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In Today’s Issue

  • In Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes May Pose Less Risk than Type 1
  • Jazz Greats to Perform at the University Dec. 2
  • Eastman-Rochester Chorus to Perform Music Makers
  • University Flags to Be Lowered for Suzanne Moyer
  • David Higgs Receives Paul Creston Award
  • Family Day Celebrates Cultural Traditions
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Fitness Center Offers Holiday Camp for Kids
  • Help Pick New Soups at Wilson Commons Wednesday

News and Announcements

In Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes May Pose Less Risk than Type 1
Pregnant women with Type 2 diabetes have a better chance at good outcomes than those with Type 1, particularly if they receive proper care before and during their pregnancy, according to a new Medical Center study. Read more...

Jazz Greats to Perform at the University Dec. 2
Grazyna Auguscik, six-time winner of the Best Jazz Vocalist award by the European Jazz Forum, and her musical partner, guitarist Paulinho Garcia, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in Strong Auditorium. The concert is sponsored by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Read more...

Eastman-Rochester Chorus to Perform Music Makers
One hundred years after he completed it, Edward Elgar’s Music Makers will finally get its Rochester premiere at the Eastman School at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Read more...

University Flags to Be Lowered for Suzanne Moyer
The University mourns the loss of Suzanne Moyer, a project nurse for the Department of Urology, who died Nov. 8. Moyer, who most recently lived in Burbank, Calif., joined the University in 1998. University flags will be lowered Thursday, Nov. 29, in her memory. Read her obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

David Higgs Receives Paul Creston Award
David Higgs, chair of the organ department at the Eastman School, has received the Paul Creston Award. Presented by St. Malachy’s—The Actors’ Chapel, the award recognizes artistic excellence by a significant figure in church music and the performing arts. Read more...

Family Day Celebrates Cultural Traditions
All ages are invited to the Memorial Art Gallery’s Native American Family Day from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The event, offered in conjunction with the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3, features art activities, tours, storytelling, and music and dance performances. Read more...

Breakfast with Santa
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to the University’s annual Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 8, in Douglass Dining Center on the River Campus. Guests are invited to bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program. Tickets are $11 for adults, $8 for children ages 3–12, and free for kids under age 3. Call Dining Services at 275-7687 to register. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Fitness Center Offers Holiday Camp for Kids
The URMC Fitness and Wellness Center invites children ages 7–12 to spend part of their holiday recess at a fitness camp. The camp—which will include kickball, tag, and arts and crafts—runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26–28. Read more...

Help Pick New Soups at Wilson Commons Wednesday
Wilson Commons Wednesday on Nov. 28 will include a free soup tasting from noon to 2 p.m in Hirst Lounge. Try new soups and vote for your favorites. The winning soups will be put into the spring semester soup rotation. Sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities and Dining Services.

Nov. 27, 2012
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Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 37°
Snow Shower, High 37°

Today’s Event Highlight
Performance: Sound ExChange Orchestra and the Program of Dance and Movement
5 p.m., Flaum Atrium, Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 22)
UR Researchers Developing Portable Blood Testing Device
In September, the National Science Foundation announced a $600,000 grant for a Rochester-based program that will develop and manufacture new portable testing devices. The work is based on super thin membranes developed by James McGrath, associate professor of biomedical engineering.

Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 23)
University of Rochester Women Eager to Redeem Last Season
“Pardon Jim Scheible if he hopes his University of Rochester women’s basketball team has selective memory regarding last season. The veteran coach hopes the Yellowjackets remember how well they played when they surged to a 17-0 record and a No. 5 national ranking. He also hopes they’ll remember the lessons learned from their crash landing, when UR lost six of its final eight and missed the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in seven years.”

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