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In Today's Issue

  • Three Percent Names Top 25 Translated Books
  • Rochester Runner Featured on Chase Web Site
  • Surgeon Extends Careers of Lacrosse Players
  • Librarians: In a League of Their Own
  • Evening Offers ‘Extravaganza of Russian Music’
  • Classes Beginning at Gallery's Creative Workshop
  • Group is for Young Adult Cancer Survivors

News and Announcements

Three Percent Names Top 25 Translated Books
Three Percent has released its 25-title fiction longlist for the 2010 Best Translated Book Award. Chosen books are written by authors from 24 different countries, writing in 17 different languages. Finalists will be announced Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Rochester Runner Featured on Chase Web Site
Biomedical graduate student Jessica Snyder is the focus of the lead story on the JP Morgan Chase and Co. Corporate Challenge Web site this week. Snyder and teammates Luke Mortensen, Christina deVries, and Chris Hine, will represent Rochester at the 2010 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge Championship in Johannesburg, South Africa in March.

Surgeon Extends Careers of  Lacrosse Players
Ilya Voloshin, assistant professor of orthopaedics and a member of University Sports Medicine, reconstructed the anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) of two Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse players in January 2009 and has spent the last year guiding them through physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Librarians: In a League of Their Own
Here they are to save the day—or at least the research project. Rochester librarians call on their inner superheroes as part of a new effort to let students know how to find help.

Evening Offers ‘Extravaganza of Russian Music’
The Eastman Community Music School will celebrate an “Extravaganza of Russian Music” at 7:30 tonight. Today is the day Russians celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar.

Classes Beginning at Gallery's Creative Workshop
More than 68 classes begin this month at the Memorial Art Gallery’s Creative Workshop, including the new “Art for Absolute Beginners,” beginning Saturday, Jan. 9, and continuing for nine weeks. Course catalogs are available online. For more information, call 276-8959.

Group is for Young Adult Cancer Survivors
Young adult cancer survivors can learn about recent research on the lasting effects of cancer care during a support group meeting Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Wilmot Cancer Center.

January 7, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 24°
Snow, High 19°
Today's Event Highlight
MAG Highlights Tour
Memorial Art Gallery. 6:30 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Women’s Basketball
Nov. 8, 6 p.m., Case Western
Nov. 10, 2 p.m., Carnegie Mellon

Men’s Basketball
Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Case Western
Nov. 10, Noon, Carnegie Mellon

Men and Women’s Swimming
Nov. 9, 1 p.m.

Nov. 10, 1 p.m., Yale

Rochester in the News
UPI (Jan. 4)
'Vitamin D Lack, Blacks' Heart Risk Linked'
Kevin Fiscella, professor of family medicine and of community and preventive medicine at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Peter Franks of the University of California, Davis, showed the higher cardiovascular risk observed among blacks may be partly related to lower vitamin D levels. Read more...

In Higher Education
Washington Post (Jan. 6)
'Government Seeks to Simplify Financial Aid Form'
This month, the government is rolling out a shorter, simpler aid application to reduce barriers to higher education, especially for needy students. About 20 million students file the FAFSA, as it is known, each year. Read more…

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