In Today’s Issue
- University, Eastman House to Offer New Master’s Degree
- Technology Reduces Radiation Exposure for Pediatric Spine Patients
- Flexible Spending Account—Use It So You Don't Lose It
- Parking Website Unavailable for a Few Days
- Memorial Service Honors Fred Sherman
- Local Businesses, Artisans at Holiday Shopping Fair
- RPO Offers Discount for Bach’s Magnificat
News and Announcements
University, Eastman House to Offer New Master’s Degree
The University and George Eastman House will jointly offer a new master’s degree in photographic preservation and collections management beginning in the fall of 2014. The program will be the only one in the United States dedicated to the study of the photograph as an object (the care and handling of photographs) as well as the related academic study of images (theoretical and historical context). Enrollment begins this month, with the first students beginning their courses in fall 2014. Read more...
Technology Reduces Radiation Exposure for Pediatric Spine Patients
For the first time, pediatric spinal patients in upstate New York have access to new imaging technology that dramatically decreases their radiation exposure while producing more precise images with better information for orthopaedic specialists. Read more...
Flexible Spending Account—Use It So You Don't Lose It
If you have a 2013 flexible spending account (FSA), you have until Dec. 31 to incur allowable expenses for reimbursement. Allowable expenses for a Health Care FSA include out-of-pocket medical and pharmacy expenses not covered by the University health care plans (deductible, copays, coinsurance), and allowable dental and vision expenses. View the complete list of allowable medical expenses. A Limited Purpose FSA can be used to reimburse allowable vision and dental expenses until/unless the HSA deductible is met, at which point you can be reimbursed for any allowable medical expenses incurred after meeting the deductible. Allowable expenses for reimbursement through a Dependent Care FSA must also be incurred by Dec. 31. A Dependent Care FSA can be used for certain childcare expenses such as nursery school or daycare. Visit the Benefits Office website to download a claims form for reimbursement through your FSA.
Parking Website Unavailable for a Few Days
Beginning at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, through 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, University IT will perform site maintenance on the University Parking and Transportation Services website. Mobile applications, online surveys, and parking services, such as paying or appealing citations, adding to wait lists, and purchasing parking permits will be unavailable. Information on Medical Center parking availability and overflow will also be offline. Contact Parking and Transportation Services at 275-4524 with any questions or concerns.
Memorial Service Honors Fred Sherman
A memorial service celebrating the life of Fred Sherman, an internationally recognized scientist and a faculty member at the Medical Center since 1962, will take place Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576) at the Medical Center. For more information about the service, contact Mark Dumont at 275-2466.
Local Businesses, Artisans at Holiday Shopping Fair
This year’s Holiday Shopping Fair will
be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Hirst Lounge, Wilson
Commons. Students, faculty, and staff can purchase items from local
businesses and artisans during the event. Vendors will have jewelry,
holiday cards and stationery, posters, ornaments, magnets, purses,
totes, washi art, soap, toys, games, and more. Sponsored by Wilson
Commons Student Activities. For more information, contact URHolidayShopping@gmail.com.
RPO Offers Discount for Bach’s Magnificat
University faculty, staff, and alumni can receive half-off tickets to Bach’s Magnificat with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eastman Chorale, Dec. 12 and 14, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The program also includes Bach’s Suite No. 3 and selections by Respighi. To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100. Student tickets to all RPO concerts are $10.
Dec. 5, 2013
Today's Event Highlight
Carillon Hanukkah Music Concert
Showers, High 53°
AM Snow, High 37°
1 p.m., Eastman Quadrangle. Read more...
Rochester in the News
U.S. News and World Report (Dec. 4)
Detroit Bankruptcy Could Affect City Workers Nationwide
Federal Judge Stephen Rhodes found that the city of Detroit did not negotiate in good faith with creditors, meaning in this case it did not give them ample time to object to the proposal. "They basically didn't really negotiate, only giving 30 days. They basically said, 'Here's what we're going to do, take it or leave it,'" says Robert Novy-Marx, associate professor of finance at Simon Business School.
Litchfield County Times (Dec. 3)
Middle-Age ‘Senior Moments’ Just Part of Aging, Researchers Say
In women, some mid-life memory loss may be temporary, tied to the biological upheaval of menopause, recent research suggests. Usually, the decline happens late in the menopausal transition, says Miriam Weber, assistant professor of neurology. “Our best data says that it does bounce back” within a few years, she says.
Yellowjackets at Home
Dec. 7: Noon, Princeton
Dec. 11: 7:30 p.m., Hamilton College.
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