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In Today’s Issue

  • Researchers Gain Insight into 100-Year-Old Process
  • Judi Briden Earns Library’s 2011 Messinger Award
  • 2012 Open Enrollment Update
  • University Marks International Education Week
  • Best-Selling Nursing Author Gives Talk Nov. 16
  • MAG Celebrates College Night for Extreme Materials 2
  • Social Networking Safety Tips
  • Passport Drive Is Nov. 16
  • New Student Orchestra Presents Medical Center Concert
  • Philosophy Colloquium Features Stewart Cohen
  • Wilson Commons Hair Salon Offers Discount

News and Announcements

Researchers Gain Insight into 100-Year-Old Process
For the past 100 years, the Haber-Bosch process has been used to convert atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia, which is essential in the manufacture of fertilizer. Despite the longstanding reliability of the process, scientists have had little understanding of how it actually works. But now a team of chemists, led by Patrick Holland, a professor of chemistry, has new insight into how the ammonia is formed. The team’s findings are published in the latest issue of Science.
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Judi Briden Earns Library’s 2011 Messinger Award
Curiosity and persistence during her 18-year tenure at the University have earned Judi Briden the 2011 Messinger Library Recognition Award.
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2012 Open Enrollment Update
Faculty and staff will receive their open enrollment materials in the mail mid-week. You will be able to view all your open enrollment materials, along with the 2012 Health Program Decision Guide, on the Benefits Website today. Open Enrollment Educational Sessions will be held from Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Tuesday, Nov. 22. Questions? Call ASK-URHR (275-8747) or attend one of the educational sessions.

University Marks International Education Week
The University celebrates International Education Week, Nov. 14–18. As an annual initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, the week is designed to promote global awareness and recognize the importance of international education and cultural exchange. Events throughout the week will highlight the University’s commitment to diversity and global community. A full schedule is available online.

Best-Selling Nursing Author Gives Talk Nov. 16
Lynda Carpenito-Moyet, author of the 2007 book “Understanding the Nursing Process” and other best-selling texts on nursing diagnosis and care plans, will be the keynote speaker for the sixth annual Margaret D. Sovie Center of Advanced Practice Colloquium Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Loretta Ford Auditorium at the School of Nursing.
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MAG Celebrates College Night for Extreme Materials 2
College students with ID will be admitted free to the Memorial Art Gallery from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, to showcase the exhibition Extreme Materials 2. Admission includes a 6:30 p.m. highlights tour and a 7 p.m. lecture by director of exhibitions Marie Via, who conceived the idea for the popular 2006 exhibition Extreme Materials and curated both that show and this year’s sequel. From 5 to 8 p.m., there will be live music in the Vanden Brul Pavilion and tapas plates will be available for purchase at Max at the gallery’s weekly Tapas Night.
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Social Networking Safety Tips
As the popularity of social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn grow, so do the risks of using them. Hackers, spammers, virus writers, identity thieves, and other criminals follow the traffic. University IT reminds you to protect yourself and your privacy online by being proactive, aware, and responsible. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.

Passport Drive Is Nov. 16
The Center for Study Abroad will sponsor a passport drive from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Stackel Room, Wilson Commons. Representatives from the Rochester City Clerk’s Office will be available to process passport applications. Read more about fees and identification requirements. Passport renewals must be done by mail. The City Clerk’s Office does not accept cash. A photographer will be available to take the required photos. The cost will be $10 (cash or check) for two photos. If you are applying for a passport, bring along a pre-filled form DS-11. A blank copy can be downloaded here.
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New Student Orchestra Presents Med Center Concert
A new student-run orchestra that features musicians from the Eastman School will present its first Medical Center concert, “Music Is Medicine,” at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Flaum Atrium. The group, Sound ExChange, was formed in August 2011, with the goal of presenting classical music in creative ways. For more information visit www.soundexchangeorchestra.com.

Philosophy Colloquium Features Stewart Cohen
On Monday, Nov. 14, the Department of Philosophy presents a colloquium with Stewart Cohen, a professor of philosophy at the University of Arizona, at 5 p.m. in Dewey 2-162. The talk is titled “Theorizing about the Epistemic.”
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Wilson Commons Hair Salon Offers Discount
The Mane Attraction Hair Salon, located on the third floor of Wilson Commons, is offering $5 off any haircut during the month of November. The salon has also expanded its services and now offers feather extensions. Appointments can be made by calling 275-3388. Walk-ins are also welcome. Cash, credit, and flex are accepted.

Nov. 14, 2011
Rainy/Sunny
Today’s Forecast:
PM Showers, High 64°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 56°

Today’s Event Highlight
AIDS Activism and Global Health Diplomacy
Mandisa Mbali of Marymount Manhattan College in New York. Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library,
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Rochester in the News
Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 11)
Veterans Day 2011
In his annual report on the number of veterans at the "nation’s self-proclaimed most highly selective colleges," columnist Wick Sloane notes: "As a good-faith gesture, I’ll note the few commendable acts. First is Jon Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid, who said, ‘Each veteran adds much more to a classroom, lab or hallway discussion than another student straight from high school could, no matter how bright. I haven’t understood the colleges that aren’t doing everything in their power to reach and enroll more veterans, especially considering the Yellow Ribbon opportunity.'" Read more...
 
WXXI AM News (Oct. 26)
1370 Connection with President Joel Seligman
President Joel Seligman talks about the University’s next phase of growth—and his perspective on whether recent legal and regulatory changes affecting financial systems will be enough to avoid another 2008-style crisis. Read more...


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