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In Today's Issue

  • The University’s Year in Review
  • Fund Will Expand Technological Commercialization
  • Professor's Work Featured on NPR Today
  • Study Reveals Major Shift in How Eczema Develops
  • Make a Gift and Make a Difference
  • Reducing Employee Injuries
  • Copyright and File Sharing Notifications
  • Change in Hours for Bursar's Office Tuesday
  • @Rochester Takes a Holiday

News and Announcements

The University’s Year in Review
See a slideshow of some notable moments in 2010 and take a look back at some University research highlights from 2010 in the annual Research Retrospective holiday poem and video. Also available: The University’s report on the 2009-10 academic year and a collection of winning homepage photos from the University community. 

Fund Will Expand Technological Commercialization
New York State will expand its technological strengths and promote the commercialization that leads to economic growth through a $2 million pilot seed fund project. Excell Partners Inc., a not-for-profit corporation formed in 2005 through an agreement with the Medical Center, will use the Upstate Regional Seed Fund to make equity investments in high-tech startups and emerging companies.

Professor's Work Featured on NPR Today
Listen for Daphne Bavelier, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences, whose work is featured as part of a report on brain plasticity and video games on NPR’s Morning Edition today.

Study Reveals Major Shift in How Eczema Develops
A Medical Center study shows that two skin barriers are influential in the development of the common skin disease eczema.

Make a Gift and Make a Difference
There are only a few days left to make a 2010 tax-deductible contribution to the University. Please consider making an Annual Fund gift if you haven’t done so already. Whether providing financial aid to deserving students, health care for uninsured patients, or funds that enable researchers to develop new technologies, treatments, and cures, Annual Fund gifts provide critical support to every area of the University. Every gift, no matter how large or small, has an impact. Click here to make your Annual Fund gift.

Reducing Employee Injuries
According to the Occupational Safety Unit of Environmental Health and Safety, more than 1,000 employees reported injuries between January and September this year. How many might have been prevented? Maintaining a safe work environment at the University requires everyone’s input. More often than not, there are opportunities to eliminate or reduce a hazard before someone gets hurt.

Copyright and File Sharing Notifications
Did you know the University received 768 illegal file sharing notifications for students, faculty, and staff during the 2009-10 academic year? For each complaint filed, there are escalating consequences. Learn more about copyright and file-sharing restrictions and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to

Change in Hours for Bursar's Office Tuesday
The Bursar's Office in Meliora Hall will be closed from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21. The office will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22.

@Rochester Takes a Holiday
Look for the next issue of @Rochester on Monday, Dec. 27. We will resume our daily schedule on Monday, Jan. 3. Happy holidays!

Dec. 20, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Flurries, High 28°
Mostly Cloudy, High 26°
Event Highlight
Great Impressions: The Print Club of Rochester Turns 80
Opens Wednesday, Dec. 22, Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (Dec. 16)
U of R's David Hursh Talks Education Reform on 1370 Connection
WXXI's Bob Smith interviewed David Hursh, a professor of education at the Warner School, about education reform. Listen here.

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 17)
New Measures of Scholarly Impact
Data analytics are changing the ways to judge the influence of papers and journals. Read more...

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