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In Today’s Issue

  • Most Cancer-related Blood Clots Occur in Outpatients
  • Philip Wilder Named Eastman Director of Communications
  • Community Music School Hosts Annual Homecoming
  • Go Green: Holiday Cheer for You and the Environment
  • Grant Supports Family Child Care Program
  • RPO Brass Ensemble to Give Concert at Cancer Center
  • Drive Helps Needy Women and Children
  • Discount Offered on Eastman Theatre Book

News and Announcements

Most Cancer-related Blood Clots Occur in Outpatients
In a study of nearly 18,000 cancer patients, Medical Center researchers found that when blood clots develop—a well-known and serious complication of cancer treatment—78 percent of the time they occur when a person is out of the hospital, at home or elsewhere, while on chemotherapy.
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Philip Wilder Named Eastman Director of Communications
Philip Wilder ’90, a strategic communications executive, arts administrator, and former member of the Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer, has been named executive director of communications for the Eastman School. He will be responsible for developing and overseeing all aspects of the school’s strategic plans for marketing, media relations, public relations, and advertising and design.
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Community Music School Hosts Annual Homecoming
The Eastman Community Music School will showcase students and ensembles of all ages in its annual “Holiday Homecoming” series of concerts beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. A daylong music extravaganza that has been a tradition since 1998, Homecoming features concurrent performances taking place in several venues on the Eastman campus.
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Go Green: Holiday Cheer for You and the Environment

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This time of year is known for giving, but it’s also notorious for being the most wasteful time of the year. You can “green” your holiday season in three easy ways: think waste reduction, buy local, and conserve energy.
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Grant Supports Family Child Care Program
For the fourth consecutive year, JPMorgan Chase and Co. has provided $15,000 to support Children’s Institute’s Partners in Family Child Care program. The program prepares young children for kindergarten by teaching early literacy skills and improving social and emotional outcomes of children in group family child care programs.
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RPO Brass Ensemble to Give Concert at Cancer Center
A brass ensemble from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the Wilmot Cancer Center Atrium. The annual performance, offered courtesy of Dr. John and Carol Bennett, will feature a wide range of holiday music. All are welcome to attend and enjoy the sounds of the season.

Drive Helps Needy Women and Children
Well-U and the YWCA are collecting items for women and children from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 16, in the Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. See the list of items needed. Items do not need to be wrapped. Call 276-4197 with any questions.

Discount Offered on Eastman Theatre Book
Looking for a holiday gift idea? The University community can purchase The Eastman Theatre: Fulfilling George Eastman’s Dream for a discounted price of $40. Authored by noted writer Elizabeth Brayer and designed by Kathy D’Amanda, the book is illustrated with period imagery and new photographs by award-winning photographer Andy Olenick. Stop by the Eastman Theatre Shop in the Eastman East Wing during operating hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and on performance nights at Kodak Hall) with your University ID to purchase a copy. Offer valid through Dec. 23.

Dec. 14, 2011
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Today’s Forecast:
PM Showers, High 46°
Tomorrow:
Showers/Wind, High 54°
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Rochester in the News
Musik Online (Dec. 13)
Music and Boxing
“At the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, there are over 20 students who not only have the grace to play music, but also have the ability to throw punches in the ring. This is one way that James Van Demark teaches his students, with his belief that boxing can help playing ability. These students spend an hour a week with boxing coach Dom Arioli, who teaches them not only to enjoy hitting sandbags, but also to teach them basic ‘straight boxing.’” Excerpt translation provided by University Communications. The original article in the Chinese publication appears here.

Albany Business Review (Dec. 12)

RPI, Skidmore Among Most Selective Colleges in Eastern U.S.
Eleven upstate New York schools rank in the top quarter of all colleges in the eastern United States for selectivity, including Colgate University (24th); University of Rochester (31st); and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (34th). Read more...


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