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The Amaryllis Sale is back

The annual Amaryllis Sale returns December 19 to 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Medical Center Book Store. Kits are $10. Proceeds benefit the Huntington's Disease Society of America's Center of Excellence at the University, which conducts clinical trials and provides medical care, social workers, support groups, and other family services for families in upstate New York.

Entrepreneurs wanted

Students, faculty, alumni, and members of the community are invited to attend "Innovation: From Creation to Completion--High Technology Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester" Tuesday, December 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Simon School Rotunda in Schlegel Hall. The session is designed for those looking for internship, networking, and mentoring opportunities; those who are considering starting their own business; or those looking to develop technology-based inventions, create business ventures, and communicate with and learn from others who have been successful in entrepreneurial efforts. Guest speakers are Mark Coburn, director of the Office of Technology Transfer, and Mike Pavia '87, president of Sydor Instruments. The event is sponsored by the University Center for Entrepreneurship. To register or to learn more about the center, call x5-6868 or visit

Helped by the United Way?

The University's United Way Campaign Office wants faculty and staff to help make the University's 2006 United Way Campaign a very personal one. If you or a family member currently is receiving or has received assistance from one or more of the programs and services funded by the United Way of Greater Rochester, consider sharing your experience. Those who are interested in telling their story can contact Cathy Densieski at x3-4722 or

Thank you!

The chaplains and staff at the Interfaith Chapel would like to thank all students, faculty, and staff who participated in the Gifts-for-the-Giving project. "Because of your generosity, children and adults less fortunate will have a brighter holiday season. Thank you for your wonderful contribution. Happy holidays," they write.

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