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In Today's Issue

  • Deputy Director of NSF to Present Seminar
  • Go Green: Fifth Annual E-Cycle Day a Success
  • Well-U Joins Foodlink, YWCA for Holiday Collection
  • Guided Relaxation Session
  • RPO Offers Discount for Handel’s Messiah
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

News and Announcements

Deputy Director of NSF to Present Seminar
Cora Marrett, deputy director of the National Science Foundation, will give a talk on “Research and Education in a Data-Intensive Era” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. The event is sponsored by the Office of Research Alliances. Contact Megan Mack at 275-1171 or for more information. Read more...

Go Green: Fifth Annual E-Cycle Day a Success

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Mounds of computer monitors, televisions, and other bulky items were piled on wooden pallets, and large boxes were filled with cords, cell phones, chargers, and other small items during the fifth annual E-Cycle Day last month. In total, 30,875 pounds of electronics were collected for recycling. Read more...

Well-U Joins Foodlink, YWCA for Holiday Collection
Foodlink barrels and YWCA boxes will be placed in areas around the River Campus, Medical Center, and off-campus locations to collect donations. The collection bins will be available from Wednesday, Nov. 28, through Wednesday, Dec. 12. Needed donations include non-perishable items (primarily canned vegetables), toiletry items, blankets, infant clothing, diapers, and diaper bags. For more information, contact Well-U at 273-5240.

Guided Relaxation Session
Well-U and Strong EAP present a Guided Relaxation Session from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library. Enroll online

RPO Offers Discount for Handel’s Messiah
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra offers University faculty, staff, and alumni 25 percent off tickets for Handel’s Messiah with the Rochester Oratorio Society on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100; offer valid until Dec. 1. Student tickets are $10 for the concert.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Check out a holiday-themed University homepage later today and enjoy a special message from the Arts, Sciences & Engineering deans. Look for the next issue of @Rochester after the holiday weekend, on Monday, Nov. 26.

Nov. 21, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 51°
Sunny, High 55°

Today’s Event Highlight
Exhibit: Downstairs and to the Left
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Hartnett Gallery, Wilson Commons. Read more...

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Rochester in the News (Nov. 19)
The Anti-MOOC? Small Costly Online Courses
“There’s a moment in John Covach’s course on the history of rock music when he takes apart the Beatles song that launched the British Invasion. Intrigued? Until now only students at the University of Rochester could take Covach’s class. Starting next fall it’ll be open to students at Duke, Northwestern, and Vanderbilt—online. Rochester is one of 10 universities teaming up to offer online courses to one another’s students.”

Scientific American (Nov. 20)
Quantum Dots of Many Colors
Earlier this month, Technology Review reported that Rochester scientists have figured out how to use nanoscale crystals called quantum dots to enhance the longevity of artificial photosynthesis.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Men’s Basketball
Nov. 24–25, UR/Holiday Inn Airport Tournament.

Get the latest sports news at the Rochester Athletics website.

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