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In Today’s Issue

  • Simon School Hosting International Conference
  • Asian Heritage Month Celebration Features David Choi
  • Documentary Examines Climate Change in Upstate NY
  • Active Minds Film Series Presents ‘Charlie Bartlett’
  • Talk: Film History with a Vengeance
  • Spotlight on Diversity: Robert Wood Johnson Scholars
  • Find Out More about Good Food Collective
  • Alumnus to Present Career Talk
  • URMC Core Resource Facilities Imaging Day Is April 5
  • Volunteers Sought for Flu Vaccine Study

News and Announcements

Simon School Hosting International Conference
Student leaders from the world’s top business schools will gather at the Simon School  March 29–31 for the 2012 Graduate Business Forum Conference. The annual event brings together incoming and outgoing presidents of student-run graduate business councils from around the world. This year, the Simon School was selected to host the event on the River Campus.

Asian Heritage Month Celebration Features David Choi
The University celebrates Asian Heritage Month with a performance by David Choi, a Korean-American singer and songwriter, whose tracks have been featured on international television shows and commercials. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday, April 6, in Strong Auditorium on the River Campus. Tickets are $5 for Rochester undergraduates (with I.D.), $8 for other members of the University community, and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons or at the door.

Documentary Examines Climate Change in Upstate NY
The UCIS Sustainability Series presents “The Making of Comfort Zone, a Documentary” with filmmaker Kate Kressmann-Kehoe. The screening and discussion will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Goergen 110. Refreshments will be served.

Active Minds Film Series Presents ‘Charlie Bartlett’
Active Minds, UR Cinema Group, the University Counseling Center, and the UHS Health Promotion Office sponsor a free screening of Charlie Bartlett at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Dewey 1-101 as part of the Active Minds Film Series. There will be a short panel discussion afterward about the abuse of prescription medication and mental illness in a school context. More about the series.

Talk: Film History with a Vengeance
Sharon Willis, professor of art history and visual and cultural studies, will present “Film History with a Vengeance: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds” from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library. Sponsored by the American studies undergraduate program.

Spotlight on Diversity: Robert Wood Johnson Scholars
The School of Nursing has received funding for the fourth year in a row from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program to support the enrollment of students who are traditionally underrepresented in the field of nursing. Read more about the program on this flier, which can be posted in offices and on bulletin boards. Learn more about diversity at the University in future installments of Spotlight on Diversity in @Rochester.

Find Out More about Good Food Collective
Well-U will hold an information meeting about the Good Food Collective, a community supported agriculture membership program that offers University employees direct, affordable, and convenient access to local farms and fresh, sustainable, healthy foods. The meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545) in the Medical Center. Register online.

Alumnus to Present Career Talk

Howard Pratt ’60, ’62 (MS), ’66 (PhD), 2012 Earth and Environmental Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient and a member of the Hajim School’s Dean’s Advisory Committee, will present “Field of Dreams: If You Build It, They Will Come” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. His talk will focus on “creating the career of your dreams.” A networking reception will follow at 5 p.m.

URMC Core Resource Facilities Imaging Day Is April 5
The URMC Core Resource Facilities Imaging Day will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) at the Medical Center. Core directors and researchers will share their experience and new research discoveries made possible by the wide range of state–of-the-art instruments within the URSMD core facilities. Students, fellows, and investigators are invited to attend the meeting to understand how the imaging resources at the University can enhance and innovate their research program. RSVP here. Contact Anne Reed at 273-1359 or for more information.

Volunteers Sought for Flu Vaccine Study
Research volunteers are needed for a pandemic flu vaccine research study at the Medical Center. Participants must be 18 to 50 years of age and in good health. Participation requires a screening visit and seven study visits. Study payment is up to $400. For more information, call the Medical Center Vaccine Research Unit at 273-3990.

March 28, 2012

Today's Forecast:
AM Showers, High 64°
Partly Cloudy, High 42°

Today’s Event Highlight
Women’s History Month Film Series: Miss Representation
7 p.m., The Little Theatre.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (March 27)
UR’s David Hursh Seeks Real-World Problem Solving in Classrooms
David Hursh, associate professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School and author of High Stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning: The Real Crisis in Education, has split his time between Rochester and Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he is the educational director of the Millennium Villages Project. The project which has schools at 14 sites in 10 sub-Saharan countries and is charged with working toward the United Nations millennium goals—which include providing reliable and efficient sources of energy and water, achieving universal primary education, reducing maternal and childhood deaths, improving health care, improving gender equity, and eliminating extreme poverty, malaria, and malnutrition.

New Zealand Herald (March 27)
Seduced by Web of Love for Sex in City
“In the US at least, Internet dating has kicked its stigma, and boy, is it popular. Figures released last month by the University of Rochester suggest the web is now the second most common way single Americans find partners. One of the most popular matchmaking sites claims it is responsible for 5 percent of all new marriages in America.”

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