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September 15, 2010

In Brief

Move-In Day 2010

a cappella singers serenade families in Park Lot.

The a cappella group After Hours entertains carloads of incoming freshmen and their families on Aug. 25.

President Seligman gives State of University Address

The state of the University is “stable and strong,” President Seligman said during his annual report to the Faculty Senate on Sept. 7. “While we will be challenged by the same economic forces that affect the entire world, our core academic and clinical care operations will continue to demonstrate the agility to effectively meet whatever challenges are sent our way,” he said. Seligman also stated that we are all partners in the comprehensive capital campaign that will help galvanize the resources needed to realize the aspirations of the University’s modified strategic plans and to build on Rochester’s great strengths in teaching, research, clinical care, creative and performing arts, and community leadership. He said the campaign will be his top priority for the next five years.

Read the full speech and view the presentation online at www.rochester.edu/president.

Changes made to wireless services

As part of the University’s efforts to secure network resources, 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 bandwith and access to the Internet. Contact the IT Center at UnivITHelp@rochester.edu 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. As a WasteWise Partner, the University reports all waste and recycling statistics to the program. These statistics can then be tracked from year to year to see how effective waste-reduction initiatives are.

Office of Technology Transfer open daily

Technology Transfer now has regular office hours at the satellite office at 1-4445D, within the space planning suite. They are open from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The office is staffed by trained licensing professionals. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are available by calling 784-8850.

Online directory improvements announced

New features have been added to both the faculty/staff and student online directories. Improvements to the online directory include moving the most commonly used sections of the printed directory to the online directory landing page for easy access, a secure internal site for faculty/staff and student listings, and enhanced capabilities for department administrators and students to allow a different view to the public if desired.

Users are encouraged to log in for full access to the faculty/staff and student directories and access to some of the links that require NetID log in, such as department listings, Highland Hospital staff directory, paging directory, and tunnel maps.
More information is available at www.rochester.edu/it/ncs/Documentation/classes.

Registration open for Creative Workshop courses

Registration is open for classes at the Memorial Art Gallery’s Creative Workshop. The fall/winter course catalog, available at mag.rochester.edu, has a complete list of classes offered.

School of Nursing launches flu shot clinic program

The School of Nursing kicks off its flu immunization members program in September. Staff anticipate ample supplies of seasonal flu vaccine to cover public clinics scheduled into November.

A list of all public clinics, along with detailed information on the seasonal flu, can be obtained at www.rochesterflu.org or by calling 275-0636

Symposium focuses on deep brain stimulation

Registration is open through Friday, Oct. 1, for the upcoming symposium, “Deep Brain Stimulation: Motor Systems and Beyond.” The event starts at noon on Thursday, Oct. 7, and continues Friday, Oct. 8, at the Memorial Art Gallery. The symposium is sponsored by the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Del Monte Neuromedicine Institute, Silvio O. Conte Center, and the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. For more information, contact Lisa_Swetz@urmc.rochester.edu.

Rochester Scholars call for proposals

Faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to submit course proposals for Rochester Scholars, the University’s pre-college academic program for middle and high school students. The program is accepting proposals for new course offerings for all 2011 sessions. The deadline to be included in this year’s publication is Sept. 20. Call 275-3221 for details.