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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Software Cuts Patient Wait Time
  • Concert is Send Off for Eastman Wind Ensemble
  • Provost to Discuss Technology Transfer
  • Security Tip of the Week: Staying Safe with Skype
  • Faculty Development Luncheon Seminar
  • Computer Sales: Holiday Financing Clarification

News and Announcements

Software Cuts Patient Wait Time
The Medical Center is the first in the state to begin using software designed to streamline patient care and help radiologists and technologists juggle the hundreds of requests for CT scans, ultrasounds, and other imaging procedures that they receive daily.

Concert Is Send Off for Eastman Wind Ensemble
The Eastman Wind Ensemble concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, previews the group’s upcoming performance in Michigan and in Chicago at the Midwest Clinic, the world’s largest instrumental music conference. The concert includes a new work, RIFFS, by Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik. The free concert will be performed in Kodak Hall.

Provost to Discuss Technology Transfer
Ralph Kuncl, University provost and executive vice president, will discuss “The State of Technology Transfer at the University of Rochester” at the next F.I.R.E. Lecture at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) in the Medical Center. Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 784-8856.

Security Tip of the Week: Staying Safe with Skype
Services like Skype, a software application which allows users to instant message, voice chat, and share files, can open unsuspecting users to viruses, hackers, and identity thieves. Here are some tips on how to stay safe when using Skype. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Faculty Development Luncheon Seminar
Moka Lantum, director of medical services business improvement for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield will discuss “American Identity—Gift and Curse” at the next faculty development luncheon seminar presented by the Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty Development-Women and Diversity. The lecture will be at noon, Thursday, Dec. 10, in LeChase Assembly Hall (G-9576). Lunch will be provided. To register, e-mail Anne Tedrow or call 273-2010.

Computer Sales: Holiday Financing Clarification
To clarify a notice that ran in Friday's @Rochester, employees wishing to make personal purchases at University IT Computer Sales through the Advantage Federal Credit Union financing offer can set up a "Direct Deposit Payment Option" through HRMS. Reference to an "Employee Payroll Deduction Option" was in error. 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.

Dec. 7, 2009
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Chance of Snow Showers, High 38°
Partly Cloudy, High 37°
Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Philharmonia
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. 8 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (Dec. 3)
Follow Me Named a New York Times Notable Book
Follow Me, written by Joanna Scott, Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English, has been recognized by the New York Times Book Review and has been included on its list of 100 Notable Books of 2009.

In Higher Education
USA Today (Dec. 2)
'Web-Based Tool Hotseat Taking Students' Questions'
There is a growing push across the country to incorporate new technology into education. A program that allows students to ask questions anonymously, is a new approach university officials are testing.  Read more…

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