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In Today’s Issue

  • Mark Taubman Named Medical School Dean
  • Harmony for Haiti Benefit Concert
  • First Diversity Award Winners Honored
  • Moving Technology From Lab to Market More Efficiently
  • Security Upgrades Needed for Computers Running Windows
  • Internet Connection will be Interrupted for Maintenance
  • It All Adds Up
  • Seminar Addresses Financial Concerns
  • Doctoral Candidate Receives American Heart Association Grant
  • Rochester in the News: 'Flutist Catherine Branch Learns a New Instrument: Herself'
  • In Higher Education: Blasting Academic Silos

News and Announcements

Mark Taubman Named Medical School Dean
President Joel Seligman announced last week that Brad Berk will return as full-time CEO of the Medical Center while Mark Taubman will begin serving as the tenth dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
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Harmony for Haiti Benefit Concert
An Eastman School graduate who was in Haiti when the country was hit by a catastrophic earthquake this month will perform at a benefit concert at the school at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in Kilbourn Hall. Titled “Harmony for Haiti,” the concert is organized by Eastman School master’s students Jordan Hayes and Emeric Viani, who invited alumnus Louima Lilite to participate in the event. Several student ensembles also will perform at the benefit.
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First Diversity Award Winners Honored
The first recipients of Rochester's Presidential Diversity Awards were honored last week for their exemplary contributions to the University's diversity and inclusion efforts. The winners are the Latino Professional Alliance, the David T. Kearns Center, and John Hansen, associate dean for admissions at the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
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Moving Technology From Lab to Market More Efficiently
The University has created a new position—vice-provost for Technology Transfer Policy—as part of a multi-year effort to increase the number of science and engineering discoveries that can be developed by entrepreneurs and turned into technologies for the benefit of society.
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Security Upgrades Needed for Computers Running Windows
Microsoft has released critical security upgrades that need to be applied to systems currently running supported versions of Windows. This vulnerability is in ALL Microsoft-supported Windows operating systems. University IT strongly advises users to update any computers they use that run on a Windows operating system. Install the patch here. For assistance, contact the Help Desk at 275-2000, option 4, or, for more information, visit www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS10-002.mspx.

Internet Connection will be Interrupted for Maintenance
University IT is planning maintenance on the University network between 3 and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27. There will be a 15-minute window, from 3 to 3:15 a.m. when communications between the University network and the Internet will be interrupted. For example, you will be unable to access the University Web site from an off-campus computer or go to google.com if you are on the University network on campus. Access within the University network will continue to function normally. After the maintenance, report any Internet connection problems to University IT.

It All Adds Up
Changes to the University's mathematics department over the years have led to national prominence for the program. Read more ...

Seminar Addresses Financial Concerns
The Graduate Student Society at the School of Medicine and Dentistry will host a finance seminar with Anthony Baldo, a Simon School graduate and brand manager of JP Morgan Chase, from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, in the Natapow Room (1-9545). Light refreshments will be served.

Doctoral Candidate Receives American Heart Association Grant
Feng (Johnson) Qian, a PhD candidate in Health Services Research and Policy, was recently selected to receive an American Heart Association Young Investigator Database seed grant to utilize data from the Get With The Guidelines-Coronary Artery Disease database and to cover travel expenses for future presentations at scientific meetings.

Rochester in the News

'Flutist Catherine Branch Learns a New Instrument: Herself'
WXXI (Jan. 19)
Eastman School graduate student Catherine Branch has grabbed life's lemons and squeezed out lemonade for thousands.

In Higher Education

'Blasting Academic Silos'
Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 18)
A prevalent organizational model designed to strengthen individual colleges on university campuses might be standing in the way of necessary, innovative research collaborations, a team of American University administrators say.

Jan. 24, 2010

Deadlines & Reminders

Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Jan 27: Deadline for spring registration.

Jan. 27: Last day to submit Master's Programs of Study for May 2010 degree candidates.

More from the graduate calendar.


School of Medicine and Dentistry
Jan. 25: First day to hold PhD defenses in the spring semester (having registered the dissertation at least 18 full working days prior to defense date.)

More from the School of Medicine and Dentistry graduate calendar.


Eastman School
No deadlines listed for this week.

More from Eastman's graduate calendar.



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