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In Today’s Issue

  • Doctoral Student Discusses Book on Michael Jackson’s Music
  • Career Expert Deb Koen to Give Seminar
  • Bill Supports Childcare Subsidy Program
  • Youth Volleyball Clinics Offered
  • Cashier’s Office to Close for Holidays

News and Announcements

Doctoral Student Discusses Book on Michael Jackson’s Music
Joe Vogel, author of Man in the Music: the Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson and a PhD candidate in the Department of English, will discuss his new book today on 13 WHAM News This Morning. He is scheduled at to appear at 6:45 a.m. on 13WHAM-TV Channel 13 and then again at 7:15 a.m. when the show continues on Rochester’s CW Channel 16. Learn more about Vogel’s book at www.joevogel.net.

Career Expert Deb Koen to Give Seminar
The University’s African American Network will sponsor a professional development seminar for those wishing to build skills, develop strengths, and improve confidence in the workplace. Columnist and career expert Deb Koen of Career Development Services will offer tips from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in K-207 (2-6408) at the Medical Center. Refreshments will be available. RSVP by Dec. 30 to africanamericannetwork@urmc.rochester.edu or call 276-3259.

Bill Supports Childcare Subsidy Program
An additional 300 children in Monroe County will have access to child care in 2012 thanks to a bill passed by the state Senate and Assembly and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo this month. The bill adds $1.6 million dollars to the “Childcare Dollar$” facilitated enrollment subsidy program at Children’s Institute, a University affiliate.
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Youth Volleyball Clinics Offered
The University’s women’s volleyball team is running a series of youth volleyball clinics this spring for boys and girls ages 8-12 and 13-16 at the Goergen Athletic Center. Kids who are new to the sport and those with volleyball experience are welcome. The first session is Sunday, Jan. 8. Click here for registration information. Questions? Contact head volleyball coach Ladi Iya at 275-9461 or liya@sports.rochester.edu.

Cashier’s Office to Close for Holidays
The Cashier’s Office at the Medical Center will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Dec. 26, for the Christmas holiday. The office will also be closed from Saturday, Dec 31, through Monday, Jan 2, for the New Year holiday.
Dec. 21, 2011
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Today’s Event Highlight
Schwartz Center Conference
Noon, Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Psychology Today (Dec. 20)
Genetics of IQ: Not So Simple
IQ is not controlled by one or two genes, writes Ben Hayden, assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences. Read more...

Bloomberg Radio (Dec. 15)
Simon School’s Schmidt Says Income Inequality Shrinking
Ronald Schmidt, the Janice M. and Joseph T. Willett Professor of Business Administration for Teaching and Service at the Simon School, says analysis of IRS data shows a “movement toward less inequality” in incomes. Listen... For a full article on the topic by Schmidt and University Trustee and Simon alumna Janice Willett, visit Larry Kudlow’s Money Politic$ blog on CNBC.


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