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In Today's Issue

  • Nine University Students Receive Gilman Scholarships
  • Voter Registration Drive Continues through Friday
  • Workshop Covers Basic Local Alignment Search Tool
  • Night of Comedy Benefits Developmental Center
  • Kearns Center Hosts Research Symposium
  • TEDx Talk Explores How Video Games Boost Cognition
  • University IT: Proper Handling of Internal Data

News and Announcements

Nine University Students Receive Gilman Scholarships
Nine University students have accepted Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad for fall 2012. Recipients are chosen from a national pool of applicants. Since the program's inception in 2002, 100 University students have won Gilman awards. Read more ...

Voter Registration Drive Continues through Friday
Rochester Voter's Alliance volunteers will be registering voters in front of the Gift Shop off the main lobby at Strong Memorial Hospital from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Friday, July 27. Call 275-0616 for more information. 

Workshop Covers Basic Local Alignment Search Tool
A workshop, “NCBI’s BLAST: An Introduction,” will cover the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool from 1 to 1:55 p.m. Friday, July 27, in the Nesbit Computer Classroom (G-7545) at the Medical Center. BLAST is one the most heavily used resources at the National Center for Biotechnology Information for nucleotide and protein alignments, homology, primer design, translation, and taxonomy. The session is free, but registration is required. For more, contact Mark Plessinger at 275-6413 or

Night of Comedy Benefits Developmental Center
The Andrew J. Kirch Developmental Services Center will benefit from A Night of Too Many Hardee-Har-Hars on Friday, July 27, at Boulder Coffee Company, 100 Alexander St. The center, part of Golisano Children's Hospital, treats developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida, and a range of intellectual disabilities.

Kearns Center Hosts Research Symposium
The University community is invited to the David T. Kearns Center Research Day on Friday, July 27, in Sloan Auditorium and Munnerlyn Atrium in Goergen Hall. From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., students participating in the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program will give presentations on their research projects. From 3:40 to 4:50 p.m., the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Xerox Engineering Fellows will participate in a poster session, showcasing the research they conducted throughout the summer. The event is free. For more information, call 275-7649.

TEDx Talk Explores How Video Games Boost Cognition
In a TEDx talk delivered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Daphne Bavelier, professor of brain and cognitive sciences, discusses her work showing that action video games can enhance vision, improve accuracy and speed, and help the brain multitask. Click here to read more and view the video.

University IT: Proper Handling of Internal Data
Radiation safety records. Accident and incident reports. Unaudited financial statements. Purchase orders. Union agreements. These are some examples of internal data that is necessary for people to perform their work at the University, is properly available to others at the University, but is not appropriate to be known by the general public. Click here for tips from University IT on ways to properly handle internal data. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to

July 23, 2012
Scattered T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms, 89°
Isolated Thunderstorms, 82°

Today's Event Highlight
Hopeman Carillon Recital
7 p.m., Eastman Quadrangle
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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (July 19)
New Program at UR
Focuses on Autism

Students may complete the course sequence in Applied Behavior Analysis either as a concentration in the master’s in human development program, with a specialization in developmental differences, or as a “stand alone” ABA program.

13WHAM-TV (July 19)
Heat Could Lead
to Increased Dairy Costs

A hot summer is causing cows to eat less, which means they don't have the nutrition level to produce as much milk, farmers say. “I don't think there's any doubt that the price of food we're going to be paying for is going to go up,” says George Cook, executive professor of business administration at the Simon School.

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