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@Rochester: March 30, 2009

@Rochester: March 30, 2009

Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy/Windy, High 40°

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 53°

In Today's Issue

  • Look for a Special Edition of @Rochester Later Today
  • College Commencement Speaker Announced
  • Employee ID Badge Replacement Begins Today
  • Exponential Climb Sends Rochester Students to Ranks of Math Elite
  • Security Tip of the Week: Protecting Cell Phones and PDAs
  • Rochester Vascular Conference Planned for May
  • Salsa and Yoga Classes Offered at the Medical Center
  • Application Deadline Approaching for Rochester Scholars
  • Event Highlight: Art Exhibition—Play Nice
  • Rochester in the News: Judy Pipher on Infrared Telescopes; Medical Student Gets a Big Surprise
  • In Higher Education: Economic Downturn Limits Conference Travel

News and Announcements

Look for a Special Edition of @Rochester Later Today

Faculty and staff will have an opportunity to ask questions about how to invest retirement savings in today's volatile economy. Look for details later today in a special edition of @Rochester. 

College Commencement Speaker Announced

Louise Slaughter, a 12-term member of Congress known widely for her success in promoting job creation, attracting economic development, and supporting health care innovations for upstate New York, will deliver the Commencement address for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering on Sunday, May 17. Read more...

Employee ID Badge Replacement Begins Today

Starting today, University faculty, staff, and volunteers are required to get new ID badges. The University-wide replacement project aims to protect personal information, update images and data displayed, and enhance University security by facilitating better control over pre-existing or expired "swipe access" privileges to facilities and labs. From now until mid-June, mobile ID replacement teams will be traveling to various locations across the University’s campuses (see the schedule). Read more...

Exponential Climb Sends Rochester Students to Ranks of Math Elite

Rochester had a breakout performance in the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, earning the highest ranking a Rochester team has ever received. Their 10th place finish among 545 competing teams garnered an honorable mention, placing them amid several Ivy League schools. Read more...

Security Tip of the Week: Protecting Cell Phones and PDAs

As cell phones and PDAs become more technologically advanced, attackers are finding new ways to target victims. Protect yourself: Be careful about posting your number or e-mail address, don't follow links sent in e-mail or text messages, and evaluate security settings on your device. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu. 

Rochester Vascular Conference Planned for May

The Rochester Vascular 2009 conference, now in its fourth year, brings together vascular surgeons, cardiologists, interventional radiologists, ultrasound technicians, residents, students and other specialists from around the northeast to review and update developments in vascular surgery. This year's conference will be May 1-3 at the Clarion Riverside Hotel in Rochester. Contact the Continuing Professional Education office by e-mail or at 275-4392 for details. 

Salsa and Yoga Classes Offered at the Medical Center

The Fitness & Wellness Center holds Iyengar Yoga classes every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $7 aclass for non-members, with discounts for participants who purchase a month of classes. An introductory salsa session will begin April 9 and run for five Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. The cost is $35 for non-members, and no partner is needed. Registration ends April 6. Read more...

Application Deadline Approaching for Rochester Scholars

There's still time to register for the spring session of Rochester Scholars and Rochester Scholars Jr. The application deadline is Thursday, April 2. For more information or to apply, call 275-3221 or visit www.rochester.edu/osp

Events

Monday, March 30

Art Exhibition: Play Nice: Rush Rhees Library Gallery at the Art & Music Library. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Discover Magazine (March 26)

"The Violent, Mysterious Dynamics of Star Formation"

"Seeing in infrared light is important because the diminution of visible light from inside a dusty cloud can be enormous," says Judy Pipher, professor of physics and astronomy. 'This is not a problem when you use an infrared camera because at those longer wavelengths the cloud will be a million times more transparent." Read more...

WROC-TV (March 24)

"Oops! It's a Boy"

Medical student Matt Swenson was excited when he found out he got his first choice for residency during Match Day last week.  But that wasn't all he was excited about. His wife was in the hospital giving birth to their first child. What happened in the delivery room has everybody shaking their head. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (March 27)

"Economic Downturn Limits Conference Travel"

The recession is having a big impact, with attendance down at many academic and professional meetings, and next year is expected to be even worse. Read more...

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