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In Today’s Issue

  • Ralph Kuncl Reappointed Provost
  • Brown University President to Address Graduates
  • Professor Emeritus of Organ David Craighead Dies
  • Hospital Design Puts Children and Families First
  • Study Reveals Power of Astrocytes
  • Program Provides Care for Memory Disorder Patients
  • Third Annual Day of Brass Is Saturday
  • Technology Development Fund Deadline Extended
  • Sign Up for Safe Space Training by April 2
  • Philosophy Colloquium with Sarah McGrath

News and Announcements

Ralph Kuncl Reappointed Provost
Ralph Kuncl has been appointed to a second, five-year term as provost and executive vice president of the University. He has also been named the University’s Chief Research Officer. His appointment was recommended by President Joel Seligman and has been approved by the University Board of Trustees.
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Brown University President to Address Graduates
Ruth Simmons, the 18th president of Brown University and an ardent advocate for the role of higher education in national and global affairs, will deliver the 162nd College commencement address on Sunday, May 20.
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Professor Emeritus of Organ David Craighead Dies
David Craighead, a legendary Eastman School faculty organist who balanced a career in teaching and performing, died Monday, March 26, in Rochester. He was 88. The University flag near Eastman Quadrangle on the River Campus will be lowered April 5 in his honor.
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Hospital Design Puts Children and Families First
Detailed plans announced yesterday for the new Golisano Children’s Hospital include spaces for gathering, playing, resting, and finding respite. The $142-million tower, located on Crittenden Boulevard and attached to the Medical Center, will be eight floors and approximately 245,000 square feet of space dedicated to children and their families.
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Study Reveals Power of Astrocytes
A type of cell plentiful in the brain—long considered mainly the stuff that holds the brain together and oft-overlooked by scientists more interested in flashier cells known as neurons—wields more power in the brain than has been realized, according to neuroscientists at the Medical Center.
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Program Provides Care for Memory Disorder Patients
The Medical Center has opened the doors on an innovative program that provides comprehensive evaluation, care, and support for people and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of progressive memory loss. The new Memory Care Program is located at Clinton Crossings and is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, including specialists in neurology, psychiatry, geriatrics, neuropsychology, social work, nurse practice, and marriage and family therapy. See news coverage from the Democrat & Chronicle.

Third Annual Day of Brass Is Saturday
The Department of Music at the College hosts its annual Day of Brass from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, in Hoyt Hall, River Campus. 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.
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Technology Development Fund Deadline Extended
The University’s Technology Development Fund is accepting pre-proposal applications for its fifth round of award funding. The fund promotes the transfer and translation of University research into commercial applications through monetary awards ranging from $40,000 to $100,000. The deadline for applications has been extended to 5 p.m. Monday, April 2.
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Sign Up for Safe Space Training by April 2
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 stanley.byrd@rochester.edu by Monday, April 2. 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.

Philosophy Colloquium with Sarah McGrath
The Department of Philosophy presents a colloquium with Sarah McGrath, assistant professor of philosophy at Princeton University, today at 3:30 p.m. in Dewey 2110-D. Her talk is titled “Forgetting the Difference Between Right and Wrong.” A reception will follow in Lattimore Hall 501.

March 30, 2012
Rainy/Sunny
Today’s Forecast:
PM Rain/Snow, High 42°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 44°

Today’s Event Highlight
Dance Performance: A Palo Seco-Flamenco con Tres
7:30 p.m., Spurrier Dance Studio, River Campus. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (March 28)
Henrietta Man Favors Pump Over Heart Transplant
A failing heart forced former Rush-Henrietta teacher Richard Eastman to have a heart pump implanted in 2009. University of Rochester Heart Failure and Transplantation staff planned and carried out the surgery on Eastman. A Left Ventricular Assist Device or LVAD, was fixed in Eastman's heart. The device helps pump blood for his weakened heart. “There’s a flow of blood coming in and a constant flow of blood going into that pump,” says cardiologist Leway Chen, associate professor of medicine.

The Hill (March 28)
To Stop Insider Trading in DC, Shrink Government
“Widespread outrage over the recently passed STOCK Act, however justified, is misplaced, as it is directed toward a symptom, not the disease. The disease is the ever-growing micromanagement of the economy by the federal government. You can’t cure a cold by blowing your nose, and you can’t “cure” Washington by trying to restrict information flows,” writes David Primo, associate professor of political science and business administration, with coauthor Hester Peirce, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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