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In Today's Issue

  • Grant to Fund Study of Ebola-Tracking App
  • Laura Ballou Honored for Contributions to Learning
  • IT Security Warning: Malicious Email Attachments
  • Nominations Sought for Symposium on Team-Based Care
  • Devour Rochester Wine and Culinary Classic Is May 30
  • River Campus Bursar's Office Closes Early Today
  • @Rochester Returns Tuesday

News and Announcements

Grant to Fund Study of Ebola-Tracking App
Rochester researchers are developing an Android mobile app to track the spread of Ebola and other infectious diseases. A National Science Foundation grant will allow the researchers to conduct a pilot study this summer in Lagos, Nigeria, using the app to complement traditional forms of monitoring and to support the work of doctors and other health workers in the region. Read more...

Laura Ballou Honored for Contributions to Learning
Laura Ballou, assistant dean of sophomores and director of Wilson Commons, is the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Learning Award. The award was established to honor a staff member in Arts, Sciences & Engineering who has made a significant difference in the educational experience of students. Read more...

IT Security Warning: Malicious Email Attachments
Over the past two days, University email addresses have received malicious file attachments with different file names, including,, and University IT and Information Systems Division have implemented measures to manage the risk associated with .zip and executable files. In keeping with security best practices, do not open attachments that are suspicious or that you are not expecting. When in doubt, contact the sender directly to validate the email. If you have opened a malicious zip file, contact your IT support personnel for assistance cleaning your computer.

Nominations Sought for Symposium on Team-Based Care
The third annual Institute for Innovative Education Symposium on Nov. 19 will feature health care teams that have overcome challenges to providing excellent care for patients and their families. Select teams will be invited to give presentations and share strategies at the symposium. Nominations should be no longer than 500 words and should include a list of members on the team, a description of the challenges they faced, measures of their impact or success, and an examples that indicate why they feel team-based care has been effective. Include contact information for the nominator and a key contact for the team being nominated. Send nominations to by Monday, June 15.

Devour Rochester Wine and Culinary Classic Is May 30
Taste, sip, sample, purchase, and learn from regional vendors at Devour Rochester from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Memorial Art Gallery. A ticket includes museum admission. You must be 21 to purchase tickets.

River Campus Bursar's Office Closes Early Today
The River Campus Bursar’s Office will close at 3 p.m. today. It will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 26.

@Rochester Returns Tuesday
@Rochester will not be sent Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The newsletter will return to your inbox Tuesday.

May 22, 2015
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Today's Event Highlight
Genetics Day
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center

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Rochester in the News
Medical Daily (May 20)
Imitation Game: We Unconsciously Mimic the Speech Patterns of People Who Think Like Us
"When we talk to a companion, psychologists tell us, we unconsciously mirror their posture, behavior, and speech patterns—monkey see, monkey do. New research from University of Rochester shows how certain social factors can modify this automatic behavior. When we judge someone to be similar to us, we more closely align ourselves with their speech patterns. And, those of us with a compromising nature also will more meticulously mimic others."

Rochester Business Journal (May 20)
University of Rochester CFO to Retire in 2016
Ronald Paprocki, the University's chief financial officer, senior vice president for administration and finance, and treasurer, will retire after 45 years of service. Paprocki is scheduled to leave the University in January 2016. A national search is underway for his his successor

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