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In Today's Issue

  • Kilbourn Concert Series Celebrates 'Eastman Evolution'
  • Bacteria Seek to Topple Egg as Top Flu Vaccine Tool
  • There's Still Time to Get Your Flu Shot
  • Warner School Hosts Admissions Info Sessions
  • 'Tis the Season for Holiday Tech
  • Save on Glasses at Optical Shop Trunk Show

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Kilbourn Concert Series Celebrates 'Eastman Evolution'

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Cellist Steven Isserlis will be Julia Figueras' guest on Classical 91.5 FM at noon today before his Kilbourn Concert Series recital tonight with pianist Jeremy Denk. The 8 p.m. performance in Kilbourn Hall is part of the Eastman School's Festival Week, a celebration marking the completion of the school’s expansion and theater renovation project.

Bacteria Seek to Topple Egg as Top Flu Vaccine Tool
Medical Center scientists have taken a step toward ending the dominance of the egg in flu vaccine development. In a paper published in the Dec. 6 issue of the journal Vaccine, scientists showed that an experimental flu vaccine grown entirely in bacteria—a process that bypasses the egg completely—works well in people, triggering an immune response that would protect them against the flu.

There's Still Time to Get Your Flu Shot
Non-clinical University staff can still receive a seasonal flu vaccine through Well-U's flu vaccine program, which.  provides free flu shots to employees and their spouses or domestic partners who are enrolled in University health care plans (other forms of health insurance are also accepted for employees not enrolled in a University plan). Stop by the Passport Health Office (1W321) in the School of Nursing, Helen Wood Hall, anytime between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. You must bring your insurance card to get the vaccine.

Warner School Hosts Admissions Info Sessions
The Warner School will host two free lunch receptions this week highlighting the school's graduate programs. The first reception is Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Bridge Lounge, Wilson Commons. The second session is Thursday, Dec. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Northeastern Room,1-9525 and 1-9535, Medical Center. Lunch will be provided. RSVP for either event at 275-3950 or

'Tis the Season for Holiday Tech
Join University IT Computer Sales and Advantage Federal Credit Union to see what’s hot in holiday technology on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the House of Six Nations Cafeteria in the Medical Center, and on Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rush Rhees Library (next to Computer Sales). Browse discounted Apple hardware and software as well as select accessories, specially priced for the holidays.

Save on Glasses at Optical Shop Trunk Show
The Flaum Eye Institute optical shop’s trunk show and sale runs from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10. Bring your employee postcard and receive an extra $10 off your purchase on the day of the show, or until the end of this month (contact lenses excluded). Refreshments will be served. Call 275-2838 or e-mail if you plan on attending.

Dec. 7, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Snow/Wind, High 26°
Snow, High 26°
Today's Event Highlight
Chamber Orchestra Concert
8 p.m. Strong Auditorium.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Dec. 5)
Eastman School of Music Celebrates with Music The Completion of Its $46.9 Million Renovation
The University has added a new wing to its Eastman School of Music, the final stage of a $46.9 million project that also included the renovation of the Eastman Theatre, which was completed last summer. Read more...

In Higher Education
The New York Times (Dec. 5)
Doctorate Degrees in U.S. Increase to Record Level
Research doctorate degrees were awarded to 49,562 students by American academic institutions in the 2008-9 academic year, the highest number ever reported, according to the National Science Foundation’s Survey of Earned Doctorates. Read more...

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