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In Today’s Issue

  • New Book Aims to Improve Math Achievement
  • Arunas Chesonis to Deliver Talk on March 23
  • Sign Up for Safe Space Training by March 30
  • Claude Bragdon Works On Display in Paris
  • Artist Deadline Approaching for Fine Craft Show
  • Walk With a Doc—and Discuss Heart Attack Prevention
  • Spirit of the Dance Event Features University Performers
  • Wilmot Winter Carnival Is March 10

News and Announcements

New Book Aims to Improve Math Achievement
A new book, coedited and coauthored by Jeffrey Choppin, associate professor of mathematics education at the Warner School, explores the connection between the language used in mathematics classrooms and the opportunities to learn math.

Arunas Chesonis to Deliver Talk on March 23
Arunas Chesonis ’91S (MBA), CEO and chairman of Sweetwater Energy and former CEO and chairman of PAETEC, will deliver a talk called “Recharging Your Batteries” on Friday, March 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Schlegel Hall, Room 207. The event is free and open to the University community (River Campus parking passes are available). Attendees must register in advance online or call 276-3500.

Sign Up for Safe Space Training by March 30
Safe Space training sessions are scheduled Wednesday, April 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Interfaith Chapel Brennan Room, and Thursday, April 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s Natapow Conference Room (1-9545). RSVP to by March 30. Space is limited in both sessions. Safe Space is an initiative intended to create a safer and freer environment for all members of the University community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

Claude Bragdon Works On Display in Paris
Twelve works by Claude Bragdon are currently on exhibit at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in Les Mysteres De L’ouest (Wild, Wild West). The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections loaned 11 pieces featuring Bragdon’s work in visual music and projective ornament and Jean France, professor emerita of art history, loaned a “Mathematical Abstraction” painting for the show, curated by Sorbonne art historian Pascal Rousseau. In addition to Bragdon, the exhibited artists include Marcel Duchamp, Max Weber, Oskar Fischinger, Frantisek Kupka, Bruce Conner, and others.

Artist Deadline Approaching for Fine Craft Show
Ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, leather, wood, wearable art, and more will be on display at the 12th annual Fine Craft Show at the Memorial Art Gallery. The show and sale, which takes place Nov. 2–4, will feature one-of-a-kind and limited-edition work by 40 master craft artists. Artists may apply online by March 30. 

Walk With a Doc—and Discuss Heart Attack Prevention
Join Geoffrey Williams, professor of medicine, for a walk as he discusses preventing heart attacks during “Walk with a Doc” Saturday, March 10. The group will meet at 9 a.m. at the Dick’s Sporting Good entrance at Marketplace Mall. Enroll online. Email for more information.

Spirit of the Dance Event Features University Performers
Two world-premiere performances of choreography will be part of the March 9 Spirit of the Dance concert by the Rochester Oratorio Society. Special guests include BIODANCE, directed by Missy Pfohl Smith, director of the Program of Dance and Movement at the University; the Antara Winds, an ensemble of faculty artists from the Eastman School, SUNY Geneseo, and the Hochstein School of Music and Dance; and a trio of strings and piano led by Nazareth College artist Kevin Nitsch. Click here for ticket information.

Wilmot Winter Carnival Is March 10
The second annual Wilmot Winter Carnival runs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Marketplace Mall. The event features carnival games like bowling, bean bag toss, and face painting. Kids can meet Rex the Rhino and there will be chances to win prizes from various mall stores. The cost is $10 per child. All proceeds benefit patient care and cancer research at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Email for more information.

March 6, 2012
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Today’s Event Highlight
Spring Book Sale
10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Feb. 10)
UR, IBM Team on Center Here
With a $5 million commitment from New York, the University is moving ahead with plans to create a Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation that will use an IBM Corp. supercomputer to open new frontiers in health research. Officials envision the center as a major nationwide hub of health-related research, one that will bring millions of dollars in sponsored research and create hundreds of jobs locally.

The New York Times (March 2)
An Amateur Snapshot of Kodak’s Early Days
Winning entries from Eastman Kodak Company’s first-ever nationwide picture contest are part of “Kodak Historical Collection #003,” nestled within the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation of the Rush Rhees Library.

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