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In Today's Issue

  • 'Back to School' Book Bag, Supply Drive Ends Today
  • Registration Begins for Micro-Fitness Programs
  • This Week's Roadwork on Mt. Hope, Elmwood Avenues
  • Simon School Plans Registration for Part-time Students
  • Plans for Bicycle Trails Will be Discussed
  • University IT: Seven Practices for Safer Computing

News and Announcements

'Back to School' Book Bag, Supply Drive Ends Today
Today is the last day of the annual "Back to School" Book Bag and School Supply Drive of the African American Network @ the University of Rochester to help local kindergarten through sixth grade children start the school year. Donors can drop new book bags and school supplies at collection boxes throughout the University, donate a book bag filled with school supplies and a personalized note of encouragement, or donate a $15 gift card from a store such as Walmart, Target, or Wegmans, which will provide a child with enough supplies. Email  or call (585) 857-1971 or 276-3259 ext.2 for the location of a nearby collection box or to donate a personalized bag of supplies. 

Registration Begins for Micro-Fitness Programs
Registration begins at 8 a.m. today for micro-fitness classes offered by Well-U. Classes, including Ab Blast, Body Tone, and Zumba, are offered at a variety of times. Click here for more information or to enroll.

This Week's Roadwork on Mt. Hope, Elmwood Avenues
ALONG MT. HOPE: Asphalt work on the eastern half of Mt. Hope Avenue between Elmwood Avenue and Crittenden Boulevard will begin today and continue through Friday, Aug. 24. On Thursday, Aug. 23, East Henrietta Road will be closed at the intersection of Mt. Hope Avenue to complete the sub base and asphalt work. The closure will begin at 6:30 p.m. with planned reopening at 6 a.m. Friday. Detours will be posted. On Saturday, Aug. 25, traffic will be redirected to use the new pavement on the eastern portion of Mt. Hope Avenue about noon. Contractors will then close the western side of Mt. Hope Avenue between Elmwood Avenue and Rossitor Road to begin the next phase of work. This closure is expected to last until Sept. 28.

 ALONG ELMWOOD AVENUE: Reconfiguration of traffic signals will be ongoing today through Friday at the intersection with Mt. Hope Avenue. Frontier Telephone will be relocating infrastructure at the southwest corner for an expected two weeks. The contractor will then complete preparation of the sub base and begin paving. The contractor is very sensitive to the community's concerns about the Elmwood lane closure, says Shawn Casey, University properties and contracts manager, and will try to have the Elmwood Avenue south curb lane reopened as early as possible.
Concerns or questions about these projects can be directed to Casey at 275-2082 .

Simon School Plans Registration for Part-time Students
The Simon School Office of Part-time Programs will hold registration for new part-time students interested in evening MBA and MS business degree programs beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall. For additional information, contact Jennifer Mossotti  or register online

Plans for Bicycle Trails Will be Discussed
The campuses of the University, RIT, and MCC are within 3 to 5 miles of each other and are connected through a network of bike trails. Join Jon Schull, director of the Center for Student Innovation at RIT, from noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Conference Room B-7618 at the Medical Center for a discussion. Click here for more information or to enroll.

University IT: Seven Practices for Safer Computing
Protect your valuable personal information. Know who you are dealing with. Use security software that updates automatically. Learn about the security features of your operating system and Web browser. Protect your passwords. Back up important information. Know what to do in an e-emergency. University IT urges members of the University community to take heed of these seven practices recommended by the Federal Trade Commission to help you guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information. Read more ... Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to

Aug. 20, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, 76°
Mostly Sunny, 76°

Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Documenting the Past
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library.  Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
National Geographic Daily News (Aug. 16)
How Your Brain Cleans Itself-Mystery Solved?
"The idea of a cleaning system (for the brain) based on pressure has been around for a long time, but if you open the skull anywhere, like a hydraulic pump, it stops," says  Maiken Nedergaard, senior author of a paper published in Science Translational Medicine, and codirector of the University’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine. The pump system is "on the order of a thousand times faster than diffusion," she says. "I'm surprised that no one had discovered this until now."

WROC-TV (Aug. 16)
University of Rochester Med Students Help with Canal Rescue
Three University of Rochester medical students are being called heroes after helping to rescue a father and two children from the canal.

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