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In Today's Issue

  • Study: Laparoscopic Technique Not Always Better
  • Join TV ‘Town Hall’ Audience on River Campus
  • Simon School Hosts 18th Annual Gift Wrapping Party
  • Symposium Highlights Computational Research
  • Author Talk and Book Signing
  • Music Department Presents Two Concerts
  • African American Network Plans Toy, Clothing Drive
  • Computer Sales: One-Day Printer Sale

News and Announcements

Study: Laparoscopic Technique Not Always Better
When appendicitis strikes, open surgery reduces the infection risk for some patients, according to Medical Center researchers.

Join TV ‘Town Hall’ Audience on River Campus
MSNBC is inviting students, faculty, and staff to participate in the first “town hall” of a cross-country road show about "solutions to the challenges facing America." The event will run from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, on the River Campus (specific location TBA). Host Dylan Ratigan, journalist and anchor of the daily Dylan Ratigan Show, will be joined by Center for Entrepreneurship Director Duncan Moore, Nucor Corp. CEO Dan DiMicco, and filmmaker Andrew Jenks. Audience participation is encouraged; refreshments will be served. E-mail to reserve a seat or call Melissa Greco Lopes at 276-3693 with questions.

Simon School Hosts 18th Annual Gift Wrapping Party
A Secret Santa Gift Wrapping Party is set for Friday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall. Simon School volunteers will partner with three organizations that assist children and families in the neighborhoods surrounding the University: Catholic Family Center, the South Wedge Planning Committee, and Rochester Children’s Nursery.

Symposium Highlights Computational Research
The Center for Research Computing, which assists researchers in accessing and applying computation to scientific problems, hosts a monthly symposium at which researchers highlight work performed on the University's Blue Gene/P supercomputer and BlueHive Linux cluster. The next event is Friday, Dec. 10, at 11:30 a.m. in Goergen 108.

Author Talk and Book Signing
Peter Conners discusses his new book, White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary & Allen Ginsberg, at 7 p.m. tonight at the Memorial Art Gallery. A book signing will follow. The program, which is included in gallery admission, is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s, on view at the gallery through Jan. 2.

Music Department Presents Two Concerts
The College music department's final concerts of 2010 are planned for today and tomorrow on the River Campus. The UR Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. tonight in Upper Strong Auditorium with guest soloist Michael Burritt, a professor of percussion at the Eastman School. A holiday celebration with the Brass Choir and Gospel Choir starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, the Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall. The Stingers Trombone Ensemble will join the concert as special guests. Both concerts are free.

African American Network Plans Toy, Clothing Drive
The African American Network, an affinity group at the University, will be collecting clothes and toys for the Youth and Justice Program, a subsidiary of the Rochester City School District. Wish list items include black, hooded sweatshirts, board games, MP3 players, dolls, books, art supplies, and more. Members of the affinity group will accept donations at the Strong Memorial Hospital lobby near the silver elevators on Friday, Dec. 10, and Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information about the drive call 276-3259 ext. 2.

Computer Sales: One-Day Printer Sale
University IT Computer Sales is having a one-day printer sale on Friday, Dec. 10 , beginning at 7 a.m. The sale will feature the HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One Printer and Epson Stylus NX215 All-in-One Printer, each for $29.95. Personal purchases only. While supplies last. Limit two per customer. Printers cannot be held. For more information, including store locations, visit the Computer Sales Web site.

Dec. 9, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
Festival Week: Musica Nova
With guest composer Oliver Knussen. 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Dec. 3)
Eastman East Wing

A special section highlights the Eastman School's expansion and theater renovation project.

In Higher Education
MSNBC (Dec. 6)
Schools, Lawmakers Cut Sabbaticals to Trim Costs
Under pressure to cut costs, state universities and lawmakers across the nation are going after one of the oldest traditions in the academic world: the sabbatical. Read more...

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Women's Basketball
Dec. 11: 2 p.m., William Smith.

Men's Basketball
Dec. 11: 4 p.m., Hobart.

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

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