News and Announcements
Recent Crimes Reported Around the Periphery of the University
Restoring a Masterpiece Debuts Tonight
Over the holiday weekend, University Security Services reported several serious, apparently unrelated, crimes affecting members of the University community. The incidents took place off campus but within close proximity to the University campuses and are now under investigation by the Rochester Police Department. University Security is actively working with Rochester police and is urging members of the community to review the University’s safety tips and to be vigilant. "Several University students and a staff member were injured in the
criminal incidents this weekend. When members of our community are
hurt, we all feel it. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their
families. We stand ready to assist any members of the University who
have been touched by these crimes," said Provost Ralph Kuncl.
G. Robert Witmer Jr., chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees, will
introduce the broadcast of Restoring a Masterpiece: The Renovation of the Eastman Theatre
at 8 p.m. tonight on WXXI-TV. Co-produced by WXXI and the Eastman
School, the documentary is narrated by award-winning actor and Fairport
native Philip Seymour Hoffman, and includes interviews, historic
photographs, and live performances. It will be re-broadcast at 9:30 p.m.
Rochester Scholars Call for Proposals
Faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to submit course
proposals for Rochester Scholars, the University's pre-college academic
program for middle and high school students. Proposals for new course
offerings are being accepted for all 2011 sessions. Course proposal forms are available online or call 275-3221 for information.
Finance Offers Forms Training Sessions
The Finance department is offering monthly training sessions through
November on completing finance forms, including requests for payment
and employee expense report forms. The free sessions will be held at
the Brooks Landing Business Center. Registration forms are available online.
Conference Aims to Improve Nursing Home Care
Teams from six regional nursing homes will reveal ways they are enhancing the care and quality of life for residents at a conference later this month. They are part of a School of Nursing research project aimed at improving care in nursing homes by teaching interdisciplinary teams of staff members how to implement Lean Six Sigma methodologies.
Don't Get Hooked by a Phishing Expedition
If you are ever asked to click on an e-mail link to provide security or
personal information, use extreme caution. Most of these request types
are actually phishing scams to obtain your secure information. Learn more about phishing schemes. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
Lab Employees: Be Careful With Chemicals
Environmental Health and Safety reminds employees who work in a lab to
be wary of chemicals in their location and to evaluate their necessity
on a regular basis. The University's Chemical Hygiene Program has important information on storing, disposing, and handling chemicals.