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In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Recognized for Lead Abatement Efforts
  • University Mourns Loss of Two Highland Nurses
  • Benefit Concert Continues William Warfield Legacy
  • School of Nursing Will Offer Microsoft Classes
  • Catch Sneak Preview of Restoring a Masterpiece
  • Reminder: Finance Offices Closed Dec. 24
  • Volunteers Needed for Meals on Wheels

News and Announcements

Rochester Recognized for Lead Abatement Efforts
A partnership including the University has been recognized for its efforts to reduce childhood lead poisoning in Monroe County. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday that the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning has received the 2009 Environmental Justice Achievement Award.
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University Mourns Loss of Two Highland Nurses
The University mourns the loss of School of Nursing student Brooke Paquin and her fiance, Tristan Hanna, both registered nurses at Highland Hospital. Paquin was a 2008 graduate of the School of Nursing’s accelerated program and a student in the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program. She and Hanna died from injuries suffered in a traffic accident Dec. 10 in North Carolina. The University flag is lowered today in their honor.
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Benefit Concert Continues William Warfield Legacy
An annual concert that supports the Eastman School’s William Warfield Scholarship Fund and continues the legacy of one of the great vocal artists of the 20th century will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, in Kilbourn Hall.
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School of Nursing Will Offer Microsoft Classes
The Center for Lifelong Learning (formerly Edvantage) at the School of Nursing is offering four Microsoft application courses during the spring semester. Tuition benefit information is available online. More information and registration is available at the School of Nursing Web site or by calling 275-0446. There is no registration deadline, but courses are limited to 18 students.

Catch Sneak Preview of Restoring a Masterpiece
WXXI-TV will rebroadcast the preview of the documentary Restoring a Masterpiece: The Renovation of Eastman Theatre at 8 p.m. tonight. The full documentary will air in spring 2010.
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Reminder: Finance Offices Closed Dec. 24
The following University Finance offices will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24: Accounts Payable; Bursar; General Accounting; Finance; Financial Reporting and Analysis; and Research Accounting and Costing Standards (ORACS). Also, the Finance offices at 910 Genesee St., Suite 200, will not have pick-up/drop-off service availability.

Volunteers Needed for Meals on Wheels
Visiting Nurse Service is in need of volunteers for its Meals on Wheels program during the winter months. For more information and to volunteer, visit the VNS Volunteer Opportunities Web page.

Dec. 15, 2009
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
PM Snow Showers, High 35°
Tomorrow:
Snow Showers, High 26°
Today's Event Highlight
Yoga Class
Interfaith Chapel River Level. Noon.

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Rochester in the News
USA Today (Dec. 11)
'Two Big Dipper Constellation Stars Actually Six'
An American Museum of Natural History team announced this week that the star Alcor has a companion red dwarf star, Alcor b. Now a team led by Eric Mamajek, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, confirms that find, and further reports that Alcor and Mizar, the two bright stars in the handle bend of the Big Dipper, actually orbit each other. Read more...

In Higher Education
The New York Times (Dec. 14)
'New Rules for Colleges on Defaults'
Starting in 2012, colleges seeking federal student-aid programs will be judged on how many students default within three years of starting repayment, instead of two. Read more...

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