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In Today's Issue

  • Graduate Student Injured in One-Car Accident
  • Study: Small Strides for Women in Local Governments
  • Medical Center Contributes to Liver Disease Study
  • Final Eastman-Ranlet Series Concert is April 11
  • Facebook Users: Beware of Password-Stealing Virus
  • Commencement Volunteers Needed

News and Announcements

Graduate Student Injured in One-Car Accident
Graduate student Sahil Niranjan Desai was critically injured in a one-car accident on Elmwood Avenue near Kendrick Road early Sunday, March 28. He is in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital. Desai, 23, whose family lives near Mumbai, India, is completing a master's degree in chemical engineering. "All of us at the University hope that Sahil makes a rapid and complete recovery," said University President Joel Seligman. "We are providing assistance to support Sahil's family and friends at this difficult time."

Study: Small Strides for Women in Local Governments
A study from the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership shows there has been little change over the past two years in the number of women serving in elected local offices in New York State.

Medical Center Contributes to Liver Disease Study
Medical Center scientists took part in a major international study that finds a drug now used to treat a complication of end-stage liver disease is also useful for preventing a relapse of the condition.

Final Eastman-Ranlet Series Concert is April 11
The Orion String Quartet, recognized as one of the country’s foremost chamber ensembles, and pianist Peter Serkin, known for championing contemporary music, will jointly present the final concert in the 2009-2010 Eastman-Ranlet Series on Sunday, April 11.

Facebook Users: Beware of Password-Stealing Virus
A recent e-mail spam attack targeted toward the users of Facebook warned recipients that passwords on accounts had been reset and to click on the attachment to get new log-in credentials. If the attachment is opened it downloads malware that steals passwords stored on your computer. Read the full article. Here are more tips on how to deal with suspicious e-mail attachments.

Commencement Volunteers Needed
Staff are needed to act as volunteers for Commencement 2010 on Sunday, May 16. Volunteers are needed throughout the day and shifts are flexible. All volunteers are invited to attend a complimentary brunch. E-mail Kaitlin Gray to sign up.
March 29, 2010
Today's Forecast:
AM Showers, High 46°
Rain, High 45°
Today's Event Highlight
Faculty Artist Series: Robert Morris, composer
Eastman School Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (March 26)
'Eastman Music Students Perform for Community'
"Eastman School students need to get out of the classroom and the concert hall every so often to brush up on their people skills because, after all, music is a performance art that strives to connect with an audience." Read more…

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (March 25)
'Historic Victory for Student Aid Is Tinged by Lost Possibilities'
"For all the drawn-out battle over the landmark student-loan bill, the measure will result in limited gains, providing only a portion of the money the president had sought for some of his key higher-education goals." Read more…

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