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In Today's Issue

  • 2010 Benefits Expo Runs This Week
  • Flag Lowered in Memory of Janet Preston
  • Program Aims to Build Confidence in Kids
  • File-Sharing Violations Reported to University

News and Announcements

2010 Benefits Expo Runs This Week
During the 2010 Benefits Expo, Sept. 28-30, you’ll have a chance to talk with representatives from carriers, third-party administrators, and investment companies under the University’s various benefit plans. Find information on health and wellness initiatives as well as freebies and raffle prizes.

Flag Lowered in Memory of Janet Preston
The University mourns the loss of medical technologist Janet Preston, who died Sept. 9 at age 44. Preston, who lived in Rochester, joined the Medical Center in August 2008. The University flag will be flown at half-staff today in her honor. Read Preston's obituary from the Democrat & Chronicle here.

Program Aims to Build Confidence in Kids
This past summer, the Warner School took part in Horizons, a six-week summer program aimed at giving city students meaningful, hands-on learning experiences while boosting confidence. Though the Harley School hosted Warner’s two classes this year, next summer’s program will be held at the University and will be expanded to include grades kindergarten, first, fifth and sixth.

File-Sharing Violations Reported to University
For the 2009-10 academic year, the University received 768 illegal file-sharing notifications from copyright holders. So far this year, the University has received 68 notifications. Read more about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the consequences for violating the act. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Sept. 27, 2010
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 67°
Showers, High 67°

Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Wind Ensemble
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
NPR (Sept. 23)
'Once In a Lifetime River Tour Starts Here! Unfortunately, Everybody’s Dead'
A daguerreotype rehabilitated and put online by the University of Rochester depicts Cincinnati in the 1840s. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 24)
Timeline Shift for 'Gainful' Rules
The Department of Education announced a delay in publishing rules opposed by for-profit colleges. But more time doesn't mean rules will be more favorable to the sector. Read more...

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