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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today’s Issue

  • College Town Moves Forward with $4 Million in Funding
  • Seligman, Wegman React to Economic Development Funding
  • Update: Open Enrollment
  • Flags Lowered to Honor Fallen Local Soldier
  • Registrar’s Office Holiday Hours

News and Announcements

College Town Moves Forward with $4 Million in Funding
“This is a historic day for the City of Rochester and the University of Rochester as we move forward with College Town,” says University President Joel Seligman. The College Town development project received $4 million from New York’s Regional Economic Development Council program, as part of a total $96.2 million award to the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council. Read more...

Seligman, Wegman React to Economic Development Funding
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy, and legislative leaders announced $96.2 million in economic development support for the nine-county Finger Lakes region. University President Joel Seligman and Wegmans Food Markets CEO Danny Wegman, cochairs of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council, issued a statement in response the 2012 Regional Economic Development Council Awards.

Update: Open Enrollment
The Benefits Office reminds you to carefully review the 2013 open enrollment confirmation statement that was mailed to your home to ensure your health, dental, FSA and HSA, and LTD coverage is correct as well as your covered dependents for 2013. Also included with the confirmation statement is a letter regarding misprints to the 2013 Medical Plans-At-A-Glance chart received during open enrollment and a special open enrollment being offered because of the misprints. A special enrollment change form will be accepted through Dec. 31 if the misprints impacted the enrollment decisions you made during the 2013 open enrollment period. The correct version of the chart, the letter, and the change form is posted to the Benefits website and is available in the Benefits Office. Contact the Benefits Office at 275-2084, 273-3779, 273-3600, or 275-8382 with any questions or to request the change form.

Flags Lowered to Honor Fallen Local Soldier
Flags at the University are lowered to half staff today to honor Army Staff Sgt. Nicholas Reid, who died Dec. 13 after his unit was attacked in Afghanistan. Reid was a resident of Brockport. Read more...

Registrar’s Office Holiday Hours
The Office of the University Registrar in Lattimore Hall will close at noon Monday, Dec. 24, and will reopen at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Dec. 20, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
PM Showers, High 41°
Rain/Snow, High 38°

Today’s Event Highlight
3rd Thursday 1.0 Holiday Party
5 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
Yahoo! Canada (Dec. 18)
Music Student Gets a Surprise 11 Months in the Making
Tara Fayazi ’14E was presented with a new tuba while performing a solo with the Tuba Euphonium Ensemble at the Eastman School.

NPR (Dec. 18)
The Distant Shores of Titan Beckon
“The shimmering black surface runs ahead of you out to a dark horizon. You are more than a billion kilometers from home and standing before alien sea. Welcome to Titan, the solar system's second-largest moon and home to the Great Lakes of liquid methane,” writes Adam Frank, professor of astrophysics.

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