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In Today’s Issue

  • Benjamin Hayden Named Sloan Research Fellow
  • Video: The Future of Media in the Digital Age
  • Kwame Anthony Appiah Lecture Simulcast Available
  • United Way Campaign Kicks Off Next Week
  • Alumna Discusses Career in Medical Product Development
  • Sustainability Series: New York’s Great Lakes
  • Discount Tickets Available for Amerks Game
  • Crafting Modernism Exhibition Opens Feb. 26
  • University Press Books Featured on NPR and BBC
  • Get Ugly for a Good Cause

News and Announcements

Benjamin Hayden Named Sloan Research Fellow
Neuroscientist Benjamin Hayden, assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences, has been selected as a 2012 Sloan Research Fellow.

Video: The Future of Media in the Digital Age
Abraham Seidmann, Xerox Professor of Computers and Information Systems and Operations Management in the Simon School, offers his analysis of the future of media in the digital age. Watch...

Kwame Anthony Appiah Lecture Simulcast Available
Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and director of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, will present “Islam and the West” at 4 p.m. today in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. The talk will also be simulcast in Meliora Hall Room 203 to accommodate a larger audience.

United Way Campaign Kicks Off Next Week

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Pledges toward the University’s $1.4 million goal in this year’s United Way campaign will help the United Way “make change” in the community, providing support to critical, proven programs to prevent violence, child abuse and neglect, homelessness, and more. While the University’s campaign officially begins Wednesday, Feb. 29, you can make your pledge now to be eligible for early donor prize drawings.
Early donors are also invited to a special campaign kick-off breakfast, featuring a performance by the YellowJackets, set for 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the Flaum Atrium at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Call 224-2871 or email to RSVP. (Note: Continuous pledge donors are considered early donors and are welcome to RSVP for the breakfast.) Even if you’re not eligible for the breakfast, feel free to stop by the atrium to listen to the YellowJackets, around 8:30 a.m.

Alumna Discusses Career in Medical Product Development
Shinikequa White ’00 will discuss her professional journey and her career in medical product development during a biomedical engineering alumni seminar at noon Friday, Feb. 24, in Dewey Hall 1-101.

Sustainability Series: New York’s Great Lakes
The UCIS Sustainability Seminar Series presents Jim Howe and David Klein from The Nature Conservancy who will talk about “Ensuring Sustainable Water Flows in New York’s Great Lakes” today from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The University community is welcome to the event, which will be held in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. A live webcast of the talk will also be available at

Discount Tickets Available for Amerks Game
Get $10 tickets for the Rochester Amerks hockey game against the Adirondack Phantoms on Friday, Feb. 24. The game starts at 7:35 p.m. and will be preceded by a pregame happy hour at 6:30 p.m. with live music and $2 beers. Tickets for URMC discount night can be ordered online or through the Amerks office, 1-855-GO-AMERKS.

Crafting Modernism Exhibition Opens Feb. 26
A traveling exhibition that surveys the American studio craft movement between 1945 and 1969 opens Feb. 26 at the Memorial Art Gallery. Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design includes works by more than 170 “midcentury modern” masters, among them Harry Bertoia, Anni Albers, Isamu Noguchi, Wendell Castle, Albert Paley, Peter Voulkos, Harvey Littleton, and Maria Martinez. Opening weekend events include an opening party and a lecture by exhibition curator Jeannine Falino with artist Wendell Castle.

University Press Books Featured on NPR and BBC
University of Rochester Press author Heather MacLachlan discussed her book, Burma’s Pop Music Industry: Creators, Distributors, Censors, on NPR’s All Things Considered. Famed conductor and composer Gunther Schuller was interviewed by the BBC about his memoir, Gunther Schuller: A Life in Pursuit of Music and Beauty, also published by the University Press. 

Get Ugly for a Good Cause
On Feb. 25, the ninth annual Ugly Disco will take everything bad and ugly from the ’70s and turn it into something good. All proceeds from this year’s party benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Feb. 23, 2012
Mostly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 41°
Snow Showers, High 38°
Today’s Event Highlight
Neilly Series Lecture
“Ten Years of Imaging between (and through) Lines of the Archimedes Palimpsest,” 7:30 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Feb. 21)
New Dorm Named for University Presidents
A new residence hall at the University will be named for former university presidents. The dorm itself will bear the name of Dennis O’Brien. The adjoining redesigned courtyard will be named for Thomas Jackson. O’Brien served as university president from 1984 to 1994, while Jackson held the post from 1994 to 2005.

Democrat & Chronicle (Feb. 22)
Low-wealth Schools Hurt Most by Aid Cuts
“Last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature reached an agreement on a proposal that included an additional $805 million in school aid for 2012-13. This increase is vital, especially to low-wealth school districts that have been devastated by budget cuts in recent years. While it is only a small portion of the billions already lost in school aid cuts over the last few years, it is still a start,” writes Stephen Uebbing, associate professor in educational leadership at the Warner School.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Women’s Tennis
Feb. 25: 1 p.m. vs. RIT

Women’s Basketball
Feb. 25: 2 p.m. vs. Emory University

Men’s Basketball
Feb. 25: 4 p.m. vs. Emory University
Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics web site.

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