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@Rochester: Dec. 16, 2008

@Rochester: Dec. 16, 2008

Today's Forecast: Cloudy, High 28°

Tomorrow: Snow, High 35°

In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Trustee Steven Chu Named Next Energy Secretary
  • University Awarded Government Contract to Study Post-Radiation Pill
  • Benefit Concert Helps Continue the Legacy of William Warfield
  • Financial Health Session Focuses on Better Budgeting
  • Half-Price Memorial Art Gallery Memberships
  • Event Highlight: Acid Love Letter Exhibition
  • Rochester in the News: The University's Home-Buying Incentive Program
  • In Higher Education: Need Help with Class? YouTube Videos Await

News and Announcements

Rochester Trustee Steven Chu Named Next Energy Secretary

Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty ImagesSteven Chu, a Nobel physics laureate and a trustee and Rochester alumnus, has been named by President-elect Barack Obama as the next energy secretary. Chu earned his bachelor's degrees in mathematics and in physics from Rochester in 1970, and his doctorate in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1976.
In 1999, Chu became a trustee of the University of Rochester, and currently serves on the Committee on Academic Affairs and the Committee on Health Affairs. Read more about Chu's appointment, which has been reported widely by media outlets, including Reuters, CNN and the New York Times. (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) Read more...

University Awarded Government Contract to Study Post-Radiation Pill

The University has received a $3.18 million first-year government contract, with an option to increase to $10.4 million over the next three years, to investigate a "post-radiation pill" in the event of an accident or act of terrorism with nuclear or radiological devices. Read more...

Benefit Concert Helps Continue the Legacy of William Warfield

An annual concert that supports the William Warfield Scholarship Fund will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, in the Eastman School's Kilbourn Hall. Read more...

Financial Health Session Focuses on Better Budgeting

Learn how to budget today, Dec. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in Northeastern Room (1-9535) in the Medical Center. The session, part of the Financial Health Bites series, will be conducted by a representative from Canandaigua National Bank & Trust. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

Half-Price Memorial Art Gallery Memberships

University employees are eligible for a half-price first-time gallery membership. It includes free admission for a year, free opening-party tickets, and discounts on art classes and store purchases. Memberships are $35 individual/$42.50 dual/family. Call 276-8939 for details. 

Events

Through Dec. 17

Acid Love Letter: Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (Dec. 12)

"UR Employees Use Incentives to Buy Homes"

Thanks to a new incentive program launched in March, 20 University employees have closed on new homes in the last 10 months. Read more...

In Higher Education

USA Today (Dec. 12)

"Need Help with Class? YouTube Videos Await"

"YouTube is perhaps best known for its cavalcade of homemade performances and TV clips, but many people are turning to it for free tutoring." Read more...

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