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In Today's Issue

  • New Eastman Wing Celebrated Next Week
  • Ying Quartet, Alumnus Bill Cunliffe Earn Grammy Nominations
  • Widely Used Arthritis Pill Protects Against Skin Cancer
  • Yellowjackets in Action This Weekend
  • Two Books from University Press Honored

News and Announcements

New Eastman Wing Celebrated Next Week
The new Eastman East Wing opens Monday, Dec. 6, marking the completion of the Eastman School’s expansion and theater renovation project. A Festival Week of concerts, tours, and other events, many of them free, introduces the new spaces to the community. Dean Douglas Lowry will discuss the new wing and its impact on the school today at 1 p.m. on 1370 Connection Arts Friday on 1370 AM and online. Read more about the renovation and expansion in City Newspaper.

Ying Quartet, Alumnus Bill Cunliffe Earn Grammy Nominations
The Ying Quartet, quartet in residence at the Eastman School, has received a Grammy nomination for Autumn: In Moving Pictures, a chamber jazz album from the Billy Childs Ensemble on which the quartet is featured. In addition, Bill Cunliffe ’81E (MM) who received a Grammy Award last year for Best Instrumental Arrangement, is a nominee this year for Best Instrumental Composition.

Widely Used Arthritis Pill Protects Against Skin Cancer
Use of the cox-2 inhibitor Celebrex, which is currently approved for the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and acute pain in adults, led to a 62 percent reduction in non-melanoma skin cancers, according to a study by Medical Center researchers.

Yellowjackets in Action This Weekend
Rochester’s squash team, ranked fourth nationally, hosts fifth-ranked Harvard this Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Peter Lyman Tennis Center. The Yellowjackets swimming and diving teams head to Union College this weekend for the Liberty League championships. Also this weekend, the men’s and women’s basketball teams continue their tournament runs in the Wendy’s Classic.

Two Books from University Press Honored
Two books published in 2009 by the University Press have just won “outstanding publication” awards offered by the Society for Music Theory. Analyzing Atonal Music: Pitch-Class Set Theory and Its Contexts received the Emerging Scholar Award and Intimate Voices: The Twentieth-Century String Quartet won a Citation of Special Merit.

Dec. 3, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
A Few Snow Showers, High 33°
AM Snow Showers, High 33°
Weekend Event Highlight
What’s Up: The Story of the Sea
Sunday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
Dallas Morning News (Dec. 1)
Cuts in Spending, More Taxes Part of Deficit Plan
A plan to cut $4 trillion from the federal deficit over the next decade includes scrapping the long-cherished deduction for mortgage interest. "The problem is that it strikes at the American dream—that everybody should strive to be a homeowner," says David Primo, an associate professor of political scientist who studies the federal budget. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 1)
Half of All First-Time Students Earn Credentials Within 6 Years
Of students who entered higher education in 2003-4, about half had earned degrees or certificates by June 2009, says a report from the U.S. Department of Education. Read more...

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