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In Today's Issue

  • Work Continues at Elmwood and Mt. Hope
  • Wilson Commons Renovations
  • University Mourns Death of Sheryl Jones
  • Mark Ain Business Model Competition
  • Internet Security Risks and Their Fixes
  • Latino Professional Alliance Holds Annual Meeting
  • Bon Voyage YellowJackets 

News and Announcements

Work Continues at Elmwood and Mt. Hope
Traffic at the intersection of Elmwood and Mt. Hope avenues will be disrupted through the week of May 10 as crews work on excavation and other projects to prepare for future improvements to the area between Elmwood Avenue and Crittenden Boulevard. Some lanes on both Mt. Hope and Elmwood will be closed during the week, and Facilities and Services reminds faculty, staff, and students that they should be prepared for possible delays. For more information, contact Facilities and Services at 273-5830.

Wilson Commons Renovations
Wilson Commons will be closed for renovations from May 17 to Aug. 6. The Office of the Dean of Students, including Wilson Commons Student Activities, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Parent Relations, Rochester Center for Community Leadership, and the Center for Student Conflict Management, will be relocated to Hoeing Hall. The current phone numbers will still be active. For updates, join the UR Dining Facebook group and direct any dining-related questions to

University Mourns Death of Sheryl Jones
The University flag will be lowered today in memory of Sheryl Jones, a research associate in the School of Nursing. Jones, who lived in Rochester, was 59. She joined the University in December 2001.

Mark Ain Business Model Competition
The fourth annual Mark Ain Business Model Competition Finalists’ Presentations and Judging starts at 4 p.m. in the Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall. The five finalist student teams are Arm Embrace, I-Squared Materials, MediTel, QMD Biosystems, and Alumni judges will announce the winners of $13,500 in cash prizes after the presentations. Refreshments will be served. Register online.

Internet Security Risks and Their Fixes
The Internet wasn't made with security in mind. There are a lot of things that open us and our private information to hackers, scammers, and computer viruses. Here are six Internet security risks and what you can do to fix them. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Latino Professional Alliance Holds Annual Meeting
The Latino Professional Alliance will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, in the Northeastern Conference Room in the Medical Center. The meeting will include board elections, distribution of the annual report, and news on upcoming events. Refreshments will be served. For more information for open LPA board positions, e-mail or call 276-3259, ext. 3.

Bon Voyage YellowJackets
The YellowJackets all-male a cappella group kicks off its European tour, Brotherhood of the Traveling Jackets, today. Their tour will take them to 10 cities in two weeks, performing free concerts in hospitals, schools, and nursing homes. Follow their journey on Twitter and visit their blog for updates, photos, and videos of the tour.

May 10, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 55°
PM Showers, High 5°

The Week Ahead

Monday, May 10
Talk: Reshaping Rochester

Tuesday, May 11
Students Showcase Inventions

Wednesday, May 12

Serenade for Hope Concert

Thursday, May 13

Highlights Tour at MAG

Friday, May 14
Claude Bragdon Exhibit

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (May 7)
‘Study Reaffirms That UR is a Powerhouse in N.Y.’
A new report by the Center for Governmental Research shows that the University  is the sixth-largest in a state where eight of the top 20 employers are health care providers. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (May 7)
‘Linking Tax Credits to Service’
College leaders just about uniformly endorse the idea of community service by students. And college leaders just about uniformly endorse the idea of tax breaks to help pay for college. But combine those two concepts? Higher education isn't excited about that idea. Read more…

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