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In Today’s Issue

  • Whitneys Give $1 Million to School of Nursing
  • Allan Schwartz Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Video: The Physics of Music
  • Humanities Project: The Legacies of Surrealism
  • Last Chance for 2011 Biometric Screenings
  • Tickets for A Christmas Carol Available
  • On Call A Cappella Group Hosts Benefit Concert
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass Today

News and Announcements

Whitneys Give $1 Million to School of Nursing
University alumni Fay Wadsworth Whitney and Ralph “Roy” Whitney Jr. have announced a gift of $1 million to establish the Ralph R. and Fay Wadsworth Whitney Endowed Gift Fund. The fund will provide scholarships, fellowships, and grants to students in nurse practitioner programs or more advanced degree programs who have the desire to collaborate in research or clinical settings.
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Allan Schwartz Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award
Allan Schwartz, an associate professor of clinical psychiatry and senior staff psychologist at the University Counseling Center, has received one of two Lifetime Achievement Awards given by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors at the association’s 2011 annual meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. The award honors outstanding service to the association and exemplary leadership and scholarship in the field of college and university counseling centers.
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Video: The Physics of Music
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, students enrolled in Alice Quillen’s Physics of Music class serenaded an audience in Goergen Hall with classical instruments as well as  hand-made instruments created in the course. Watch the video...

Humanities Project: The Legacies of Surrealism
Rochester professors Raul Rodriguez-Hernandez, Joan Saab, and Claudia Schaefer will participate in a roundtable discussion moderated by professor Ryan Prendergast on the legacies of surrealism in the early decades of the 20th century. The event takes place today at 5 p.m. in the Gamble Room in Rush Rhees Library and is part of the 2011 Humanities Project “The Eye of Surrealism.”
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Last Chance for 2011 Biometric Screenings
The final 2011 biometric screening dates are Dec. 8 and 13 in Flaum Atrium, School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Dec. 14 in the Saunders Research Building atrium. Biometric screenings, sponsored by Well-U, are available for University faculty, staff, spouses, and domestic partners, who are enrolled in University health care plans. Complete your personal health assessment at the Well-U website with your 2011 biometric screening results and receive $100. In 2012, employees who are enrolled in University health care plans will again be eligible for the biometric screening and the monetary incentive. Employees who sign up between Jan. 1 and March 31 will receive $125 after completing the 2012 online personal health assessment. View clinic details and schedule an appointment.

Tickets for A Christmas Carol Available
Tickets to tonight’s performance of A Christmas Carol at Geva Theatre Center are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. Tickets for tonight’s 7 p.m. show are $25. Available while supplies last.

On Call A Cappella Group Hosts Benefit Concert
On Call, an a cappella group from the School of Medicine and Dentistry, is hosting its first annual Holi-Disney Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424). The show will include holiday and popular children’s movie-themed songs as performed by On Call and guest groups from the College, including After Hours and the YellowJackets. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. Proceeds will help sponsor music education in Rochester. For more information, contact adam_weis@urmc.rochester.edu.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass Today
Catholic Newman Community will host a mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at 12:30 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus.
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Dec. 8, 2011
Partly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 39°
Tomorrow:
Snow Showers, High 36°
Today’s Event Highlight
International Theatre Program: The Colonel Bird
8 p.m., Todd Theater. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
City Newspaper (Dec. 6)
PLEX Planning Its Revival
“What that means is University of Rochester students can walk across that bridge and be in the heart of the PLEX neighborhood,” says John Curran, chair of the SouthWest Rochester Riverfront Charrette Steering Committee. “We’ve seen how the presence of students from the Eastman School of Music transformed downtown’s cultural district. We see the presence of the University of Rochester potentially being very helpful, with economic development being brought on the feet of the students.” Read more...

Democrat & Chronicle (Dec. 4)
University of Rochester Women Win 9th Wendy’s College Classic Crown
The University of Rochester Women’s basketball team finds new ways to win the Wendy’s College Classic every year. Read more...


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