In Today's Issue
- University Begins New Era of Health Care Research
- Dermatologist Picked for Two National Positions
- Website Celebrates Advancement Award and GEC
- Tips for Keeping Children Safe Around Dogs
- University IT: Protect Data with Desktop Encryption
News and Announcements
University Begins New Era of Health Care Research
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials from the University and IBM opened the doors Friday on a new facility dedicated to applying cutting-edge computational power to solve health care's most complex problems. The University's Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation is home to IBM's next generation supercomputer—the Blue Gene/Q—making it one of the five most powerful university-based supercomputing sites in the nation. Click here for more about the ribbon-cutting, the project, a panoramic tour of the facility, and a video.
Dermatologist Picked for Two National Positions
Marc Brown, professor of dermatology and oncology at the Medical Center, has been elected president of the American College of Mohs Surgery and also has been named to the board of directors of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Read more...
Website Celebrates Advancement Award and GEC
The University’s campaign consultant, Marts & Lundy, features photos on its website of Kodak Hall and the George Eastman statue that link respectively to stories about Advancement’s CASE Gold Circle Award and the George Eastman Circle. Read More...
Tips for Keeping Children Safe Around Dogs
Dogs and children are more likely to have contact during the summer, increasing the chances of dog bites. Anne Brayer, associate professor in the department of emergency medicine, says prevention often boils down to remaining calm and not aggravating a dog. Click here for more tips on avoiding threatening situations with dogs.
University IT: Protect Data with Desktop Encryption
Full disk encryption protects individuals who have sensitive information stored on their computer systems, and protects the University by ensuring sensitive information is not released to unauthorized persons. University IT advises that any laptop or desktop must be encrypted if it contains or has ever contained legally restricted information such as protected health information; personally identifiable information, including Social Security numbers; or other information such as an employee’s home address, phone number, birth date, or personal email address. For more information, click here. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
Aug. 6, 2012
Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: The Hopeman
Memorial Chime and Carillon
8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Great Hall, Rush Rhees Library. Read more ...
Rochester in the News
Bloomberg News (Aug. 2)
Obama, Romney Test Economic Messages in Swing States
“President Obama appears to be mounting a two-pronged ‘it could be worse’ strategy,” says David Primo, associate professor of political science and business administration. “This is a far cry from his 2008 message of ‘hope’ and ‘yes, we can,’ and reflects the reality that most voters do not believe the economy is headed in the right direction.”
International Business Times (Aug. 1)
Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms Reversed in Mice by 'Antisense' Drugs
"For 20 years, we studied myotonic dystrophy, hoping that someday we would learn enough to spot its Achilles' heel," says Charles Thornton, Saunders Family Distinguished Professor in Neuromuscular Research and senior author of a paper published in the journal Nature
. "This work comes close to doing that."
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