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@Rochester: Feb. 23, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 23, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 27°

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 33°

In Today's Issue

  • Flags At Half-Staff Today in Honor of Flight 3407 Victims
  • Evolutionary Biologist Wins Sloan Fellowship to Study Speciation
  • Security Tip of the Week: Remote Access Using VPN
  • New Weight Watchers Session at Clinton Crossings
  • Thursday Concert Part of Effort to Promote Interest in Jazz
  • Event Highlight: Eastman Faculty Artist Recital
  • Rochester in the News: Translation Winners Announced, Michael Rizzo on Federal Efforts to Help Homeowners
  • In Higher Education: Creating a National Voice for Adjuncts

News and Announcements

Flags At Half-Staff Today in Honor of Flight 3407 Victims

The U.S. and University flags will be flown at half-staff today, Feb. 23, in honor of the 50 victims of the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407. Governor David Paterson directed that flags on government buildings be flown at half-staff today, and urges residents across the state to join in the observance. Read more...

Evolutionary Biologist Wins Sloan Fellowship to Study Speciation

Daven Presgraves, professor of biology, has been awarded a 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship. Presgraves, who is also the 2008-9 Grass Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, is one of 118 award recipients who will receive $50,000 toward their research programs over the next two years. Read more...

Security Tip of the Week: Remote Access Using VPN

When accessing e-mail or other University resources, such as library materials, off campus, consider using VPN (Virtual Private Network) to establish a secure connection between your off-campus computer and online University resources. Learn more about VPN. (Have a security tip you'd like share? Send it to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.) 

New Weight Watchers Session at Clinton Crossings

A new Weight Watchers at Work session is being offered at Clinton Crossings beginning Feb. 26 and continuing on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Contact Julie Marcoux for more details. Read more...

Thursday Concert Part of Effort to Promote Interest in Jazz

The Aaron Goldberg Trio will perform in the Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 9 p.m. as part of the Jazz Audience Development Program, a campus-wide effort to promote interest in jazz music. Tickets are available in the Common Market in Wilson Commons. A preconcert discussion about jazz will take place in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons at 7 p.m. For more information about the development program, contact Adam Chernick

Events

Monday, Feb. 23

Eastman Faculty Artist Recital: John Marcellus and Friends. Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

International Herald Tribune (Feb. 20)

"Best Translated Book Awards Announced"

Attila Bartis's Tranquility, translated from Hungarian, and Takashi Hiraide's For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut, translated from Japanese, are recipients of the 2009 Best Translated Book Awards for fiction and poetry respectively. Organized by Three Percent, the book awards are the only prizes of their kind to honor the best original works of international literature and poetry published in the United States during the past year. Read more...

Wisconsin Public Radio (Feb. 19)

"At Issue With Ben Merens"

Michael Rizzo, assistant professor of economics, discussed the Obama administration's initiatives to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and the U.S. economic outlook during an interview on Wisconsin Public Radio's At Issue With Ben Merens. Listen to the interview. 

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 20)

"Creating a National Voice for Adjuncts"

"Some of the leading activists on behalf of adjuncts are planning to formally create an organization that would speak solely on behalf of those off the tenure track." Read more...

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