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@Rochester -- Dec. 22, 2006

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Happy Holiday: @Rochester will not publish on Monday, December 25, due to the University holiday. Look for the next issue on Tuesday, December 26.

In Today's Issue

  • Holiday Homecoming: Eastman Community Music School
  • Kwanzaa Family Day
  • Getting Fit at the Medical Center
  • Events: Christmas Eve Mass and Reception
  • In the Headlines: Barry on Sex-Offender Law, Rosen on Dental Health

News and Announcements

Musicians of All Ages Set to Perform Holiday Favorites
Eastman Community Music School will hold its annual holiday “Homecoming” on Saturday, December 23, beginning at 10 a.m. The event features concurrent performances by students and ensembles of all ages taking place in several venues at the Eastman School. All performances are free.

Gallery Hosts Kwanzaa Family Day
Celebrate Kwanzaa, the African-American cultural holiday, at the Memorial Art Gallery with art activities, storytelling, live music, and family tours on Thursday, December 28, from 4 to 9 p.m.

New Classes Start January at Fitness Center
Salsa and tai chi lessons are just a few of the fitness options available in the New Year at the Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center, a 24-hour facility available to members of the University community.

Events

December 24
Christmas Eve Mass and Reception: Sponsored by the Catholic Newman Community. Interfaith Chapel, 6 p.m.

See these calendars for more events: Currents, Eastman School, Medical Center, Warner School, School of Nursing, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Rochester in the News

City Newspaper (December 20)
The Missing Pieces in the Sex-Offender Debate
David Barry, clinical associate professor of psychiatry, discusses a sex-offender law being debated in Albany that would permit the state to hold many sex offenders in psychiatric hospitals after they've served their prison sentence. Treatment for the mentally ill is not the same as treatment for sex offenders, says Barry. And, he adds, it's risky to confine sex offenders with mentally ill patients. "We have been concerned," he says, "because some could harm a very vulnerable group of people in these facilities."

Democrat and Chronicle (December 21)
Good Counsel: Dental Pain
"Regular dental exams and good oral hygiene are the best methods of preventing dental problems. Unfortunately, too many people see the dentist only when they are in pain—and recurring pain means a problem has already developed," writes Gerald Rosen, clinical assistant professor of pediatric dentistry, in a guest essay.

In Higher Education

The New York Times (December 18)
An Ominous Milestone: 100 Million Data Leaks
"Educational institutions, twice as likely to report suffering a breach as any other type of entity, are having a particularly tough time protecting personal information."

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