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In Today’s Issue

  • Eastman School Alumni Earn Grammy Nominations
  • Public Health Grand Rounds: ‘What Drives Us’
  • Memorial Service Saturday for Abraham Cockett
  • Lego Robots Face Off in Regional Competition

News and Announcements

Eastman School Alumni Earn Grammy Nominations
Ron Carter, Renee Fleming, John Hollenbeck, and Christopher Lamb are among a dozen Eastman School alumni who are nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, to be presented Feb. 12.
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Public Health Grand Rounds: ‘What Drives Us’
Edward Deci, a professor of psychology and Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences, will present “What Drives Us: An Overview of Self-Determination Theory” at the Public Health Grand Rounds starting at noon today in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium 1-W304.
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Memorial Service Saturday for Abraham Cockett
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, for Abraham T.K. Cockett, a professor emeritus of urology. The 11 a.m. service will be held in the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus. The University flag also will be lowered Saturday in his honor. Cockett, who was well-known in the international urologic community, was professor and chair of the Division of Urology at the Medical Center until his retirement in 1999. He died Aug. 16. Read more in his obituary from the Democrat & Chronicle.

Lego Robots Face Off in Regional Competition
Thirty-six robots constructed of Lego pieces will be put through their paces Sunday, Dec. 4, during the Finger Lakes FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League Championship Tournament in Goergen Athletic Center. Teams of 9– to 14-year-old students will place their custom-built creations in a 4-by-8-foot arena to navigate obstacles and retrieve objects.
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Dec. 2, 2011
Snow Showers
Today’s Forecast:
Snow Shower, High 39°
Tomorrow:
Mostly Cloudy, High 44°
Weekend Event Highlight
Dance Buzz
Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Spurrier Dance Studio, River Campus. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
The Atlantic (Nov. 30)
30 Years of AIDS: 6200 Iconic Posters, 100 Countries, 1 Collector
Edward Atwater didn’t realize it then but he wasn’t just amassing ephemera when he began assembling the world’s largest collection of AIDS posters decades ago. More than 6,200 posters in 60 languages from 100-plus countries later, the retired 85-year-old physician is now sharing these artifacts through an online catalog produced by the University of Rochester, where he worked most of his life as a professor of medicine. Read more...

Democrat & Chronicle (Nov. 28)
YellowJackets Bringing Sing-Off Champions Pentatonix to Rochester
Pentatonix, the Texas a cappella group that was crowned this week as the winner of NBC’s The Sing-Off, will join the YellowJackets at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 at Eastman Theatre. Read more...


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