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In Today's Issue

  • Civil Rights Leader to Give Martin Luther King Address
  • Strong Memorial Hospital Named Consumer Favorite
  • Study Redefines Placebo as Part of Treatment
  • Can MS Drug Protect Optic Nerve?
  • Make a Gift and Make a Difference
  • Tax Credit Makes University Incentive Even Sweeter
  • Mileage Reimbursement and Moving Allowance Rates Update
  • Evening Celebrates Russian-American Friendship
  • Plan Now to Quit Smoking in the New Year
  • @Rochester Returns Jan. 4

News and Announcements

Civil Rights Leader to Give Martin Luther King Address
Prominent civil rights activist Rev. Joseph Lowery will deliver the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in Strong Auditorium on the River Campus.
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Strong Memorial Hospital Named Consumer Favorite
For the 14th consecutive year, Strong Memorial Hospital has won the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award.
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Study Redefines Placebo as Part of Treatment
Medical Center researchers used the placebo effect to successfully treat psoriasis patients with one quarter to one half of their usual dose of a widely used steroid medication, according to a recent study.
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Can MS Drug Protect Optic Nerve?
A clinical trial under way at the Medical Center is investigating whether or not a drug currently used to treat multiple sclerosis may protect the optic nerve from damage due to optic neuritis.
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Make a Gift and Make a Difference
There are only a few days left to make a 2009 tax-deductible contribution to the University. University Advancement asks you to consider making an Annual Fund gift if you haven’t done so already. Whether providing financial aid to needy students, health care for uninsured patients, or funds that enable researchers to develop new treatments and cures, Annual Fund gifts provide critical support to every area of the University. Every gift, no matter how large or small, has an impact. Click here to make your Annual Fund gift.

Tax Credit Makes University Incentive Even Sweeter
With a tax credit and cash toward closing costs, University employees can realize up to $17,000 in benefits if they purchase a home in city neighborhoods closest to the River Campus and the Medical Center.
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Mileage Reimbursement and Moving Allowance Rates Update
The University is adjusting its mileage reimbursement rates to reflect the new IRS rates. Effective Jan. 1, the business mileage reimbursement rate will be 50 cents per mile. The standard mileage rate of moving expenses will be 16.5 cents per mile.

Evening Celebrates Russian-American Friendship
The Eastman Community Music School will celebrate an “Extravaganza of Russian Music” on Thursday, Jan. 7—the day that Russians celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar.
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Plan Now to Quit Smoking in the New Year
If you’re a smoker who’s considering quitting as part of your New Year’s resolutions, now is a good time to start creating your plan for success, according to Scott McIntosh, director of the Greater Rochester Area Tobacco Cessation Center and associate director of the Smoking Research Program at the Wilmot Cancer Center.
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@Rochester Returns Jan. 4
@Rochester resumes its daily schedule on Monday, Jan. 4. Happy New Year!
Dec. 28, 2009
Snow
Today's Forecast:
Snow, High 27°
Tomorrow:
Snow/Wind, High 15°
Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Archives Miscellany - Treasures from oUR Past
Rush Rhees Library Great Hall 2nd Floor. All day, Monday to Wednesday. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
The New York Times (Dec. 22)
'New Pipe Organ Sounds Echo of Age of Bach'
The project to build a replica of the Vilnius organ began in 2000 at the Eastman School, but Eastman had long wanted a new instrument for Christ Church, Episcopal, in Rochester. David Higgs, a concert organist and head of the Eastman organ department, had been seeking one for years. Read more...

In Higher Education
USA Today (Dec. 22)
'Colleges Subpoenaed in Gender Bias Investigation'
A federal civil rights agency investigating possible gender discrimination in college admissions will subpoena data from more than a dozen mid-Atlantic universities. Read more…

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