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In Today’s Issue

  • Day of Brass Planned for March 31
  • Creative Workshop Open House
  • Protecting Your Computer from Malware
  • Advances in Pain Management: A Course for Clinicians
  • Women’s History Month Film Series: Afghan Star
  • Latest UR Green News Available

News and Announcements

Day of Brass Planned for March 31
The College Music Department hosts its annual Day of Brass from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road. The event culminates with a free concert at 3 p.m. featuring a brass ensemble including Rochester undergraduates, guests from the greater Rochester community, and the Smugtown Stompers traditional Dixieland jazz band.

Creative Workshop Open House
The Creative Workshop, the Memorial Art Gallery’s art school for all ages, will hold its Spring Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Find out about spring classes, meet workshop teachers, see demonstrations, and get discounts on course registration.

Protecting Your Computer from Malware
Malware is short for “malicious software.” It includes viruses and spyware that get installed on your computer, phone, or mobile device without your consent. Criminals use malware to steal personal information, send spam, and commit fraud. University IT offers tips to protect yourself from malware. You can also learn more by playing the Beware of Spyware game. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Advances in Pain Management: A Course for Clinicians
Advances in Pain Management 2012—a continuing medical education activity planned, developed, and implemented by the Department of Neurosurgery and Office of Continuing Professional Education—explores assessment, treatment, and management options to help physicians determine the right solution for their chronic pain patients.  The April 14 conference is geared toward primary care providers, pain specialists, nurses, and pharmacists who treat chronic pain conditions such as chronic low back pain, migraine, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and palliative analgesia in advanced cancer. A debate by leading experts about the role of opioid therapy anchors the program. For more information or to register, visit and click on the conference link.

Women’s History Month Film Series: Afghan Star
The Women’s History Month Film Series presents Afghan Star at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Little Theatre. Admission is $5. A talkback session will follow the film. The documentary follows the stories of four contestants on the TV series “Afghan Star” as they risk all to become the nation’s favorite singer. The film series is presented by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies and the Little Theatre. Email or the SBAI website for more information.

Latest UR Green News Available
UR Green News is a biweekly newsletter about sustainability and the environment at the University. See the latest issue. For more information or to send story ideas, contact

March 12, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
PM Showers, High 63°
Showers, High 59°

Today’s Event Highlight
Springing to Life: Movable Books & Mechanical Devices
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Huffington Post (March 8)
University of Rochester Creates Rap Video to Recruit Students
“Colleges have ramped up their recruiting efforts in recent years, employing everything from ski weekends to reality TV shows to draw new students in. The latest stunt—a hip hop video—comes from the University of Rochester's Admissions Office and features a popular all-male campus a cappella group, the Midnight Ramblers, rapping in more than 20 locations throughout the school.”

Fox News (March 9)
Harlem Churches See Gospel Tourist Boom on Sundays
Many Harlem churches have become tourist attractions for visitors from all over the world who want to listen to soulful gospel music at a black church service. “Within this site that’s meant to be sacred, you have, maybe to some of the members, this invasion of the secular and profane,” says Margarita Simon Guillory, assistant professor of religion. “You’re going to have a certain amount of tension in that space.” Also reported by ABC News, NPR, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Newsday, and others.

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