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@Rochester — March 21, 2008


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In Today's Issue

  • ArtAwake Fills Historic Building with Art and Music
  • Join the University's Chase Corporate Challenge Team
  • Pianist Ingrid Fliter Wraps Up Kilbourn Concert Series
  • Getting Ready to Play Ball
  • Eastman-Ranlet Series Presents Daedalus Quartet
  • Event Highlight: Sue B. Challenge
  • Rochester in the News: University Research on Depth Perception Highlighted
  • In Higher Ed: The Professor as Open Book

News and Announcements

ArtAwake Fills Historic Building with Art and Music
A group of University students passionate about Rochester's architectural history have organized ArtAwake, an art and music festival to be held Friday, March 28, at Station 55, a circa 1900 building near the city's Public Market.
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Join the University's Chase Corporate Challenge Team
Sign up to run or walk in a 3.5 mile road race that promotes corporate wellness. The 2008 Chase Corporate Challenge is on May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The registration fee includes two t-shirts and a post-race meal at the University tent. Register under the University team online through May 15. Staff must work at least 25 hours per week and have been employed for at least three months on May 29 to be eligible. For questions, call Heather Van Orden at 275-2706.

Pianist Ingrid Fliter Wraps Up Kilbourn Concert Series
Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter, winner of the Gilmore Artist Award, will close this season’s Kilbourn Concert Series at the Eastman School of Music with a performance at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.
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Getting Ready to Play Ball
To encourage proper training and improve throwing technique in young baseball players, and to address issues associated with steroids and supplements, University Sports Medicine will host a free seminar April 1 with talks by sports medicine experts and a presentation by Tony Leo, head athletic trainer for the Rochester Red Wings.
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Eastman-Ranlet Series Presents Daedalus Quartet
The internationally acclaimed Daedalus Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Shostakovich, and Brahms at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in Kilbourn Hall in the final concert of this season’s Eastman-Ranlet Series
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Events

Thursday, March 20
Sue B. Challenge: Teams of Rochester-area college students answer questions about women's history. Morey Hall 321. 7 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Scientific American (March 20)
"One-Eyed Depth Perception
"
The report details University research on how the brain judges depth when it receives information from only one eye. The study found that the brain compares visual cues with the motion of the eye to determine the relative distance of objects. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (March 20, 2008)
"The Professor as Open Book"
"It is not necessary for a student studying multivariable calculus, medieval literature, or Roman archaeology to know that the professor on the podium shoots pool, has donned a bunny costume or can’t get enough of Chaka Khan. Yet professors of all ranks and disciplines are revealing such information on public, national platforms: blogs, Web pages, social networking sites, even campus television." Read more...

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