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In Today's Issue

  • Carillon Chimes to Remember Earthquake Victims
  • Alan Stockman, Professor of Economics, Dies
  • Simon Ranked among Top 10 for Most Satisfied MBAs
  • Rev. Joseph Lowery To Give Martin Luther King Address
  • NIH Grant to Help Parents of Children with Autism
  • Security Tip of the Week: E-mail Scams
  • Recognition Awards Nomination Deadline Nears
  • Discount Tickets Available for Shen Yun Performing Arts Show
  • University IT Computer Sales Has HDTV Deals

News and Announcements

Carillon Chimes to Remember Earthquake Victims
On Tuesday, Jan. 19, in remembrance of the victims of the Haiti earthquake, the Interfaith Chapel and the Department of Music will toll the bells of the Hopeman Memorial Carillon at 4:53 p.m., to mark the moment the earthquake struck. The University flag also will be flown at half-staff tomorrow.

Alan Stockman, Professor of Economics, Dies
Alan Stockman, the Marie C. and Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Economics at Rochester, died Jan. 14 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58. The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today in his memory.

Simon Ranked in Top 10 for Most Satisfied MBAs
The Simon School is tied for 8th with the University of California, Los Angeles, on Forbes magazine’s list of U.S. business schools with the most satisfied MBA students.

Annual Martin Luther King Address is Friday
Prominent civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery will deliver the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in Strong Auditorium on the River Campus.

Grant to Help Parents of Children with Autism
A $5-million multi-center grant from the National Institute of Mental Health aims to end feelings of isolation and bewilderment often felt by parents of children with autism.

New E-mail Scam
A recent e-mail scam was sent to University faculty and staff claiming the sender was stranded in another country and in order to return home asked the recipients to send money. The earthquake in Haiti will likely increase e-mail phishing schemes. Before donating money to aid in any kind of recovery effort, make sure the organization is legitimate. Here are some tips on how to stay safe from e-mail scammers.

Recognition Awards Nomination Deadline Nears
The nomination deadline for the Witmer Awards and Meliora Awards is Jan. 28. Both awards were established in 2008 to recognize exceptional service by University staff. Intended as a "lifetime achievement" award, the Witmer Award honors full- and part-time staff with 5 years' experience or more. The Meliora Award recognizes staff members whose work performance over the past year exemplifies the University's motto, Meliora, or "ever better." In addition, the Staff Community Service Award will be awarded to a nonmanagement staff person in recognition of outstanding contributions to the greater Rochester community. Details and nomination materials are available online.

Discount Tickets Available for Shen Yun Show
Faculty, staff, and students can receive a 10 percent discount on tickets for the Shen Yun Performing Arts Show on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at the Auditorium Theater. Coupon code is UOFR for online ticket purchases.To receive discounts on tickets purchased at the box office, show your University ID.

University IT Computer Sales Has HDTV Deals
University IT Computer Sales is offering special prices on high-definition televisions. Financing is available at rates as low as 3.99 APR. Visit the University IT Computer Sales Web site or stop by the retail locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or Rush Rhees Library for details.

January 18, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Cloudy, High 36°
Mostly Cloudy, High 34°
Today's Event Highlight
Martin Luther King Day Community Worship Celebration
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8:45 a.m.

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Rochester in the News
Discovery News (Jan. 14)
'Parasitic Wasps' Genome May Yield New Drugs'
John Werren, professor of biology at Rochester, has sequenced the genomes of three parasitic wasp species which may open the door to the development of innovative drug treatments as well as a chemical-free approach to pest control -- all from an insect smaller than a pin head. Also reported in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Independent, and others. Read more…

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 14)
'American Colleges Scramble to Contact Students, Professors in Haiti'
American colleges were struggling to extract—and, in some cases, even reach—students, and faculty and staff members studying and traveling in Haiti in the wake of the deadly earthquake, a task made more difficult by the extent of the devastation and by already poor infrastructure in the Caribbean nation. Read more...

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