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New Year: @Rochester will resume its daily schedule on Monday,
- Photos of the
- Appeal of Video
- The Math of
- Warner Students
- Basketball at
- 2007 Reimbursements
- New Hours at
- Phones for Funds
American Folk Art Talk, Organ Concert
- In the Headlines:
O'Keefe on Schwarzenegger's Injury, Feldman on Terahertz Transistors,
Profile of Zeitlin
of the Year
University photographer Richard Baker picks his favorite images from
the past year and tells the stories behind the photos.
Reason Why Video Games Are Hard to Give Up
Kids and adults stayed glued to video games this holiday season because
the fun of playing actually is rooted in fulfilling their basic psychological
needs, according to a study led by Richard Ryan, professor of clinical
and social psychology. (Reported by Slashdot,
and Critics, UPI,
and other news outlets.)
Analysis Improves Methods to Render Objects Invisible
Allan Greenleaf, professor of mathematics, working with colleagues around
the globe, has announced a mathematical theory that offers new insight
about the recently announced "invisibility cloak." (Reported
Create Wiki as Resource
As part of a semester-long group project, 16 graduate students at the
Warner School taking an educational leadership class created their own
Art Gallery's Public Hours Change
Following the close of Georgia O'Keeffe: Color and Conservation
through December 31), the Memorial Art Gallery will return to regular
hours. Beginning January 3, the gallery will be open to the public Wednesday
to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday to 9 p.m.; closed Mondays,
Tuesdays, and major holidays.
Hosts Three Back-to-Back Home Games
The basketball season continues at home on January 2, 5, and 7. The
men's and women's teams will host RIT, Brandeis University, and NYU.
Mileage Reimbursement and Moving Allowance Rates
The University is adjusting its mileage reimbursement rates to reflect
the new IRS rates. Effective January 1, the business mileage reimbursement
rate will be 48.5 cents a mile and the standard mileage rate for moving
expenses will be 20 cents a mile.
Old Cell Phones Jan. 5 at Med Center Eateries
Donate old or outdated cell phones to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
to support the Phones for Funds program. Staff will collect phones from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, January 5, in the House of Six Nations
Cafeteria, Courtyard Cafe, and MRB Link Cafe at the Medical Center.
Employees who donate a phone will be entered in a drawing for a gift
certificate to the House of Six Nations Cafeteria. Phones also can be
donated at the 4-1200 Unit before January 15. Call Tim May at 242-0725
What’s Up Talk: American Folk Art Collection by Docent Libby Clay.
Memorial Art Gallery, 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Organ Mini-Concert: Peter Geise performs on the Italian Baroque organ.
Memorial Art Gallery, 1 and 3 p.m.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
Schwarzenegger Should Enjoy Full Recovery
"I think that Gov. Schwarzenegger, in maintaining his activity,
is a model of what people today can expect as they get older, and I
think that the medical and scientific community can deliver on that
expectation," says Regis O'Keefe, professor of orthopaedics and
director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research, in a report about
Schwarzenegger's recent skiing accident that resulted in a broken leg.
Pro AV Magazine
Next: Going Ballistic
Marc Feldman, professor of electrical and computer engineering, discusses
work at the University to develop terahertz (THz) transistors. “The
highest speed commercial processors today are in the vicinity of 4 GHz,”
says Feldman. “That is 0.004 THz.”
and Chronicle (December 24)
Zvi Zeitlin Bridges Musical Generations
The profile features violinist Zvi Zeitlin and highlights the January
21 gala concert celebrating Zeitlin's 40th anniversary on the Eastman
Ed (December 28)
Colleges, More Degrees
"Many of the recent public policy discussions about the future
of higher education have asked whether higher education is growing to
meet the expanding population of Americans seeking postsecondary education
and training—and have assumed that the answer is No, or at least
not enough. New federal data suggest that the higher education industry
is continuing to expand its capacity to meet the growing demand."
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