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Angelou's visit rescheduled

Maya Angelou's appearance at the University has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, in the Alexander Palestra in the Goergen Athletic Center. Tickets for the originally scheduled program on November 12, which was sold out, will be honored for the new date.

Be legal: Honor copyrights

The Provost's office would like to remind instructors to comply with copyright law while preparing course materials for the upcoming semester. Before copying or electronically posting a copyrighted work, instructors should get the owner's permission or document a good faith analysis that the use of the work is "fair use" or otherwise does not require permission.

The Provost's office also advises faculty to remember that the copyrights of their own works often are owned by publishers. In such cases, unless fair use can be documented, instructors are encouraged to offer a link to the publisher's Web site where the work may be viewed or obtained rather than make a copy of the work directly available from a University Web page without the copyright owner's permission.

The University copyright policy, helpful links, and a fair use analysis worksheet are available at www.lib.rochester.edu/copyright. For assistance obtaining copyright clearance, contact the Provost's office at x3-4765. For other questions about copyright law or application of the policy, call the Office of Counsel at x5-6649.

Dial #413 for security

Cingular and Verizon cellular phone customers can contact the University Security Communications Center by dialing #413 within the Rochester local service area. Cell phone callers who use service providers other than Cingular or Verizon should continue to dial 275-3333 to contact security. To report off-campus emergencies, dial 911.

Help others kick the habit

In honor of the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 20, the Smoking Research Program at the University is sponsoring an informational booth outside the House of Six Nations Cafeteria. Strong Memorial Hospital faculty and staff are invited to visit the booth to obtain information about resources available to help patients quit smoking. Free carbon monoxide screenings for smokers will also be available to faculty and staff as well as the public.

Amaryllis kits for sale

The Huntington's Disease Society of America's Center of Excellence at the Medical Center is selling Amaryllis kits to raise money for research and patient outreach programs. The kits come in five color varieties (red, red/white, pink/white, white, and peach) and cost $10 each. For more information, contact Kori LaDonna at x5-0862 or by e-mail at kori_ladonna@urmc.rochester.edu.

ID office posts holiday hours

The River Campus Customer Service Center/ID Card Office will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 1, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Research participants needed

Digital Dental X-rays--Adults who require a partial or full series of dental X-rays are needed to participate in a study to compare digital radiographic X-rays systems to traditional dental X-rays. Researchers at the Department of Dentistry are currently looking for people who are 18 years or older and require intraoral dental X-rays. For participants whose dentist has recommended intraoral X-rays, researchers will take the necessary X-rays and, for the purpose of the study, retake one film. Pregnant women may not participate in this study. Volunteers will receive dental X-rays at no cost. To learn more, contact Bernie or Donna at 427-2510.

Cleft lip/palate--Researchers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry and Eastman Dental Center are currently looking for patients with isolated cleft lip and/or palate. The study will involve taking family and medical histories, a dental examination, photographs, X-ray studies, and a blood draw for genetic studies.

Men, women, and children ages six and over with cleft lip and/or palate are eligible. Some family members of these individuals also are eligible to participate. Study participants will be paid. For more information, call x5-9680.



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