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.
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.
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.
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
Second Friday Science Socials Continue
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
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.