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@Rochester: Jan. 19, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 19, 2009

Today's Forecast: Snow Shower, High 23°

Tomorrow: Snow Shower, High 21°

In Today's Issue

  • University Announces New Data Protection Policy
  • Women Win Fourth Straight Chase Title
  • Eastman Musicians Present New Concert Series
  • David Primo Will Discuss Outlook for Obama on Radio Program
  • University Alum Awarded 2009 Presidential Inaugural Medal Commission
  • Three Percent Will Announce Best Translated Book Award of 2008
  • Opening Party to Celebrate New Art Gallery Exhibitions
  • Tools to Help You Keep Health-Related Resolutions
  • Event Highlight: Martin Luther King Day Community Worship Celebration
  • Rochester in the News: Andrew Przybylski on Video Game Violence
  • In Higher Education: Students Covering Bigger Share of Costs of College

News and Announcements

University Announces New Data Protection Policy

A new University policy that took effect this month places restrictions on the use and distribution of Social Security numbers and personal identifying information. "The new University policy is a response to a larger societal issue around protecting a basic right, the right to privacy, and a recognition of the threat identity fraud poses to that basic right," says Provost Ralph Kuncl. Any person at the University who possesses or is responsible for providing access to Social Security numbers will be required to register with a University privacy officer by June 30 and agree in writing to follow the guidelines of the new policy. Read more...

Women Win Fourth Straight Chase Title

Rochester's Class of 2009 completed a perfect four-year run through the JPMorgan Chase Tournament by beating St. John Fisher for the 2009 title on Jan. 17. The Yellowjackets defeated the Cardinals, 56-42, to win their fourth consecutive Chase title, setting a tournament record for the women and matching the men's record. Read more...

Eastman Musicians Present New Concert Series

A new series of monthly recitals featuring vocal and instrumental performance majors from the Eastman School starts this month in the historic St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church. Read more...

David Primo Will Discuss Outlook for Obama on Radio Program

David Primo, associate professor of political science, will be a guest on Bloomberg Radio's Bloomberg Surveillance program today, Jan. 19, during the 9 a.m. hour. He will talk about the outlook for Barack Obama presidency. Listen to a live stream. 

University Alum, Acclaimed Sculptor Awarded 2009 Presidential Inaugural Medal Commission

Marc Mellon, one of America's foremost representational sculptors and former Rochester student,designed the front of the official 2009 Presidential Inaugural Medal, which displays a portrait of President-elect Barack Obama. Read more...

Three Percent Will Announce Best Translated Book Award of 2008

Three Percent, a blog and review Web site dedicated to books in translation, recently announced its list of 25 titles for the Best Translated Book Award of 2008. The list will be cut down to 10 finalists on Jan. 27, and the best translated book of 2008 will be announced at a reception on Feb. 19 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Read more...

Opening Party to Celebrate New Art Gallery Exhibitions

The Memorial Art Gallery welcomes two new exhibitions this month. Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite and Gregory Van Maanen: The Happy Survivor. Both run from Jan. 25 through March 29. Members of the University community can buy tickets to the Jan. 24 exhibition-opening party for $20 (students $12) at the Common Market Ticket Office in Wilson Commons. Read more...

Tools to Help You Keep Health-Related Resolutions

The Benefits Office announces the latest educational series to help you stay motivated and keep those New Year's health-related resolutions. Representatives from Well-U, Aetna, and Excellus will be offering tips and tools you may use to help meet and maintain those healthy New Year's resolutions. Dates and times for these sessions can be found here

Events

Monday, Jan. 19

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

Rochester in the News

Wired News (Jan. 16)

"Study: Gamers Prefer Challenge Over Violence"

Graduate student Andrew Przybylski notes that fans of titles like Halo 3 and Team Fortress 2 gravitate towards those particular titles in order to have "their psychological needs met," referring to the "experience of autonomy and competence in gameplay." Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Jan. 15)

"Students Covering Bigger Share of Costs of College"

College students are covering more of what it costs to educate them, even as most colleges are spending less on students, according to a new study. Read more...

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