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In Today’s Issue

  • 2011: The Year in Pictures
  • Concert Spotlights Sister City Connection
  • Elderly Woman Regains Mobility after Spinal Procedures
  • Mobile Device Reminders and Safety Tips
  • Video: Lego Robots Face Off
  • Last Chance to See Patchen Exhibit
  • University Discount Offered for ‘Dog Whisperer’ Tickets
  • @Rochester Returns Next Week

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2011: The Year in Pictures
From the largest Meliora Weekend ever, to the YellowJackets hitting The Sing-Off stage, to a giant cake in the shape of Rush Rhees Library: 2011 was full of memorable images. You can also view a collection of winning Photo Friday images from the University community. And check the University homepage later this week for a special New Year’s—themed site.

Concert Spotlights Sister City Connection
A diverse program of music by Russian composers, presented by the Eastman Community Music School and Linkages of Rochester will celebrate Rochester’s connection to its sister city of Velikiy Novgorod. The sixth annual collaborative event, titled “A Russian-American Friendship Concert,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, in Kilbourn Hall.

Elderly Woman Regains Mobility after Spinal Procedures
A 99-year-old woman has returned to her daily routine after doctors repaired three separate compression fractures in her spine three times in a month. Specialists at the Medical Center repaired the brittle vertebra using bone glue while the patient was under sedation, which is easier for elderly patients.

Mobile Device Reminders and Safety Tips
During this busy time of year for gift-giving and receiving, University IT reminds you to take all necessary steps to secure mobile devices that you are using and to dispose of old mobile devices properly. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Video: Lego Robots Face Off
Goergen Athletic Center played host to the regional round of the annual Finger Lakes FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League Championship Tournament earlier this month. Guided by adult mentors, students use their imagination to design and build robots made of Legos to perform tasks and navigate obstacles as part of the competition. Watch the video...

Last Chance to See Patchen Exhibit
This is your last chance to catch the University’s exhibit of the graphic art of Kenneth Patchen, the controversial 20th–century poet-painter who pioneered the anti-novel, concrete poetry, poetry-jazz, and picture-poems. The exhibit, on display in Rare Books and Special Collections in Rush Rhees Library, closes Jan. 5.

University Discount Offered for ‘Dog Whisperer’ Tickets
National Geographic TV star Cesar Millan and his dog, Junior, will be in Rochester Jan. 15, for “An Evening with Cesar Millan” at the Auditorium Theatre. University staff may receive a 5 percent discount when purchasing tickets online or over the phone at the box office. Contact Ticketmaster or purchase tickets at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office to avoid a service charge. When ordering tickets, use the password “F.O.S.” to receive the discount.

@Rochester Returns Next Week
Look for the next issue of @Rochester Tuesday, Jan. 3. Send submissions by noon on Friday, Dec. 30. Happy New Year!

Dec. 27, 2011
Chance Showers
Today’s Forecast:
PM Rain, High 39°
Snow Shower, High 28°

Today’s Event Highlight
Kwanzaa Family Day
Noon to 5 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
NPR (Dec. 22)
At Year’s End, Reflecting on Cycles in Modern Life
The New Year inspires many people to start fresh. Some vow to exercise more or quit smoking, others clean house or meditate. And we do it again and again, year after year. Astrophysicist Adam Frank explains the role that cycles—natural and arbitrary—play in our lives, and how technology has altered those cycles over time. Read more...

WWTI, Watertown (Dec. 23)
Salina Woman Receives New Heart during the Holidays
A Salina woman is recovering after receiving a special holiday gift: a new heart. The five-hour procedure was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Read more...

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