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  • 'Harmony for Haiti' Raises Earthquake Relief Funds
  • Professor Awarded Honorary Doctorate at Swedish University
  • Security Upgrades Needed for Computers Running Windows
  • Internet Connection will be Interrupted for Maintenance
  • Reducing Cellular Costs
  • Library Offers Book Collection Award

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

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 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.

January 25, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 45°
Snow Shower, HIgh 33°
Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Nineteenth-Century Images of Rochester's Waterways
Rush Rhees Library Rare Books & Special Collections 225. All day. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Bloomberg News (Jan. 22)
'High Court Decision May Bring Cascade of Election Spending'
Investor groups, including union pension funds, have been pushing companies for policies on disclosure of political spending. “This may at least cause corporations to think carefully about how they use corporate funds,” said David Primo, an associate professor of political science. Read more...

In Higher Education
The New York Times (Jan. 21)
'Annual Poll of Freshmen Shows Effect of Recession'
The recession hit this year’s college freshmen hard, affecting how they chose a school as well as their ability to pay for it. Read more...

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