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In Today's Issue

  • Swimmers, Divers Named Liberty League Champions
  • Gene Hijacked By HIV Ancestor Suggests Way to Block Viral Reproduction
  • Steven Landsburg Answers The Big Questions
  • Simon School Hosts Secret Santa Gift Wrapping Party
  • Helping Deaf People Maintain Good Eyesight
  • Share Your Success Story
  • Cello Concert Celebrates Chopin’s 200th Birthday

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Swimmers, Divers Named Liberty League Champions
For the first time in school history, the women's swimming and diving team has been crowned Liberty League Champions. The Yellowjackets finished with 1,017 points, 383 points ahead of second place RPI. The men’s swimming and diving team won for the third time in the last four years, scoring 863.5 points, 84 points ahead of second place RPI. Also, the Rochester coaching staff was selected as Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year.

Gene Hijacked By HIV Ancestor Suggests Way to Block Viral Reproduction
An ancestor of the AIDS virus hijacked an entire gene, perhaps from some prehistoric cat it had infected, that makes it much better able to infect humans, according to a Medical Center study published online today.
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Steven Landsburg Answers The Big Questions
Using mathematics, economics, physics, and a liberal dose of humor, Steven Landsburg, professor of economics, will explore The Big Questions in life and his new book by the same title with 1370 Connection host Bob Smith today at noon on WXXI.
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Simon School Hosts Secret Santa Gift Wrapping Party
Simon Volunteers, a student-run organization at the Simon School, will hold a Secret Santa Gift Wrapping Party from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in Schlegel Hall. Simon Volunteers will partner with three organizations that assist children and families in the neighborhood surrounding the University: Catholic Family Center, the South Wedge Planning Committee, and Rochester Children’s Nursery.
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Helping Deaf People Maintain Good Eyesight
Holly Hindman and Rajeev Ramchandran, assistant professors of ophthalmology, will lead a free discussion on maintaining eye health at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Rochester Recreational Club for the Deaf, 1564 Lyell Ave. American Sign Language interpreters will be present.
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Share Your Success Story
Have you lost weight? Conquered stress? If so, the staff at Pulse wants to hear about it. They are compiling a story for employee publications in January and are planning to include some inspirational stories from University faculty and staff. So, if you’ve shed some pounds or learned to shoo away stress, drop them a line at pulse@urmctoday.com.

Cello Concert Celebrates Chopin’s 200th Birthday
The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies opens a series of performances celebrating Fryderyk Chopin’s 200th birthday with a free cello concert. The concert, which will feature selections by Chopin for cello and several transcriptions from piano, is from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in Lower Strong Auditorium.
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Dec. 8, 2009
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 37°
Tomorrow:
Wintry Mix, High 43°
Today's Event Highlight
F.I.R.E. Lecture Series with Provost Ralph Kuncl
Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425) Medical Center. 10 a.m. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Dec. 7)
'Lego Robot Competition a Hit With Rochester-Area Children'
Hundreds of kids, parents, teachers, and volunteers packed the Goergen Athletic Center Sunday for the fifth annual Finger Lakes FIRST Lego League Tournament. While the competition was fun and a bit stressful, the real work came in the months before. Read more…

In Higher Education
The New York Times (Dec. 5)
'A New Look for Graduate Entrance Test'
After two false starts, the Graduate Record Exam, the graduate school entrance test, will be revamped and slightly lengthened in 2011 and graded on a new scale of 130 to 170. Read more…

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