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In Today’s Issue

  • University Welcomes Kwame Anthony Appiah
  • Wilmot Cancer Center Named One of Top 70 in Nation
  • Talk on European Debt Crisis Is Feb. 23
  • ‘Walk with a Doc’ and Discuss Health Risks
  • Ash Wednesday Service Scheduled
  • Student Orchestra to Present Concert at Simon School
  • Trunk Show to Benefit Program for Cancer Survivors
  • Financial Health Bites: Tax Planning
  • GlobeMed Benefit Dinner Set for Saturday

News and Announcements

University Welcomes Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and director of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, will visit Rochester this week to lecture and participate in workshops and group discussions with the campus community. Appiah, one of the world’s “most powerful thinkers” according to Forbes and a recent recipient of the National Humanities Medal, is scheduled to give two lectures: “African Identities” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, and “Islam and the West” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. See the full schedule of events.

Wilmot Cancer Center Named One of Top 70 in Nation
Wilmot Cancer Center has been named as one of the top 70 oncology programs in the United States by Becker’s Hospital Review, one of the nation’s foremost publications on business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems.

Talk on European Debt Crisis Is Feb. 23
Ognian Hishow, senior research associate for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin and the Skalny Center visiting professor, discusses “The Debt Crisis and the Bumpy Road Ahead: Is Europe Stretched Too Thin?” The talk starts at noon Thursday, Feb. 23, in room 209 of the Computer Studies Building. Lunch will be provided. For reservations, contact the Skalny Center at 275-9898 or

‘Walk with a Doc’ and Discuss Health Risks
Join Geoffrey Williams, professor of medicine, for a walk as he discusses tobacco and other health risks during “Walk with a Doc” on Saturday, Feb. 25. Bring your family and friends and meet at 9 a.m. in the Marketplace Mall at the Dick’s Sporting Goods mall entrance. Enroll online. For more information, email

Ash Wednesday Service Scheduled
Catholic Newman Community will hold an Ash Wednesday service at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Interfaith Chapel sanctuary on the River Campus. A free soup lunch will follow the service. Ashes will also be distributed from 4 to 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Call 275-8515 for more information.

Student Orchestra to Present Concert at Simon School
The Sound ExChange orchestra will present the second in a series of free concerts at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall. At Sound ExChange concerts the audience is invited to sit in the orchestra and experience the same 360-degree-sound as the musicians experience when playing together. 

Trunk Show to Benefit Program for Cancer Survivors
Strong Fertility Center will host a fundraising jewelry show 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, to benefit patients of the center’s Childbearing After Recovery program, which helps couples plan ahead when faced with a cancer diagnosis so that steps can be taken prior to treatment to help preserve fertility for pregnancy following recovery.

Financial Health Bites: Tax Planning
Learn more about tax planning on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Conducted by a representative from Canandaigua National Bank & Trust, the session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Natapow Room (1-9545) in the Medical Center. Guests and lunches are welcome. Registration is required at

GlobeMed Benefit Dinner Set for Saturday
On Saturday, Feb. 25, GlobeMed is hosting a benefit dinner themed “Hope in Health: the Next Generation of Leaders.” All proceeds benefit Kallpa Iquitos, a grassroots community development organization in Iquitos, Peru. The dinner will feature a speaker from Discovering Deaf Worlds and performances by Vocal Point. The catered dinner will be held in the Grand Ballroom of The Meliora at 5:30 pm. Tickets cost $10 for Rochester undergraduates and $15 for others. You can RSVP, purchase tickets, or donate to the cause online or at the Common Market. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The event is cosponsored by the ASL Club.

Feb. 21, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
PM Rain, High 45°
Showers, High 44°

Today’s Event Highlight
Free Film Screening: Iron Man 2
7 p.m., Hoyt Auditorium.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Feb. 18)
New Highway Interchange Will Help Rochester Region
President Joel Seligman writes in a guest essay: “Here at the University of Rochester, this project is critical to our future growth. The current road network in and around Interstate 390 is already severely constrained with many intersections approaching failure levels. This has implications for local businesses, our employees, and our neighbors. It also represents a significant public safety issue as these same roads provide access to Strong Memorial Hospital, the region’s only level-three trauma hospital. Eliminating this bottleneck will remove a significant impediment to our growth and enable the UR to create literally thousands of jobs and strengthen our position as one of the leading research universities of the 21st century.”

New York Times (Feb. 18)
In Rochester, a Photo Album Like No Other
The Rush Rhees Library houses a collection of largely unseen material from Kodak archives, including internal magazines from the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s. It was a time long before the rise of digital photography, which would leave the company in bankruptcy protection, though aiming to rebound. The trove includes images by great photographers, alongside pictures shot by employees.

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