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In Today's Issue

  • University Press Celebrates 20 Years
  • IT Computer Sales Offers Free iPod touch and Clearance Laptops
  • FIRE Series Continues: Learn Tips on Patents
  • Security Tip of the Week: Copyright and File Sharin
  • Pediatric Volunteers Needed for Heart Health Study
  • University Sponsors Day at Westside Farmers Market

News and Announcements

University Press Celebrates 20 Years
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the University of Rochester Press, Provost Ralph Kuncl notes in a memo to the University community. To celebrate, copyright law and publishing expert Stanford Thatcher launches this year’s Neilly Lecture series with a talk on the promises and pitfalls of free online access to scholarly books at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. Also, as part of the anniversary, a 25 percent discount is offered to the University's faculty, staff, and students until the end of the year. Use promotion code #9281. Also, an array of the organization's books will be on display in the Freidlander Lobby of  Rush Rhees Library this month.

IT Computer Sales Offers Free iPod Touch and Clearance Laptops
Today is the last chance to purchase an Apple computer and get a free iPod Touch after mail-in rebate. Also, University IT Computer Sales is having a clearance sale on their remaining Apple and Dell Back 2 School laptops. Visit the University IT Computer Sales Web site or stop by the retail locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or in Rush Rhees Library for details.

FIRE Series Continues: Learn Tips on Patents
The FIRE Lecture Series continues with a discussion on "Tips for Cost Effective Patent Prosecution," led by Mary Anthony Merchant, partner at Ballard Spahr Andrews and Ingersoll LLP. The lecture will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Northeastern Conference Room (1-9525 & 1-9935), in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Breakfast refreshments will be provided. Register by noon Sept. 8. Call 784-8856 or e-mail David Englert.

Security Tip of the Week: Copyright and File Sharing

Did you know the University receives hundreds of copyright infringement notifications for students, faculty, and staff? These notifications can lead to disconnection from the Internet and fines for students. Here are some alternatives to illegal file sharing and links to explore legal music and movies. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Pediatric Volunteers Needed for Heart Health Study
Volunteers are needed for a Golisano Children’s Hospital study to determine how changes in growth and tobacco exposure affect cardiovascular risk factors, such as cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose (blood sugar), among children in their pre-teen years.

University Sponsors Day at Westside Farmers Market
The University is sponsoring a day at the Westside Farmers Market from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Live music will be provided by Midnight Ramblers, After Hours, and The Bryan Brown Experience. The Market sells local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, and jam. The Market is at 831 Genesee St. at St. Monica’s Church. For more information, e-mail Liesel Schwarz.

Sept. 8, 2009
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Today's Event Highlight

Creative Workshop Faculty Show
Memorial Art Gallery. All day. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Chronicle of Higher Ed (Sept. 3)
“Microsoft Agrees to Settle Patent Dispute Over University Invention”
Just as an eight-year-old lawsuit was about to go to trial again, Microsoft Corp. and the company that manages patent rights to an invention claimed by the University, have agreed to an undisclosed settlement. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 4)
“A Call For Change, From Within”
As a member of the Spellings Commission, Robert Zemsky generally defended higher ed. His new book backs the panel's diagnosis that problems are severe, but promises a more thoughtful prescription than the commission offers. Read more...

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