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In Today's Issue

  • University Community Touched by Chilean Earthquake
  • University a Leader in Technology Commercialization
  • Financial Regulation Public Forum
  • Study: Helping Patients Protect Against Heart Attack
  • UHS Will Hold H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic
  • Creative Excellence Award Call for Submissions
  • Tai Chi Classes at Fitness and Wellness Center

News and Announcements

University Community Touched by Chilean Earthquake
Several academic and student support offices are taking steps to help University students affected by this weekend's earthquake in Chile, including three undergraduates who were on study abroad programs in Santiago and several students from the country who are studying in graduate programs in the Simon School and in the School of Arts and Sciences. "While we are grateful that early reports indicate this earthquake may not be of the scope of January's events in Haiti, we will do all we can to help those students, faculty, and staff who are touched by this tragedy," President Seligman said. "We will continue to monitor the situation in Chile and offer the appropriate support to those who have been affected."

University a Leader in Technology Commercialization
For the eighth consecutive year, Rochester is among the top 10 institutions in the country in the amount of royalty revenue it received from licensed technologies.

Financial Regulation Public Forum
A public forum on financial regulation will be held on Tuesday, March 2, at the Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road. The panel will include President Joel Seligman, Daniel Burnside ‘01S, lecturer in finance; Clifford Smith, professor of business administration and of finance and economics; and Toni Whited, professor of business administration and finance. A light reception will be at 5:30 p.m. and the panel and discussion will begin at 6 p.m. Questions for the panelists will be taken in advance at The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Study: Helping Patients Protect Against Heart Attack
Medical Center scientists trying to find a way to better help patients protect themselves against harm from a heart attack are taking their cues from cardiac patients.

UHS Will Hold H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic
University Health Service will hold an H1N1 flu vaccine clinic for students, staff, and faculty from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in the Green Carpet Lounge in Hutchison Hall. There is no charge for the vaccine; however, you will need to bring your health insurance card with you. You do not need to have University-sponsored health insurance. Those who cannot go to the clinic can call 275-2662 to schedule an appointment. Check the UHS Web site for details.

Creative Excellence Award Call for Submissions
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to enter the 2010 Creative Excellence Award Contest. Entries may be in any medium and should deal with issues of human values in health care. The submission deadline is Monday, April 26.

Tai Chi Classes at Fitness and Wellness Center
A seven-week Tai Chi class will be offered at the Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center beginning Wednesday, March 3. Classes will be held from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Cost is $49 for non-members. Members receive a $7 discount.
March 1, 2010
Snow Showers

Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 34°
Flurries, High 32°
Today's Event Highlight
College Writing Program Speaker: Rei Noguchi
Rush Rhees Library, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (Feb. 24)
'H1N1 Flu Update'
When it comes to collective anxiety over the H1N1 flu virus, "we've gone from one extreme to another," says Tom Campbell, professor of family medicine. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 26)
'AAUP Forced to Redo Election'
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor has forced the American Association of University Professors to redo last year's election for the position of chair of the Assembly of State Conferences (which consists of all of the state AAUP bodies). Read more…

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