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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Provost to Give State of the Faculty Address
  • Futurity's Mobile App: Research News to Go
  • Urologist Wins National Award
  • University Mourns Death of Ellen Bleier
  • A Freshman Congressman's Perspective
  • How Secure is Your Flash Drive?
  • Summer Sessions 2010
  • Annual Fraternity and Sorority Achievement Reception
  • Weekly Zumba Classes Offered

News and Announcements

Provost to Give State of the Faculty Address
Provost Ralph Kuncl will present a State of the Faculty Address, "Advancing the Research Enterprise of a Great University," to the Faculty Senate at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6. Check tomorrow's @Rochester for the location. All University faculty are invited to attend. 

Futurity's Mobile App: Research News to Go, the online research news source, has announced the debut of the Futurity mobile app. The new app can be downloaded for free at both the Apple iTunes Store and Google’s Android Market. A version for the BlackBerry is scheduled for release early this month.

Urologist Wins National Award
Robert Davis, a professor of urology at the Medical Center, has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Residents Committee Teaching Award, sponsored by the American Urological Association.

University Mourns Death of Ellen Bleier
The University mourns the loss of Ellen Bleier, senior facilities planner for the Medical Center's Space and Strategic Planning Department. Bleier, who was 53 and lived in Rochester, joined the University in 2007. She died Thursday, March 25. The University flag is lowered today in her honor. Her obituary appears in the Democrat and Chronicle.

A Freshman Congressman's Perspective
U.S. Rep. Chris Lee will discuss "Representing Western New York in Congress: A Freshman Member's Perspective" on Thursday, April 8, at 3:30 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. President Seligman will give opening remarks and a question-and-answer session will follow Lee's presentation.

How Secure is Your Flash Drive?
Flash drives—they are small, cheap, offer gigabytes of storage, and are easy to use. It's easy to fill one with important files, clip it to a keychain or slip it in a purse and hit the road. But what if you lose it while looking for change or misplace your keys and is found by a hacker? Here are three ways to can protect any important information on your flash drive from falling into the wrong hands.

Summer Sessions 2010
Registration for summer courses in the College opens today. Check the alphabetical list of courses and then, for more information, go online. For more information about summer offerings, call 275-2345, check the Office of Summer and Part-Time Studies Web site, or e-mail

Annual Fraternity and Sorority Achievement Reception
The College, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, and the Alumni Hellenic Council will celebrate the achievements of the fraternity and sorority community at a reception on Tuesday, April 6, at 5:30 p.m. in the May Room, Wilson Commons. The event includes the presentation of organizational and community awards. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served immediately following the awards ceremony.

Weekly Zumba Classes Offered
The Medical Center's Fitness and Wellness Center offers weekly Zumba classes on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. and Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. For $5 per visit, non-members can check out the popular class. There is a discount for multiple-class registration. Call 275-2437 for details.

April 5, 2010
Today's Forecast:
AM Showers, High 69°
AM Showers, High 74°
The Week Ahead
Tuesday, April 6
International Film-Lecture Series: Shiko Funjatta

Wednesday, April 7
"Expressions of Identity" celebrates diversity through performance; Jazz performance by the 17-piece Eastman Jazz Lab Band

Thursday, April 8
Archeology lecture by Tracy Betsinger

Friday, April 9
Exhibit opening: "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit"; Spring Showtime Weekend begins.

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Rochester in the News
MSNBC (April 1)
'Age Giveaway? Your Jaw, Experts Say'
"We used to think of the bones as static, but now we know they are constantly changing," says senior researcher Howard Langstein a professor and chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. And as we get older, these changes not only curve backs and diminish stature. They also age the face, the researchers found. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (April 1)
' Prepaid Bailouts Present Dilemma'
"It's been a politically popular move for lawmakers to bail out prepaid college tuition plans that are now going broke, but doing so raises some potentially troubling questions of equity." Read more...

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