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In Today's Issue

  • Rare Map and Print Collection Donated to University
  • New Forum for Young Musicians Offers Connections, Advice
  • Leadership Institute Seeks Student Nominations
  • Tips for Avoiding Phishing Scams
  • Share Thanksgiving with an International Student

News and Announcements

Rare Map and Print Collection Donated to University
A collection of some of the earliest maps and drawings of western New York are being donated to the University, which will feature the rare prints in a free exhibition in Rush Rhees Library. The exhibit opens Nov. 11 with a dedication ceremony at 4 p.m. in Rare Books and Special Collections. The collection includes the first map printed in the colony of New York, dated 1723, as well as the earliest known drawing of the region, a circa 1768 etching of the Upper Falls of the Genesee River.

New Forum for Young Musicians Offers Connections, Advice
Polyphonic On Campus is a new Web site written by young musicians for young musicians, offering a forum where artists with emerging careers and students poised to enter the industry can connect. Polyphonic On Campus is the newest initiative of, a networking and information Web site of the Orchestra Musician Forum. The site is part of the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School.

Leadership Institute Seeks Student Nominations
The 20th annual UR/Paychex Leadership Institute is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22. Open to all undergraduates, the institute helps students develop effective leadership skills through a day-long program of interactive workshops and activities. To nominate a student, complete the online student nomination form and return it no later than Thursday, Nov. 4. For more information, e-mail Jody Goodman.

Tips for Avoiding Phishing Scams
Can you tell if an e-mail requesting personal information is legitimate? In most cases you can trust your instincts. If a message looks suspicious, it probably is. However there are some messages that look like the real thing but aren't. Here are some tips for spotting a phishing e-mail. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Share Thanksgiving with an International Student
Each year the Rochester International Council, a nonprofit organization that provides services to international college students and scholars as well as Department of State international visitors, invites them to join a family for a Thanksgiving dinner. If you have an extra seat at your Thanksgiving table, there are international students who would love an invitation. For more information, e-mail Judy Weinstein or call 275-8779.

Nov. 1, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar
4 p.m., Hutchison Hall 473.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Oct. 26)
Building Healthy Children Starts With Mom
Building Healthy Children, a program run by the Mt. Hope Family Center in collaboration with Strong Pediatrics and the Society for the Protection and Care of Children, provides young women with a number of supports, including therapy to treat depression. Read more...

In Higher Education
New York Times (Oct. 28)
As College Fees Climb, Aid Does Too
College Board reports said that rising tuition had been accompanied by an increase in federal financial aid, which helped keep down the actual amount students pay. Read more...

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