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In Today's Issue

  • University Receives $34.5M in Stimulus Funding
  • Carl Hagen Awarded Sakurai Prize
  • Dean of Nursing Explores Sleep in Medical Disorders 
  • Gerald Gamm Leads Political Use of Flag Discussion
  • Security Tip of the Week: Phishing Schemes
  • Coat Drive for Refugees Extended
  • National Save for Retirement Week

News and Announcements

University Receives $34.5M in Stimulus Funding
The University has received $34.5 million in awards from research programs funded by the American Recovery and Retirement Act over the last six months. The grants fund a broad array of scientific programs and to date have supported 116 jobs at the University.

Carl Hagen Awarded Sakurai Prize
The American Physical Society has named Carl Hagen, professor of physics and astronomy, a recipient of the 2010 J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics.

Dean of Nursing Explores Sleep in Medical Disorders
Kathy Parker, dean and professor of the School of Nursing will be presenting “Sleep in Medical Disorders” at the October Pediatric Biomedical and Translational Research Seminar Series. The seminar will be at noon Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Room 3-6408 (K307) in the Medical Center. 

Gerald Gamm Leads Political Use of Flag Discussion
Gerald Gamm, associate professor and chair of political science, will present Capture the Flag, a political history of how the flag has been historically used by various groups. Part of the Books Sandwiched-In series, the talk will be held at the Rochester Central Library, 115 South Ave., at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Security Tip of the Week: Phishing Schemes
Can you tell if an e-mail message requesting personal information is legitimate? If an e-mail message looks suspicious, it probably is. Here are some of the phrases to look for to determine if an e-mail is a phishing scheme. A PDF is 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

Coat Drive for Refugees Extended
The second annual Coat Drive for Rochester Refugees has been extended until Dec. 1. Gently used or new coats, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, winter boots, and small men's clothing are needed. All donations go to Rochester refugees. For more information, including a list of drop-off locations, e-mail

National Save for Retirement Week
In recognition of National Save for Retirement Week, October 18-24, the Benefits Office is offering educational sessions and individual counseling appointments to help educate employees and encourage them to save more for retirement. Visit the Benefits Office Web site for more information

Oct. 19, 2009
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Today's Event Highlight
Indian Arts and Crafts Event
Interfaith Chapel River Level. 5 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
WHAM-TV (Oct. 14)
“Wall St. Up, But Will Jobs Come Back?”
Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School says “Industries shrink, then new ones also emerge…the consistent pattern is that the private sector does an amazing job over time, in terms of value and job creation." Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 16)
“Out of State Dreams”
Can nonresident students (who pay higher tuition) balance budgets of flagship universities? A growing number of institutions think so. Some experts doubt the plans will work; others fear a shift in values. Read more...

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