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In Today’s Issue

  • University Creates Institute for Popular Music
  • Mobile App Helps Providers Document Conditions and Care
  • Make a Gift and Support Your Passion
  • Reminder: Finance Department Holiday Closings
  • Can You Spot a ‘Phish’?
  • Black History Month Poster Contest

News and Announcements

University Creates Institute for Popular Music
The University has established an Institute for Popular Music that treats the study of popular genres—such as rock and roll, pop, and hip hop—as seriously as classical music. Read more...

Mobile App Helps Providers Document Conditions and Care
The Medical Center has developed a new suite of tools—including a mobile app for iPhones and iPads—that helps health care providers paint a more precise picture of the health condition of patients they treat. Read more...

Make a Gift and Support Your Passion
University Advancement asks you to consider making an Annual Fund gift by Dec. 31 to an area at the University you care about most. Annual Fund gifts provide critical financial support to every area of the University. Collectively, all gifts, large or small, have an impact on the University. Click here to support the annual funds of your choice and receive possible tax benefits. Faculty and staff may split their gifts, paying each payroll period, by using a payroll deduction form.

Reminder: Finance Department Holiday Closings
The finance, payroll, and bursar’s offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24. In addition, the finance offices at 910 Genesee St., Suite 200, will not be available for pickup or dropoff service that day.

Can You Spot a ‘Phish’?
University IT invites you to test your phishing knowledge in an online quiz. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to Read more...

Black History Month Poster Contest
The Black History Month calendar planning committee is hosting a poster design contest for this year’s Black History Month activities. Students are invited to design a poster that best expresses black culture, history, politics, and diasporic roots. Submissions are due Monday, Dec. 31. Click here for details.

Dec. 18, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Rain, High 44°
Partly Cloudy, High 40°

Today’s Event Highlight
Seminar: ‘How Technology Could Transform Clinical Trials’
12:15 p.m., Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center. 

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Rochester in the News
New Scientist (Dec. 14)
Warning, Speedsters: You Can’t Fool Quantum Radar
Radar and lidar systems bounce radio or light signals off an object and measure how long they take to return. Both military and police systems can be fooled by devices that generate photons of the same frequency as in the outgoing beam. To reveal when returning photons have been faked, graduate student Mehul Malik and his colleagues at the University borrowed a trick from quantum cryptography, polarising each outgoing photon in one of two ways according to a sequence.

Democrat and Chronicle (Dec. 14)
Newtown Shooting: Advice to Parents to Help Kids Cope
Bonnie Rubenstein, associate professor of counseling and human development at the Warner School, and Jody Todd Manly, clinical director of the Mt. Hope Family Center, are among the experts offering advice on how to help children cope with the aftermath of the Newtown elementary school shooting.

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