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@Rochester -- Sept. 26, 2006

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Tuesday's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High: 66°

In Today's Issue

  • Road Repair: Wilson Boulevard
  • Security Conference
  • WRUR's Fall Schedule
  • Learn to Salsa
  • Eastman School College Fair
  • Haunted House
  • Events: Eastman Jazz Faculty, Chemistry Colloquium, Ghandi Talk
  • In the Headlines: Deci, Schneier '84, Sigma Psi Zeta

News and Announcements

Wilson Boulevard Repairs Continue
The northbound lane of Wilson Boulevard will be closed periodically this week for repairs due to a sanitary sewer line break. Direct questions and concerns to Barry McHugh at x3-5221.

University Hosts Security Summit Conference
The University is one of several area hosts for the Security Summit Conference from October 9 to 12, held in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The event will cover topics such as phishing attacks, identity theft, fraud, and spyware, focusing on business strategies and compliance issues.

View WRUR's Fall Program Lineup
A day-by-day list of WRUR's fall program schedule is available online. The lineup features a few new shows like Sounds Eclectic, a weekly two-hour mix of contemporary music from legendary Los Angeles Public Radio Station KCRW.

Salsa Dance Classes Start October 11
The Fitness & Wellness Center at the Medical Center is kicking off a six-week series of salsa dance classes beginning October 11. Registration is open to all faculty and staff.

Eastman School Hosts College Fair
The Eastman School, in conjunction with Ithaca College and the Juilliard School, presents the 1st Annual College Music Fair in Upstate New York on October 18. (See related report by the Democrat and Chronicle.)

Volunteers Needed to Build Balloon Haunted House
Internationally renowned balloon artist Larry Moss is looking for volunteers to help build a haunted house made entirely of balloons as part of a fundraiser to benefit the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.

Events

September 26
The Faculty Artist Series continues with the Eastman Jazz Faculty at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.

September 26
Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, presents a public lecture about "Terrorism and Nonviolence: Choices for the Future" at 7 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary of the Interfaith Chapel.

September 27
The Department of Chemistry hosts a colloquium by Chaitan Khosla from Stanford University at noon in Hutchison Hall 473.

See these calendars for more events: Currents, Eastman School, Medical Center, Warner School, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Rochester in the News

Chicago Sun-Times (September 24)
Playboy Editor Is Intrigued by Others' Motivation
Edward Deci, professor of psychology, comments on the new book Yes You Can! by Jonathan Black, former managing editor at Playboy magazine, and about the motivation it takes to make significant changes in life.

Seattle Times (September 25)
Security Maven Schneier Wants to Teach You Something
Bruce Schneier '84, one of the nation's leading experts on cybersecurity and computer-encryption, discusses the intersection between security, economics, and psychology.

Democrat and Chronicle (September 25)
Sister's Illness Inspires Sorority
The report highlights Sigma Psi Zeta's annual effort to increase awareness about the National Marrow Donor Program.

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (September 29 issue)
The Rise of the Chief Diversity Officer
"Nearly every university, it seems, is racing to appoint a chief diversity officer. Although their titles vary, these administrators often are vice presidents or vice provosts and manage larger budgets and more people than their predecessors of a decade or two ago, when the top administrator in this area was often dubbed 'minority-affairs director.' " (Subscription may be required.)

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