AROUND AND ABOUT
When the members of the P&S Free Weight Club decided to upgrade their equipment in Bard Hall, Han Jo Kim, P&S'06, co-president of the club, called Jean Armitage, Medical Center Neighborhood Fund director, to inquire about donating the used gear to a group that serves the community. Ms. Armitage in turn contacted the Fire Department's Lieutenant John Gormley. She found that Engine Company 84/Ladder Company 34 of Washington Heights was happy to add weight-lifting machines, including workout benches, to their station house gym run by firefighter Eric Torres. Pictured are some of the local firefighters who came to receive the equipment and, center, Ms. Armitage and Mr. Kim. Call Ms. Armitage, at 212-304-7201 if you have used computers and other equipment to donate.
White Coat Ceremonies Kick Off Year
CUMC welcomed the incoming classes with white coat and convocation ceremonies last month at P&S, the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, and the Mailman School. In 1993, P&S was the first medical school to conduct the white coat rite, which conveys a contract of trust between society and the wearer of the coat. The ceremony has since become a tradition at more than 130 schools of medicine and osteopathy in the United States and internationally. Featured speakers at the ceremonies included Antonia C. Novello, M.D., New York State Commissioner of Health; Dennis Mitchell, D.D.S., M.P.H., assistant dean for diversity and multicultural affairs, at SDOS; and Robert Fullilove, Ed.D., associate dean of community and minority affairs and professor of clinical sociomedical sciences at Mailman. Pictured above are P&S students receiving their white coats before family, friends and faculty.
CUMC Neurosurgeons Win Softball Trophy
The P&S Department of Neurological Surgery won the annual New York City Neurosurgery Softball Tournament, which took place last month in Central Park. The competition, sponsored by DePuy Spine, a manufacturer of orthopedic devices and supplies, featured teams from New York University, Weill Cornell, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in addition to CUMC. The team is pictured above, showing off the distinctive trophy.
A new, large-scale undertaking by Columbia University called People@Columbia (PAC) aims to improve faculty and staff services for you and for those who support you at the university by integrating human resource, benefits and payroll information using PeopleSoft software.
To obtain access to the new faculty and staff online services, you must activate your University Network ID (UNI) before October 2004. If you have not already done so, you can activate your UNI on the web at www.columbia.edu/acis/accounts/create/current.html.
After activating your UNI you will have a new Columbia University email account to which all official Columbia emails will be sent.
However, if you have a departmental or other preferred email account, you can forward emails from your official Columbia account. To forward your emails go to www.columbia.edu/acis/email/delivery and follow the instructions.
With your pay statement available online and in the interest of your own privacy and security, please be sure to keep your password as safe as possible.
holdings, and bank account information via on-line access.
To help ensure confidentiality of your personal information your Social Security number is no longer used for your Employee ID. Instead, a new Employee ID will be generated for you and used exclusively by the PeopleSoft PAC system. Your Employee ID does not replace your University Network ID (UNI).
Before- and After-Tax Deductions separated to better segregate your pre and post tax deductions to arrive at your Net Pay Amount.
Employer-Paid Benefit contributions appear on the Pay Statement.
Employer Paid Benefits for Medical, Dental, Life, and Long Term Disability (LTD) Year-to-Date (YTD) amount will only reflect amounts accumulated beginning in 10/2004 through 12/2004. YTD Amounts will begin accumulating in January for the calendar year 2005.