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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Holiday Week Closings, Changes
  • Visitor Restrictions Aim to Stop Flu's Spread
  • Initiative Provides Education on Birth Control for Teens
  • Miner Library Hours to Change
  • Video Provides Preview of Holiday Exhibition
  • Register Tuesday for Free Fitness Classes
  • Happy Holidays from OneRochester
  • Video: 'Phishing Bells'
  • Christmas Eve Mass at Interfaith Chapel
  • Gallery Store Offers Discount for University Employees
  • @Rochester Takes a Break

News and Announcements

Holiday Week Closings, Changes
• The Cashier's Office at the Medical Center will close on Dec. 24 and 31 at 3 pm.
• The University Finance and Payroll offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 26. In addition, the Finance offices at 910 Genesee Street, Suite 200, will not have pick-up or drop-off service availability.
• The Bursar's Office will briefly close from noon to 1:30 p.m. today. The office will also be closed for renovations from Dec. 24 to Dec. 29 and from 3 p.m. Dec. 31 to Friday, Jan. 2.
• Winter break hours for Dining Services, River Campus athletic facilities, and University shuttles

Visitor Restrictions Aim to Stop Flu's Spread
Strong Memorial Hospital is implementing visitor restrictions to stop flu's spread. Read more...

Initiative Provides Education on Birth Control for Teens
Studies have shown that long-acting reversible contraceptives are the most effective method of preventing teen pregnancy. In the hopes of increasing awareness of the devices, physicians, nurses, and coordinators at the Hoekelman Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital have launched a campaign to educate providers on the advantages of the method. Read more...

Miner Library Hours to Change
Starting Monday, Jan. 5, Miner Library will close daily at 8 p.m. After-hours access privileges will be extended to medical, graduate, and nursing students from the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Read more...

Video Provides Preview of Holiday Exhibition
Get a sneak peek of materials selected by staff members in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation for a holiday exhibition on display through Jan. 11 in the Q&I area of Rush Rhees Library.

Register Tuesday for Free Fitness Classes
Registration for the new session of Well-U fitness classes opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec, 23. The session runs Jan. 5 through Feb. 27. Yoga, Zumba, CrossFit, and Pilates are offered at several University sites. New this session are two 30-minute yoga classes at College Town. All classes are free for faculty and staff. View the class schedules and follow the links to enroll. Note: Registration is online only. Do not contact Well-U with reservation requests. Direct questions to

Happy Holidays from OneRochester
OneRochester cochairs Paul Burgett, Elizabeth McAnarney, and Kevin Parker thank all faculty and staff for their hard work and support in 2014. Click here to view the OneRochester holiday card.

Video: 'Phishing Bells'
Enjoy University IT’s rendition of “Phishing Bells” to help remind you to be careful when clicking links found within your email. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Christmas Eve Mass at Interfaith Chapel
Catholic Newman Community will host a Catholic Christmas Eve Mass at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at the Interfaith Chapel. A reception will follow the service. Call 275-8515 with any questions.

Gallery Store Offers Discount for University Employees
Show your University work ID and receive 20 percent off one item in the Gallery Store at the Memorial Art Gallery on Dec. 23 and 24. The Gallery Store is open Dec 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prior purchases are excluded and the offer can't be combined with other discounts.

@Rochester Takes a Break
Look for the next issue of @Rochester Monday, Dec. 29. Send your news items by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 26. The newsletter resumes its daily schedule Monday, Jan. 5.

Dec. 22, 2014
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 41°
AM Rain, High 44°

The Week Ahead
Tuesday, Dec. 23

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Rochester in the News
Discovery News (Dec. 19)
Top 10 Techs that Exploded in 2014
Cloaking: "Instead of using expensive "meta-materials" used by other scientists interested in cloaking objects, John Howell, professor of physics and astronomy, and graduate student Joseph Choi combined four optical lenses to bend light and send it through the center. It's not perfect yet, but demonstrates that some of the most difficult problems often have simple solutions." (Dec. 16)
A MAG Night Out
"Are you looking for something to do that doesn't force you to brave the crush of holiday shoppers at the mall? Why not head to the Memorial Art Gallery? With a sizable permanent collection and traveling displays, there's always something new to see."

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