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@Rochester — April 16, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Professor Named President of International Society on Infant Studies
  • Think Green for Earth Day 2008
  • Top Cardiologist to Give Hoffman Day Keynote Address
  • All Invited to Lunchtime Health Fair
  • Simon School Hosts Medical Management Experience Day
  • Event Highlight: International Travel Market
  • Rochester in the News: Mark Bocko on Breakthroughs in Virtual Music Performance, Gregory MacDonald on the Simon School Experience
  • In Higher Ed: A Good Grade for Teach for America

News and Announcements

Professor Named President of International Society on Infant Studies
Richard Aslin, the William R. Kenan Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, has been named president-elect of the International Society on Infant Studies, a not-for-profit professional organization devoted to the promotion of research on the development of infants. Read more...

Think Green for Earth Day 2008
The University is hosting several events in celebration of Earth Day, including a personal electronics recycling event on Friday, April 18, from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Read more...

Top Cardiologist Will Give Keynote Address at Annual Hoffman Day
Eugene Braunwald, the Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and chairman of Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction Study Group at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, will speak Monday, April 28, at the School of Medicine and Dentistry's annual Marvin J. Hoffman Day award ceremonies. Read more...

All Invited to Lunchtime Health Fair
Get free giveaways and learn more about adopting a healthy lifestyle at the "Get Fit to Rock" UR Health Day on Thursday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Hirst Lounge of Wilson Commons. Read more...

Simon School Hosts Medical Management Experience Day
Join in on a class, have dinner with current students, and learn more about the Simon School's Masters in Medical Management Program on Friday, April 18, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. in Schlegel Hall. In addition, learn more about career possibilities related to the program during an information reception on Saturday, April 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Medical Center. To reserve a space at either event, contact Kate Walsh, 273-1645 or


Wednesday, April 16
International Travel Market. Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

U.S. News & World Report (April 14)
“E-Sharp Human”
The report spotlights work by Professor Mark Bocko and his graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who are collaborating with Eastman School's David Headlam, professor of music theory, to develop technologies that will make it possible for musicians to perform together live via the Internet. Read more...

BusinessWeek (April 13)
“Rochester's Intimate Program”
Gregory MacDonald, executive director of admissions and administration at the Simon School, says Simon is the perfect size to provide students with a highly personalized experience from the start of the admissions process through graduation day and beyond. Read more of his interview with reporter Kelly Bronk.

In Higher Education

Christian Science Monitor (Apri 4 issue)
“A Good Grade for Teach for America”
"What makes a good teacher? Experience helps. But a new study of Teach for America—education's version of the Peace Corp— shows that their novice high school teachers bring something to the classroom that trumps traditional training and experience." Read more...

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