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September 2011 Category

Remembering her husband’s smile

Aug. 31, 2011—Eileen Johnson is a soft-spoken fourth-grade teacher who just lost the love of her life, and she wanted to talk about him. She knocked at my door one recent afternoon, introduced herself, and said that she had come by the Office of News and Communications and asked to speak with an editor, and somebody directed...

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Open Enrollment is October 1-14

Aug. 31, 2011—Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity to take charge of your benefits and elect the coverage that fits your needs for the coming year, begins at 8 a.m. on Oct. 1 and ends at 5 p.m. on Oct. 14. This is the one time each year to review your insurance and spending account coverage and make...

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Looking up

Aug. 31, 2011—There is a list, famous among astronomers, of 110 faint objects in the night sky, first cataloged by French astronomer Charles Messier in the 18th century. A “Messier marathon” is when astronomers begin at dusk and work until dawn, hoping to locate every single one, searching amid the field of stars for each elusive light...

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Years of Service

Aug. 31, 2011—The combined Medical Center and University Service Awards will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. Those being honored this year are staff with five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 (!) years of service.

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