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In Today's Issue

  • Women and Sustainability Lecture Series
  • Memorial Art Gallery Opens Gallery of Ancient Art
  • Celebrate Season at River Campus Holiday Social
  • Two-Day Seminar on Lab Design Offered
  • Computer Sales: Holiday Financing

News and Announcements

Women and Sustainability Lecture Series
Shanna Swan, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of environmental medicine, will discuss her recent study, "The Effect of Environmental Chemicals on Sexually-Dimorphic Development." The lecture will be at 4:30 p.m. today in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons.

Memorial Art Gallery Opens Gallery of Ancient Art
Two new galleries showcasing the Memorial Art Gallery's ancient art collections will open Wednesday, Dec. 16. Renovation and reinstallation of the second-floor galleries, which began this summer, were made possible by one of the largest gifts in gallery history, a $1 million donation from long-time supporter Helen Berkeley.

Celebrate the Season at River Campus Holiday Social
Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the season during the annual River Campus Holiday Social from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, in the May Room of Wilson Commons. Shuttle service from AAC—East River Road, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, UFC, Goler House, and Brooks Landing will be available. Shuttles will begin running at 2 p.m. with initial pick up at AAC and will run continuously to and from the River Campus to all four locations until 5 p.m.

Two-Day Seminar on Lab Design Offered
Planning and Project Management will hold a free two-day seminar on lab design today and Friday, Dec. 11, in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. The seminar is based on the course “Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations” and is for individuals involved in designing, constructing, maintaining and operating new laboratories, or renovating existing laboratory facilities. Registration is required. Call Sandy Gasserlick at 275-0717.

Computer Sales: Holiday Financing
A representative from Advantage Federal Credit Union will be at University IT Computer Sales' Medical Center location (G-7220B) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today to answer questions and process loan applications for their Holiday Financing promotion. Details on the promotion can be found at the University IT Computer Sales Web site.

Dec. 10, 2009

Today's Forecast:
Snow/Wind, High 28°
Snow/Wind, High 25°
Today's Event Highlight
Danton’s Death
Todd Theatre. 8 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Squash Team Hosts No. 2 Princeton
Currently ranked No. 3, Rochester’s squash team is highlighted as a possible national contender by the College Squash Association. The Yellowjackets host No. 2 Princeton University at the Goergen Athletic Center at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

Rochester in the News
NPR (Dec. 4)
'A World of Novels: Picks for Best Foreign Fiction'
Published by Open Letter, the University’s literary publishing house, Jorge Volpi’s Season of Ash has been recognized by NPR’s Jessica Crispin as one of the best foreign fiction novels of 2009. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 9)
“Another One Bites the Dust”
A once-promising global distance education program, having fallen far short of its initial goals, lowers its sights. Read more…

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