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In Today's Issue

  • Well-U Hosts National Trails Day Event
  • Baja Team Competes in Rochester 'World Challenge'
  • Passwords are Key to Protecting Data
  • Sports Performance Camp Offered

News and Announcements

Well-U Hosts National Trails Day Event
In recognition of National Trails Day, Well-U will be holding an event on the River Campus Wednesday, June 23, to highlight local trails and parks. Vendors will be on site at the Carlson Library porch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. providing information on health and wellness. A group walk also will take place into Genesee Valley Park.

Baja Team Competes in Rochester 'World Challenge'
Over the weekend, the University's Baja Team won 23rd place out of 70 competitors in the Baja SAE Rochester World Challenge. Each team designed a vehicle that was judged on design, cost, acceleration, and a variety of other factors.

Passwords are Key to Protecting Data
To best protect your data, create passwords that are easy to remember, but hard for anyone else to guess. University IT offers several tips for creating strong passwords, including using a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters when choosing a password . Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to

Sports Performance Camp Offered
University Sports Medicine will hold a sports performance camp for girls and boys ages 12 and up, starting June 28. Attendees will learn training techniques to help prepare for the athletic season. Children of University employees qualify for a discount. 

June 15, 2010
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 78°
Showers, High 73°
Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Archives Miscellany - Treasures from oUR Past
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rush Rhees Library Great Hall 2nd Floor. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
KNTV, San Francisco (June 11)
'Technology Joins Michael J. Fox to Fight Parkinson's'
Medical Center doctors are heading to the Silicon Valley to show how the Plug Computer can help fight Parkinson's disease. Read more...

In Higher Education
The New York Times
'Stanford Considers Guideline for Conflict Minerals'
Stanford University, an incubator for dozens of Silicon Valley companies, has become the focus of a grassroots effort to pressure the technology industry to crack down on “conflict minerals.” Read more...

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