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In Today’s Issue

  • Fiction Longlist Announced for Best Translated Book Awards
  • Medical Center Expands Wound Care Program
  • Springing to Life: Movable Books Exhibition
  • Video: Marketing ‘Linsanity’
  • March Is Women’s History Month
  • RPO Offers Discount for Passionate Classics Concerts
  • Video: Rocky Shares Recycling Message
  • Financial Health Bites: First-time Home Buyers

News and Announcements

Fiction Longlist Announced for Best Translated Book Awards
The 25-title fiction longlist for the 2012 Best Translated Book Awards has been chosen by Three Percent—an online resource for international literature at the University. This is the fifth year for the awards, which launched in 2007 as a way of highlighting the best works of international literature published in the U.S. in the previous year. See news coverage from the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, MSNBC, and the Los Angeles Times.

Medical Center Expands Wound Care Program
Advanced treatments for patients in need of wound care will be available beginning March 6 at the new Strong Wound Healing Center, 160 Sawgrass Drive, Suite 130. Strong Memorial Hospital has partnered with Diversified Clinical Services to expand and relocate its wound center from the hospital’s ambulatory care facility to the new site.
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Springing to Life: Movable Books Exhibition
From intricate twirling wheels for calculating planetary movement to colorful paper sculptures that blossom forth from the page, more than 50 movable and pop-up books are on display in the exhibit Springing to Life: Movable Books and Mechanical Devices.
Open through August in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections of Rush Rhees Library, the exhibition provides a tour of the centuries-old movable book as it has developed through the ages and offers a hands-on experience with reproductions that visitors can spin, pull, and lift. See video and photos from the exhibit.

Video: Marketing ‘Linsanity’
George Cook, executive professor of marketing at the Simon School, examines the marketing implications and opportunities that New York Knicks basketball phenom Jeremy Lin is generating for himself, his fans, the Knicks, and the NBA. Watch the video...

March Is Women’s History Month
Lectures, a film series, and the Women In Music Festival are among the events that will highlight Women’s History Month at the University. See the full schedule.

RPO Offers Discount for Passionate Classics Concerts
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is offering University faculty, staff, and alumni  50 percent off on tickets for its Passionate Classics concerts tonight and Saturday night at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100. Student tickets to all RPO concerts are $10.

Video: Rocky Shares Recycling Message
With the 2012 RecycleMania Competition under way at the University, the student organization Grassroots created a video in which mascot Rocky shares tips on where to recycle around campus.
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Financial Health Bites: First-time Home Buyers
Learn more about first-time home buying on Wednesday, March 7. Conducted by a representative from M&T Bank, the session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. Guests are welcome to bring lunch. Registration is required at www.rochester.edu/benefits/sessions.

March 1, 2012
Showers
Today’s Forecast:
Showers, High 41°
Tomorrow:
Mostly Cloudy, High 50°

Today’s Event Highlight
Sustainability Talk: Environmental Justice and Community Based Research
12:30 p.m., Goergen 110. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
The New York Times (Feb. 29)
Air Industry Faces Public’s Perception of Safety
“Because our air safety system is so safe these days, significant threats—runway collisions, midair collisions, antiquated air traffic control systems—that haven’t recently manifested themselves in a crash don’t receive the attention they deserve,” says David Primo, associate professor of political science and business administration and coauthor of The Plane Truth, a 2003 book about air crashes and the media. “They are, in essence, crowded out by a focus on maintenance issues that are, in many respects, much more minor.”

City Newspaper (Feb. 28)
New Leadership House a Landmark for UR
This fall, the University's fraternity quad will get its first cultural house geared toward black and Latino students. University officials recently approved the Frederick Douglass Leadership House, which will focus on building leaders in campus communities of color. Each student will receive general leadership training, but will work in one of four project areas: leadership models, conflict resolution, community involvement and outreach, and education through the arts.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Men’s Tennis
March 7: 4 p.m. vs. Roberts Wesleyan College

Lacrosse
March 7: 4 p.m. vs. Ithaca College

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

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