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Update: Cogen project under way

Work continues on the University's cogeneration project, including underground piping installation at the Medical Center and River Campus as weather permits and construction of the new Central Utilities building. River Campus areas affected include the area between Schlegel Hall and Strong Auditorium and a section of Intercampus Drive Lot.

For the latest news on the project or to sign up for the cogeneration listserv, visit

Learn something new

Art Encounters is one of the first of 19 noncredit courses being offered through the University's new Adult Education Continuing Studies Program. Other courses range in topic from wine appreciation to business to engineering.

Art Encounters is designed to introduce and expose students to a variety of art forms available in the Rochester community. Students learn to interpret various artistic genres, including film, theater, contemporary and traditional art exhibitions, photography, and music.

Classes meet on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., January 27 through May 5. The cost is $475 (including event fees), with a registration deadline of January 25. For more information or to register, contact the Office of Special Programs at x5-2344 or visit

Calling young scholars

Registration is now open for the Rochester Scholars and Rochester Scholars Jr. Programs. These one-week academic sessions offer Rochester middle and high school students a chance to explore topics in medicine, communications, economics, research, philosophy, engineering, dance, drama, art, writing, physics, astronomy, entrepreneurship, and more.

Rochester Scholars Jr. is open to students in grades 6 to 8, and Rochester Scholars is open to students in grades 9 to 12. Both programs are offered February 21 to 25 and April 18 to 22. For more details, contact the Office of Special Programs at x5-2344 or visit

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