Have you ever stopped to notice how much information bombards each of us every day? I’m sure I’m not unusual, but the last time I counted email I was averaging 1000 “real” messages a week, after the spam filter stripped out most of the junk. It’s information overload; it hits us driving, at home, in our mailboxes, TV, radio, this pesky web. Which is why I’m never surprised when I hear someone lament—out of real interest and concern—that they never see/read/hear anything (or maybe they mean anything good) about UTMB in the news. We are out there; our clinicians and researchers and educators are doing good work, and their work is making news. Marsha Canright, one of my colleagues in Public Affairs, spends a few minutes each Friday recapping some of the week’s highlights and previewing what’s ahead. She sends that document out to a distribution list she manages. (I’ve posted the one from this week for you to see a sample: UTMBintheNews.Dec.8.06.pdf) We’re thinking this might be of interest to a wider audience, so considered yourself warned: there might be one more thing bombarding you. I hope you find this one useful.