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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today’s Issue

  • Gail Norris Named Vice President, General Counsel
  • Homecoming Event Celebrates Music, Holidays
  • Video: Wendell Castle Creates ‘Unicorn Family’
  • Recognize a Dedicated or Innovative Colleague or Team
  • Spotight on Diversity: Rochester Urban Fellows
  • Family Therapy Training Program Open House
  • E-Cards Showcase Patient’s Talent, Support Children’s Hospital

News and Announcements

Gail Norris Named Vice President, General Counsel
Gail Norris has been named vice president and general counsel for the University. Norris’s appointment, effective Jan. 1, is the result of a national search that began following the announcement of Sue Stewart’s retirement, effective Dec. 31. Read more...

Homecoming Event Celebrates Music, Holidays
Eastman Community Music School will hold its annual Homecoming from Thursday, Dec. 20, through Saturday, Dec. 22. The four-day program of concerts showcases the talent and musicianship of students of all ages. Read more...

Video: Wendell Castle Creates ‘Unicorn Family’
The Memorial Art Gallery has commissioned a monumental cast-iron sculpture by Rochester sculptor and furniture maker Wendell Castle as one of the anchor installations of its planned Centennial Sculpture Park. Take an inside look at the process behind the creation of the piece, called “Unicorn Family.”

Recognize a Dedicated or Innovative Colleague or Team
Nominations for three staff awards—the Witmer Award for Distinguished Service, the Meliora Award, and the Staff Community Service Award—are being accepted through Feb. 7.  Full- and part-time active staff from any division of the University are eligible. Details and nomination materials are available online. Direct questions to Human Resources at 273-4320 or 275-4642.

Spotight on Diversity: Rochester Urban Fellows
The Rochester Urban Fellows program engages students in the civic life of Rochester, promotes learning about crosscultural issues, and fosters an appreciation for urban life. Students intern four days per week at community-based organizations in the city and attend weekly seminars about the history, politics, demographics, and sociology of the urban neighborhoods in Rochester. Learn more about diversity at the University in future installments of Spotlight on Diversity in @Rochester.

Family Therapy Training Program Open House
The Department of Psychiatry’s Family Therapy Training Program will host an open house from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in the Bartlett Room (1-9043) in the Medical Center. Contact Diana Julian or call 275-2532 to RSVP or for more information.

E-Cards Showcase Patient’s Talent, Support Children’s Hospital
Mike Fess, a young man with autism and a patient at Golisano Children’s Hospital, created holiday art for “Drawn to Give,” a cause-specific e-greetings program that serves as a fundraising platform for organizations, such as Golisano Children’s Hospital. Read more ...



Dec. 11, 2012
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 31°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 39°

Today’s Event Highlight
River Campus Holiday Social
2:30 to 4:30 p.m., May Room, Wilson Commons. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Dec. 9)
Music Students Fine Tune Skills with Boxing
Boxing is now a part of the Eastman School’s Wellness Initiative for Students at Eastman. “I just find that in general, exercise helps with bass playing,” says Andrew O’Connor ’15E. “Being a musician, it’s a very physical thing in and of itself, especially the bass when you consider the size of the instrument and the strings. There’s a bunch of tension where you have to pull the strings down.” 

YNN Rochester (Dec. 8)
University of Rochester A Cappella Group Invited to the White House
A cappella group Vocal Point brought the gift of holiday music to the White House Saturday morning. The all-female group was invited to perform classic and contemporary Christmas and Hanukkah songs.

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