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@Rochester: Feb. 10, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 10, 2009

Today's Forecast: Cloudy, High 50°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 59°

In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Biologist Accepts Rare Darwin-Wallace Medal
  • New Diary Entries Added Online in Honor of Lincoln's 200th Birthday
  • Eastman Alumnus Earns Two Grammys
  • First Lab Experiment to Accurately Model Stellar Jets Explains Mysterious 'Knots'
  • Security Tip of the Week: Protect Your Passwords
  • This Month's HR Intercom Available Online
  • Talk Focuses on Identity Theft Prevention
  • Event Highlight: Weigh Well Management Program
  • Rochester in the News: Judith Smetana on Helpfulness of Teens
  • In Higher Education: The Digital Future Is (Almost) Now for Publishers

News and Announcements

Rochester Biologist Accepts Rare Darwin-Wallace Medal

The Council of the Linnean Society of London, the world's oldest active biological society, will award H. Allen Orr, Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Biology, the Darwin-Wallace Medal. The award, which is given out every 50 years, will be given to Orr on Feb. 12, the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. Read more...

New Diary Entries Added Online in Honor of Lincoln's 200th Birthday

Diary entries by Frances "Fanny" Seward that detail the failed assassination attempt against her father, Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of State William Seward, will be added to the University's library Web site, Lincoln and His Circle. Fanny Seward's account will be available online Feb. 12, marking the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. Read more...

Eastman Alumnus Earns Two Grammys

Tenor Anthony Dean Griffey '01E (MM) won two Grammy Awards Feb. 8 for the Los Angeles Opera's Rise and Fall of the City of MahagonnyRead more...

First Lab Experiment to Accurately Model Stellar Jets Explains Mysterious 'Knots'

Some of the most breathtaking objects in the cosmos are the jets of matter streaming out of stars, but astrophysicists have long been at a loss to explain how these jets achieve their varied shapes. Now, a paper coauthored by Adam Frank, professor of astrophysics, shows how magnetic forces shape these stellar jets. Read more...

Security Tip of the Week: Protect Your Passwords

Passwords are the key to your data. When choosing a password, create one that is easy to remember, but hard for anyone else to guess. Passwords should not include personal information that can be easily accessed or guessed. To create a more secure password, use a combination of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and special characters. (Have a security tip you'd like share? Send it to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.Read more...

This Month's HR Intercom Available Online

The February issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about human resources programs, is available online. 

Talk Focuses on Identity Theft Prevention

Learn how to prevent identity theft today from noon to 1 p.m. in the Northeastern Room (1-9535) at the Medical Center. The session will be conducted by a representative from Bank of America as part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

Events

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Weigh Well Management Program: Helen Wood Hall. Noon to 1 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

U.S. News & World Report (Feb. 7)

"Teens More Helpful Than Parents Know"

There certainly are situations where kids say, 'I don't want to do that; it's my choice; it's up to me.' But I think we overestimate that," says Judith Smetana, professor of psychology. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 9)

"At Publishers' Conference, the Digital Future Is (Almost) Now"

The people who gathered last week for the Association of American Publishers' Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division's annual conference did not waste a lot of time worrying whether print is going the way of the dodo. As Matthew Nauman, director of publisher relations at Blackwell's, put it, 'A book sale is a book sale, and we don't care what the format is.'" Read more...

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