News & Views Changes Publishing Schedule Starting Next Week

Your Source for Medical Center InformationStarting Tuesday, August 8, News & Views will be published on Tuesday and Thursday. We are moving to this new schedule to streamline our employee communications and help reduce the frequency of organizational email. While we will continue to send Medical Center employees an email with each issue’s headlines, we remind you that News & Views blog is available 24/7 via (or click on the News & View icon on OurNet homepage). You can also easily find previous news stories using the blog’s search or archive calendar widget. As always, submissions should be about 100 words in length and submitted a week in advance to ensure your items are published on time. Learn more about submitting to News & Views.

Tuesday Is Farmers Market Day on University Campus

Starting tomorrow, June 20, the annual farmers market returns to the University Campus. The market is open every Tuesday through October (except July 4), noon to 5 pm. See familiar vendors and artisans who will set up shop near the campus green by the Medical School lobby to sell their goods, including fruit, vegetables, honey, meat and bread.

Celebrating Back to School Tomorrow with Facebook Tuesday Trivia

#TuesdayTrivia back to school#TuesdayTrivia is back and here to stay! Visit our Facebook page Tuesday morning for your chance to win. Do you know the answer to this week’s back-to-school trivia?

Before the invention of erasers, this was used to erase graphite from pencils:

a. Sponge
b. Rolled up piece of white bread
c. Leaves

Post your answer to our Facebook page for your chance to win! One winner will be selected at random from all participants. The answer and this week’s prize winner will be announced at 3 pm, Wednesday, August 31.

Don’t Miss Our Back-to-School Trivia on Facebook! 

creativity is Intelligence having funFor this week’s Facebook trivia contest, we have our final ‪back-to-school theme question for you:

Question: One pencil can write approximately _______ words.

  1. a) 2,500
    b) 15,000
    c) 45,000
    d) 5,500

Post your answer on our Facebook page! Two prize winners will be selected at random from all participants. The answer and this week’s prize winners will be announced at 3 pm on Thursday, September 3.

Kids Are Going Back to School and So Is Tuesday Trivia! 

BTS_triviaThis week’s Facebook trivia theme is on back to school. Moms, dads and others, test your knowledge on appropriate backpack weight for schoolchildren:

Question: It is recommended that a loaded backpack should never weigh more than _____ percent of the student’s total body weight.

  1. 25 percent
    b. 10 percent
    c. 30 percent
    d. 40 percent

Post your answer the Medical Center’s Facebook page. Two prize winners will be selected at random from all participants. The answer and this week’s prize winners will be announced at 3 pm, Thursday, August 27.

Trivia Tuesday: Test Your Veggie and Fruit Knowledge!

vegetables and fruitHow much do you know about the fruits and veggies you eat? Test your knowledge with this week’s ‪#‎triviatuesday fill-in-the-blank question!

Question: A cup of __________ contains nearly three times more vitamin C than an orange?

a) kale
b) raw asparagus
c) strawberries
d) chopped red bell peppers 
e) chopped green bell peppers

Visit our Facebook page and post your answer in the comments section. Two participants will be selected at random from all participants as prize winners. The answer to the trivia question and the prize winners will be announced tomorrow, July 24 at 4 pm. Good luck! 

Participate in Summer Fact or Fiction on Our Facebook Page!

FactorWatch for Trivia Tuesdays this summer! If you didn’t have a chance to see this week’s fact or fiction question, now is your chance to check it out! This week we ask if mosquitoes are attracted to sweet-smelling skin. Think you know the answer? Visit the UMass Memorial Medical Center Facebook page to participate in round one of our Trivia Tuesday game. Two trivia participants will be selected at random as prize winners. The answer and prize winners will be announced on our Facebook page Thursday, July 2, at noon.