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In Today's Issue

  • Blocking Mechanism Gives Chemotherapy a Boost
  • Former Eastman School Director Robert Freeman Honored
  • HIV-Prevention Study Gets Support
  • Deadlines Approaching for Diversity Conference
  • Medical Center Joins Pharmaceutical Science Group
  • Talk: ‘Hidden American Histories of World War II’
  • Bookstore Hosts Grad Fair Today
  • Program Covers LGBTQI Health Care
  • One Community Panelists, Peer Facilitators Needed
  • Presentation: Preparing for a Sibling
  • Ballet Class Offered
  • Cheerleaders to Host Clinic

News and Announcements

Blocking Mechanism Gives Chemotherapy a Boost
A Medical Center team reports that it has found a way to make chemotherapy more effective, by stopping a cellular quality-control mechanism. Read more...

Former Eastman School Director Robert Freeman Honored
The Eastman School will honor former director Robert Freeman for his longtime service to the school and to the Rochester community by naming the atrium of the Sibley Music Library in his honor. During the dedication ceremony on Tuesday, April 7, Freeman also will receive an honorary doctor of music degree from the University. Read more...

HIV-Prevention Study Gets Support
Urban educational scholar Edward Brockenbrough, assistant professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, is a recipient of a pilot grant award from the University’s Center for AIDS Research along with Mitchell Wharton, assistant professor of clinical nursing, for their collaborative research project on HIV-prevention among adolescent black males. Read more...

Deadlines Approaching for Diversity Conference
April 2 is the deadline to submit a poster for the University's 2015 Diversity Conference "From Bystander to Ally." Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, filmmaker, and immigration activist, will give the keynote address at the April 17 conference, which includes 18 workshops on diversity and inclusion. Registration for the conference ends April 10.

Medical Center Joins Pharmaceutical Science Group
The Medical Center is the 14th institution to gain admission to the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education, a collaborative organization dedicated to research and education in the field of pharmaceutical science and engineering. Read more...

Talk: ‘Hidden American Histories of World War II’
Brooke Blower, associate professor of history at Boston University and author of Becoming Americans in Paris: Transatlantic Politics and Culture between the World Wars, will present "Hidden American Histories of World War II" at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in Morey Hall, Room 321. Read more...

Bookstore Hosts Grad Fair Today
Barnes & Noble in College Town will host a Grad Fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. It's the first opportunity for undergraduate and master's students to purchase caps and gowns for commencement ceremonies in May. Balfour, the senior class council, Interpres Yearbook, Alumni Relations, and Rochester Young Professionals will have tables at the event. There will be free popcorn, samples from Saxby's Coffee, and live music by Luke Metzler from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The bookstore will also be offering 10 percent off diploma frames during the event.

Program Covers LGBTQI Health Care
A one-day LGBTQI conference on Friday, April 24, is intended to educate physicians, medical providers, and the community about the unique needs of LGBTQI patients. The event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Click here to register or for more information.

One Community Panelists, Peer Facilitators Needed
The Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center invites undergraduate students to apply to be panelists and peer facilitators for this year's One Community program during freshmen orientation for the Class of 2019. Panelist applications are due Monday, March 30, and applications for peer facilitators are due Thursday, April 16. Applications are available here.

Presentation: Preparing for a Sibling
Well-U joins with the OB/GYN nursing for a presentation on helping older children adjust to the addition of a new baby at home. The session will take place from 12:15 to 1 p.m. today in Auditorium K-207 (2-6408), Medical Center. Enroll online. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch.

Ballet Class Offered
The URMC Fitness and Wellness Center will offer an introductory ballet class on Wednesdays from 4:40 to 5:50 p.m. beginning April 1. The cost is $17 for non-members. Register at 275-2437. Read more...

Cheerleaders to Host Clinic
The UR Cheerleaders are hosting a cheer clinic for children ages of 8–17 from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11. The clinic will include instruction in dance, stunts, and jumps. No experience is required. Click here to register. The cost is $30 per participant and includes a T-shirt.

March 27, 2015
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 36°
Partly Cloudy, High 27°

Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Jazz Cafe: John Mosca, trombone
7 p.m. Miller Center Sproull Atrium, Eastman School

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (March 26)
UR's Campaign Reaches $1.2 Billion Goal
Wednesday evening, President Joel Seligman announced that the Meliora Challenge goal had been met 15 months ahead of its deadline. He called reaching the $1.2 billion mark "a major milestone" in the University's 165-year history.

Space Daily (March 26)
Twisted Light Increases Efficiency of Quantum Cryptography System
"Researchers at the University of Rochester and their collaborators have developed a way to transfer 2.05 bits per photon by using 'twisted light.' This remarkable achievement is possible because the researchers used the orbital angular momentum of the photons to encode information, rather than the more commonly used polarization of light."

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