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In Today’s Issue

  • Eric Phizicky Named AAAS Fellow
  • CTSI Seminar Series Continues
  • Mileage Reimbursement Rate Update
  • At the Podium: Techniques to Perfect Your Talk
  • Holiday Shopping Fair Is Dec. 7
  • University Employees Offered Free Massage
  • Registration Open for Kids Night Out

News and Announcements

Eric Phizicky Named AAAS Fellow
Eric Phizicky, Dean’s Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Medical Center, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Read more...

CTSI Seminar Series Continues
The next session of the CTSI Seminar Series features Tom Brenna, professor of nutritional sciences and agriculture and life sciences at Cornell University, presenting “Dissecting the Mechanisms of the Cancer-cell Metabolic Transformation.” Today’s talk runs from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W-304). Lunch will be provided. Bring your own beverage.

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Update
The University is adjusting its mileage reimbursement rates to reflect the new IRS rates. Effective Jan. 1, the business mileage reimbursement rate will be 56.5¢ per mile and the moving mileage reimbursement rate will be 24¢ per mile. Click here to see the policy on transportation and private automobiles.

At the Podium: Techniques to Perfect Your Talk
The Graduate Student Society Professional Development Seminar Series Seminar will host a presentation by Stephen Dewhurst, Dean’s Professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, at 4 p.m. today in Adolph Auditorium (1-7619). Graduate students and postdoctoral trainees are welcome to attend.

Holiday Shopping Fair Is Dec. 7
A Holiday Shopping Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons. Students, faculty, and staff may purchase items from local businesses and artisans during the event. Vendors will have jewelry, holiday cards and stationery, posters, hand-blown glass, ornaments, and more. Sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities. For more information, contact

University Employees Offered Free Massage
Take a break from a hectic day at work for a free 10-minute massage on Thursday, Dec. 6, courtesy of Well-U in partnership with Blanchard Chiropractic. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. Well-U will contact enrolled employees to schedule an appointment time. Massages are offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and space is limited. 

Registration Open for Kids Night Out
The women’s basketball team will host a Kids Night Out event from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at the Goergen Athletic Center on the River Campus. Children ages 5 to 13 are welcome. The cost is $15 per child ($10 for each additional sibling). Events will include arts and crafts, sports, games, and movies. Dinner and snacks will be provided at an additional cost of $5 per child. To register, or if you have questions, contact Melissa Kraft at or 275-9541. There will be limited registration on site on Dec. 28.

Dec. 4, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Showers, High 61°
Snow Showers, High 39°

Today’s Event Highlight
Kilbourn Concert Series: Raphaella Smits, Guitar
8 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing.

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Rochester in the News
PBS Newshour (Nov. 30)
Promoting Safe Sex With Posters on World AIDS Day
Originally developed for public health campaigns to promote HIV testing, safe sex, and better knowledge of the virus and disease, Edward Atwater began collecting the posters for their social and cultural importance. After years of collecting from all over the world, he donated all the posters to the University.

Democrat and Chronicle (Dec. 1)
Basketball Teams Win Wendy’s College Classic
The men’s basketball team topped Hobart 73-64 to win the Wendy’s College Classic Saturday night. The women’s team defeated SUNY Geneseo Saturday 60-58 to be named champions of the Wendy’s College Classic.

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