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University of Rochester News (Nov. 3, 2008) 11/03/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Nov. 3, 2008

@Rochester: Nov. 3, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 64°

Tomorrow: Sunny, High 70°

In Today's Issue

  • Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
  • Artist to Discuss His Work
  • Fine Craft Show Planned for Memorial Art Gallery
  • Items Sought for Charity Auction
  • Learn about the MOSIX Management System
  • Event Highlight: Kafka Award Ceremony and Reception
  • Rochester in the News: Bernard Weiss on Metals in European Wine
  • In Higher Education: Cost of Higher Education Heading Up

News and Announcements

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Learn how to prevent identity theft tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1-9535-Northeastern in the Medical Center. The session is conducted by a representative from JP Morgan Chase Bank as part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

Artist to Discuss His Work

Nationally known artist John Feodorov speaks at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Memorial Art Gallery auditorium. Feodorov draws from his Native-American heritage to create paintings, installations, and performance art works. Admission is free. Read more...

Fine Craft Show Planned for Memorial Art Gallery

Ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, furniture, wood, wearable art, and more will be featured at the Memorial Art Gallery's 8th Annual Fine Craft Show. A preview party will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. Call 276-8910 for reservations. The sale is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. Advance tickets, $7.50, are available at all Wegmans. Read more...

Items Sought for Charity Auction

Students of the School of Medicine and Dentistry are holding a charity auction to benefit Alternatives for Battered Women on Nov. 7 in Sarah Flaum Atrium. Organizers are asking for donations such as crafts, paintings, gift cards, babysitting services, or other items, to be auctioned. Send/drop off donations: School of Medicine and Dentistry, Attn: CACHED Office, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 601, Rochester NY 14642. Call 275-4172 for more information. 

Learn about the MOSIX Management System

Amnon Barak from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will discuss the "MOSIX Cluster and Multi-Cluster Management System" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room at Rush Rhees Library. Barak will be available to meet with interested individuals or groups following the presentation. RSVP to Linda Wingerden through e-mail or at 275-9102. Read more...


Monday, Nov. 3

Kafka Award Ceremony and Reception: Rush Rhees Library. 5 to 7 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

The National Business Review (New Zealand, Oct. 30)

"Euro Wines Carrying Potentially Dangerous Levels of Heavy Metals"

"Any time you see numbers like they have in this study, you begin to scratch your head and wonder about the effects over a long period of ingestion: Not one glass of wine last Tuesday, but a glass a day over a lifetime," says Bernard Weiss, professor of environmental medicine and pediatrics. Read more...

In Higher Education

Washington Post (Oct. 30)

"Cost of Higher Education Heading Up"

"College students and their parents should brace for sharp tuition increases as the widening economic downturn begins to hit campuses across the country, an organization of higher education officials said yesterday." Read more...

"Correction: Shrinking IT Budgets"

Thursday's "In Higher Education" item about shrinking IT budgets included the wrong Web link. The article is available online here. Our apologies for the error. 

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