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In Today's Issue

  • Business Executive Joins Board of Trustees
  • Cancer Center Researcher Named to National Advisory Board
  • Peace Workshop Open to University Community
  • Jeffrey Jackson Opens Neilly Lecture Series
  • Protecting Your Data on Social Networks
  • Faculty Lead Community Lecture Series

News and Announcements

Business Executive Joins Board of Trustees
Robert Keegan, the chairman of the board of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company with long associations at the University and within the Rochester community, has been elected to a five-year term on the University Board of Trustees.

Cancer Center Researcher Named to National Advisory Board
Steven Bernstein, a professor of medicine and codirector of the Lymphoma Biology Program at the Wilmot Cancer Center, was named to the National Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Peace Workshop Open to University Community
Faculty and staff are invited to attend “Being the Change,” a workshop sponsored by the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence that teaches meditation skills and introduces participants to the practice of nonviolent communication. The free workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Interfaith Chapel. Pizza and drinks will be served. No registration is needed.

Jeffrey Jackson Opens Neilly Lecture Series
The Neilly Lecture series opens Thursday, Sept. 23, with a talk by historian Jeffrey Jackson '99 (PhD), author of Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910. The talk begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Protecting Your Data on Social Networks
Cybercriminals are expanding upon the traditional e-mail phishing campaigns to also target social networks where they can easily use social engineering attacks to steal confidential data. University IT offers some tips to protect yourself on social networks. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to

Faculty Lead Community Lecture Series
The “UR Always Learning at The Highlands” lecture series returns for fall 2010 with a program spanning several disciplines, including music, art, and science. Talks are conducted by published University faculty and take place at the Hahnemann Club, on the campus of The Highlands at Pittsford. See the full schedule. The seminars are free and open to the public but registration is requested. Register by calling 586-7600, ext. 280.

Sept. 20, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 65°
Partly Cloudy, High 76°
Today's Event Highlight
Faculty Jazz Concert
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
New Scientist (Sept. 16)
'Autism Drug Aims to Balance Brain Signals'
Susan Hyman, an associate professor of pediatrics  Medical Center, cautions against over-interpreting such a small study. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 16)
'Early Projections Say Employers Will Hire More New Graduates in 2011'
Good news for the Class of 2011: The National Association of Colleges and Employers projects that hiring is about to pick up. Read more...

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