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In Today's Issue

  • Eastman's Festival Week Kicks Off Today
  • Yellowjacket Women Win Record Sixth Straight Title
  • Historians Chosen for Eiseman Writers Award
  • 2010 Iota Book Award Recipients Honored
  • Breast CT Imaging System Marches Forward
  • Avoiding the 12 Scams of Christmas
  • Pfizer Visiting Professor to Give Lectures

News and Announcements

Eastman's Festival Week Kicks Off Today

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Tour the new Eastman East Wing and enjoy a variety of performances this week during the Eastman School's Festival Week, a celebration marking the completion of the Eastman School’s expansion and theater renovation project. Tours are slated for 6:30 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. The Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra will give a free performance tonight at 8 p.m. See the full schedule of events and check out a photo gallery celebrating the new wing.

Yellowjacket Women Win Record Sixth Straight Title
Tournament MVP Laney Ming '14 and Melissa Alwardt '11 combined for 28 points to lead the Yellowjackets to a 71-64 victory over Roberts Wesleyan in Saturday's championship game of the Wendy's College Classic, the sixth straight Wendy's title for the Rochester women. The men fell 62-60 to Nazareth in the title game after a second-half rally fell short. Read more...

Historians Chosen for Eiseman Writers Award
Stewart Weaver, a professor of history and department chair at the University, and Maurice Isserman ’79 (PhD), a professor of history at Hamilton College, are the winners of the Eiseman Writers Award for their book, Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes. The award, which celebrates writers from western New York, will be presented Friday, Dec. 10, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library.

2010 Iota Book Award Recipients Honored
The University's Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, along with deans of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, recognized the 2010 Iota Book Award winners during a formal ceremony on Nov. 30. Seventeen sophomores were recognized for their scholarly achievement, demonstration of humanistic values, and involvement in cocurricular activities during their first year at Rochester.

Breast CT Imaging System Marches Forward
While questions persist about the best ways to detect breast cancer early, a CT imaging system developed at the Medical Center and first unveiled four years ago is in a better position today to enter the fray—at least in a supporting role to conventional mammography.

Avoiding the 12 Scams of Christmas
University IT shares tips on how to avoid common online scams during the holiday season. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Pfizer Visiting Professor to Give Lectures
Pfizer Visiting Professor Helen Hobbs, director of the McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will give the Pfizer Distinguished Professorship Lecture from 9–10 a.m. today in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424) in the Medical Center. She will discuss "Genetics and Fast Foods: Eat, Drink, and Be Wary." A student and postdoctoral fellow poster session and reception in the Flaum Atrium starts at 4 p.m., prior to Hobbs' next lecture, "Lessons Learned from a Late Bloomer," from 5–6 p.m. in the Class of '62 Auditorium. She will discuss issues involved in developing a career in biomedical research.
Dec. 6, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 26°
Snow Showers, High 25°
Today's Event Highlight
Understanding the University Retirement Program
Noon, Room 2W134, Helen Wood Hall.

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Rochester in the News
Bloomberg News (Dec. 2)
Fed's Plosser Says QE Will Complicate Withdrawal of Stimulus
Such “quantitative easing” may provide stimulus for too long, fueling inflation, Plosser said to a seminar sponsored by the Simon  School. Also reported by Fox Business, Sydney Morning Herald, The Wall Street Journal, and more.

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 3)
How 3 Deans Are Putting the NRC Rankings to Use
At a meeting in Washington, the deans of three graduate schools said they had drawn lessons from the report, but also found some of its data unhelpful. Read more...

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