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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Recent Crimes Reported Around the Periphery of the University
  • Restoring a Masterpiece Debuts Tonight
  • Rochester Scholars Call for Proposals
  • Finance Offers Forms Training Sessions
  • Conference Aims to Improve Nursing Home Care
  • Don't Get Hooked by a Phishing Expedition
  • Lab Employees: Be Careful With Chemicals

News and Announcements

Recent Crimes Reported Around the Periphery of the University
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.

Restoring a Masterpiece Debuts Tonight
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

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.

June 1, 2010
Today's Forecast:
AM Rain, High 77°
Isolated Thunderstorms, High 86°
The Week Ahead
Tuesday, June 1
Biomedical Genetics Seminar

Wednesday, June 2
School of Nursing Open House: Master's in Leadership in Health Care Systems

Thursday, June 3

Acupuncture Discussion at Wilmot Cancer Center

Friday, June 4
Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop Open House

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Rochester in the News
The Buffalo News (May 26)
'Cuomo Taps Mayor of Rochester as Running Mate on Ticket'
Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, an assistant professor of political science, believes that Mayor Robert Duffy's experience as head of one of several struggling upstate cities will only help the Democrats make their case. Read more...

In Higher Education
The Wall Street Journal (May 28)
‘Recession May Cut Into Female College Advantage’
Since the late 1970s there have been more women than men attending college. A new report expects the gap to grow over the next 10 years; but it’s possible the recession may alter that dynamic. Read more…

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