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In Today's Issue

  • Warner School Partners with RCCL
  • Alert: Help the University Keep Hackers Out
  • Fringe Festival Seeks Volunteers
  • Lung Biology Strategic Plan Offers Grant Opportunities
  • Become a Runner Registration Opens Tuesday
  • Eastman Rochester Chorus Auditions for 2015–16
  • Poster Sale Starts Sunday
  • Visit Strong Museum for Free in September

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Warner School Partners with RCCL
The Warner School and the Rochester Center for Community Leadership offer a new scholarship program for members of the Rochester Urban Fellows Program and the Rochester Youth Year Fellowship who are interested in pursuing graduate study at Warner. Read more...

Alert: Help the University Keep Hackers Out
Recent data breaches at large retailers, hospitals, and social media web sites raise awareness about the challenges the University faces in protecting data. When a website is compromised, hackers can steal e-mail addresses, user names and passwords that were used on that web site. With this information, they can attempt to gain access to more confidential data in other places, such as University email, HRMS, banking sites, retail sites, and more.
     To protect the University’s data, it's important that students, faculty, and staff do not use their University e-mail address, user name, and password on commercial websites. If a website is work-related and a University e-mail address is necessary, it's important to use a different password than you use to access systems here at the University. In general, it is a good practice both personally and professionally to use different passwords for each web site you access. Read more about IT security tips and advice here

Fringe Festival Seeks Volunteers
The Rochester Fringe Festival is looking for outgoing, dependable, and friendly candidates to usher, ticket, and help with production and pre-production activities. Volunteer for eight hours or more and receive a T-shirt and tickets to select Fringe shows. Fill out the online application using the volunteer information form. You will be contacted by a volunteer coordinator.

Lung Biology Strategic Plan Offers Grant Opportunities
The Lung Biology Strategic Plan is soliciting applications for grants and will award $30,000 in direct costs for one year to a high risk project related to lung biology or disease, or, $15,000 to a nanosight technology-focused project using NS300 technology. Applications are due October 2 at 5 p.m. and must include, but are not limited to, the study of ceramic and metallic nanoparticles, biological particles, liposomes, viruses, colloidal suspensions, polymer particles, and nantoxicology studies. Email Richard Phipps or Rebecca Trautman for more information.

Become a Runner Registration Opens Tuesday
Join Well-U and the YMCA for a nine-week training program designed to help new runners prepare safely and efficiently for a 5K race. Program includes weekly group runs and info sessions with a running coach, YMCA guest passes, and training emails. Two groups will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Tuesdays, September 15 to November 10, and Thursdays, September 10 to November 5, in the West Winds Cafe in Saunders Research Building. Enrollment opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, on the YMCA website.

Eastman Rochester Chorus Auditions for 2015–16
The Eastman Rochester Chorus is  auditioning singers for its upcoming season. Led by WIlliam Weinert, professor of conducting and ensembles and director of choral activities at the Eastman School, the chorus performs several concerts with Eastman ensembles year-round. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:45. All voice parts are invited to audition. For more information and to make an appointment, email William Weinert or call 274-1444 before September 4.

Poster Sale Starts Sunday
The annual Wilson Commons poster sale is Sunday, August 30, through Thursday, September 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Wilson Commons porch. Hundreds of new designs are available to decorate your home or office. The rain location is Hirst Lounge.

Visit Strong Museum for Free in September
In recognition of the University's support of The Strong, faculty and staff receive free general admission for up to four guests per visit throughout the month of September with proof of employment (ID badge, business card, or pay stub). Up to four family members may visit independent of the employee for free with the presentation of a photocopied ID badge, business card, or pay stub. Free admission does not apply to the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. The University community also qualifies for a $5 discount to The Strong year-round.

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Rochester in the News
USA Today (August 25)
What Would Susan B. Anthony Tweet Today?
A Twitter campaign was launched by the Susan B. Anthony Center. For at least the next 10 months, the center will tweet Anthony's thoughts twice a week on topics such as health, relationships, race, mentoring, family, and voting.

Mother Jones (August 26)
What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
Edward Deci, professor of psychology, found that teachers who aim to control students' behavior—rather than helping them control it themselves—undermine the very elements that are essential for motivation: autonomy, a sense of competence, and a capacity to relate to others. This, in turn, means they have a harder time learning self-control, an essential skill for long-term success. 

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