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In Today’s Issue

  • A Focus on Education in the Developing World
  • Support United Way and ‘Make Change’ in Rochester
  • David Satcher to Give Grand Rounds Lecture
  • University Night with the Rochester Amerks
  • Additional Locations Available for Biometric Screenings
  • Dance Festival Kicks Off Tuesday
  • Simon School Hosts Undergraduate Information Session
  • February Break Kids Camp Planned

News and Announcements

A Focus on Education in the Developing World
David Hursh, associate professor in teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, directs the education sector of the Millennium Villages Project, an initiative organized by the Earth Institute and the United Nations Development Program. The project works in 14 sites in 10 sub-Saharan countries to lift rural African communities out of extreme poverty while improving education, health, gender equality, and environmental sustainability.

Support United Way and ‘Make Change’ in Rochester

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The University’s United Way campaign, which this year aims to raise $1.4 million to “make change” happen in the greater Rochester community, officially kicks off Feb. 29. Donors who pitch in before then will be entered in special prize drawings. You can download a pledge form now from the University’s United Way website or, if you prefer to give online, through the ePledge system, starting Wednesday, Feb. 15. Stay tuned to @Rochester for updates.

David Satcher to Give Grand Rounds Lecture
David Satcher ’72M (Res), 16th surgeon general of the United States and director of the Satcher Leadership Institute and Center of Excellence on Health Disparities, will give a special grand rounds lecture at 5 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) at the Medical Center. He will present “The World Health Organization Committee and Its Impact on an Approach for Health in America.” The talk will be followed by the presentation of the third annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards.

University Night with the Rochester Amerks
Join Rochester alumni, students, friends, and families as the Yellowjackets swarm the Blue Cross Arena on Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:35 p.m. for the Rochester Amerks hockey game against the Lake Erie Monsters. University of Rochester night also includes the University’s Midnight Ramblers singing the National Anthem, NROTC Color Guard presenting flags, and the University Pep Band entertaining from the stands. Share the Rochester spirit and wear your blue and yellow. Admission is $6 per person. Tickets are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons with a University ID. Limited tickets will be available on the day of the game.

Additional Locations Available for Biometric Screenings
Several locations have been added to the February schedule of biometric screenings, including the Eastman Dental Center, Healthy Living Center, Sawgrass Surgical Center, Laser Lab, Memorial Art Gallery, Wilson Commons, and more. View clinic details and schedule an appointment. Faculty and staff, their spouses or domestic partners, and non-medicare eligible retirees who are enrolled in University health care plans will be eligible for a $125 incentive after completing the 2012 online personal health assessment at the Well-U website. After March 31 the incentive will be $100.

Dance Festival Kicks Off Tuesday
The inspireDANCE Festival kicks off at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, with a performance featuring select University dance groups in Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. In addition to workshops and master classes throughout the week, Heidi Latsky Dance will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in Spurrier Dance Studio on the River Campus. Tickets for that performance, available at the Common Market, are $10 for the general public and $7 for students. You must be registered to participate in festival classes. For details visit

Simon School Hosts Undergraduate Information Session
College juniors and seniors interested in a career in business are invited to the Simon School’s Undergraduate Information Reception on Wednesday, Feb. 15, during which attendees can meet with staff, faculty, and current students. The event starts at 6 p.m. in Schlegel Hall. Register online.

February Break Kids Camp Planned
Children ages 7–12 can spend a day at camp at the Medical Center during February recess, Feb. 20–24. The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include activities such as ice skating, kickball, tag, and arts and crafts. More information is available on the Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center website.

Feb. 9, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Sunny, High 40°
Rain/Snow, High 39°

Today’s Event Highlight
Whisper Tour: The Builder's Bells—The Hopeman Chime and Carillon
Noon to 12:15 p.m., Rush Rhees Library Great Room. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
The Atlantic (Feb. 8)
The Misunderstood Power of Michael Jackson’s Music
Joseph Vogel, author of Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson and a doctoral candidate and instructor in the Department of English, writes that Jackson’s art—like that of many black artists—still doesn’t get the full respect it deserves.

Democrat & Chronicle (Feb. 8)
Nora Bredes Honored Posthumously with Lifetime Achievement Award
Nora Bredes, a former Suffolk County legislator and director of the Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership, will be posthumously honored with this year’s Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award by the center that she helped shape at the University. Bredes served as director of the Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership for 12 years

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Women’s Basketball
Feb. 10: 6 p.m. vs. Brandeis University
Feb. 12: 2 p.m. vs. New York University

Men’s Basketball
Feb. 10: 8 p.m. vs. Brandeis University
Feb. 12: Noon vs. New York University

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics web site.

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