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In Today's Issue

  • Grant Supports Librarian Informationists in Research
  • Reminiscences by Mark Zupan, Frequent Flier
  • Medical Center Research Scientist Dies
  • Clothesline Showcases Work by More Than 400 Artists
  • Video: Students Help Refugees on Wilson Day
  • Parking Lot at O'Brien Hall to Close During Repairs
  • Food, Music, Prizes at Wilson Commons on Wednesday
  • Anthony Institute Hosts Welcome Back Dinner
  • University IT: Passwords that Work
  • Center for Entrepreneurship Launches Facebook Page

News and Announcements

Grant Supports Librarian Informationists in Research
Scott McIntosh, associate professor in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, is among seven National Institutes of Health researchers who have been awarded Informationist supplement grants by the National Library of Medicine. The grants help bring needed information expertise into a research setting, in this case supporting a Medical Center study on web-based intervention for smoking cessation. Read more...

Reminiscences by Mark Zupan, Frequent Flier
Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School, says one of his "finest entrepreneurial ventures" occurred when he found himself rounding up baggage carts in the Boston airport. Why? Read about it in the Frequent Flier column in The New York Times.

Medical Center Research Scientist Dies
Marilyn Rosenthal Loeb, a researcher in childhood disease and vaccines at the Medical Center for almost 20 years, died Aug. 17 from complications of thyroid cancer first diagnosed in 1989. Read more...

Clothesline Showcases Work by More Than 400 Artists
Rain or shine, the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival on Sept. 8 and 9 at Memorial Art Gallery will showcase original work by more than 400 artists from across New York state, continuous live entertainment, food from area vendors, family art activities, and an after hours concert. Now in its 56th year, Clothesline is Rochester's largest and longest-running fine art and crafts festival, and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Memorial Art Gallery. 

Video: Students Help Refugees on Wilson Day
A new video shows University freshmen working with refugees from Bhutan, Burma, the Congo, Iran, and Iraq at Mary's Place, a refugee assistance center on Lexington Avenue. It was one of dozens of locations throughout Rochester where students volunteered as part of the 24th annual Wilson Day. 

Parking Lot at O'Brien Hall to Close During Repairs
Staring today, contractors will begin fencing off the lot at O'Brien Hall in preparation for an emergency roof replacement project at Anderson Tower that will begin on Wednesday. The parking lot, which will be needed for a large crane, material, dumpsters, and other equipment during the roof replacement, will remain closed until the project is completed on or before Oct. 10. Questions can be directed to Jonathan McCann, project manager, at 276-5256.

Food, Music, Prizes at Wilson Commons on Wednesday
Dining Services and Wilson Commons Student Activities invite students, faculty, and staff to Welcome Back To Wilson Commons, a fall semester kick-off celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5. In addition to lunch as scheduled in the food court, local and national food vendors will provide free samples, and $1 hot pretzels will be featured in The Hive. Live music will be provided by local folk musician, Fred Vine. There will be a passport tour through eight stations in Wilson Commons; participants who complete the passport will be entered into a raffle for prizes and receive a spin on the prize wheel at the Common Connection. There will also be a poster sale on the Wilson Commons front porch.

Anthony Institute Hosts Welcome Back Dinner
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies is hosting its annual SBAI Welcome Back Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Lattimore 540. Learn about what SBAI is up to for the year, how to declare a major or minor, and meet the Undergraduate Council for Gender and Women's Studies. Dinner is vegetarian, with vegan and gluten-free options available. RSVP (along with any dietary needs) to by Friday, Sept. 7. Find SBAI online at and

University IT: Passwords that Work
Here's a tip for creating a password that's easy to remember, but hard to crack. Choose a phrase that's at least five words long. It could be a book, a song title, or quote. Draw your core password from that, perhaps by using the first letter of each word. For example, the first letters of the book title The Cat in the Hat Comes Back are: tcithcb. Click here for more tips on customizing, altering, and remembering passwords. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Center for Entrepreneurship Launches Facebook Page
“Like” the new Center for Entrepreneurship Facebook page for posts on entrepreneurship articles, polls on trending topics in entrepreneurship, and information on upcoming events and business plan competitions both on campus and beyond. 

Sept. 4, 2012
Scattered T-Storms
Today's Forecast:
PM Thunderstorms, 78°
Mostly Sunny, 82°

Today's Event Highlight
Poster Sale
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wilson Commons front porch.  Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 30)
UR College Town Moves
toward Breaking Ground

"College Town represents the most visible attempt by UR—the largest employer in the region—to connect with the community on land the University owns on the west side of Mt. Hope Avenue, between Elmwood Avenue and Crittenden Boulevard.
The project would create a multi-use “urban village”—featuring apartments on top of stores along with a Barnes & Noble bookstore, a hotel and conference center, office space, and grocery store."

YNN (Aug. 30)
New Dean Talks about Future
of School of Nursing

"We're walking into an era of health care reform where payment issues are going to change. We’re going to be looking at much more ambulatory care services provided, population-based health care and our students need to have those skills to provide that type care," says Kathy Rideout, new dean of the School of Nursing.

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