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In Today's Issue

  • Festival Week Culminates at Eastman
  • Grant to Help Students with Disabilities
  • Mileage Reimbursement, Moving Allowance Rates Updated
  • Teaching Fellow Program Accepting Applications

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Festival Week Culminates at Eastman

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Three Eastman School ensembles—the Eastman Wind Ensemble under Mark Davis Scatterday, the Eastman Philharmonia under Neil Varon, and the Eastman-Rochester Chorus under William Weinert—come together for the Grand Opening Dedication Concert at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The free concert is part of Festival Week, celebrating the opening of the school’s new East Wing. Festival Week wraps up on Sunday, Dec. 12, when students, faculty, and RPO musicians will join together in the new Hatch Recital Hall for a free chamber music marathon, starting at noon.

Grant to Help Students with Disabilities
The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is awarding the University's Institute for Innovative Transition a $150,000 grant to increase awareness and improve the quality of inclusive college-based initiatives for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Mileage Reimbursement, Moving Allowance Rates Updated
The University is adjusting its mileage reimbursement rates to reflect the new IRS rates. Effective Jan. 1, the business mileage reimbursement rate will be 51 cents per mile. The standard mileage rate of moving expenses will be 19 cents per mile.

Teaching Fellow Program Accepting Applications
The Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty Development–Medical Education is currently accepting applications for the 2011-13 Dean’s Teaching Fellow Program. The program is open to junior and mid-career faculty members committed to academic careers focused on teaching and education. The application deadline is Feb. 11.

Dec. 10, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Shower, High 34°
Mostly Cloudy, High 35°
Today's Event Highlight
Second Friday Science Social
4 p.m., Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576), Medical Center.  Read more...

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Rochester in the News
City Newspaper (Dec. 8)
Psychology: Cracking the Mystery of Motivation
A study of human motivation by psychologists Richard Ryan and Edward Deci has drawn international attention to the University. Read more...

In Higher Education
Los Angeles Times (Dec. 9)
Arabic, Korean And Chinese Deemed Fastest-Growing Language Courses At U.S. Colleges
A survey of more than 2,500 colleges and universities by the Modern Language Association found that enrollment in Arabic surged by 46 percent between 2006 and 2009.  Read more...

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