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November 20, 2013

In Brief

Policy on ownership and use of name and trademarks

The University’s Policy on Ownership and Use of Name and Trademarks has been approved by the University’s Policy Approval Committee and President Joel Seligman.

The policy establishes parameters and guidelines for authorized use of the widely recognized University name and its associated marks and symbols, as well as the names, marks, and symbols of its divisions and affiliates. It also governs endorsements of third party products and services and should be consulted before any faculty or staff member gives such an endorsement. Seligman has delegated authority to the vice president for communications to review and authorize uses of the University name and marks. The vice president for communications will consult with the Office of Counsel in decisions on appropriate use.

To read the full policy, search for “trademark” at policy/index.php. The policy is also available at

App provides comprehensive assistance for students

The Care Network, a nationally recognized student support system launched full time at Rochester in 2011, has created a new smartphone application called the Care Resource Center that can connect students more quickly with the many wellness resources available on campus. Learn more at

Applications sought for University Research Awards

A revised Request for Proposal and simplified application are available to faculty for the 2014 University Research Awards (formerly the Provost’s Multidisciplinary Award). The deadline for submission is Feb. 3, 2014. Visit for details.

First group of College Town tenants announced

Fairmount Properties and Gilbane Development Company have announced the first group of eateries, shops, and services set to be a part of College Town, currently being developed at Mt. Hope and Elmwood Avenues and set to open in fall 2014. The list of tenants can be found at It features national and local names, including the Creator’s Hands, Corner Bakery Café, Saxby’s Coffee, Panini’s Bar and Grill, Insomnia Cookies, and Constantino’s Market.

Simon introduces new brand: ‘Toughen Up’

Simon Business School offers to “Toughen up” students for a more competitive world. It’s a new brand identity that leaders hope will attract even greater numbers of qualified candidates to the school. “It’s not an accusatory statement, it’s an emboldening statement,” says Keir Meisner, Simon’s executive director of marketing and communications. He adds that the school is positioning itself “more as a coach to an Olympic athlete than a drill sergeant— intense but supportive.” Learn more at www.simon.

Drug Discovery Pilot Award accepting applications

The Drug Discovery Pilot Award Program, jointly funded by the Medical Center and the Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research at Temple University, is accepting applications through Nov. 30 for the next round of grant funding. The program is designed to help Rochester scientists combine their knowledge of disease biology with the knowledge of medicinal chemists and pharmacologists at the Moulder Center to identify and refine compounds suitable for medical research and eventual use in humans. For more information about submission criteria and guidelines, visit

CTSI launches new tool for research coordinators

UR Connected ( is a new web-based application that connects research coordinators with research projects. Launched by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the tool has features for research coordinators and hiring managers. Coordinators may search for available positions, create their own profiles, and control how much of their information is available for searching. Hiring managers may post open positions, link to position descriptions in HRMS, and search for coordinators with the qualifications they need. Contact for more information.

Nominations open for Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award

The Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership is accepting nominations for the 2014 Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was established to honor and celebrate women whose lives have been enriched by their years at the University and who have, in turn, inspired other women to advance and lead. Nominees can be faculty, staff, trustees, or alumnae who have achieved significant professional stature and influence; have a commendable, trailblazing body of work; and a “lifetime” of significant achievements. For more information and to access the nomination form, visit Nominations are due by Friday, Nov. 22.

Deck the halls with safety in mind

Many staff members and students enjoy decorating their rooms, offices, and residential facilities for the holidays. Environmental Health and Safety reminds the University community that there are numerous fire-safety hazards that decorations can create. The department offers the following guidelines: Medical Center patient-care areas,; River Campus facilities and off-site housing,

Family Therapy Program hosts open house

Learn about the Department of Psychiatry’s family therapy training program at an open house Friday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The program is currently accepting applications for its master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. The application deadline is May 1, 2014. Contact Diana Julian at or 275-2532 to attend an open house or for more information.

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