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In Today's Issue

  • Nominations Sought for Health Improvement Awards
  • Holiday Event Features Local Vendors, Artisans
  • Gingerbread Houses Help Habitat Build a Real House
  • Bookstore Hosts Customer Appreciation Day
  • Fitness Center Offers Gift Certificates
  • Charity Collection Continues Through Dec. 17
  • Local Restaurant Supports Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Just for Fun: Let it Snow!

News and Announcements

Nominations Sought for Health Improvement Awards
The Center for Community Health is seeking nominations for the 2nd Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards, recognizing Medical Center faculty and staff for significant contributions to the health of the community through research, teaching, practice and/or outreach programs. Peer- or self-nominations are welcome from within the Medical Center, as well as from community partners, by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14.
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Holiday Event Features Local Vendors, Artisans
Students, faculty, and staff can purchase holiday gifts at this year's Holiday Vendor Fair on Friday, Dec. 3, in Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is sponsored by the Wilson Commons Student Activities Office.
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Gingerbread Houses Help Habitat Build a Real House
The University community is invited to celebrate the holiday season by competing to build the best gingerbread house from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, in Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. All proceeds go to UR Habitat for Humanity to help raise money for the group's next house sponsorship in the city of Rochester. All supplies will be provided. Tickets are $6 per person or $20 for a group of 4 or more.

Bookstore Hosts Customer Appreciation Day
The River Campus Bookstore will celebrate Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by for a chance to win a $25 gift card and enjoy some popcorn and punch. Special sales also will be in effect on calendars, Godiva, and more.

Fitness Center Offers Gift Certificates
The Medical Center's Fitness and Wellness Center is offering gift certificates for massage or membership that you can purchase for a coworker. Stop by the table the House of Six Nations Cafeteria from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. today for details. The fitness center will also have a table in Flaum Atrium from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8. You can also stop by the fitness center in G-5680 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information.

Charity Collection Continues Through Dec. 17
Miner Library in the Medical Center is collecting items until Dec. 17 for Melita House and Mercy Residential Services. Items needed include toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, liquid soap, combs and brushes, baby wipes, baby lotion, baby shampoo, wash cloths, baby laundry soap, and diapers (sizes 3-6). Donations may be dropped off inside the Miner Library entrance. 

Local Restaurant Supports Wilmot Cancer Center
Colie’s Cafe on Park Avenue will celebrate a holiday-inspired grand opening Friday through Sunday, Dec. 3–5, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Wilmot Cancer Center.
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Just for Fun: Let it Snow!
Check out scenes from the River Campus yesterday during the first snowfall of the season. 


Dec. 2, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Shower, High 35°
Tomorrow:
Snow Shower, High 35°

Today's Event Highlight
Emperor of the Moon Opening Night
8 p.m., Todd Theatre. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
US News & World Report (Nov. 30)
Prescriptions for Stimulants, Painkillers Soaring Among Youth
"Our study did not look at the relationship between prescribing and misuse, but the increased prescribing increases the potential availability [of these drugs]," says author Robert Fortuna, an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics. Read more...

In Higher Education
USA Today (Nov. 30)
College Students on Break Fix Others' Lives
This winter, thousands of college students nationwide will cut their sleigh riding and hot chocolate sipping short to travel around the country and the world on service trips. Read more...

Sports Buzz
Wendy's Classic
After defeating Nazareth in the quarterfinals, the women's basketball team faces William Smith tonight at 6 p.m. at Roberts Wesleyan College. The men defeated St. John Fisher in the quarterfinals, advancing to a semifinal match against Hobart at Roberts Wesleyan on Friday at 8 p.m.
Check the Athletics Web site for updates.

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