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In Today's Issue

  • First Known Binary Star is Discovered to be a Sextuplet System
  • Rochester Students Win Innovation Contest
  • Professor Named Outstanding Periodontal Educator
  • University Mourns Death of Bertha Farrell
  • Well-U Collecting Items for Foodlink, YWCA
  • Get a Start on Holiday With Musical Celebration
  • Second Friday Science Socials Continue

News and Announcements

First Known Binary Star is Discovered to be Sextuplet System
Eric Mamajek, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has made the surprise discovery that one of the stars in the Big Dipper has another star in orbit around it.
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Rochester Students Win Innovation Contest
A team of Rochester undergraduates was one of only two teams from the United States and 22 teams worldwide to be named global winners in the 2009 Stanford Global Innovations Tournament.
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Professor Named Outstanding Periodontal Educator
Jack Caton, professor, chair and program director of the Periodontics Division at the Medical Center’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health, has received the 2009 Award for Outstanding Periodontal Educator from the American Academy of Periodontology.
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University Mourns Death of Bertha Farrell
The University flag will be flown at half-staff today in memory of Bertha Farrell, health project coordinator at the Children’s Institute. Farrell, who lived in Rochester, died Dec. 7. She was 56 and had been with the University since October 2006. Her work included behavioral consultation in early childhood classrooms, mentoring and working to connect families with community resources. Read her obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Well-U Collecting Items for Foodlink, YWCA
Well-U has teamed up with Foodlink and the YWCA to promote the healthy holiday habit of giving. Next week is the last opportunity to donate needed items, which include toiletry items, blankets, infant clothing, diapers, and diaper bags. Collection bins are located in several areas at the Medical Center, on the River Campus, and at off-campus locations. For more information, click here or call 276-4197.

Get a Start on Holiday With Musical Celebration
The Optics Performing Arts Series presents "A Holiday Celebration" with the Brass Choir, the Gospel Choir, and the Stingers Trombone Ensemble from 3 to 4 p.m. today in the Munnerlyn Atrium in the Goergen BME/Optics Building.

Second Friday Science Socials Continue
Ignacio Sanz, professor of medicine and chief of the division of allergy/immunology and rheumatology, will be the guest speaker at the Second Friday Science Social at 4 p.m. today in the Class of ’62 Auditorium in the Medical Center. Drinks and snacks will follow in the Forbes Mezzanine.
Dec. 11, 2009
Snowy/Windy
Today's Forecast:
Snow/Wind, High 24°
Tomorrow:
AM Snow, High 28°
Today's Event Highlight
Holiday Sing
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Rochester in the News
ABC News (Dec. 10)
'Experts Sound Off on Cereal'
"I see the food industry, trying to stay ahead of the 'bad guy curve.' None of them want to get tagged as the next big tobacco,” says Stephen Cook, assistant professor pediatrics and a childhood obesity researcher at the Medical Center. Read more...

In Higher Education
USA Today (Dec. 9)
'Pell Grant Program Faces Shortfall'
The Pell Grant program for needy college students is facing a massive shortfall as the country's bleak job market drives people back to school. Read more…

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