News and Announcements
University Freshman Struck by Car Early Saturday
University freshman Ariel Marc Nassau Besprosvany is recovering from injuries he suffered after being struck by a car driven by another student at 12:41 a.m. Saturday while crossing South Plymouth Avenue near Brooks Landing.
University Awards Inventor of Digital Camera Honorary Degree
The University has conferred an honorary doctorate on Steven Sasson, who invented the first digital camera while working for Eastman Kodak Company.
Manute Bol Will Speak About Sudanese Project
Manute Bol and pollster John Zogby will present "Building
Reconciliation: The Story of Sudan Sunrise" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3,
in the Interfaith Chapel. Sudan Sunrise is a reconciliation project which works to build schools in the war-torn villages of Bol’s native Sudan.
Security Tip of the Week: Keep Your Computer Virus-Free
Are you worried about your computer becoming infected with a virus? The University provides Sophos Antivirus Software
free to all faculty, staff, and students. This software offers a broad
range of protection for desktops, file servers, and e-mail servers and
gateways. Here are some safe practices you can follow to prevent a virus from invading your computer. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
University Community Invited to RPO Veterans Day Concert
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to attend a Rochester
Philharmonic Orchestra concert at 7 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at
the Blue Cross Arena. The concert will also be a celebration of the
City of Rochester’s 175th anniversary. To commemorate the event, a
"gigapixel" photo will be taken enabling attendees to identify
themselves in the photo based on their seat location. Tickets are $5
and available at the RPO Web site.
School of Nursing Plans Open House for Doctoral Degree Programs
Nurses and other health care professionals can learn more about
doctoral degree opportunities at a Doctoral Open House from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the School of Nursing, Helen Wood Hall, 255
'Shave to Save' Event Supports Cancer Patients
Colleges against Cancer is sponsoring Shave to Save on Wednesday, Oct.
28, in Wilson Commons Hirst Lounge from noon to 2 p.m. Participants can
have their heads shaved in support of cancer patients who have
undergone chemotherapy. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
For more information, e-mail Molly Zimmerman.
Groups Join to Boost HIV Awareness
The Rochester Victory Alliance (formerly the University HIV Vaccine
Trials Unit), the Mocha Center and more than a dozen community-based
organizations are coming together to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and
efforts to develop a vaccine.