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In Today's Issue

  • Two Students Are Finalists for YouTube Orchestra
  • Kids in Nonsmoking Apartments Still Exposed to Smoke
  • Reminder: River Campus Holiday Social
  • Winter Weather Safety Tips
  • Brass Ensemble Gives Free Concert at Cancer Center
  • Charity Music Event Supports Stroke Emergency Care
  • Sessions Aim to Calm Stress
  • Learn about Lasik at Seminar

News and Announcements

Two Students Are Finalists for YouTube Orchestra
Eastman School undergraduates Patrick Shelc ’12 (viola) and Jennifer Zhou ’14 (flute) have been chosen as finalists for the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra and a chance to play at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Vote online at by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17.

Kids in Nonsmoking Apartments Still Exposed to Smoke
A Medical Center study shows that children living in apartments are exposed to secondhand smoke even when no one smokes inside their own unit. The study suggests that housing type contributes to children’s exposure to tobacco smoke, despite the best intentions of parents.

Reminder: River Campus Holiday Social
All faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the season during the annual River Campus Holiday Social on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the May Room of Wilson Commons. Shuttle service from the Alumni and Advancement Center on East River Road, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, UFC, Goler House, and Brooks Landing will be available. Shuttles will begin running at 2 p.m. with initial pick up at AAC and will run continuously to and from the River Campus to all four locations until 5 p.m.

Winter Weather Safety Tips
University Facilities and Services reminds the University community to use caution while traveling in winter weather. Increase traction on snow and ice by wearing footwear with rubber soles and non-slip tread. Pay careful attention to surface conditions when walking, avoid potentially hazardous shortcuts, and use handrails. You can also call 273-4567 to report wet, slippery floors and rumpled floor mats. Call the Snow Removal Hotline (275-0000) anytime to report hazardous conditions on campus and sign up for weather-related e-mail notifications.

Brass Ensemble Gives Free Concert at Cancer Center
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra brass ensemble will perform holiday favorites during a free concert Friday, Dec. 17, in the Wilmot Cancer Center atrium. The performance starts at 1 p.m. Seating is limited.

Charity Music Event Supports Stroke Emergency Care
Strokability, a charity music event to benefit the Medical Center’s Strong Stroke Center and Emergency Department, will be held at Water Street Music Hall at 6:30 PM on Friday, Dec. 17. Tickets are $15 in advance from Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000) or at the Record Archive, House of Guitars, and Ticket Express. Tickets also will be available at the door for $20.

Sessions Aim to Calm Stress
Join the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence every day from Dec. 14 to 21 from noon to 12:30 p.m. for sessions designed to help improve your concentration and deal better with stress. The sessions will be held in the Gandhi Reading Room (first floor of Rush Rhees Library).

Learn about Lasik at Seminar
The Flaum Eye Institute is hosting a Lasik educational seminar on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 9:30 a.m. Seminar attendees interested in seeing if they are a candidate, will receive a complimentary evaluation at a later date. Seating is limited. Call 273-2020 or visit to make a reservation. The seminar will be held in suite 125, 100 Meridian Centre.

Dec. 14, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 18°
Snow Showers, High 22°
Today's Event Highlight
Midday Music Celebration
Noon to 1 p.m., Wilmot Cancer Center atrium.

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Rochester in the News
Wall Street Journal (Dec. 10)
Imaging Gets an Even Closer Look in Upstate NY
The University and the George Eastman House museum of film and photography said Friday their strengthened partnership will result in new research programs, academic conferences, and classes in science and arts exploring imaging in all of its realms. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 12)
Blind Students Demand Access to Online Course Materials
Legal battles loom as colleges face limited choice of accessible programs on the market for online course materials. Read more...

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