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In Brief
Flu shots available
Free flu shots are available to faculty, staff, and spouses enrolled in the University health care plans during a series of clinics that begin Thursday, November 1. Employees and/or spouses who are not enrolled in a University health care plan also are eligible to receive the flu shot. Most major insurances can be billed directly by the School of Nursing with no out-of-pocket expense to the employee, or an itemized statement will be available for insurance purposes. For a list of flu shot clinic dates, times, and locations, visit
Nursing hosts doctoral open house
Nurses and other health care professionals can learn more about doctoral nursing degree opportunities at the School of Nursing during an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, at Helen Wood Hall, 255 Crittenden Blvd. To RSVP, call 275-2375.
Host an international student for Thanksgiving
Each year the Rochester International Council, a nonprofit organization that provides services to international students and Department of State international visitors, invites all international students in the Rochester area to join a family for a Thanksgiving dinner. Faculty and staff are invited to host a student. Those interested should contact Judy Weinstein at 275-8779 or
Volunteers needed
Faculty, staff, and students are needed as volunteers for the Finger Lakes First Lego League Tournament on Sunday, December 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers can assist as team hosts, time and score keepers, and more. For details, contact Monique Nikki Terry at or 275-9082, or visit
Finance training session
The finance department is offering two training sessions on reading University ledgers, request for payment forms, and travel and conference forms. The free sessions will be held on Monday, November 5, at the Medical Center’s Whipple Auditorium from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and on Thursday, November 8, in Wilson Commons’ Gowen Room from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Registration forms are available online at
Free depression screenings  
On November 6, Strong Employee Assistance Program is sponsoring free and anonymous depression screenings for all faculty and staff. The mental health check-ups will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Six Nations Cafeteria (north end) and from noon to 3 p.m. in Wilson Commons 121. For more information, call 475-0432.

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