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In Today’s Issue

  • Quitting Smoking Could Help Ease Back Pain
  • Italian Baroque Organ Showcased in Holiday Concert
  • Warner School Admissions at the Medical Center
  • Participate in a ‘Human Library’
  • Workshop: Coping with Work and Family Stress
  • Robotic Surgery Event Planned in January
  • Video: ‘Phishing Bells’
  • Computer Sales: Apple iPad One Week Sale
  • Special Offer on Massage Gift Certificates

News and Announcements

Quitting Smoking Could Help Ease Back Pain
A Medical Center analysis of more than 5,300 patients followed for eight months during treatment of spinal disorders showed that cigarette smokers reported far more pain than those who never smoked or those who had quit. Read more...

Italian Baroque Organ Showcased in Holiday Concert
Eastman School musicians will present a holiday-themed concert of instrumental and choral fare at the Memorial Art Gallery at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Read more...

Warner School Admissions at the Medical Center
Admissions staff from the Warner School will be available to talk with interested employees about master's, doctoral, and certificate programs in health professions education, counseling, human development, teaching and curriculum, and educational leadership. Stop by Flaum Atrium between 7:30 and 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, to learn more. If you’re unable to attend and would like to schedule an individual appointment, call 275-3950 or email Read more...

Participate in a ‘Human Library’
River Campus Libraries is hosting a “Human Library” event Tuesday, Jan. 29. “Human books,” volunteers who are willing to share there stories, can be “checked out” for 30 minutes to talk about their life experiences or special interests. To participate or to learn more, contact Mari Tsuchiya or call 275-5506. Read more...

Workshop: Coping with Work and Family Stress
If you’re feeling the pressure from the various responsibilities you face every day, Well-U in partnership with Strong EAP is offering a workshop on Coping with Work and Family Stress from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec.13, in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545) in the MedicalCenter. Enroll online.

Robotic Surgery Event Planned in January
“Advanced Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy and Near Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Partial Nephrectomy,” a web-based live activity produced by the Department of Urology, is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Register online.

Video: ‘Phishing Bells’
Phishing is an email fraud method in which the sender uses legitimate-looking email in an attempt to gather personal and financial information from recipients. Typically, the messages appear to come from well known and trustworthy Web sites. Enjoy University IT’s rendition of “Phishing Bells” to help remind you to be careful when clicking links found within your email. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Computer Sales: Apple iPad One Week Sale
University IT Computer Sales is offering up to $190 off their remaining inventory of last-generation Apple iPads (3rd generation) from Dec. 10–14. iPads cannot be held and must be invoiced by Dec. 14 to qualify for the discount. View the iPads and additional clearance items on the University IT Computer Sales website or stop by their retail locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or Rush Rhees Library for details.

Special Offer on Massage Gift Certificates
Give an hour-long massage gift certificate for the URMC Fitness and Wellness Center and receive a free 15-minute massage for yourself, or book a massage of 30 minutes or more in length and receive $5 when you mention the promotion. Read more...

Dec. 10, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Showers, High 48°
Mostly Cloudy, High 42°

The Week Ahead
Monday, Dec. 10

Tuesday, Dec. 11
River Campus Holiday Social, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., May Room, Wilson Commons.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Art and Story Stroll, 11 a.m., Memorial Art Gallery

Friday, Dec. 14
Holiday Sing, noon, Eastman School Main Hall.

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Rochester in the News
WHEC-TV (Dec. 6)
University of Rochester A Cappella Group Perform at White House
Eleven undergraduate members of the all-female a cappella group, Vocal Point, were invited to sing at the White House.

Rochester Business Journal (Dec. 6)
Eastman Alumni Garner Grammy Awards
The Eastman School is well represented among Grammy nominations, as four alums were named as nominees on Thursday. Robert Ludwig got four nominations, and alumni Renee Fleming, Bill Cunliffe, and Gene Scheer also were nominated in the 55th Annual Grammy Awards competition.

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