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In Today's Issue

  • Professor Wins Black Engineer of the Year Award
  • Catch a Sneak Preview of Restoring a Masterpiece
  • Call for Applications for Teaching Fellow Program
  • Go Green: E-Recycling Report
  • Finance Announces Holiday Closings
  • Noon Health Bites: Social Networking in Cyberspace
  • Lasik Surgery Center Offers Seminars

News and Announcements

Professor Wins Black Engineer of the Year Award
Paul Ampadu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected to receive a Special Recognition Award at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) conference. The award will be presented at BEYA's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Global Competitiveness Conference.

Catch a Sneak Preview of Restoring a Masterpiece
A sneak preview of the documentary Restoring a Masterpiece: The Renovation of the Eastman Theatre will air on WXXI-TV at 8 p.m. tonight. The preview includes conversations with Douglas Lowry, dean of the Eastman School, and other in-studio guests who will share stories about the history of the theater and its renovation. The full documentary will air in spring 2010.

Call for Applications for Teaching Fellow Program
The Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty Development-Medical Education is accepting applications for the 2010-12 Dean’s Teaching Fellow Program. The program is open to junior and mid-career faculty members committed to academic careers focused on teaching and education. It's designed to further the development of a core group of master educators; promote the careers of faculty in medical/dental education; and support educational innovations and research. The application deadline is Feb. 12.

Go Green: E-Recycling Report

go green
This year’s annual Electronics Collection took in just over 26,000 pounds of electronics, more than doubling last year’s total. Volunteers helped unload personal electronics from faculty, staff, and students during the Oct. 30 event.

Finance Announces Holiday Closings
The following University Finance offices will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24: Accounts Payable; Bursar; General Accounting; Finance; Financial Reporting and Analysis; and Research Accounting and Costing Standards. Also, the Finance offices at 910 Genesee St., Suite 200, will not have pick-up or drop-off service availability.

Noon Health Bites: Social Networking in Cyberspace
The Noon Hour Health Bites series continues Dec. 8 with a discussion on how to protect children using Facebook, MySpace, and other social networking tools. The program will be held in room 3-6408 (K307) in the Medical Center. Registration is requested. Check the EAP Web site for updates and cancellations.

Lasik Surgery Center Offers Seminars
Flaum Eye Institute Lasik Surgery Center will hold free educational seminars at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule a free evaluation after the seminar. Seminars are held at 100 Meridian Centre, Suite 125. To make a reservation, call 273-2020 or e-mail
Dec. 2, 2009

Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 50°
Showers/Wind, High 43°
Today's Event Highlight
Eastman New Jazz Ensemble: Celebrating Bob Brookmeyer's 80th Birthday
Kilbourn Hall. 7 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Scientific American (Dec. 1)
“The Moral Call of the Wild”
University researchers show that experiences with nature can affect more than our mood. They can also affect our priorities and alter what we think is important in life. Read more…

In Higher Education

The New York Times (Nov. 30)
“In Job Hunt, College Degree Can’t Close Racial Gap”
There is ample evidence that race remains a significant obstacle for African Americans in the job market, even those with degrees from respected colleges. Read more...

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