In Today’s Issue
- Joel Seligman’s Statement about Funding for I-390 Project
- Changes and Enhancements Planned for Dandelion Day 2012
- Kennedy Center Concert Showcases Eastman Voices
- Visiting Danish Organists to Present Concerts
- Tribute Concert Brings Beatlemania to the University
- Talk: Where Is the European Debt Crisis Headed?
- The Effects of Downloading Illegal Music
- Conference: Critical Updates on Kidney Transplants
- Edward Wierenga to Give Two Guest Lectures
News and Announcements
Joel Seligman’s Statement about Funding for I-390 Project
President Joel Seligman responds to Friday’s announcement of state funding for I-390/Kendrick Road Interchange Project: “I applaud Governor Cuomo for his support for the I-390/Kendrick Road Interchange project and his commitment of $26 million in funding for this year. The Governor’s decisive leadership has been vital to moving this transformational project forward. For his leadership and his vision for a stronger, better New York, I am deeply grateful.” Read the full statement.
Changes and Enhancements Planned for Dandelion Day 2012
Dean of the College Richard Feldman announced last week several changes and enhancements to the annual Dandelion Day celebration. In 2012, Dandelion Day will be held Friday, April 27, and, in a return to the day’s roots, will feature a bigger name band, more food, more novelties, and more sponsored activities. It will be open to students, faculty, and staff as it was when founded six decades ago. In coming weeks the Campus Activities Board and UR Concerts, in concert with Wilson Commons Student Activities, will announce more details about the events and activities for Dandelion Day.
Kennedy Center Concert Showcases Eastman Voices
The Eastman School will present Voice of Eastman,
a program featuring seven students from the Voice and Opera Department,
as part of the prestigious Conservatory Project at the John F. Kennedy
Center for the Performing Arts. Sopranos Adelaide Boedecker, Joel Dyson,
and Elizabeth Smith, mezzo-soprano Melissa Fajardo, tenor Matthew
Grills, baritone Thomas Lehman, and bass Zachary Burgess will represent
Eastman in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m.
Visiting Danish Organists to Present Concerts
Eight organists, all faculty members from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, will present concerts on Sunday, Feb. 26, as part of a week-long study trip to the Eastman School.
Tribute Concert Brings Beatlemania to the University
No Jackets Required presents a two-hour
tribute to the Beatles at 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the May Room of
Wilson Commons. The show will feature more than 50 student musicians
performing some of the Beatles’ most popular numbers.
Talk: Where Is the European Debt Crisis Headed?
A year and a half after the European debt crisis came to light, deep financial challenges continue, issues that some predict may break-up the Eurozone. Ognian Hishow, senior research associate for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin and the Skalny Center visiting professor, weighs in on the topic today in his talk, “The Debt Crisis and the Bumpy Road Ahead: Is Europe Stretched Too Thin?” The talk starts at noon in room 209 of the Computer Studies Building. Lunch will be provided. For reservations, contact the Skalny Center at 275-9898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Effects of Downloading Illegal Music
University IT reminds the University community that sharing or downloading copyrighted files
without permission over the University network is illegal and a
violation of University policy. Check out a video that shows some of the effects of downloading illegal music. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
Conference: Critical Updates on Kidney Transplants
“Kidney Transplant 2012–A Clinical Overview for Nephrologists, Primary Care Physicians, Advance Practice Practitioners, Nurses and Social Workers” on Tuesday, March 13, will provide an update on changes in policies and practice patterns critical to the transplant patient population. The content has been selected to provide a comprehensive review of preoperative and surgical/postoperative care of patients. Click on the conference link in the right column to read more at www.urmc.rochester.edu/cpe.
Edward Wierenga to Give Two Guest Lectures
Edward Wierenga, professor of religion and of philosophy, will present two talks this week as part of the Center for Philosophic Exchange at SUNY Brockport. The first, at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in room 220 of the Seymour Union, will be a public lecture on Anselm’s Ontological Argument for the Existence of God; the second, at 1:25 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in room 220 of the Seymour Union, will be a discussion on the Stone Paradox.
Feb. 20, 2012
National Engineers Week
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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Feb. 16)
Eastman Professor Giving Farewell Concert
“Youth and maturity will make music together Sunday afternoon, when violinist Zvi Zeitlin plays a farewell concert that includes pieces by the teenage composer Franz Schubert.
For the past 45 years, Zeitlin has given annual recitals at the Eastman School, where he is distinguished professor of violin. Considered one of the important violinists of the 20th century, he has performed with many of the world’s major orchestras.”
Democrat & Chronicle (Feb. 16)
Twins Nate and Natalie Novosel Share Basketball Bond
“Nate and Natalie Novosel weren’t separated at birth, but they were born two minutes apart. And boy, are they alike. Nate is at the University of Rochester, while Natalie attends Notre Dame, 513 miles away in South Bend, Ind.”
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