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In Today’s Issue

  • Rochester Review: 40 Years of Title IX
  • Bookstores Closing for Thanksgiving Break
  • Online Shopping Safety Tips
  • UR Mobile App Now Includes Well-U
  • Are You Ready for Winter Walking?
  • Latest UR Green News Available

News and Announcements

Rochester Review: 40 Years of Title IX
Meet some of the pioneering Yellowjackets who have helped transform women’s athletics since 1972. Read more...

Bookstores Closing for Thanksgiving Break
On Wednesday, Nov. 21, the River Campus Bookstore will close at 2 p.m., the Medical Center Bookstore will close at 3 p.m. and the Eastman School Bookstore will close at 5:30 p.m. for Thanksgiving break. All three stores will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26, with regular hours.

Online Shopping Safety Tips
Shopping on the Internet can be economical, convenient, and as safe as shopping in a store or by mail, especially if you follow University IT’s tips for safer online shopping. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.

UR Mobile App Now Includes Well-U
Manage your health while on the go with the Well-U icon on the latest version of the UR Mobile app. Schedule your biometric screening, complete your personal health assessment, enroll in programs like free fitness classes and access other resources from your mobile device. Download the app now for Android, Blackberry, and iOS devices or navigate here on non-smartphones. 

Are You Ready for Winter Walking?
Anne Schmidlin, an occupational safety specialist with Environmental Health and Safety, reminds you to be prepared as another “Penguin Season” approaches. Click here for a list of winter walking safety reminders. The flyer may be printed and posted in your department.

Latest UR Green News Available
UR Green News is a biweekly newsletter about sustainability and the environment at the University. Learn about the newest green initiatives on campus, achievements in sustainability, and the people who are contributing to the change. For more information or to send news and story ideas, contact mkerem@u.rochester.edu.

Nov. 19, 2012
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Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 50°
Tomorrow:
Mostly Cloudy, High 52°

Today’s Event Highlight
Composers’ Sinfonietta
8 p.m., Ray Wright Room, Eastman School. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 15)
Ten Highly Selective Colleges Form Consortium to Offer Online Courses
A group of 10 highly selective colleges has formed a consortium to offer online courses that students enrolled at any of the campuses can take for credit. A student at the University of Notre Dame with an interest in music, for example, will be able to take an online course from the University of Rochester’s music department for credit. (Also reported by the Democrat and Chronicle, New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and more.)

MSNBC (Nov. 15)
Rare, Gem-Studded Meteorites Were Born in Asteroid Crashes
The rare space rocks known as pallasites are mixtures of iron-nickel metal and translucent, gem-quality. “How you get a mixture of metal and these gem-like crystals has been a longstanding mystery,” says lead study author John Tarduno, professor of geophysics. (Also reported by E-Science News, Yahoo! News, LiveScience, Science Daily, Huffington Post, and more.)

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