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Resealing

All River Campus roadways, excluding Hutchison Road, will be re-sealed beginning this week. The work will take place primarily on weekend nights until complete. Traffic disruption should be minimal.

For more information, contact Dan Schied, 273-5815.

Looking for smokers

Smokers' Self Help Project50, a new University study, is looking for 1,800 people over age 50 who would like to quit smoking. The project hopes to determine the most effective ways to help long-term smokers quit. Participants will receive a self-help manual, have access to a smokers' hotline, and will receive mail and telephone support. Up to $15 for telephone follow-up interviews will be provided to study participants.

For more information, call x3-3871.

Partners in information technologies

The New York Computing in Higher Education Symposium, (NYCHES) will hold its first workshop at the University on August 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop, titled Partnering with Student Staff in Information Technologies, will discuss creating a strong partnership with students and staff, including an integration of work experience with ongoing education.

To learn more about NYCHES (a newly formed collaborative effort among the academic computing departments at University of Rochester, Syracuse University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Binghamton University, University of Buffalo and Ithaca College) and to learn more about the workshop as final plans begin to shape up, visit the web site at gabweb.cit.cornell.edu/nyches/nyches.html.

The fee for the one day workshop will be $60, which includes lunch and a continental breakfast and afternoon break, workshop materials, and parking.

For more information, send e-mail to fver@cc.rochester.edu.

Job Fair '97

Job Fair '97 is scheduled for Thursday, August 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event provides an opportunity for University employers to meet potential student employees and to introduce students to employment opportunities.

For more information, call the Center for Work and Career Development, x5-2138.

Eating disorders

The Eating Disorder Network meets the third Tuesday of each month in Helen Wood Hall at 6:30 p.m. Meetings include presentations by professionals, visits from recovered volunteers, and informal group discussion. Meetings are facilitated by Richard Kreipe, director of the Adolescent Eating Disorder Program, and are open to the public. For more information, call x5-2964.

CPR classes

Classes in cardiopulmonary resuscitation will be offered once again to the University community by the Multidiscipline Lab. Cost is $40 for the original course for faculty and staff, $47 for guests, and free for medical students. The refresher course is $33 for members of the University community, $38 for guests, and free for medical students. All classes will be held in Room 2-7539, Medical Center:

Basic Life Support: August 5, 12, and 19, 9 a.m.-noon, or September 11, 18, and 25, 1-4 p.m. (Must attend three.)

Refresher: July 9, 9 a.m.-noon; July 22, 1-4 p.m.; July 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; August 11, 9 a.m.-noon; August 22, 1-4 p.m., August 26, 5:30-8:30; September 12, 9 a.m.-noon; September 17, 1-4 p.m., and September 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Watching weight

A Weight Watchers At-Work Program meets every Wednesday, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 2-8529, Medical Center. The University community is invited to attend. For more information on the program, call 1-800-234-8080.

Hackers and Whackers

The 12th Annual Hackers and Whackers Employee Golf Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 9 a.m., at Shadow Lake Golf Course, 1850 Five Mile Line Road. Cost is $60 per person and includes golf, cart, lunch, and banquet.

For more information, call x5-7942.

Host families needed

The Rotary Student Exchange Program is sponsoring students from Germany, ages 16 through 18. Each host family would host for two or three months, from mid-August 1997 through July 1998.

For more information, call Vice President Roger Lathan, x5-2042.

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