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In Today's Issue

  • Computer Virus That Mimics Banking Sites Contained
  • Medical Center Appoints Chief HR Officer
  • Summer in the City Discusses Active Transportation
  • A Casual Lunch with Young Leaders
  • AAN Hosts Free Breakfast Buffet

News and Announcements

Computer Virus That Mimics Banking Sites Contained
The virus that was infecting University computers by mimicking banking and similar sites and requesting confidential information has been contained. University IT reports that normal University financial transactions are now permitted. If a website you are visiting has pop-up windows that ask for confidential information, stop what you are doing and notify your information security liaison, University IT Help at 275-2000, or URMC helpdesk at 275-3200. If you think your personal credit card may have been compromised, call your bank immediately. If you think a University Purchasing Card may have been compromised, call Purchasing at 275-2002. To protect University computers from future attacks, make sure that your computer has up-to-date Sophos anti-virus software, which is also available, free of charge, for home use. 

Medical Center Appoints Chief HR Officer
After a national search, the Medical Center has appointed Jeffrey Stevens as its chief human resources officer. Stevens most recently served as vice president of human resources for the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare in Worcester, Mass., a five-hospital system anchored by an 800-bed academic medical center. Read more...

Summer in the City Discusses Active Transportation
"On Foot and Wheels: Active Transportation Is on the Move," will be discussed from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, July 13, in the Pearson Conference Room of the Saunders Research Building. Presenters will be Scott MacRae, an avid cyclist and bike commuter to the University, where he is director of refractive services in the Department of Ophthalmology, and Erik Frisch, a transportation specialist with the City of Rochester. The program, sponsored by the University's Center for Community Health, is part of the Summer in the City series, which brings together University faculty and community partners to discuss the challenges of local health issues. For more information, contact the Center for Community Health.

A Casual Lunch with Young Leaders
Young Leaders @ UR will host a casual lunch at noon Monday, July 16, in Room 202 in Wilson Commons. Meet other young leaders and find out what the affinity group has been doing and how to get involved. Pizza will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch. RSVP to

AAN Hosts Free Breakfast Buffet
The African American Network @ the University of Rochester invites University faculty, staff, students, and volunteers to a free hot breakfast buffet, including fresh fruits, pancakes, eggs, bacon, and more from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, in the Medical Center's LeChase Assembly G-9576 N. Corridor. The breakfast is intended for those who cannot attend the AAN Family Picnic from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Genesee Valley Park's Riverbend Shelter. To attend the breakfast instead, preregister by Tuesday, July 17, by emailing Michelle Allen at For more information, call 275-4347 or 276-3259 ext.2. 

July 11, 2012

Today's Forecast:
Sunny, 85°
Mostly Sunny, 88°

Today's Event Highlight
Harp Institute Guest Recital
7:30 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall.
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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (July 9)
UR Moves Forward on Construction of Media Center
The project is designed to be a hub at the cross-section of arts, sciences, and engineering on campus, providing students in the University’s new digital media studies major with a place to gain both practical skills and a theoretical understanding of digital technology, University officials say.

Inside Higher Ed (July 10)
Understanding Volcanic Plumbing
Cynthia Ebinger, professor of geophysics, explores the connection between earthquakes, volcanism, and the changing thickness of the Earth’s tectonic plates.

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