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In Today's Issue

  • 17-Year-Old Virtuoso Wins Piano Competition
  • Rochester Baby Lab Wins Award
  • T. Rowe Price Holds 'Hot Spot,' Raffle
  • UHS Hosts Garage Sale this Week

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17-Year-Old Virtuoso Wins Piano Competition
Following a performance of the Allegro ma non tanto movement from Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 in D Minor with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Allen Yuan of Farmington Hills, Mich., was awarded the Gold Medal in the 2010 Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition.

Rochester Baby Lab Wins Award
Researchers from the Rochester Baby Lab have received the Cognitive Science Society’s prize for the best computational cognitive modeling work in perception and action. Rochester graduate student Celeste Kidd will present the winning paper on behalf of herself, lab director Richard Aslin, and MIT graduate student Steven Piantadosi at the society's annual conference in Portland, Ore.

T. Rowe Price Holds 'Hot Spot,' Raffle
T. Rowe Price, one of the investment providers under the University’s retirement program, will set up a "Hot Spot" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11, in the House of Six Nations cafeteria in the Medical Center. A specialist will be available to answer questions regarding T. Rowe Price accounts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle and win a prize. For more information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.

UHS Hosts Garage Sale this Week
University Health Service will hold a University-wide garage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 10, 11, and 12, in the basement of the UHS River Campus Building, 738 Library Rd., on Susan B. Anthony Circle. Purchases require a 312 Requisition, and UHS asks that purchases be taken away as soon as possible. Call River Campus Parking at 275-3983 to arrange parking for pick-up. Interested buyers can view the more than 100 items—including exam room and medical office supplies, desks, shelves, files, and chairs—outside the scheduled sale hours by appointment only. Contact Garnett Jackson at 275-5197 to schedule an appointment.

August 10, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
Exhibition: Tennyson's Arthurian Poem
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rush Rhees Library Robbins Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (August 8)
'UR should be catalyst for change in Rochester'
"While the university used to keep the community at arm's length, thankfully, President Joel Seligman has done much to change that in his five-year tenure." Read more...

In Higher Education
USA Today (August 7)
'New law, e-books and rentals may make college textbooks less costly'
A new federal law, a growing online market for used books, and an increasing variety of textbook rental programs, may lower book costs for students. Read more...

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