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In Today's Issue

  • City Hall Honors Students for Civic Engagement
  • Students Will Present Research Project Thursday
  • Summer Camp Keeps Teens Interested in Science
  • Tips for Protecting Your Cell Phone or PDA

News and Announcements

City Hall Honors Students for Civic Engagement
Area college students who participated in two civic engagement programs, the Rochester Urban Fellowship and Rochester Youth Year, will be honored for their commitment to the City of Rochester during a ceremony today at City Hall.

Students Will Present Research Project Thursday
The David T. Kearns Research Symposium, featuring a variety of presentations by Rochester students, is Thursday, July 29, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall. See the schedule of presentations.

Summer Camp Keeps Teens Interested in Science
Wearing hip-waders, 45 middle school students from Rochester’s Freedom School will embark on scientific investigations that will unveil answers to Lake Ontario’s water quality issues as part of the Get Real! Science Action Camp, this week. Put on by the Warner School of Education, the camp is part of the  Get Real! Science Project, a teacher preparation program designed to engage students in real science.

Tips for Protecting Your Cell Phone or PDA
As cell phones and PDAs become more technologically advanced, attackers are finding new ways to target victims. Protect yourself: be careful about posting your cell phone number and e-mail address, be wary of links or downloadable software sent in e-mail or text messages, evaluate your security settings, and encrypt your device if it contains sensitive data. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

July 26, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 82°
Sunny, High 86°
Today's Event Highlight
Hopeman Memorial Carillon Recital
7 p.m. Eastman Quadrangle.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (July 23)
'You Need to Pack Only Your Brain for UR Summer Camp'
For the past 20 years, the University of Rochester Scholars Program has challenged young students with a one- or two-week collegiate sneak peek. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (July 26)
'How Social Networking Helps Teaching (and Worries Some Professors)'
Services like Facebook and Twitter allow for creativity in the classroom, but they should be used with learning goals in mind, said experts at a technology conference. Read more...

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