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@Rochester — Feb. 7, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • University and Latinas Unidas to Present Rally in March
  • Joseph Wedekind Elected to Leadership Position
  • Do Not Reply to Phishing Attacks
  • Musical about Love and Desire Opens on Valentine's Day
  • Event Highlight: Cardiovascular Health After Cancer
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball, Track
  • Rochester in the News: Valeria Sinclair-Chapman Discusses the Primaries; Wider Use Urged for University-Developed Vaccine
  • In Higher Ed: Some Schools Decline Funding From Cigarette Companies

News and Announcements

University and Latinas Unidas to Present Rally in March
The University has teamed up with Latinas Unidas to become the prime sponsor of the organization’s annual ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! public education and empowerment rally next month and for years to come. The event, which historically has drawn upward of 300 Latina girls ages 7 to 17 from the Greater Rochester area, will take place Saturday, March 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hubbell Auditorium. Read more...

Joseph Wedekind Elected to Leadership Position
Joseph Wedekind, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, has been elected as secretary of the Pittsburgh Diffraction Society. A scientific professional organization, the society focuses on the use of X-rays to investigate the structure of matter at the atomic level. Read more...

Do Not Reply to Phishing Attacks
Information Security has received a report of a new spear-phishing attempt against University e-mail users. Spear-phishing is a phishing campaign tailored to a target group, using language or information to allay suspicions of the target group. This phishing attempt requests the user to send their password in a reply e-mail. Remember that University IT will never ask for a password to be sent by e-mail. Read more...

Musical about Love and Desire Opens on Valentine's Day
The human search for connection through love, desire, and lust is a timeless thing. Set all that to music, and you have Hello Again, John LaChiusa’s award-winning musical, to be presented by the International Theatre Program in Todd Theatre from Feb. 14 through Feb 23. Read more...


Thursday, Feb. 7
Cardiovascular Health After Cancer:
Wilmot Cancer Center. 4 p.m.

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Sports Buzz

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Basketball: The men's and women's teams are on the road this week, playing Chicago on Friday and Washington (MO) on Sunday.

Track: The men's and women's track teams travel to Boston for the Valentine's Day meet on Friday and Saturday.

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 6)
"Split Decisions: Clinton, McCain Roll to Primary Victories in N.Y."
Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, assistant professor of political science, discusses Mike Huckabee's showing in Tuesday's Republican
primaries. The former Arkansas governor, who won 11 percent of the vote, stood out as the "Cinderella at the ball," says Sinclair-Chapman. "I think Mike Huckabee surprised everyone." Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 6)
"Educate Men about Human Papillomavirus
The newspaper's editorial calls for expanding the use of the University-developed human papillomavirus vaccine to young boys, to protect males as well as females from diseases caused by the virus. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Feb. 4)
"Some Campuses Decide Tobacco Company Money Is ‘Tainted’
Across academia, universities and graduate schools are wrestling with whether to accept financing from tobacco companies for research or student activities. In the past few years, 15 public health and medical schools have turned away donations from the industry." Read more...

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