@Rochester: April 20, 2009
Today's Forecast: Few Showers, High 46°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 49°
In Today's Issue
- William Thomson Named to Milliman Chair in Economics
- Genetic Switch Potential Key to New Class of Antibiotics
- Flag Lowered to Honor Jo-Ann Williams
- IBM Smarter Planet University Jam
- Security Tip of the Week: Lock Your Computer Screen
- Celebrating University Authors and Their Works
- Local Foods Week Begins Today
- Eastman Welcomes Members of Society for Seventeenth-Century Music
- Event Highlight: Earth Week Events
- Rochester in the News: Mark Zupan on the Area's Jobless Rate
- Generation Gaps Are Evident in Professors' Views of Their Jobs
News and Announcements
William Thomson Named to Milliman Chair in Economics
William Thomson, an award-winning teacher who is also renowned for his research in game theory, has been named the Elmer B. Milliman Professor of Economics. The Milliman professorship was established in 1977 by friends of Milliman, a former chairman of the board of the Central Trust Company, University alumnus and trustee, and longtime Rochester civic leader. Read more...
Genetic Switch Potential Key to New Class of Antibiotics
Researchers at the Medical Center have determined the structure of a key genetic mechanism at work in bacteria, including some that are deadly to humans, in an important step toward the design of a new class of antibiotics. Read more...
Flag Lowered to Honor Jo-Ann Williams
The University mourns the loss of Jo-Ann Williams, a patient unit secretary for 15 years in the orthopaedic inpatient unit at Strong Memorial Hospital. Williams, 57, died April 11. The University flag will be lowered today in her memory. She was a 30-year veteran of Strong Memorial Hospital. Read her obituary in the Democrat & Chronicle
IBM Smarter Planet University Jam
Students and faculty can now register to participate in the IBM Smarter Planet University Jam, 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 event is free and runs from April 21-23. Read more...
Security Tip of the Week: Lock Your Computer Screen
When leaving your computer unattended, make sure the screen is locked and password protected
. Locking the screen will prevent others from accessing your session without your permission. All your applications and work will remain open in the background while the screen is locked. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu. Read more...
Celebrating University Authors and Their Works
The second annual "Celebration of the 'Book'" will honor faculty and staff members who have authored a book—or its equivalent—during the previous year. The celebration will be held on Thursday, May 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. Read more...
Local Foods Week Begins Today
Dining Services is celebrating Local Foods Week with several events: A local products dinner begins at 5 p.m. today, April 20, at the Eastman Dining Center; the "Get Sauced" local dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, at Danforth Dining Center; Saranac Brewmaster's local dinner and beer tasting begins at 5 p.m. in the Meliora Grand Ballroom on Wednesday, April 22 (Call 275-7687 for reservations); the Eat Local Live Well trade show closes the week's events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the May Room of Wilson Commons on Thursday, April 23. Read more...
Eastman Welcomes Members of Society for Seventeenth-Century Music
Approximately 100 scholars from Europe and the United States will be attending the annual conference of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, hosted this year by the Eastman School. The conference, from April 23 to 26, will include lecture-demonstrations and presentations of the newest research into the music of the seventeenth century. A central event of the conference is a concert of 17th Century Italian music
presented by soprano Ellen Hargis and lutenist and Eastman Professor Paul O'Dette. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (April 17)
"Seasonal Hiring Eases Jobless Rate"
Given that New York's economy is so dependent on high finance, the fact the state's unemployment rate is better than the nation's is cause for a bit of optimism, says Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School. "That doesn't take away from the considerable pain quite a few in our state are going through," he says. Read more...
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (April 17)
"Generation Gaps Are Evident in Professors' Views of Their Jobs"
Compared with faculty members who are older or younger than they are, baby-boomer professors are much less satisfied, over all, with their jobs, says a paper presented this week at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association. Read more...
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