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In Today's Issue

  • ‘Town Hall’ Tonight on River Campus
  • W-2 Tax Forms Will Be Available Online
  • Rainbow Classic Celebrates Decade of Giving
  • Go Green: White Outside, Green Inside
  • Is Your Computer's Security at Risk?
  • Postdoctoral Group Hosts Social Event

News and Announcements

‘Town Hall’ Tonight on River Campus
MSNBC is inviting students, faculty, and staff to participate in the first “town hall” of its cross-country road show about the challenges facing America. The event will run from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight on the River Level of the Interfaith Chapel, River Campus. Host Dylan Ratigan, journalist and anchor of the daily Dylan Ratigan Show, will be joined by Center for Entrepreneurship Director Duncan Moore, Nucor Corp. CEO Dan DiMicco, Reuters global editor Chrystia Freeland, and filmmaker Andrew Jenks.. Audience participation is encouraged; refreshments will be served. E-mail to reserve a seat. The town hall also will be streamed online at

W-2 Tax Forms Will Be Available Online
As a part of the University’s continuing efforts to "go green,” W2 and W-2c forms will be available electronically this year. You will be able to view and print them through HRMS. If you wish to receive your forms online instead of through the mail, sign on to HRMS (Self Service, Payroll and Compensation, W-2/W-2c Consent) by Jan. 6, 2011, and indicate your consent to receive electronic W2 forms. Contact the Payroll Office at 275-2040 or with any questions.

Rainbow Classic Celebrates Decade of Giving
This year’s Rainbow Classic fundraiser, which features basketball games between Pittsford's two high schools, will celebrate its tenth year of giving to help children at Golisano Children’s Hospital. This year's event will be held Friday, Dec. 17, at the Palestra in Goergen Athletic Center.

Go Green: White Outside, Green Inside
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While you are away from the office during the upcoming holidays, there are a number of things that you can do to reduce energy use. One of the best ways is to turn off unused devices. Read more about how to make the holidays "green."

Is Your Computer’s Security at Risk?
If you are still running an older version of Microsoft Windows XP, your computer may be at risk. How can you tell if you're running the older version? If your computer is NOT administered by University IT, click here to find out if you are running the old Service Pack 2. Microsoft discontinued support for Service Pack 2 in July 2010, so these computers no longer receive critical security updates from Microsoft. This situation leaves your computer vulnerable to viruses, spyware, and other security threats.

Postdoctoral Group Hosts Social Event
The University’s Postdoctoral Association is hosting a social event for postdocs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today in the Forbes Lounge (overlooking Flaum Atrium) at the Medical Center. Pizza and cookies will be served.

Dec. 15, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 24°
Snow Showers, High 27°
Today's Event Highlight
Visual & Cultural Studies Program Graduate Art Show
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
CBS News (Dec. 13)
Milk Sharing for Babies Risky, FDA Says: What's the Danger?
"There are opportunities for disaster," says Ruth Lawrence, a professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. "It's risky. If these are your best friends and they're in good health with no underlying diseases, then fine. I'd be much more supportive of this [Internet-based] concept if we didn't have such wonderful milk banks." Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 14)
Surprise: Alumni Love Their Colleges
College officials praised the results of a survey released Monday saying that college graduates’ apparent satisfaction reaffirms the value and resilience of American higher education. But the survey methods—along with a lack of information regarding majors and institution types— has others struggling to find meaning in the data. Read more...

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