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In Today’s Issue

  • Eastman School Alumni Earn Grammy Nominations
  • A Cappella Group to Perform at White House
  • Online Learning Symposium: An Open Faculty Forum
  • University Mourns the Loss of Sayeeda Zain
  • Poster Session Highlights Workshop Research
  • High Tech Rochester Starts New Accelerator Program
  • Interfaith Chapel Hosts Spiritual Exercises
  • Well-U Offers Fitness and Yoga Classes
  • Discount Available for RPO’s Gala Holiday Pops
  • Presentation: Healthy Holiday Eating
  • Young Leaders Tending Bar for Charity

News and Announcements

Eastman School Alumni Earn Grammy Nominations
Eastman School graduate Robert (Bob) Ludwig ’66E, ’01E (MM) received four nominations and alumni Renee Fleming ’83E (MM), Bill Cunliffe ’81E (MM), and Gene Scheer ’81E (MM), ’82E (MM) also were nominated in the 55th Annual Grammy Awards competition. Read more...

A Cappella Group to Perform at White House
Eleven undergraduate members of the University’s all-female a cappella group Vocal Point have been invited to the White House to perform classic and contemporary holiday songs on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 8. Read more...

Online Learning Symposium: An Open Faculty Forum
Faculty are invited to the third part of an ongoing discussion on online education and the use of digital media in learning at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall 101. The discussion will be led by Pete Goldberg, director of the Center for Excellence in Business Education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and
Julian Lombardi, assistant vice president for academic and research services at Duke. Contact Melinda Smith at 275-5931 or to reserve a spot. Sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research.

University Mourns the Loss of Sayeeda Zain
University flags will be lowered Wednesday, Dec. 12, in memory of Sayeeda Zain, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who died Nov. 24. A coinventor on six U.S. patents (and several foreign ones), Zain’s research focused on gene expression in Alzheimer’s and the molecular mechanisms of metastasis. Read more...

Poster Session Highlights Workshop Research
Workshop Leaders from a variety of departments will hold a poster session today on the research they’ve done this semester in workshop education. The session, which will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Green Carpet Lounge in Hutchison Hall, is coordinated by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Center for Workshop Education.

High Tech Rochester Starts New Accelerator Program
Modeled after the highly successful Lean LaunchPad program developed at Stanford University and funded locally by a grant from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, the High Tech Rochester LaunchPad is accepting applications. The program is for software and web-based teams and entrepreneurs developing new software applications for new media such as internet-based systems, mobile apps, and enterprise software products. Read more...

Interfaith Chapel Hosts Spiritual Exercises
The Interfaith Chapel will offer three events next week intended to calm and sharpen the mind and reduce stress. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, there will be an interfaith Taize Service—a candlelit service of chanting, silence, and prayer representing five major world religions. The event takes place in the Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary. On Wednesday, Dec. 12, walk the labyrinth on the river level of the Interfaith Chapel. The final event, on Thursday, Dec. 13, will feature silent Zen meditation, both walking and sitting in the sanctuary. All events begin at 9:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Read more...

Well-U Offers Fitness and Yoga Classes
Want to improve your health in the new year? Well-U is offering free fitness and yoga classes to University employees. Registration for the next session of fitness and yoga classes will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, through Inward Office. Classes include Ab Blast, Body Tone, Yoga, and Zumba.

Discount Available for RPO’s Gala Holiday Pops
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra offers University faculty, staff, and alumni 25 percent off tickets to its matinee performances of Gala Holiday Pops, Dec. 22 and 23 at 2 p.m. To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100.

Presentation: Healthy Holiday Eating
Kimberly Povec from the Healthy Living Center is the featured speaker at a holiday eating presentation at noon Wednesday, Dec. 12, in room 2-7525 in the Medical Center. She will discuss healthy food decisions and establishing dietary behaviors to maintain a healthy weight. Sponsored by Well-U. Enroll online.

Young Leaders Tending Bar for Charity
Members of the Young Leaders @ UR and RIT Young Professionals and will serve as bartenders at the Scotland Yard Pub in Rochester from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. All tips raised by the guest bartenders will be donated to local nonprofits. Read more...

Dec. 7, 2012
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 44°
Scattered Showers, High 45°

Today’s Event Highlight
Holiday Celebration: Gospel Choir and Brass Choir
3 p.m., Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall.

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Rochester in the News
WROC-TV (Dec. 2)
McNabb Three-Pointer in Final Seconds Lifts UR to Wendy’s Title
Junior Danielle McNabb hit a game winning three-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining to lead the Yellowjackets to a 60-58 victory over SUNY Geneseo in the championship game of the 20th Wendy's College Classic.

WROC-TV (Dec. 2)
UR Men’s Basketball Claim Wendy’s Classic Title
Led by tournament MVP John DiBartolomeo, the University’s men's basketball team won its 11th Wendy's Classic Tournament Title with a 73-64 win over Hobart College Saturday night at the Palestra.

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