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In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Presents Annual Awards to Top Staff
  • Mathematics Department is a National Leader
  • Multiple Sclerosis Drug Has Medical Center Ties
  • Science Cafe: Search and Discovery of Exoplanets
  • Preview Party Opens Fashioning Kimono Exhibit
  • Reminder: Internet Connectivity Maintenance
  • Financial Health Bites: Home Buying
  • Computer Sales: Final Clearance Sale

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 education.

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
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.

Financial Health Bites: Home Buying
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.
January 26, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Snow, High 34°
AM Snow Showers, High 32°
Today's Event Highlight
Warm Up to Working Out
Room 3-6408 (K307) Medical Center. 12:15 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (Jan. 22)
'State Laws Open to Attack After Campaign Finance Ruling'
David Primo, an associate professor of political science, counsels caution about predicting the impact of the Supreme Court decision that the federal government may not ban political spending by corporations or unions in candidate elections. “This tug of war will continue as long as we have fundamental disagreements in the country over the role of money in politics,” he says. Read more…

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 24)
'Trustees and Professors Don't Understand One Another's Roles'
Trustees and professors are largely in the dark about one another's roles in university governance, according to the results of a survey by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. Read more…

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