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In Today's Issue

  • Eastman Wind Ensemble to Perform at Midwest Clinic
  • Help Advance Medical Research
  • Security Tip of the Week: Online Shopping
  • University Mourns Loss of Kelly Bivens
  • Well-U Offers Ways to Stay Well

News and Announcements

Eastman Wind Ensemble to Perform at Midwest Clinic
The Eastman Wind Ensemble will travel to Chicago next month to perform at the Midwest Clinic, the world’s largest instrumental music conference. The Eastman School ensemble is one of only a few wind ensembles from around the world invited to present a concert during the event, which runs from Dec. 15 to 19.

Help Advance Medical Research
Want to help advance science and medicine, but don’t know how? Have you ever considered participating in a clinical trial, but weren’t sure where to start? If so, a new resource can help match you with studies you might be eligible to participate in. The Medical Center, in cooperation with more than 39 other academic medical centers nationwide, has launched ResearchMatch, a service aimed at connecting researchers with individuals interested in participating in clinical trials.

Security Tip of the Week: Online Shopping
Shopping on the Internet can be economical, convenient, and as safe as shopping in a store or by mail, but there are several tips to keep in mind to keep your online shopping secure.  Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

University Mourns Loss of Kelly Bivens
The University mourns the loss of Kelly Bivens, pharmacy manager at the Medical Center. Bivens, who was 36 and lived in Penfield, joined the University in 2002. She died Friday, Nov. 13. Read her obituary in the Democrat & Chronicle.

Well-U Offers Ways to Stay Well
Well-U will present a talk on body care products and how to watch out for toxic chemicals that may affect health and the environment from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, in the Lower Adolph Auditorium in the Medical Center. Visit Well-U’s Healthy Holiday campaign page for more information. Also on Nov. 24, Well-U will begin offering a Tuesday after work yoga program from 4 to 5 p.m. in the LeChase Room of the Medical Center. The program will run until Dec. 22. Register online.

Nov. 23, 2009
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Today's Event Highlight
Creative Workshop Children's Inspiration Show
Memorial Art Gallery. All day. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Buffalo Business First (Nov. 20)
'Report: GM Bailout Costs Each Taxpayer $12,200'
You may not have purchased a GM or Chrysler car, but you’re still paying for one, according to a new report authored by Thomas Hopkins, professor of economics, for the National Taxpayer’s Union. Read more...

In Higher Education
New York Times (Nov. 20)
'Academic Researchers’ Conflicts of Interest Go Unreported'
Few universities make required reports to the government about the financial conflicts of their researchers, and even when such conflicts are reported, university administrators rarely require those researchers to eliminate or reduce these conflicts, government investigators find. Read more...

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