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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Student Cases of Flu-like Illnesses Increase
  • Leadership Institute Seeking Student Nominations
  • Rochester Senior Wins Scholarship for Study Abroad Semester at Sea
  • Security Tip of the Week: Social Networking Safety
  • Newman Anniversary Lecture Series Concludes
  • Warner Program Helps Girls Excel in Science
  • Future of Classical Music: Who Will Be Listening?
  • Children’s School Has Openings
  • Latino Professional Alliance Plans Networking Event

News and Announcements

Student Cases of Flu-like Illnesses Increase
The number of cases of influenza-like illness among University of Rochester students has increased in the last two weeks. In September and early October, University Health Service tracked about 10 cases a week. During the last two weeks that number has more than tripled and is in keeping with what is happening across New York State.

Fortunately, the cases continue to be mild to moderate, and no students have required admission to the hospital. The first few doses of H1N1 vaccine arrived last week, and University Health Service expects additional deliveries in November. Watch for announcements for H1N1 vaccine clinics for students and employees.

In the meantime, please take the usual precautions to prevent the spread of influenza. The most important advice is to stay home if you are feeling ill. Other information about the flu can be found on the University’s Web site or the UHS Web site.

Leadership Institute Seeking Student Nominations
The 19th annual UR/Paychex Leadership Institute is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23. Open to all College and Eastman undergraduates, the institute helps students develop effective leadership skills through a day-long program of interactive workshops and activities. To nominate a student, compete the online submission form and return no later than Monday, Nov. 9. For more information, e-mail Jake Grantier.

Rochester Senior Wins Scholarship for Study Abroad Semester at Sea
Eric Phamdo, a Rochester junior majoring in psychology with a minor in biology, has been awarded the Semester at Sea Diversity Abroad Scholarship. Phamdo is the first Rochester student to receive this scholarship and is one of only five students chosen from a national pool of applicants.

Security Tip of the Week: Social Networking Safety
Social networking Web sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn connect you with others to share information like photos, videos, and personal messages. As the popularity of these social sites grows, so do the risks of using them. Be proactive. Here are some tips on the best way to protect yourself and your privacy online. 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, please send them to

Newman Anniversary Lecture Series Concludes
Curt Cadorette, the John Henry Newman Associate Professor of Catholic Studies, will speak on “Vatican II: When Will It End? Differing Ecclesiologies and Their Impact on the Church’s Roles in Society” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Interfaith Chapel. Cadorette will be the final speaker in the 80th Anniversary Lecture Series celebrating the Newman Community at the University. For more information, visit the Newman Community Web site or call 275-8515.

Warner Program Helps Girls Excel in Science
The 2009 Science STARS program, led by graduate students at the Warner School, is teaching girls the importance of excelling in science and improving the environment. The Science Stars program is part of the Get Real! Science Project.

Future of Classical Music: Who Will Be Listening?
Thomas Kelly, the Morton B. Knafel professor of music at Harvard University, will give a lecture on “Teaching old music at the new Harvard” at a Harvard Club of Rochester panel discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave. Panelists will include Douglas Lowry, dean of the Eastman School, Helen Smith, director of technology and media production at Eastman, and Nancy Goldsmith Zawacki, vice president of marketing and communications at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. A dessert reception will follow. Cost is $15 per person; $7 for students. Reservations are required by Friday, Nov. 6. E-mail Sid Sobel or call 442-3802.

Children’s School Has Openings
The Children’s School at the Medical Center is accepting new enrollments. The facility is located at 55 Castleman Road, behind Helen Wood Hall. University employees are eligible for a 10 percent tuition discount. Enroll by Dec. 15 and mention @Rochester and the $100 registration fee will be waived. For more information or to schedule a tour, call the Center’s director, Tiffany VanAuker, at 273-3677.

Latino Professional Alliance Plans Networking Event
The Latino Professional Alliance will hold a networking event at Mex, 295 Alexander St. at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. For more information, visit the LPA Web site or become a fan on Facebook.
Nov. 2, 2009
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Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 54°
Showers, High 46°
Today's Event Highlight
Guest Recital: MirrorImage, Horn Duo
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Rochester in the News
13 WHAM-TV (Oct. 30)
'The 20-Second Rule'
Infectious disease specialists at the Medical Center say it really doesn't matter if you are using hand sanitizer or plain old soap and water. What is important is that you spend 20 seconds washing your hands. Read more...

In Higher Education
The New York Times (Oct. 29)
'College Enrollment Set Record in 2008'
Almost 40 percent of the nation’s 18- to 24-year-olds in 2008 were enrolled in college, a record number, according to a Pew Research Center report. The rise was driven almost entirely by a surge in students attending community colleges. Read more...

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