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A world of possibilities

The University is hosting a series of events celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide during International Education Week, November 14 to 18. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is designed to promote programs that prepare Americans for the global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

All individuals and institutions interested in international education and exchange activities, including schools, colleges and universities, embassies, international organizations, businesses, associations, and community organizations are invited to participate. See a complete schedule of events at www.rochester.edu/international/iew.html.

Visit the Copy Center online

The University Copy Center has launched a new Web site that provides details on printing and duplicating services. The site also features printable coupons and promotional discounts. Visit the Copy Center online at www.urmc.edu/urmc/copycenter/index.html or at any of its locations on the River Campus and at the Medical Center, Highland Hospital, and Eastman School.

Polish films make U.S. debut

The work of six Polish directors and a special showing of an American film with Polish roots will be featured at the 2005 Polish Film Festival from November 13 to 18. Organized by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University, this year's festival offers a range of fanciful, cynical, and tragic themes through the eyes of filmmakers. All six films from Poland with English subtitles will be screened at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. For the finale, Poland-native Marian Marzynski will introduce a film on the life of his daughter, Anya: In and Out of Focus, at 8 p.m. Friday, November 18, at the Dryden Theatre. For more information, contact the Skalny Center at x5-9898. A list of the films and show times is available at www. rochester.edu/College/PSC/CPCES/home.html.

Got room for one more?

Each year, Rochester International Council, a nonprofit organization that provides services to international students and Department of State international visitors, invites all international students in the Rochester area to join a family for Thanksgiving dinner. University faculty and staff who are interested in volunteering to host a student for Thanksgiving can contact Jane Cole at x3-5325 or jw@rifc.org.

Mark your calendar

This year the University will observe the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. The University's observance of the Christmas Holiday is Monday, December 26, and the New Year's Holiday will be observed on Monday, January 2. Holidays may differ for some union-affiliated employees. For more details, see www.rochester.edu/working/hr/policies.

Cancer Center hosts plant sale

Want to get a jump on holiday decorating? Order holiday plants from the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. The sale, in partnership with Blanchard Florist, features poinsettias and cyclamen in a variety of sizes and colors. Orders will be taken through Wednesday, November 23, and plants will be available for pick-up on December 1 and 2. Arrangements can be made for deliveries. For more information, contact Amy Gallaher at 242-8988 or amygallaher@urmc.rochester.edu.



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