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In Today’s Issue

  • Work Among Top Physics Breakthroughs of 2012
  • Satcher Awards Nomination Deadline Nears
  • Flags Lowered to Honor Victims of School Shooting
  • Cashier’s Office to Close Early for Holidays
  • Rainbow Classic Carries on Spirit of Giving

News and Announcements

Work Among Top Physics Breakthroughs of 2012
Rochester researchers are part of a collaboration named in Physics World magazine’s list of top 10 breakthroughs for 2012. The group, which includes 18 University researchers, was chosen by the judging team for being the first to demonstrate communications using neutrinos—nearly massless particles that travel at almost the speed of light. Read more...

Satcher Awards Nomination Deadline Nears
The Center for Community Health is seeking nominations for the 2013 4th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards, recognizing individual Medical Center faculty and staff for significant contributions to the health of the community. The deadline for nominations is noon Friday, Jan. 18. Click here to learn more and to make a nomination.

Flags Lowered to Honor Victims of School Shooting
In accordance with a presidential proclamation, flags at the University will be flown at half staff through sunset Tuesday, Dec. 18, to honor the victims of the Dec. 14 shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

Cashier’s Office to Close Early for Holidays
The Cashier’s Office at the Medical Center will close at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 31. It will be closed all day Tuesday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Jan. 1. The office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, and Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Rainbow Classic Carries on Spirit of Giving
The Pittsford Mendon and Pittsford Sutherland boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams will face each other in the Rainbow Classic Friday, Dec. 21, in the Palestra, Goergen Athletic Center. In its 12th year, the game raises money for Golisano Children’s Hospital. Read more...

Dec. 17, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
PM Showers, High 50°
Rain, High 44°

The Week Ahead
Monday, Dec. 17
Two Pianos Recital, 9 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing.

Thursday, Dec. 19–Saturday, Dec. 21
Eastman Community Music School Homecoming, various times and locations, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
ABC News (Dec. 14)
Mystery Rash Leads to Cure of Deadly Cancer
Edward Williams lived with a debilitating rash for six years until a suspicious dermatologist from the Medical Center followed a hunch and diagnosed a rare form of pancreatic cancer. “The skin has an amazing ability to tell the story of a person,” says Brian Poligone, assistant professor of dermatology, who treated Williams.

WHEC-TV (Dec. 13)
Eastman School Student Receives a Surprise Gift
A surprise gift during an Eastman School concert draws a standing ovation and prompts the conductor to say it was the best moment he’d ever witnessed. 

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