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In Today's Issue

  • Eastman Alumni Earn Grammy Nominations
  • Study Unravels Detail of 'Most Important' Cellular Signal
  • Girls in STARS Program Will Present Projects
  • Free Evening Concerts Begin Tonight
  • Breakfast With Santa
  • Computer Sales Offers Holiday Financing and More
  • Defensive Driving Course

News and Announcements

Eastman Alumni Earn Grammy Nominations
The list of nominees for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards includes Eastman School alumni Renee Fleming, Anthony Dean Griffey, Faith Sherman, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Bill Cunliffe, John Hollenbeck, Ben Wendel, Shane Endsley, Kaveh Rastegar, and Adam Benjamin.

Study Unravels Detail of 'Most Important' Cellular Signal
A Medical Center study provides crucial details that promise to help researchers better understand, and perhaps fine-tune with drugs, one of the most important signaling mechanisms in human cells. “The current study reveals new insights into how the structure of signaling proteins makes possible their central role in life,” says lead author Alan Smrcka, professor of biochemistry and biophysics.

Girls in STARS Program Will Present Projects
Middle school girls who are taking part in the Warner School’s Science STARS after school program will present their science investigations to the community from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Interfaith Chapel.

Free Evening Concerts Begin Tonight
Enjoy free performances by the Department of Music’s Wind Symphony at 8 p.m. tonight and the Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Both concerts will be held at the Strong Auditorium. Ensembles include undergraduates, graduates, and musicians from the greater Rochester area.

Breakfast With Santa
Alumni, families, and friends are invited to the University’s annual holiday Breakfast With Santa from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 12, in the Douglass Dining Center. Attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for a child up to age 14 for donation to the Toys for Tots program. Tickets are $11 for adults, $8 for children 3 to 12, and free for children younger than 3. Call Dining Services at 275-8748 to register.

Computer Sales Offers Holiday Financing and More
While supplies last, University IT Computer Sales is offering a 13-inch Apple MacBook for $799, with a free Case Logic notebook sleeve, featuring a University Yellowjacket logo. Holiday financing is available now through Dec. 31 on personal purchases featuring fast approval, low rates, no payments for 90 days, and employee payroll deduction. Also, University IT Computer Sales gift cards are available for purchase in their retail stores. Visit the University IT Computer Sales Web site or stop by the retail locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or in Rush Rhees Library for details.

Defensive Driving Course
The New York State-approved six-hour driving course will be offered for the last time this year from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in the Louise Slaughter Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. Get 10 percent off your auto insurance and four points reduced off your license. To register, call 905-9420. Cost is $35. An online course is also available.
Dec. 4, 2009
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 39°
Flurries, High 37°
Today's Event Highlight
Holiday Vendor Fair
Wilson Commons Hirst Lounge. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
City Newspaper (Dec. 2)
'Small Government, Big Rewards'
Mark Zupan, professor of economics and public policy and dean of the Simon School, cautions against the tendency to look to the federal government for solutions to some of the country's most systemic economic problems: high unemployment, the high cost of health care, and the need for more sources of clean, affordable energy. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 3)
'New Wave of Student Activism'
As institutions and states take red ink to their budgets and green ink to their tuition bills, students have begun speaking out against tuition hikes. Read more…

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