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Grads@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today’s Issue

  • Changes Made to Wireless Services
  • University Joins WasteWise Partnership
  • Tips for Protecting Your Cell Phone or PDA
  • Rochester in the News: 'Five Years and Counting for Joel Seligman at UR'
  • In Higher Education: 'Economy Slows Colleges' Ability to Hire and Delays Retirements'

News and Announcements

Changes Made to Wireless Services
As part of the University’s efforts to secure network resources on the River Campus, University IT has introduced changes to its wireless services. Current faculty, staff, and students have two primary options to connect to the wireless network: UR_RC_InternalSecure (enter the service passphrase URWireless when prompted) and UR_RC_DomainAuth. Guests can use the UR_RC_Guest connection, which includes limited bandwidth and access to the Internet. Contact the IT Center at or 275-2000 for assistance.

University Joins WasteWise Partnership
The University has joined the more than 2,000 other members of the Environmental Protection Agency's WasteWise program in an effort to help reduce waste output.

Tips for Protecting Your Cell Phone or PDA
As cell phones and PDAs become more technologically advanced, attackers are finding new ways to target victims. Protect yourself: be careful about posting your cell phone number and e-mail address, be wary of links or downloadable software sent in e-mail or text messages, evaluate your security settings, and encrypt your device if it contains sensitive data.

Rochester in the News

'Five Years and Counting for Joel Seligman at UR'
Democrat and Chronicle (July 25)
A rectangular glass plate etched with the words "aim high" leaves little doubt that University President Joel Seligman is not satisfied with the status quo.

In Higher Education

'Economy Slows Colleges' Ability to Hire and Delays Retirements'
Chronicle of Higher Education (July 25)
Evidence that the most recent economic downturn is having a noticeable effect on the retirements of older professors is still largely anecdotal, but the issue is very much on the minds of administrators and individuals.

August 1, 2010

Deadlines & Reminders

Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Aug. 13: Last day to submit Master's Programs of Study for October 2010 degree candidates.

More from the graduate calendar.

School of Medicine and Dentistry
Aug. 4: Fall 2010 registration deadline for matriculated and non-matriculated graduate-level students.

Aug. 6: Summer session ends.

Aug. 13: Summer sessions grade reports due to the Office for Graduate Education by noon.

More from the School of Medicine and Dentistry graduate calendar.

Eastman School
Aug. 2: Deadline for submission of "fair" copies of PhD dissertations to be distributed to reading committee for students anticipating a March 2011 degree-conferral. 

Aug. 6: Last day for final oral examination for PhD students anticipating an October 2010 degree-conferral.

Aug. 6: Summer session classes end.

More from Eastman's graduate calendar.

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