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@Rochester: April 13, 2009

@Rochester: April 13, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 52°

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 56°

In Today's Issue

  • Simon School Expands Executive Education Offerings
  • Flag Lowered to Honor Stephen Barbato
  • IBM Smarter Planet University Jam
  • Security Tip of the Week: Backing up Your Data
  • Go Green/Spring Cleaning Sale Ends April 21
  • Symposium on Nonviolence is Saturday
  • Graduate Research Conference Planned
  • Event Highlight: An Evening with Jason Menkes '99
  • Rochester in the News: Preview of Memorial Art Gallery Glass Exhibit
  • In Higher Education: Colleges Sharpen Tactics for Academic-Integrity

News and Announcements

Simon School Expands Executive Education Offerings

The Simon Graduate School of Business is expanding its executive education offerings for open enrollment. Read more...

Flag Lowered to Honor Stephen Barbato

The University mourns the loss of Stephen Barbato, a staff accountant who was with the University since 1978. He died April 9 at age 54. The University flag has been lowered today in his honor. A self-proclaimed "sports nut," Mr. Barbato was captain of the Rochester Wheels Basketball Team for 30 years and he occasionally spoke at local schools and organizations about the disabled and wheelchair sports. (View the obituary that appeared in the April 10 Democrat and Chronicle.) 

IBM Smarter Planet University Jam

From April 21-23 the University will be participating in a 72-hour global online conversation with faculty, students, IBM business leaders and technologists, and industry partners from around the world on how technology and business can help build a smarter planet. The Jam is free and registration is now open. Read more...

Security Tip of the Week: Backing up Your Data

Backing up your data is important in case of computer theft or malfunction. Back up information that cannot easily be replaced, such as e-mail, address books, bookmarks, personal projects, and documents. Store it on removable media that can be kept in a secure location and if sensitive or confidential data is contained within your backups, use additional protection measure. Read more...

Go Green/Spring Cleaning Sale Ends April 21

University IT Computer Sales is holding a Go Green/Spring Cleaning Sale through April 21 at its stores in Rush Rhees Library, the Medical Center, and online. New eco-friendly products and clearance items are offered during the event. Get a free University reusable shopping bag with your purchase while supplies last. 

Symposium on Nonviolence is Saturday

The Philosophy of Nonviolence: A Symposium in Honor of Robert Holmes is planned for 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. A reception will follow in the Welles-Brown Room. Sponsored by the philosophy department and Nonviolent on Campus, the symposium is free and open to the public. 

Graduate Research Conference Planned

The Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. 

Events

Monday, April 13

An Evening with Jason Menkes '99: Music Recording Education and the Modern Music Business. Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. 5 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Daily News Online (April 10)

"Glass Sculptor is Focus of Exhibition Opening at Memorial Art Gallery"

An exhibition of new work by pioneering glass artist Michael Taylor opens April 19 at Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 10)

"Colleges Sharpen Tactics for Resolving Academic-Integrity Cases"

Because technology and the Internet have made cheating both easier for students to do and easier for professors to discover, many colleges are redesigning the ways they deal with it. Read more...

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