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In Today's Issue

  • Four New Faculty Members at Eastman School
  • Rating Season Starts
  • New Telephone Options for IT Support
  • Defensive Driving Class Offered

News and Announcements

Four New Faculty Members at Eastman School
The Eastman School welcomes four new faculty members this fall: Frank Huang, associate professor of violin and chamber music; Robert Hasegawa, assistant professor of music theory; Lisa Jakelski, assistant professor of music history; and Jan Opalach, assistant professor of voice.
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Rating Season Starts
As commercial magazines gear up for their rankings season this fall, U.S. News & World Report has issued its annual "Best Colleges" list as part of its college guidebook for 2010. Rochester continues to rank 35th, according to the magazine, which is scheduled to make its rankings available on its Web site beginning today.

New Telephone Options for IT Support
There are new options to choose from when you call 275-2000 for IT support at the University:
• Select OPTION 1 if you are a student looking for IT Support.
• Select OPTION 2 to be connected to staff who will answer your telephone, cell phone and pager questions.
• Select OPTION 3 if you are part of the Medical Center community needing support for Medical Center e-mail, applications, and computer support; (or you can still use 275-3200 if you choose).
• Select OPTION 4 or remain on the line to be connected to University IT staff who will assist you with your question.
You can select any of the options defined above at any time during your call. IT hopes you will find this new service helpful and welcomes feedback at UnivITHelp@rochester.edu. For more information about University IT services, visit www.rochester.edu/it.

Defensive Driving Class Offered
A six-hour defensive driving class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m Saturday, Aug. 22, in the Louise Slaughter Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. Participants may qualify for a 10 percent reduction in auto insurance or four points off further administrative action. Cost is $35 and registration is required. Call 905-9420. To receive a discount when registering, enter code 4312. An online course is also available.

August 20, 2009
Scattered T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms, High 83°
Tomorrow:
Scattered Thunderstorms, High 80°

Today's Event Highlight
Art at 11 Lecture: Kim Waale
Memorial Art Gallery. 11 a.m. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Toronto Globe and Mail (Aug. 19)
"Logjam in Vaccine Packaging to Delay H1N1 Flu Shots"
Even November could be too late for H1N1 vaccinations to start, says John Treanor, professor of medicine, and of microbiology and immunology at the Medical Center. "It all depends on when the swine flu comes back and that is extremely unpredictable.”  Read more...

In Higher Education
Wall Street Journal (Aug. 19)
"A Last-Minute Dash for Tuition"
Even where state budgets are more secure, parental layoffs and shrinking savings accounts are sending students and their parents scrambling to find last-minute sources of money for school. Read more...

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