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@Rochester (August 22, 2016)
08.22.16: construction update; first-gen students; security tip; Warner info session; thriving amid bias 

News and Announcements

Campus Construction Update

This summer has been one of the most active construction periods of all time on River Campus. Multiple new facilities and improvement projects are wrapping up, while others are still in progress, including Wegmans Hall, pictured above. With the new academic year starting this week, read an update on many of the bigger projects on River Campus and what is soon reopening.

New Look, New Vibe as Move-In Day Approaches

The University welcomes more than 1,300 students from the Class of 2020 who are moving in this week. Read more...

A Resource for First-Generation Students

The David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences & Engineering is now the official academic home for all first-generation students. Read more...

Security Tip: Think Twice Before Connecting to Rental Wi-Fi

Short-term rental sites like AirBnB and Homeaway are becoming more popular. Following common security practices suggested by Kaspersky Lab may help avoid a hacker accessing your device or information. When using any off-campus networks, it is important to use the University virtual private network (VPN) to secure your connection.

Rochester in the News

Exxon Mobil Fraud Inquiry Said to Focus More on Future Than Past

The New York Times, August 18
"At some level, this is a plain-vanilla investigation—and there is no guarantee it will lead to a case," says President and CEO Joel Seligman, commenting on an investigation of Exxon Mobil by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.


Thinking about Graduate School?

Join the Warner School of Education between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, at the Beer Market in College Town. Get information about Warner’s programs in teaching and curriculum, online teaching, K–12 school leadership, higher education, educational policy, program evaluation, health professions education, counseling, human development, and applied behavior analysis. Scholarships are available, including 50 percent guaranteed tuition for all of Warner's teaching certification programs. The next application deadline is October 15. Light appetizers and a drink ticket will be provided at the informational event. Register here.

Lecture on 'Thriving Amidst Bias'

Vineeth John, associate professor of psychiatry, will present "Thriving Amidst Bias: The V.A.A.R. Mantra" as part of the Summer Brown Bag Series Presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 25, in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1-304).

Social Security and Medicare Information Session

Two informational sessions presented by the Benefits Office can help you learn more about Social Security benefits and Medicare enrollment. Both sessions will feature presentations from Morgan Ferry-Gentile, operations supervisor with the Social Security Administration. The sessions will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center, and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, October 3, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center. To enroll, visit the Benefits Session Enrollment page.

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