News and Announcements
Medical Center Presents Annual Awards to Top Staff
During the Medical Center Board’s annual meeting Monday, Board Chair Ron Zarella presented the 2009 Excellence Awards to some of the institution’s most exceptional employees.
Mathematics Department is a National Leader
Changes to the University's mathematics department over the last 10 years
have made it one of the nation's leaders, particulary in undergraduate
Multiple Sclerosis Drug Has Medical Center Ties
The Medical Center has ties to a drug recently approved by the Food and
Drug Administration for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
Researchers have been evaluating the effects of the drug, the first
medication shown to enhance some neurological functions in people with
MS, for more than 10 years.
Science Cafe: Search and Discovery of Exoplanets
Alice Quillen, associate professor of astronomy, will discuss “The
Search and Discovery of Exoplanets and How Our Solar System Compares to
Others,” at the next Science Cafe at 7 p.m. tonight at Barnes and Noble
in Pittsford. Science Cafe talks are interactive events that include
face-to-face conversations with leading scientists on a current topic.
For more information, call 275-3890.
Preview Party Opens Fashioning Kimono Exhibit
A preview party at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, opens Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan
at the Memorial Art Gallery. Tickets for the party are $20 and must be
purchased in advance. The exhibit officially opens Sunday, Jan. 31.
Annie Van Assche, guest curator of the exhibit, will speak on “The
Kimono and Western Dress in the Early 20th Century: A Revolution in
Fashion," at 2 p.m. A book signing will follow the talk. For more
information call 276-8939.
Reminder: Internet Connectivity Maintenance
Financial Health Bites: Home Buying
On Wednesday, Jan. 27, there is maintenance planned for the University network between 3 to 6 a.m. During the maintenance, there will be a 15-minute window, from 3 to 3:15 a.m. when communications between the University network and the Internet will be interrupted. For example, you will be unable to access the University Web site from home or Google if you are on the University network. There will be no interruption to service within the University network itself. Following maintenance, University IT asks that you test applications in your area that rely on an internet connection. Report any connection problems to the IT Center.
Learn about home buying and the federal housing tax credits from noon
to 1 p.m. today in room 2-7539 in the Medical Center. A representative
from Bank of America will lead the discussion, which is part of the
Financial Health Bites series. Brown bag lunches are welcome.
Computer Sales: Final Clearance Sale
University IT Computer Sales is offering an additional 40 percent off
all remaining clearance merchandise at its Rush Rhees location. The
discount will be taken from the lowest marked price, already reduced up
to 70 percent. Offer ends Friday, Jan. 29. For more information, go to
the University IT Computer Sales Web site.