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In Today's Issue

  • University Freshman Struck by Car Early Saturday
  • University Awards Inventor of Digital Camera Honorary Degree
  • Manute Bol Will Speak About Sudanese Project
  • Security Tip of the Week: Keep Your Computer Virus-Free
  • University Community Invited to RPO Veterans Day Concert
  • School of Nursing Plans Open House for Doctoral Degree Programs
  • 'Shave to Save' Event Supports Cancer Patients
  • Groups Join to Boost HIV Awareness

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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Crittenden Blvd.
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'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.
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Oct. 26, 2009
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 59°
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Mostly Cloudy, High 54°
Today's Event Highlight
Creative Workshop Adult and Teen Inspiration Show
Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop. All day. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 23)
'Conference Studies Cultural Popularity of Robin Hood'
A newly restored print of the 1922 film Robin Hood is the centerpiece of a multi-disciplinary academic conference called "Robin Hood: Media Creature" at the University. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 23)
'Are Today’s Grads Unprofessional?'
A survey of business leaders reveals they think younger hires are not what they used to be. One college thinks it has the answer to these workplace woes. Read more…

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