News and Announcements
'Harmony for Haiti' Raises Earthquake Relief Funds
Louima Lilite, an Eastman School graduate and Haiti native who was in the country when it was hit by an earthquake this month, will perform at a benefit concert at the school at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in Kilbourn Hall. He will be joined by several Eastman ensembles and the Yellowjackets a capella group.
Professor Awarded Honorary Doctorate at Swedish University
Richard Aslin, the William R. Kenan Professor of Brain & Cognitive
Sciences at Rochester, has been awarded an honorary doctorate of social
sciences from Uppsala University in Sweden. The award ceremony took
place Friday at Uppsala. Aslin, the director of the Rochester Center
for Brain Imaging, has studied infant development throughout his
career, especially infant language development and visual perception.
Security Upgrades Needed for Computers Running Windows
Microsoft has released critical security upgrades that need to be
applied to systems currently running supported versions of Windows.
This vulnerability is in ALL Microsoft-supported Windows operating
systems. University IT strongly advises users to update any computers
they use that run on a Windows operating system. Install the patch here. For assistance, contact the Help Desk at 275-2000, option 4, or, for more information, visit www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS10-002.mspx.
Internet Connection will be Interrupted for Maintenance
University IT is planning maintenance on the University network between 3 and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27. There will be a 15-minute window, from 3 to 3:15 a.m., when communications between the University network and the Internet will be interrupted. For example, you will be unable to access the University Web site from an off-campus computer or go to google.com if you are on the University network on campus. Access within the University network will continue to function normally. After the maintenance, report any Internet connection problems to University IT.
Reducing Cellular Costs
Cellular phone use at the University continues to expand and more cellular plans and features are available. As a result, department administrators are spending more time, asking for more detail, and finding that charges can be significant if the plan options are not well understood. For reminders on how to avoid unnecessary cellular costs in your department, review the " Reducing Cellular Costs" document.
Library Offers Book Collection Award
Friends of Rochester Libraries is sponsoring a Student Book
Collection award. The winning collector will receive $500 cash, plus
gift cards from local booksellers totaling $500, and an invitation to
exhibit a selection of the collection at Rush Rhees Library. Entry forms
are available online. Judging will be based the collection description
and meaningfulness to the collector. The collection’s rarity and
marketplace value won’t be considered.