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@Rochester — Dec. 20, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Help the University 'Go Green' This Holiday Season and Throughout the Year
  • Holiday Hours for River Campus Libraries
  • Kwanzaa Family Day at the Memorial Art Gallery
  • Event Highlight: Jazz Ensemble
  • Rochester in the News: Fred Ling Discusses Stents for Heart Patients
  • In Higher Ed: Physics Professor Is Cyberspace Star

News and Announcements

Help the University 'Go Green' This Holiday Season and Throughout the Year
Turning off or using the power save capabilities of computing equipment, monitors, and printers when they are not in use and unplugging device chargers when they are not charging will save energy and greatly reduce costs to the University. Before you take time off this holiday season, take a moment to shut everything down. The University’s computing utility expense is significant and growing—Do your part to make a difference in saving energy and reducing cost.

Please Note: Some units require that systems remain powered to support daily and nightly processes. Please check with your IT support personnel if you are unsure whether or not you fall into this category. All Laser Lab staff members are required to keep systems on at all times.

If every faculty and staff member commits to saving the University just a quarter a day through efficiencies such as the ones noted above, the institution would gain more than $1.6 million dollars a year that could then be applied to programs and initiatives. In addition to energy and cost reductions, these efforts will benefit the environment by reducing the University’s carbon footprint.

Holiday Hours for River Campus Libraries
Rush Rhees and Carlson Libraries will be on holiday hours beginning Saturday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 15. Rush Rhees Library will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 31. View holiday hours for Rush Rhees Library and Carlson Library.

Kwanzaa Family Day at the Memorial Art Gallery
Celebrate Kwanzaa, the African-American cultural holiday, at the Memorial Art Gallery on Dec. 27 with family-friendly art activities, puppet shows, music, poetry, and more from 4 to 9 p.m. Read more... 


Friday, Dec. 21
Jazz Ensemble: Kilbourn Hall. 8:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

WHAM TV 13 (Dec. 18)
"Drug-Coated Stents Effective for Heart Patients
Fred Ling, director of the cardiac catheterization lab, discusses a study showing that heart patients do better with drug-eluting stents. "They had lower death rates. And [they also had] a lower rate of coming back for another procedure." Read more and view the video...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Dec. 19)
"At 71, Physics Professor Is a Web Star
Walter Lewin, a physics professor at M.I.T., "is part of a new generation of academic stars who hold forth in cyberspace on their college Web sites and even, without charge, on iTunes U." Read more...

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