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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today’s Issue

  • Carillon Bells to Ring in Honor of Newtown Victims
  • Women’s Health, Fertility Services Lauded
  • Save the Date: Mentoring Workshop Is Jan. 22
  • Bookstores Announce Holiday Hours
  • Christmas Eve Mass at Interfaith Chapel
  • @Rochester Takes a Holiday

News and Announcements

Carillon Bells to Ring in Honor of Newtown Victims
The University will join communities across the nation this morning in tolling bells in memory of the children and teachers killed in last week’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. After a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m., students Kelly Guerrieri and Mark Mulloch will ring the lowest bell of the Hopeman Memorial Carillon 26 times. The toll will be followed by several familiar children’s songs. Watch live at

Women’s Health, Fertility Services Lauded
Strong Memorial Hospital was cited among “100 Hospitals With Great Women’s Health Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, and the Strong Fertility Center was designated a Center of Excellence by OptumHealth. Read more...

Save the Date: Mentoring Workshop Is Jan. 22
On Jan. 22, the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity will host a discussion with the authors of a recent article, “Love Letters: An Anthology of Constructive Relationship Advice Shared Between Junior Mentees and Their Mentors.” The authors—all of whom are faculty at the University—plan to discuss frustrations and advice on improving the mentor-mentee relationship. A reception will follow. Read more...

Bookstores Announce Holiday Hours
Holiday hours for University bookstores are as follows:
• River Campus—Dec. 22, noon to 4 p.m.; Dec. 23–25, closed; Dec. 26–28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dec. 29–Jan. 1, closed.
• Medical Center—Dec. 22–25, closed; Dec. 26–28, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 29–30, closed; Dec. 31, 8:30 to 4 p.m.; Jan. 1, closed.
• Eastman—Dec. 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dec. 23–Jan 1, closed.

Christmas Eve Mass at Interfaith Chapel
Catholic Newman Community will host a Catholic Christmas Eve Mass at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24, at the Interfaith Chapel. There will be a community potluck following the service; bring a dish to share. Sunday Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 23. Contact with any questions.

@Rochester Takes a Holiday
@Rochester will publish just one day next week. Send submissions for the Monday, Dec. 24, issue by 4 p.m. today.

Dec. 21, 2012
Mixed Snow/Rain
Today’s Forecast:
Rain/Snow, High 39°
Snow/Wind High 31°

Today’s Event Highlight
Rainbow Classic
6 p.m., Palestra, Goergen Athletic Center.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Dec. 19)
Finger Lakes Region Receives $96.2M in Economic Development Council Funding
Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council cochairs Joel Seligman, president of the University, and Danny Wegman, CEO of Wegmans Food Markets, said in a joint statement that the awards represent a major boost to local progress. “We are proud of what we have achieved to date. The Finger Lakes region continues to outperform the rest of the state and much of the country in job growth,’’ they said.

City Newspaper (Dec. 19)
Hydrogen Hopes
A team of University chemists may have found a way to improve the process of using light to produce hydrogen. The secret: a common metal and miniscule chunks of a semiconductor material.

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