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@Rochester — Dec. 18, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Abstract Works by Herbert Gentry on View
  • Musicians Perform in Annual Holiday Event
  • Clinical Research Center is Relocating
  • Well-U Weight Loss Programs
  • Event Highlight: Memorial Art Gallery Tour
  • Rochester in the News: A Cappella Group Makes Finals of CBS Contest; Eric Caine Questions 'Holiday Blues'
  • In Higher Ed: Cutting the Ph.D. Time to Degree

News and Announcements

Library Exhibits Works of Abstractionist Herbert Gentry
Enjoy an intimate glimpse into the life of famed abstractionist Herbert Gentry during an exhibition of his personal letters,
photographs, papers, and colorful abstractions on view until March 1 in Rush Rhees Library. Read more... 

Musicians of All Ages Perform In Annual Holiday Event
The Eastman Community Music School will showcase students and ensembles of all ages during the 10th annual “Holiday Homecoming” series of concerts beginning 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. Read more... 

Clinical Research Center Is Relocating
The Clinical Research Center (CRC) is moving to a new location in the Medical Center at G5000 (the former location of University Health Service). The CRC unit closes Dec. 19 and re-opens Dec. 27. Administrative offices will remain on the 4-4400 corridor and telephone numbers will remain the same. For questions, call 275-5295.  

Let Well-U Help You Reach Your Weight Goals in 2008
In January, Well-U will pilot two weight management programs for employees: Weight Watchers at Work and Weigh-Well. Employees who complete the program will be reimbursed 50 percent of the cost. For details and to enroll, visit the Well-U Web site. For questions, call 273-5240.


Thursday, Dec. 20
Highlights Tour: Memorial Art Gallery. 6:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

CBS News, The Early Show (Dec. 14)
"'A Cappella Quest' Down To Five Finalists"
On Call, an a cappella singing group of six University medical students, is one of five finalists in the Early Show's search for the next great a cappella group. Read more and view the video...

LA Times (Dec.17)
"Suicide: Holidays' Darkest Myth"
Eric Caine, John Romano Professor of Psychiatry and codirector of the Center for the Study of Prevention of Suicide, questions the belief that Christmas is a trigger for increased suicides and episodes of depression. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 17)
"How to Cut Ph.D. Time to Degree"
Harvard's two-year-old policy of reducing new doctoral slots for departments with large numbers of students in years eight or higher of a Ph.D. program has helped doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences complete degrees in a more timely manner.

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