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In Today's Issue

  • University Public Relations Professionals Earn Awards
  • Mathematicians Find Way to Use Invisibility Cloaks
  • Workshop Helps College-Bound Students with Essays
  • MAG Fundraiser Features Antiques, Collectibles
  • Participants Wanted for Puerto Rican Parade
  • University IT: Data at Risk When a Smartphone Is Lost

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University Public Relations Professionals Earn Awards
University public relations professionals have been recognized with 2012 PRism Awards by the Rochester Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for their promotion of the research, innovations, services, and initiatives that take place on the River Campus and at the Medical Center. Read more...

Mathematicians Find Way to Use Invisibility Cloaks
An international team of researchers, including Allan Greenleaf, associate professor of mathematics, has come up with a process that would allow practical applications to be performed in a cloaked—or invisible—environment. Read more...

Workshop Helps College-Bound Students with Essays
Essay experts from Story to College will hold a workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, on the River Campus to help college-bound students prepare college application essays in their own voice. Fee is $100, which includes essay tool kit and audio recording of student's story. Space is limited. Registration deadline is Monday, July 2. Click here for more information.

MAG Fundraiser Features Antiques, Collectibles
Art & Treasures, the Memorial Art Gallery's annual sale of gently used antiques, artwork, jewelry, china, porcelain, silver, crystal, fine linens, and small furniture, will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 29, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the gallery. Entry is free; all sales benefit the gallery. Shop ahead of the crowd by buying a ticket to the "Bargains and Beer" Preview Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Read more ...

Participants Wanted for Puerto Rican Parade
The Latino Professional Alliance will walk in the Puerto Rican Parade in downtown Rochester at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21. Faculty and staff interested in participating should sign up by Friday, June 29. They will receive a LPA t-shirt. Sign up by emailing Shannon Colon

University IT: Data at Risk When a Smartphone Is Lost
University IT urges smartphone users to watch an MSNBC video, "How Safe Is Your Smartphone's Data?" describing a study in which a high percentage of people who found "lost" smartphones accessed them for both personal- and corporate-related apps and information. Click here to view the University's security standards for mobile computing devices, and tips for making them secure. Submit ideas that could be shared as security tips of the week to

June 25, 2012
Chance Showers

Today's Forecast:
Showers, 68°
Showers, 67°

Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Musicians: Rochester International Jazz Festival
Starting 5:15 p.m.; Jazz Street Stage. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (June 22)
The UR Factor
When he outlined the University's strategic plan six years ago, President Joel Seligman cautioned that UR "cannot be an 'economic savior'" for the Rochester area. After reading a just-released Center for Governmental Research report on the university's leading role locally in terms of employment and dollar impact, "some might find Mr. Seligman guilty of being too modest."

Democrat and Chronicle (June 21)
Thompson Health Affiliates
with UR Medical Center

“This all began just nine months ago, but it was built on a decade of collaboration and partnership,” says Bradford Berk, CEO of the Medical Center. See additional coverage in the Rochester Business Journal, Canandaigua Daily Messenger, 13WHAM-TV, YNN, and WHEC-TV.

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