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In Today's Issue

  • Tunnel Closed This Week
  • Eastman Musicologist Explores 'Exotic' Stereotypes in Music
  • University Mourns Loss of Janet Yankanich
  • Security Tip of the Week: Seven Practices for Safer Computing
  • Take a Hike for National Trails Day

News and Announcements

Tunnel Closed This Week
Beginning today, the Rush Rhees Library tunnel between Meliora Hall and Wilson Commons will be closed for construction. Pedestrians should use an alternative path this week. Contact Christina Goodermote at 273-5549 with any questions or concerns.

Eastman Musicologist Explores 'Exotic' Stereotypes in Music
In his new book, Musical Exoticism: Images and Reflections, Ralph Locke, professor of musicology at the Eastman School, argues that Western attitudes about foreign cultures and stereotypes about different peoples have played an underappreciated role in the proliferation of Western music from the Baroque era to today.

University Mourns Loss of Janet Yankanich

The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today in honor of Janet Yankanich, a data control clerk who worked in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine for the New York State Quitline contract. Yankanich, who lived in Hilton, died June 16 at the age of 36. She joined the Medical Center as a part-time staff member July 2007.

Security Tip of the Week: Seven Practices for Safer Computing

In this week's security tip, University IT offers seven ways to protect your computer and your personal information. A PDF is also available to print and use as a poster. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Take a Hike for National Trails Day

Well-U is hosting its first National Trails Day event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, on the porch at Carlson Library. The event aims to increase awareness of Monroe County's parks and trails and to highlight proper trail safety. Free health screenings, giveaways, and refreshments will be available. Enroll online.

June 22, 2009
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 75°
Sunny, High 78°

Today's Event Highlight
Stem Cell Patenting and Licensing
Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center. 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
New York Review of Books (July 2)
'Getting High on the Himalayas'
Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes by Stewart Weaver, professor of history, and Maurice Isserman, professor of history at Hamilton College and a 1979 Rochester alumnus, is called an "authentic history" and a “big book in every sense.”  Read more...

In Higher Education
New York Times (June 18)
'For Colleges, Small Cuts Add Up to Big Savings'
Across the country, colleges have come up with a host of small, quirky  ideas that, taken together, stand as higher education’s household hints for living on a budget. Read more...

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