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.
Strong Memorial Hospital Named Consumer Favorite
For the 14th consecutive year, Strong Memorial Hospital has won the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award.
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.
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.
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.
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
Plan Now to Quit Smoking in the New Year
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.
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.
@Rochester Returns Jan. 4
@Rochester resumes its daily schedule on Monday, Jan. 4. Happy New Year!