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In Today’s Issue

  • Forum on Creativity Culminates with Final Project
  • Fraternity, Sorority Members Honored at Conference
  • Medical Center Faculty, Staff Lauded for Achievements
  • Video: Eastman Student Finds Success at Opera Competition
  • April Fools’ Day Homepage is ‘Ever Cuter’
  • This Week’s Retirement Plan Information Sessions
  • Mimesis Now Conference: April 5–7
  • Video Highlights Security Awareness at University
  • Professor of Medical Ethics Discusses New Book
  • Help the University Win Funding for Arbor Day Event

News and Announcements

Forum on Creativity Culminates with Final Project
The culmination of a project by internationally acclaimed visual artist Anna Schuleit and four Eastman School composers will be seen and heard on the stage of the school’s Hatch Recital Hall on Tuesday, April 17, at 8 p.m. A MacArthur fellow known for her painting and large-scale installations, Schuleit is the guest artist for this year’s Warren and Patricia Benson Forum on Creativity sponsored by Eastman’s Department of Composition.
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Fraternity, Sorority Members Honored at Conference
Members of the University’s fraternity and sorority community were recognized last month with three awards at the Northeast Greek Leadership Association Conference in Stamford, Conn. The NGLA provides opportunities for learning and leadership to members of fraternities and sororities throughout the northeast region.
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Medical Center Faculty, Staff Lauded for Achievements
Eight out of 20 Health Care Achievement Awards presented March 29 by the Rochester Business Journal were captured by physicians, a dentist, nurse, staff, and a volunteer within the Medical Center’s health care network.
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Video: Eastman Student Finds Success at Opera Competition
Matthew Grills, a second-year master’s student at the Eastman School, talks about his experience competing in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions last month. Grills was one of five winners after the Grand Finals Concert in New York City. Watch the video...

April Fools’ Day Homepage is ‘Ever Cuter’
In the spirit of “Meowiora,” kittens took over the University website on Sunday.
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This Week’s Retirement Plan Information Sessions
A new investment menu is now available for University retirement plans. You can learn more about the changes to the retirement program at an upcoming informational meeting. Sessions this week will be held Tuesday, April 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. in Whipple Auditorium (2-6424) in the Medical Center and Friday, April 6, from 9 to 10 a.m. in Eastman School Room 120. Walk-up help desks are also available today from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center and Wednesday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Saunders Research Building atrium.  A full schedule and more information on retirement plan enhancements are available at www.tiaa-cref.org/rochester.

Mimesis Now Conference: April 5–7
Beginning Thursday, April 5, Rochester’s Humanities Project will sponsor a three-day conference titled “Mimesis Now.” Taken from the Greek to refer to any form of artistic representation, mimesis deals with how representations imitate reality. The conference is dedicated to examining how this concept, which is thousands of years old, has evolved with the introduction of new technologies. 

Video Highlights Security Awareness at University
University IT asks students about information security at the University in this video. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.

Professor of Medical Ethics Discusses New Book
Jason Karlawish, professor of medicine and medical ethics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, will read from and discuss his recently published novel, Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont, at the Medical Humanities Conference on Wednesday, April 4. Books will be available for purchase before and after the conference, which begins at noon in Auditorium K-207 (2-6498) in the Medical Center. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch.

Help the University Win Funding for Arbor Day Event
The University has been selected by the Arbor Day Foundation as one of 10 Tree Campuses with the potential to earn $1,000 toward an Arbor Day event as well as free T-shirts and banners. Dan Schied, manager of horticulture and grounds, and the grounds department have an Arbor Day event planned and would appreciate the University community’s support in the contest. Voting closes Wednesday, April 4. Cast your vote online.

April 2, 2012
Sunny
Today’s Forecast:
Sunny, High 49°
Tomorrow:
PM Showers, High 57°

Today’s Event Highlight
American Studies Major Open House
2 p.m., Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (March 29)
Plans for New Golisano Children’s Hospital Unveiled
Officials with the Medical Center unveiled plans for the new Golisano Children’s Hospital on Thursday. Construction is expected to begin on the new $180 million eight-floor hospital tower on Crittenden Boulevard in late summer. Also reported by the Rochester Business Journal, WROC-TV, 13WHAM-TV, YNN, 1180 WHAM, WHEC-TV, and the Webster Post.

PBS NewsHour (March 30)
Autism’s Prevalence Grows: ‘This is a Big Problem’
In a 2006 government study, an estimated one in 110 children were diagnosed with autism. But a new report  by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the prevalence of autism is higher still, with one in 88 children being diagnosed. Among boys, the rate of autism disorders is one in 54, almost five times the rate for girls.
Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, and Susan Hyman, associate professor of pediatrics at the Medical Center and chair of the Autism Subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatrics, discuss the latest research.


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