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In Today's Issue

  • Lottery Begins Wednesday for Barbara Walters Tickets
  • Voter Registration Drive Begins Today
  • Latest HR Intercom Available
  • Shred Fest Returns on Friday
  • University IT: Take Care with Confidential Data

News and Announcements

Lottery Begins Wednesday for Barbara Walters Tickets
The lottery for tickets to Meliora Weekend’s live keynote address by Barbara Walters begins on Wednesday, July 18. The lottery will be open to entries until Wednesday, Aug. 1. To alleviate demand, follow this schedule to begin entering the lottery (date of entry has no bearing on lottery results):

  • Wednesday, July 18 at noon: Last names beginning with A through G
  • Thursday, July 19 at noon: Last names beginning with H through O
  • Friday, July 20 at noon: Last names beginning with P through Z

Lottery entrants will be notified of the results on Thursday, Aug. 9, by email. Tickets are $25 apiece. For additional information, visit or call 273-5888 or (877) MELIORA (877-635-4672).

Voter Registration Drive Begins Today
Starting today, Rochester Voters Alliance volunteers will be registering voters in front of the Gift Shop off the main lobby at Strong Memorial Hospital. Volunteers will register voters from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through July 27 except on the weekend. Call 275-0616 for more information. 

Latest HR Intercom Available
This month’s issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with information about Human Resources programs and resources, includes the appointment of the Medical Center's chief HR officer, and offers information on the new HRMS “Reports To” functionality, employees moving to the monthly payroll, determining if employee graduate tuition assistance benefits are taxable income, health tips, and more.

Shred Fest Returns on Friday

Student Spirit
University staff and faculty are invited to drop off unwanted personal documents from home to be recycled in a safe and secure manner from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, in Park Lot during the second annual Shred Fest sponsored by University Facilities and Services. Click here for a campus map showing the location and here for a poster. Direct questions to Amy Kadrie, the University's recycling coordinator by calling 362-5739 or emailing

University IT: Take Care with Confidential Data
Large segments of the University budget, department academic files, personnel records, and unpublished intellectual property such as patent applications. These are some examples of confidential data that can be sensitive or proprietary. Click here for tips from University IT on ways to properly store, handle, and dispose of confidential data. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to

July 16, 2012
Chance T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Isolated Thunderstorms, 87°
Partly Cloudy, 92°

Today's Event Highlight
Hopeman Carillon Recital
7 p.m., Eastman Quadrangle
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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (July 12)
Simon School Receives More Than $7 Million in Donations
The gifts are meant to advance strategic initiatives in scholarship and faculty support, curricular enhancement, and increasing the school’s presence in New York City, Simon School officials said.

CNBC (July 12)
When Private Companies Give
the Government Assistance

As technology advances and government budgets tighten, a new form of union seems especially ripe for tech companies that can out pay public organizations and foster an environment of innovation. "The demand for computer science graduates has gone through the roof," says Avi Seidmann, Xerox Professor of Computers and Information Systems and Operations Management. "It's very difficult to keep them on the state payroll, and small companies are willing to take the risks of creating those applications on their own capital and then to prove the concept works."

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