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Dec. 2, 2007


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News & Updates

Andrew Young to Give MLK Address
Business leader and former U.S. ambassador Andrew Young will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, in Strong Auditorium.   Read more...

Night Owl Librarians
Librarians in Rush Rhees are staying up late on Sundays and Mondays. The reference desk will be open until 11 p.m. on Dec. 2, 3, 9, and 10.  

HPV Program & Clinic
Robert Rose, a researcher at the Medical Center, presents "HPV & the HPV Vaccine: One More Protected, One Less Affected!" on Monday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons.

University Health Service is holding an HPV vaccine clinic on Thursday, Dec. 6, for students who would like to receive their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd dose of the vaccine. A nurse practitioner will be available to answer questions. The clinic will be held from 3-5 p.m. in the UHS River Campus Office in Susan B. Anthony Residence Halls.   Read more...

Coffee Hour with Warner
Learn more about Warner School programs and enjoy free coffee at the Wilson Commons Starbucks on Monday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m. RSVP to or 275-3950.   

Musicians Head to Italy
A group of Eastman students and recent alumni is traveling to Italy to perform in Festival Spaziomusica, an international music festival now in its 26th year.   Read more...

Fall Ballet Show
The Ballet Performance Group will present its annual fall show, "Shake Your Groove Thing," in Strong Auditorium on Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from the Common Market or at the door.  

Soup Tasting and More
Wednesday, Dec. 5, stop by Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons from noon-1:30 p.m. to take part in Dining's second annual soup tasting. Sample eight new soups and let them know which ones you want to see on the menu.

Thursday, Dec. 6, the Meliora Restaurant will be holding a Restaurant Night from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Menus are available online.    Read more...

Learn More about Upcoming 'Vagina Monologues'
A general interest meeting for this year's production of The Vagina Monologues will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 9 p.m. in Morey 321. The meeting is mandatory for anyone who wants to be involved with this year's production. According to official V-Day rules, only students who identify as female can perform in the show, but everyone is invited to get involved in other ways. If you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in participating, e-mail Julianne Nigro at or Sharon Barney at Learn more about V-Day 2008.   

Give Back This Holiday Season
Help others in need by taking part in two gift programs: Toys for Tots and Gifts for the Giving.

Dining Services is sponsoring a Toys for Tots drive. Drop off a new toy at any campus dining location now through Dec. 10.

The Interfaith Chapel communities, the Religious Roundtable, and other area groups are collecting gifts for local residents. Drop off gifts or monetary contributions to Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons Dec. 3-5 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., or to the Interfaith Chapel Office, room 211, by the morning of Dec. 6.   

Lego Anyone?
This is the final week to sign up as a volunteer for the Finger Lakes First Lego League Championships held on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Palestra. Volunteers can help in a variety of tasks, for various shifts. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and lunch. Sign up online or e-mail John Ballou at    Read more...

Music at the Med Center
Join the Department of Neurosurgery as it hosts the next Music on My Mind concert at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center. The concert features Medical Center faculty member Vincent Reale and Eastman students and faculty Jason Sah, Jeff Miller, Jennifer Gliere, and Alexandra Nguyen. Refreshments will be served at this free event for faculty, staff, and students.   

Event Highlights
Tuesday, Dec. 4:

Gilbert Memorial Lecture: "Providing Basic Education and Health for All: An Evidence Based Approach." Gleason Hall 318/418. 4 p.m.

An Evening with Mos Def: Advancement and Alumni Center, River Road Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 5:

Woodwind Chamber Music: Kilbourn Hall. 7 p.m.

Wind Symphony Concert: Strong Auditorium. 8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 6:

Blood Drive: Wilson Commons. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Student Panel: Discussion about the state of Rochester City Schools. Dewey Hall 2-162. 6:30 p.m.

Film Screening—Death of a President: Morey Hall 321. 7 p.m.

Eastman Marimba Ensemble: Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 7:

Study Abroad Information Session: Wilson Commons. 4 p.m.

Kwanzaa Celebration: Wilson Commons. 7 p.m.

Film ScreeningBecoming Jane: Hoyt Hall. Showtimes: 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Angier Bingham Dance Performance: Spurrier Dance Studio. 7:30 p.m.

Eastman Wind Ensemble/Eastman-Rochester Chorus: Eastman Theatre. 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8:

Film ScreeningPulp Fiction: Hoyt Hall. Showtimes: 6:30, 9:15, and midnight.

Symphony Orchestra Concert: Strong Auditorium. 8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 9:

MAG Talk: "The Forgotten Holidays." Memorial Art Gallery. 2 p.m.

Skalny Center Piano Recital: Strong Auditorium. 3 p.m.

No home games this week
Rochester in the News

New York Times (Nov. 27)
After Stem-Cell Breakthrough, the Work Begins
Steven Goldman, professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and pediatrics, comments on the recent announcement by scientists in Japan and Wisconsin, who reported they could turn human skin cells into cells that behave like embryonic stem cells. The transplanted cells must be very pure, says Goldman, because any remnants of the original stem cells might turn into tumors.    Read more...


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Did You Know?

The Midnight Ramblers' cover of "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" will appear on the 2008 Best of College A Cappella, arguably the most highly coveted compilation album for college groups. The Ramblers recently released their 7th full-length recording, Manifesto. Sample it online.

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