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In Today's Issue

  • Professor Chairs Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Jazz Group is Finalist in National Competition
  • Eastman Alumni Up for Grammy Awards Sunday
  • Well-U Will Offer Personal Health Assessments
  • Reception Opens Fear of the Unknown Exhibit
  • Artists Wanted for M&T Clothesline Festival

News and Announcements

Professor Chairs Scientific Advisory Committee
Jacqueline Williams, an associate professor of radiation oncology at the Medical Center, was named chair of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee for its Center of Acute Radiation Research.

Jazz Group is Finalist in National Competition
The Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra will defend its Best Big Band title in the national Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival in New York City next month.

Eastman Alumni Up for Grammy Awards Sunday
Eastman School alumni are among the nominees at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards which will be presented this Sunday, Jan. 31. The list of nominees includes Renee Fleming, Anthony Dean Griffey, Faith Sherman, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Bill Cunliffe, John Hollenbeck, Ben Wendel, Shane Endsley, Kaveh Rastegar, and Adam Benjamin.

Well-U Will Offer Personal Health Assessments
Faculty and staff (including SEIU employees) enrolled in a University Health Care Plan, and their spouses or domestic partners, can complete the Personal Health Assessment online beginning Monday, Feb. 1. Upon completion, participants will receive a comprehensive, personalized, and confidential PHA Report that offers suggestions on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Well-U is offering barometric screenings so participants have accurate numbers for the PHA. Employee IDs are required at the barometric screenings. For times and locations, call 276-5050.

Reception Opens Fear of the Unknown Exhibit
Fear of the Unknown, a collaborative exhibit of artwork by students at the Arc of Monroe and undergraduate student Sanne Wortel, opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at the Sage Art Center As Is Gallery. Last semester, Wortel led an art class at the day center for individuals with developmental disabilities twice a week.

Artists Wanted for M&T Clothesline Festival
Applications are now being accepted for the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival. The festival will be held Sept. 11 and 12 on the grounds of the Memorial Art Gallery. Application deadline is Friday, March 26 and space assignments will be mailed June 10. For more information, call 276-8950 or e-mail
January 29, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 14°
Mostly Cloudy, High 15°
Today's Event Highlight
Winterfest Weekend
River Campus. Friday to Sunday.

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Rochester in the News
WROC-TV (Jan. 27)
'Fashioning Kimonos'
The traditional kimono has been worn for centuries. Now, 100 extraordinary kimonos are coming to the Memorial Art Gallery.. Read more…

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 24)
'The Health-Care Debate in Congress: What's at Stake for Higher Education'
Higher education, and particularly people and colleges involved in medical training, have a lot at stake in the sweeping health-care legislation that Congressional leaders are wrangling over. Read more…

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