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In Today's Issue

  • Get an Early Start on Helping the Community
  • Music Department Hosts First 'Day of Brass'
  • Strong Passwords Offer Important Protection
  • Lecture: Venture Capitalism
  • Friends of Carrole Weaver Plan Benefit

News and Announcements

Get an Early Start on Helping the Community

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The University’s 2010 United Way campaign starts Feb. 25, but online pledging for this year’s campaign is available starting today. Visit the University’s United Way Web site to make an online pledge, to learn more about how your donation makes a difference, and to find out about changes in United Way’s funding strategies. Beginning this year, the United Way is funding programs that have been proven to impact the priorities identified as most important by the community. To thank you for your early donation, the University will be hosting a gourmet dessert reception on Feb. 25. Check the United Way Web site for details.

Music Department Hosts First 'Day of Brass'
The College Music Department will hold the first Day of Brass on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Alumni and Advancement Center on East River Road. The event will include master classes and clinics given by Eastman and River Campus faculty, a final concert by high school students and Rochester undergraduates, and an appearance by the Excelsior Cornet Band.

Strong Passwords Offer Important Protection
Strong passwords are important protections to help you have safer online transactions. An ideal password is complex, has more than 14 characters, and contains letters, punctuation, symbols, and numbers. Here are some tips on creating a strong password, and equally important, ways to make it easy to remember. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to

Lecture: Venture Capitalism
"Venture Capitalism—How Does it Work? And How Can I Get a VC to Invest in My Business?" will be the topic of the next session of the F.I.R.E. Lecture Series at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Seating is limited and registration is requested by noon today. For more information and to register, call 784-8856.

Friends of Carrole Weaver Plan Benefit
A benefit will be held for the family of Carrole Weaver, a dental assistant at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, who died suddenly Dec. 22. The benefit will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Shrine Damascus Temple in Webster. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, e-mail

February 8, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 24°
Cloudy, High 25°
Today's Event Highlight
Eastman School Symphony Orchestra
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Feb. 4)
'Laser Lab to Get $62.5 Million in Proposed Budget'
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics would get $62.5 million in funding as part of President Barack Obama’s proposed budget, Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday. Read more…

In Higher Education
New York Times (Feb. 4)
'Lobbying Imperils Overhaul of Student Loans'
An aggressive lobbying by large student lenders has imperiled a plan to end subsidies to private lenders. Read more...

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