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In Today's Issue

  • University, George Eastman House Form Alliance
  • Special Edition of Eastman Theatre Documentary Airs
  • Sidewalk Near Helen Wood Hall Closed
  • Community Music School Hosts Annual Homecoming
  • Recognize a Dedicated Colleague or Team
  • Tips for Safe Online Shopping
  • Computer Sales: iPad/iPod Sale

News and Announcements

University, George Eastman House Form Alliance
The University and George Eastman House have entered into an alliance to further public engagement, research, and education in the arts and sciences, with a focus on the museum’s photography and motion-picture collections. It will be the most extensive museum and university alliance of this type in existence.

Special Edition of Eastman Theatre Documentary Airs
WXXI has produced a program on the new Eastman East Wing as a companion piece to its documentary on the renovation of Eastman Theatre and Kodak Hall. Both programs, Restoring a Masterpiece: The Renovation of Eastman Theatre and Restoring a Masterpiece: The Vision Realized will air on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11) beginning at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13.

Sidewalk Near Helen Wood Hall Closed
For the remainder of the winter season, the south sidewalk along Crittenden Boulevard will be closed between the Kendrick Road-Crittenden Boulevard intersection and Helen Wood Hall. The walkway is anticipated to reopen around May 1, 2011.

Community Music School Hosts Annual Homecoming
Students and ensembles of all ages at the Eastman Community Music School will be showcased during the school's 13th annual "Holiday Homecoming" series of concerts beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18.

Recognize a Dedicated Colleague or Team
Nominations for two staff awards─the Witmer Award for Distinguished Service and the Meliora Award─are being accepted through Jan. 20, 2011. The Witmer Award is intended as a "lifetime achievement" award, recognizing staff members for their accomplishments, leadership, and dedication to the University over the course of their career. The Meliora Award recognizes staff members whose work performance over the past year exemplifies the University's motto, Meliora, or "ever better." Full- and part-time active staff members from any division of the University are eligible for both awards. Details and nomination materials are available online.

Tips for Safe Online Shopping
Shopping on the Internet can be economical, convenient, and as safe as shopping in a store or by mail, especially if you follow these tips offered by University IT. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Computer Sales: iPad/iPod Sale
University IT Computer Sales is having a one-day iPad/iPod sale on Thursday, Dec. 16, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The sale will feature $40 off all iPad models, $20 off all iPod Touch and Nano models, discounts on select iPad/iPod accessories, and a free long sleeve Apple T-shirt with iPad/iPod (Touch or Nano) purchase. Personal purchases only. While supplies last. Limit two iPads/iPods and one T-shirt per customer. Items cannot be held. Visit the Computer Sales Web site for more information, including store locations.

Dec. 13, 2010

Today's Forecast:
Snow, High 21°
Snow, High 18°

Today's Event Highlight
Computer Music Class Concert
3 p.m. Room 120, Eastman School main building.

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Dec. 10)
Movies as Teaching Tools
David Garrison, an assistant professor of psychology, told USA Today he actually prescribes specific movies if he thinks it will help children and their parents. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 10)
An Unequal Burden
Children of parents who have divorced pay twice the share of college costs as do those whose parents remain married to each other, a study finds. Read more...

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