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In Today's Issue

  • Wilmot Cancer Center Board Expands
  • Flag Lowered to Honor Maryann DeSantis
  • The Emperor of the Moon Opens Dec. 2
  • Women in Engineering Lunch Panel Discussion
  • Computer Sales: Holiday Financing

News and Announcements

Wilmot Cancer Center Board Expands
Five Rochester-area business leaders—Richard DiMarzo, Gary Haseley, Jeff Pierce, Greg Smith, and Dennis Wilmot—recently joined the Wilmot Cancer Center National Advisory Board to support local cancer care and research.

Flag Lowered to Honor Maryann DeSantis
The University mourns the loss of longtime employee Maryann DeSantis, an information analyst who worked in the Office of Counsel. DeSantis, a Rochester resident who was with the University since 1975, died Nov. 9 at age 59. The University flag is lowered today in her honor. Read her obituary in the Democrat & Chronicle.

The Emperor of the Moon Opens Dec. 2
The International Theatre Program's production of Emperor of the Moon opens in Todd Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 2, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 11. Tickets are $7 for students; $10 for Rochester alumni, faculty, staff, and for senior citizens (55 and over); and $13 for the general public.

Women in Engineering Lunch Panel Discussion
A panel discussion on women in engineering is planned for Friday, Dec. 3, from noon to 1 p.m., in Goergen 108. Panelists include Wendi Heinzelman, dean of graduate studies for Arts, Sciences and Engineering; Julie Bentley, an associate professor of optics; Amy Lerner, an associate professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering; and Jannick Rolland, the Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering. All faculty and students are welcome. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to

Computer Sales: Holiday Financing
University IT Computer Sales has partnered with Advantage Federal Credit Union to offer financing on personal purchases. The program features fast approval, low rates, no payments for 90 days, and a direct deposit payment option (setup through Advantage FCU). Visit University IT Computer Sales on the web or stop by their retail locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or Rush Rhees Library for details.

Nov. 23, 2010
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
AM Rain, High 54°
Partly Cloudy, High 37°

Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit by Jolene Beckman
9 a.m. to midnight, Gallery at the Art & Music Library, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News (Nov. 19)
Human Factor: A Doctor, His Injury, and Healing Insights
"After having walked a mile in the shoes of my patients, I now have a unique perspective as the CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center, a physician, and a patient with chronic illness," says Bradford Berk.  Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 22)
Challenge on Textbook Pricing
A Supreme Court case could open a market of less expensive, foreign-made editions to sell in the U.S. Read more...

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