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In Today’s Issue

  • Medical Center Observes World AIDS Day
  • Video: Rochester Youth Year
  • Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy
  • Talk: ‘The Quality Measurement Tsunami’
  • Phishing Protection Video
  • Safety Corner: Protect Your Vision

News and Announcements

Medical Center Observes World AIDS Day
Two of the Medical Center’s HIV/AIDS research centers—the Developmental Center for AIDS Research and the Rochester Victory Alliance—have teamed up with other groups and community leaders to sponsor scientific seminars and local events to mark World AIDS Day, which is observed every year on Dec. 1. Read more...

Video: Rochester Youth Year
Participants in Rochester Youth Year talk about their experiences in the postgraduate fellowship program, which aims to alleviate poverty by helping individuals and low-income neighborhoods in Rochester. 

Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Donations of toiletries, first aid products, school items, and more are being collected for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Items may be dropped off inside the main entrance of the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus until Friday, Dec. 7. For a complete list of items needed or for more information, visit,, or the Interfaith Chapel Facebook page. The program is cosponsored by Hillel, Catholic Newman Community, Protestant Chapel Community, Chabad House, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, and the Interfaith Chapel.

Talk: ‘The Quality Measurement Tsunami’
Robert Panzer, chief quality officer and associate vice president for patient care quality and safety at the Medical Center, will present “The Quality Measurement Tsunami—What Measures and Scorecards are Worthy of Attention?” at the next Public Health Grand Rounds on Friday, Dec. 7. The talk begins at noon in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W304). A light lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Center for Community Health.

Phishing Protection Video
The University is experiencing a dramatic increase in targeted phishing and spam attacks. Faculty, staff, and students have been receiving emails that are created to look as if they came from University Information Technology, Information Systems Division, the IT Help Desk, or other support locations. View University IT’s video on phishing for some important tips. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Safety Corner: Protect Your Vision
Imagine what it would be like to suddenly lose your ability to see. Phil Rogerson from Environmental Health and Safety’s Occupational Safety Unit offers safety reminders to help you protect your vision.

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The Week Ahead
Monday, Nov. 26
Eastman Saxophone Project, 7 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing.

Wednesday, Nov. 28
Wilson Commons Wednesday, noon, Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons.

Thursday, Nov. 29
Archaeology Lecture: Karol Wight of the Corning Museum of Glass, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery.

Friday, Nov. 30
Susan B. Anthony Institute Undergraduate Research Conference 10:15 a.m., Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Durango Herald (Nov. 21)
Colorado’s New House Speaker Conquered Childhood Adversity
“Deprived of oxygen at birth, Mark Ferrandino didn’t learn to read and write at the same pace as other children.He took special-education classes. He was picked on, called names, had his big glasses thrown from the school bus window. He played football and was in the marching band in high school. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics and a master’s in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester.”

Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 21)
John DiBartolomeo Helps Lead UR Past Nazareth
John DiBartolomeo finished with 23 points, and eight assists to lead Rochester over Nazareth 98-74 in men’s basketball Tuesday.

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