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In Today’s Issue

  • Events Mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Rochester Scientist Leads National Fight against Lead
  • Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success Event at MCC
  • Data Privacy: Information Lasts Forever
  • Is That a Groundhog in Your Camera?

News and Announcements

Events Mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The 31st anniversary Celebration of the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at 11:30 a.m. today in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424) at the Medical Center. Gregory Galluzzo, a former Jesuit priest and founder of the Gamaliel Foundation, which he helped lead to a nationwide network of community organizing projects, is the guest speaker. Sponsored by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the University, the event is free and open to the public. Also at 9 a.m. today, Eastman Theatre will host a Rochester-area celebration of King's life and legacy, sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Greater Rochester Commission. On Friday, Jan. 27, Michael Eric Dyson, political analyst for MSNBC, author, and professor of sociology at Georgetown University, will deliver the University's 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address. The free talk begins at 6 p.m. in Strong Auditorium on the River Campus.

Rochester Scientist Leads National Fight against Lead
Deborah Cory-Slechta, professor of environmental medicine and an internationally recognized authority on the hazards of lead, was cochair of a Centers for Disease Control panel that recommended slashing the level of lead that should be considered as the point for intervention by physicians and public health authorities.

Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success Event at MCC
The Center for Entrepreneurship is a sponsor of the third annual Pathways to Entrepreneurial Success event Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Monroe Community College. Walk-in registration begins at 7 a.m., or register online in advance. The forum features opportunities to learn from and network with successful local entrepreneurs and attend breakout sessions such as Basics of Startups, Marketing on a Shoe String Budget, Advanced Social Media, and Dealing with Difficult Decisions. Students pay a $15 registration fee, which includes a box lunch.

Data Privacy: Information Lasts Forever
University IT offers tips to protect your private data when using social networking sites such as Facebook. You can also test your knowledge about data privacy in the Case of the Cyber Criminal game. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Is That a Groundhog in Your Camera?
Have you taken a photo of groundhog on campus? If so, University Communications is looking for your photos for a special Groundhog Day issue of the homepage. Submit your photos as part of the weekly Photo Friday feature.

Jan. 16, 2012
Mixed Snow/Rain
Today’s Forecast:
PM Rain/Snow, High 40°
Showers, High 43°
Today’s Event Highlight
Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar
4 p.m., Hutchison Hall 473.

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Rochester in the News
Discovery Channel (Jan. 12)
‘Saturn on Steroids’ Exoplanet Discovered?
By analyzing the silhouette of an exoplanet passing in front of its parent star 420 light-years away, astronomers have discovered what may be a large gas giant world sporting a ring system. Could it be Saturn's twin? Using data from the SuperWASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets) project and All Sky Automated Survey, University of Rochester astronomer Eric Mamajek and graduate student Mark Pecaut spotted another unusual dimming event in December 2010. Also reported by the Huffington Post, Yahoo! News, MSNBC, Discover Magazine, Popular Science, and more.

13WHAM-TV (Jan. 11)
U of R Growth Continues
The University of Rochester passed a milestone: it has more than 20,000 workers. The area’s largest employers registered 20,340 workers on Dec. 31, 2011. The college has no plans to slow down.

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