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In Today's Issue

  • Annual Staff Awards Recognize Outstanding Service
  • Video: Searching for Flight 370
  • Professor Emeritus Daniel Koltun Remembered
  • Mentoring Workshop for Mid-Career and Senior Faculty
  • Brass Choir Presents 'Co-Constructions'
  • Talk: 'The Economic Cold War in India'
  • Seneca Artist to Present Gandhi Lecture
  • WiSTEE Connect to Host Regional Event
  • Lawrence Day Symposium: Focus on Sedation Practice
  • New MELT Class at Corporate Woods
  • Stroll for Strong Kids Event Gets Groovy

News and Announcements

Annual Staff Awards Recognize Outstanding Service
The recipients of this year’s staff awards are being honored for their significant contributions to the University. The Meliora Award will be presented to Nora Dimmock and David Long. The Witmer Award for Distinguished Service will be awarded to Shirley Brignall, Kelly Luther, Suzanne O'Brien, and Marjorie Searl. The Staff Community Service Award will be presented to Kim Robinson. The winners will be recognized at a reception Monday, April 21. Their names will also be inscribed on plaques in the Medical Center and in Wallis Hall on the River Campus. Read more...

Video: Searching for Flight 370
Duncan Moore, the Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor in Optical Engineering Science, explains why sound travels under the ocean in surprisingly complex ways—making it difficult to locate the black box from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Watch the video.

Professor Emeritus Daniel Koltun Remembered
Daniel Koltun, a professor emeritus of physics who made important contributions to the field of nuclear physics, died April 9 in Haverford, Pa. The University flag near Eastman Quadrangle will be lowered April 24 in his memory. Read more...

Mentoring Workshop for Mid-Career and Senior Faculty
Kathy Kram, the Shipley Professor in Management at the Boston University School of Management, will discuss academic career development during a University-wide mentoring workshop on April 25. The event, “Building Effective Mentoring and Developmental Networks,” will focus on her approach to mentoring through creating and cultivating a developmental network to ensure ongoing learning and growth. More information and registration is available here.

Brass Choir Presents 'Co-Constructions'
The Department of Music’s Brass Choir will present original musical arrangements in a musical showcase called "Co-Constructions" at 3 p.m. Friday, April 18, in the atrium in Rettner Hall. 

Talk: 'The Economic Cold War in India'
David Engerman, the Ottilie Springer Professor of History at Brandeis University, will present "Planning for Plenty: The Economic Cold War in India" at 5 p.m. Monday, April 21, in Rush Rhees Library, Room 456. The lecture is sponsored by the American Studies Program and the Department of History.

Seneca Artist to Present Gandhi Lecture
The Gandhi House, 929 S. Plymouth Ave., will host a lecture by G. Peter Jemison, a Seneca artist and site manager of Ganondagan, a state historic park in Victor. The free talk, part of the Gandhi Distinguished Lecture Series, will start at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25.

WiSTEE Connect to Host Regional Event
WiSTEE Connect—an organization connecting women in science, technology, engineering, and entrepreneurship—will host its first regional event, “Lean In Together with WiSTEE Connect” from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the Vignelli Center, Rochester Institute of Technology. The event, which will include a roundtable discussion and a networking session, aims to connect women across universities and businesses in the Rochester region. RSVP by April 23. Direct questions to Jie Qiao, WiSTEE Connect chairperson and associate professor at RIT's Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, at or 475-6221.

Lawrence Day Symposium: Focus on Sedation Practice
The Lawrence Day Symposium on Thursday, May 8, will provide a forum to discuss the formalization of a training and credentialing program for sedation as well as assess current institutional practices. The symposium will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Saunders Research Building atrium. Register online.

New MELT Class at Corporate Woods
Well-U is offering MELT (Myofascial Energetic Length Technique) classes this month that focus on exercises to improve physical performance and flexibility, combat chronic pain, and decrease stress. A new class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Suite 350, conference room 3221 at 120 Corporate Woods. Individuals who have arthritis, osteoporosis, or severe physical limitations are welcome to participate. Exercise attire is not required, and classes are free for University employees. Register online. Direct questions to

Stroll for Strong Kids Event Gets Groovy
Registration is open for Golisano Children’s Hospital’s 18th annual Stroll for Strong Kids 5K/walk on Saturday, May 31, at Genesee Valley Park. The "Peace, Love and Healing"–themed event kicks off with a 5K race at 8:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 10:30 a.m. Family-friendly activities, including bounce houses, carnival games, and more, continue until 1 p.m.

April 17, 2014
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Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 59°
Mostly Cloudy, High 62°

Today's Event Highlight
Asian Heritage Month Speaker: Shalini Kantayya
7:30 p.m., Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall.

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Rochester in the News
Los Angeles Times (April 15)
Best Translated Book Award Finalists Announced
The finalists for Open Letter's Best Translated Book Award in fiction and in poetry have been announced.

Democrat and Chronicle (April 15)
MAG Taking Over Max at the Gallery Space
The Memorial Art Gallery after April 27 will begin renting out the space used by the Max at the Gallery restaurant for corporate meetings and seminars. "Our event business is just doing spectacularly," says Patti Giordano, the gallery's director of marketing. Events have more than doubled in the last three years, and the gallery now holds about 700 a year, ranging from weddings for 500 people to business meetings for 10, she says.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
April 18: 1 and 3:30 p.m., Vassar College
April 19: noon and 2:30 p.m., Vassar College
April 22: 6:30 p.m., SUNY Brockport

April 18: 4 p.m., William Smith College
April 19: 2 p.m., Union College

Women's Tennis
April 19: 2 p.m., Skidmore College

April 21–22, University of Notre Dame Invitational

April 22: 3:30 and 5:30 p.m., St. John Fisher College

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics website.

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