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In Today's Issue

  • Campus-wide Flu Vaccine Clinic Set for Oct. 30
  • Eastman Professor, Students to Appear on ESPN Show
  • Reminder: Bookstores to Close Friday for Move
  • How to Make Computers Attack Resistant
  • Dancing the Way to Fitness
  • Menopause and Cognition: How They Relate
  • Speaker Discusses Ways to Make Most of Retirement
  • Relax with a Guide Today at Lunchtime
  • Sessions to Cover Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

News and Announcements

Campus-wide Flu Vaccine Clinic Set for Oct. 30
The University Health Service will hold a campus-wide flu-vaccine clinic for all students, staff, and faculty from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Goergen Athletic Center. All River Campus–based students and employees are encouraged to participate in the clinic and receive their flu shot this year. The clinic aims to issue 5,000 vaccinations throughout the day to serve as a test of campus-emergency preparedness by practicing the delivery of mass quantities of a vaccine in response to an urgent public health concern. Students with high-risk health conditions and those who may not be on campus Oct. 30 can receive flu shots at UHS any time, by appointment.

Eastman Professor, Students to Appear on National TV
The ESPN2 show E:60 is scheduled to feature James VanDenmark, professor of double bass at Eastman, and his class as they participate in boxing classes to build strength and stamina—and in turn enhance their performances as musicians. The episode is expected to air at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, on ESPN2. Read more about VanDenmark and his class. Read more...

Reminder: Bookstores to Close Friday for Move
The River Campus and Medical Center bookstores remind the University community that they will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in order to move to the new College Town location. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to make necessary purchases before the stores close because there will be no physical bookstore until the new Barnes & Noble store opens at 1305 Mt. Hope Avenue on Monday, Oct. 13. The bookstore's website will be operational during the move and will offer current term textbooks, a selection of school supplies, and University clothing and gifts. Online orders may take more than 48 hours to fulfill during the move; arrangements for "pickup at store" orders will be made on an individual basis. Email or call 275-4012 with questions.

How to Make Computers Attack Resistant
In this week's Security Tip of the Week: An up-to-date, properly configured computer is the best way to stay safe from viruses and attacks. Making sure all security patches are installed, checking that antivirus software is receiving daily updates, and disabling unneeded features such as file sharing and personal web sharing are all important steps. Read more...

Dancing the Way to Fitness
A four-week introduction to dancing begins Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Fitness and Wellness Center. The weekly classes are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and cover the basics of waltz, rumba, swing, and Latin dance. The cost is $24 for non-members. Call 275-2437 to register. Read more...

Menopause and Cognition: How They Relate
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute's seminar series on “Women’s Health” continues Tuesday, Sept. 23, with a presentation by Miriam Weber, assistant professor in neurology and in obstetrics and gynecology. Weber will present "Cognition in the Menopausal Transition: How Reproductive Aging Impacts Cognitive Aging in Women." Seminars in the series are held at noon on Tuesdasy in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1w-304). Lunch is provided, but attendees should bring a beverage. Click here to view the full schedule.

Speaker Discusses Ways to Make Most of Retirement
Joe Coughlin, director of MIT's Age Lab, will discuss how your retirement could look very different from your parents’ retirement during two financial education presentations from noon to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Coughlin will present "Planning for a Resilient Retirement and Well-being in Older Age" at noon in the Class of ’62 Auditorium in the Medical Center, and at 3 p.m. in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. Register for free.

Relax with a Guide Today at Lunchtime
Well-U, in partnership with Strong EAP, invites University employees to a guided relaxation session from noon to 12:30 p.m. today in Room 1412, Saunders Research Building. Enroll online. Direct questions to well-u-info@rochester.ed

Sessions to Cover Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
The Benefits Office will host educational sessions focusing on health savings accounts (HSA) and flexible spending accounts (FSA). Representatives from Aetna and Excellus will be on hand to answer questions on Monday, Sept. 22, and Tuesday, Sept. 23. Register here.

Sept. 22, 2014
Partly Cloudy

Today's Forecast:
A.M. Clouds, High 57°
Sunday, High 69°

Today's Event Highlight
Bridge Gallery Art Reception: Celebration of Culture
5 p.m., Bridge Art Gallery (1st Floor of Psychiatry), Medical Center

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Sept. 19)
Wilmot Cancer Institute Receives $18.5 million Grant
The National Cancer Institute has awarded an $18.5 million grant to the University's Wilmot Cancer Institute. Marked for the institute's Cancer Control and Survivorship program, the five-year grant will fund a study of cancer-related side effects.

WXXI PBS (Sept. 18)
New URMC Leader says ACA Challenges Funding Models
School of Medicine and Dentistry Dean Mark Taubman will take over the Medical Center’s lead role starting at the beginning of next year. The CEO-designate recognizes the position comes with challenges as the country changes health care funding models.

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