Althea Lawson
  • New Medical Center Ads Launch with Winter Games
  • Protect Your Computer From Preloaded Viruses
  • Find Out More About Latino Professional Alliance
  • February HR Intercom Now Online
  • School of Nursing Offers Excel Courses

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
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 classroom teachers.
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University Mourns Loss of Althea Lawson
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.
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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 University employees.

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 soncll@urmc.rochester.edu.

Feb. 15, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 28°
Tomorrow:
Snow, Wind, High 28°
Today's Event Highlight
Ossia New Music Concert
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Rochester in the News
Cleveland Plain Dealer (Feb. 12)
'Lutenist Paul O'Dette Deciphers Bach's Music'
Paul O'Dette, professor of lute and of conducting and ensembles at the Eastman School, and director of the Boston Early Music Festival, is aware that some musicians and listeners may not share some of his views on Baroque matters. Read more…

In Higher Education

Business Week (Feb. 11)
'State Universities Brace for Another Brutal Year'
With dwindling support from recession-battered state governments, many schools are bracing for more cost-cutting and steep tuition hikes. Read more…

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