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@Rochester -- Oct. 12, 2006

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Thursday's Forecast:
Showers, High: 56°
Tomorrow: Mix of Clouds/Sun, High: 53°

In Today's Issue

  • Eastman Weekend 2006
  • Flu Clinics
  • Avant-Garde Films
  • Events: Retirement Workshop, Organ Festival, Bone Health
  • Sports Buzz: Upcoming Home Games
  • In the Headlines: Campbell on Group Medical Appointments

News and Announcements

Eastman Weekend Celebrates Past, Present, and Future
The Eastman School celebrates its past, present, and future on October 20 to 22 with Eastman Weekend, a three-day event that combines Alumni Weekend, Family Weekend, and Eastman Community Music School Open House. The weekend features many concerts, presentations, and workshops that are open to the public.

Flu Shot Clinics Open to Employees, Spouses
The Human Resources/Benefits Office, in partnership with the School of Nursing, is offering a flu vaccination program for University employees and their spouses. Flu shots will be provided at no cost to employees and their spouses who are enrolled in the University Health Care Plans.

Filmmaker Participates in Screenings of Avant-Garde Films
Puerto Rican filmmaker José Rodríguez-Soltero, a significant figure of New York avant-garde film, will present his 1967 work Lupe at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, in the Dryden Theatre of the George Eastman House. The program, which concludes the three-week "Lives of Performers" series, also includes the screening of Andy Warhol's 1966 work Hedy.

Events

October 12
This information session is designed for faculty and staff eligible to participate in the University’s retirement program and for those who are new to investing or who want to review their current investment strategy. The meeting is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Medical Center in ACF-C #2-1361.

October 12
The 2006 Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival kicks off today and continues through October 15. The event includes presentations and concerts, many open to the public.

October 13
J. Edward Puzas, the Donald and Mary Clark Professor of Orthopedics and an expert on bones and the diseases that afflict them, will discuss his work as part of a lecture series highlighting biological and biomedical research at 4 p.m. in Adolph Auditorium (Room 1-7619) at the Medical Center.

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

Sports Buzz

Upcoming Home Games:

October 12
* Field Hockey, 4 p.m.

October 13
* Women's Soccer, 5 p.m.
* Men's Soccer, 7:30 p.m.

October 13
* Men's Cross Country, 11 a.m.
* Women's Cross Country, noon

October 15
* Women's Soccer, 11 a.m.
* Men's Soccer, 1:30 p.m.

(View a complete schedule.)

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (October 11)
The Doctor Will See Us Now
Tom Campbell, chair of the Department of Family Medicine, says he hopes to introduce drop-in group medical appointments, or DIGMAs, into his practice. The technique allows 12 to 20 patients to share a 60- to 90-minute session with their doctor.

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (October 11)
Uncertain Outlook for Science Funds
"The U.S. Senate has rolled together three bills on science competitiveness into a single, bipartisan package that may or may not be voted on in the upcoming lame duck session this November. The House Science Committee is considering a somewhat similar bill, and passage by the Senate would help to push federal spending on science and technology forward."

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