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@Rochester: Jan. 12, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 12, 2009

Today's Forecast: Flurries, High 28°

Tomorrow: Snow Shower, High 32°

In Today's Issue

  • Personal Information Taken Illegally from University Database
  • An Easy Way to Recycle Inkjet and Toner Cartridges
  • 13WHAM to Air Segment Highlighting Best Translated Book Award
  • Submissions Sought for Creative Excellence Award Contest
  • Health Care Education Fair
  • Researcher Honored for Excellence in Geriatric Nursing
  • Learn about Weight Watcher's Program at Open House
  • Event Highlight: Faculty Artist Series
  • Rochester in the News: Rochester Named To Best Value List
  • In Higher Education: Colleges See Slowest Growth in State Aid in 5 Years

News and Announcements

Personal Information Taken Illegally from University Database

On Jan. 7, it was discovered that the names and Social Security numbers of 450 University students and former students were accessed and copied illegally from a non-academic student database and copied to an off-campus IP address. On Saturday, the University sent e-mails and letters notifying the individuals affected. The investigation of the incident is continuing. Read more...

An Easy Way to Recycle Inkjet and Toner Cartridges

The next time you need to replace the ink cartridge in your printer, place your used cartridge in its original or replacement package and mail it to University Mail Services, PO Box 270001, for recycling. For every laser cartridge returned, a half gallon of oil is conserved. In 2008, the University recycled approximately 1,600 pounds of plastic/metal from ink jet and laser cartridges. Contact Amy Kadrie, recycling coordinator, at 362-5739 or amy.kadrie@rochester.edu with any questions. 

13WHAM to Air Segment Highlighting Best Translated Book Award

Chad Post and Nathan Furl from the University's Open Letter press will discuss the Best Translated Book Award of 2008 today, Jan. 12, during the 8 a.m. broadcast of 13WHAM News this Morning. The book award, which is being hosted by Three Percent, is the only book list that honors an international work of literature translated in English. "It's time to celebrate the great books from other countries that have made their way into English," says Post, director of Three Percent and Open Letter. 

Submissions Sought for Creative Excellence Award Contest

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to enter the annual Creative Excellence Award Contest. Entries may be in any medium and must deal with issues of human values in health care. The submission deadline is Friday, April 24. Read more...

Health Care Education Fair

Learn what the University has to offer in health care programs at the Health Care Education Fair from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Simon School's Eisenberg Rotunda. Program directors from various units will be available to answer your questions about the programs available. Get details on registration and parking. Contact Kate Walsh at 273-1645 or kate.walsh@simon.rochester.edu for more information. 

Researcher Honored for Excellence in Geriatric Nursing

Nancy Watson, founding director of the Elaine C. Hubbard Center for Nursing Research on Aging at the School of Nursing, was awarded the Geriatric Nursing Faculty Champion Award by the American Association of Colleges and Nursing. Read more...

Learn about Weight Watcher's Program at Open House

A Weight Watcher's Open House will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 in room 200 of the UHS Building. Registration will be available for the new session, which begins Jan. 22. The group meets on Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 17 weeks. The cost is $186, payable by cash, major credit card or check. Contact Jan Callens at 275-1148 or jcallens@uhs.rochester.edu for more information. 

Events

Monday, Jan. 12

Faculty Artist Series: W. Peter Kurau, horn. 8 p.m. Kilbourn Hall

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine (Jan. 9)

"2009 Best Values in Private Colleges"

Rochester makes its first appearance on the list, at number 33. The list ranks schools that deliver an affordable, high-quality education. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 9)

"Colleges See Slowest Growth in State Aid in 5 Years"

"Annual state appropriations for higher education inched up by less than 1 percent for the 2009 fiscal year." Read more...

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