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@Rochester: Nov. 13, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • One Week Left to Enroll in a 2009 FSA
  • University Expo Brings South Asian Culture to Rochester
  • Breast Cancer Talk to Focus on Managing Insomnia
  • Organ Recital Features Musical Promenade through Gallery Paintings
  • Music Department Accepting Instrument Donations
  • Workshop Invites Teens to Witness Emergency Scenarios First-Hand
  • Event Highlight: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability
  • Sports Buzz: Swimming, Men's Soccer at Home
  • Rochester in the News: Elissa Newport and Betsy Marvin on Perfect Pitch
  • In Higher Education: Sustainable Curriculums

News and Announcements

One Week Left to Enroll in a 2009 FSA

Faculty and staff must sign-up by Wednesday, Nov. 19, to enroll in a 2009 Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dependent Care FSA and/or a Limited Purpose FSA (Limited Purpose FSA is only for those employee enrolled in the HSA-Eligible Plan and contributing to an HSA). Enroll online through the HRMS Web site. (After logging in, select "Self Service" from the menu on the left; click on “Benefits,” and then click on “Benefits Enrollment.” Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 or 7 or Firefox required.) Faculty and staff also may enroll by calling ASK-URHR (275-8747) weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13-14 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 17-19. 

University Expo Brings South Asian Culture to Rochester

The South Asian Expo, an annual event to promote awareness by educating the community about South Asian culture, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, in Douglass Dining Center. The free event features Indian cuisine, music, dance performances, and more. Read more...

Breast Cancer Talk to Focus on Managing Insomnia

Women with metastatic breast cancer who suffer from insomnia can learn techniques for coping during a support group meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...

Organ Recital Features Musical Promenade Through Paintings

Italian organ virtuoso Edoardo Bellotti will perform works from his CD Promenade, a collection of works inspired by paintings at the Memorial Art Gallery, during the next Italian Baroque Organ Showcase Concert at the Gallery at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16. Read more...

Music Department Accepting Instrument Donations

The College Music Department will gladly accept donations of the following instruments (in good condition) for ensemble and lessons use: bassoons, English horns, French horns, bass clarinets, alto flutes, double bass, and conga drums. For details, contact Josef Hanson at 273-5157. 

Workshop Invites Teens to Witness Emergency Scenarios

Students in New Visions, a class offered for high school students at Rochester General Hospital through Eastern Monroe Career Center–Monroe #1 BOCES, will take part in an emergency scenario workshop on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Medical Center. From 8 to 11 a.m., the teens will witness a simulation of a crash victim's progress from motor crash to hospitalization and rehabilitation in the Emergency Department. Read more...


Thursday, Nov. 13

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability: Gavett Hall 301. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

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Sports Buzz

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Swimming—Nov. 15: "Fill Fauver." Show your Yellowjacket spirit. Features giveaways and special entertainment. Union. 1 p.m.

Men's Soccer—Nov. 15: Castleton State (NCAA tournament). 5 p.m.

Men's Soccer—Nov. 16: Second round of NCAA tournament. 6 p.m.

Rochester in the News

WXXI PBS News (Nov. 12)

"U of R Study Turns Conventional Thinking About Perfect Pitch on Its Ear"

"Conventional wisdom says that only one 10,000 people have absolute pitch. But a new study from Eastman Professor Betsy Marvin and Elissa Newport, professor of brain and cognitive sciences and linguistics, suggests that conventional wisdom may be a little off-key." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 12)

"Sustainable Curriculums"

Faculty members at colleges throughout the country describe different approaches to incorporating sustainability into their classes, in some very different disciplines. Read more...

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