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In Today's Issue

  • Ceremonies Mark 160th Commencement
  • University Exceeds United Way Goal
  • Work Resumes at Elmwood and Mt. Hope
  • Race Will Support Urban Fellowship Program
  • Register Now for Faculty Development Colloquium
  • Eastman School Offers Summer Institutes
  • 10 Most Commonly Stolen Passwords
  • HR Intercom Available Online

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Ceremonies Mark 160th Commencement
CELEBRATING THE CLASS OF 2010: "I really believe if you help others, give credit to others, and live with humility, you are a success," Danny Wegman, the chief executive officer of the grocery chain that bears his family's name, told Arts, Sciences, and Engineering graduates at their commencement ceremony Sunday. Wegman was one of many special guests who helped Rochester students celebrate as part of the 160th commencement season at the University. On the Web: Photos, video, and audio from commencement...

University Exceeds United Way Goal
Faculty, staff, students, and retirees have raised $1,307,405—officially topping the University's $1.3 million goal for this year's United Way campaign. The University's United Way Office extends its appreciation to all supporters as well as the many departmental volunteers who championed the effort on the front lines

Work Resumes at Elmwood and Mt. Hope
Excavation and some lane closures continue at the intersection of Elmwood and Mt. Hope avenues this week. Facilities and Services reminds the University community to prepare for possible delays when driving to and from the Medical Center and the River Campus. For more information, contact Facilities and Services at 273-5830.

Race Will Support Urban Fellowship Program
The Rochester Urban Fellowship Program at the University has been selected as the beneficiary of the 2010 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Rochester.

Register Now for Faculty Development Colloquium
The annual faculty development colloquium, including lectures, interactive workshops, and a poster session, will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at the Medical Center. A complete list of workshops and registration materials is available online. For more information, call 276-3782 or e-mail Andria Mutrie. Registration deadline is May 24.

Eastman School Offers Summer Institutes
Faculty and staff can take advantage of an array of summer programs of all musical levels at the Eastman School. Children can take a variety of instrument and voice lessons and classes. Applications are available online and are due by Tuesday, June 1. Information on tuition waivers for faculty and staff are available on the Human Resources Web site. For more information, call 274-1400 or e-mail

10 Most Commonly Stolen Passwords
It's important when you're choosing a password that it be complex. Avoid common password practices, like using slang, adjacent keyboard keys, and names important to the user. A recent study looked at 32 million exposed passwords and revealed the 10 most common. Here are some tips on how to choose a password. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

HR Intercom Available Online
The May 2010 issue of HR Intercom,  a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources, is now available online.
May 17, 2010
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The Week Ahead

Monday, May 17
Claude Bragdon exhibit

Tuesday, May 18
Sussman Lectureship

Wednesday, May 19
Eastman Community Music School concert

Thursday, May 20
Understanding the University of Rochester Retirement Program

Friday, May 21
Exhibition Tour: Albert Paley in the 21st Century

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (May 14)
‘Medical Tech Company Wins UR Competition’
MediTel Health Solutions, a company that connects Parkinson’s patients and physicians via Web-based video conferencing, won the University’s Mark Ain Business Model Competition. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (May 14)
‘Profs Turned Pols’
Through a series of Web-based seminars and organizing efforts on university campuses, Scientists & Engineers for America has been luring professors and others with advanced degrees into political life. Read more…

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