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In Today’s Issue

  • University Joins Effort to Improve STEM Education
  • Eastman to Host Lotte Lenya Competition Finals
  • Andrew Scull Discusses ‘A Psychiatric Revolution’
  • Go Green: Chipping Toward a Sustainable Future
  • Talk on Music, Medicine, and HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • Medical Center’s Zipcar Spot to Move
  • OnFilm Project Screenings Continue
  • Are You Concerned about Your Cholesterol?
  • Financial Health Bites: Identity Theft

News and Announcements

University Joins Effort to Improve STEM Education
The University is joining a national effort to develop a new generation of college-level science and engineering faculty. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning, which began in 2003 with a handful of universities, was recently expanded to include Rochester and 24 of the nation’s other top educational institutions.

Eastman to Host Lotte Lenya Competition Finals
Two Eastman School singers—recent Metropolitan Opera competition winner and graduate student Matthew Grills and Natalie Ballenger ’11E—are among the 12 singer-actors in the finals of the 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition, which will be held Saturday, April 21, in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School.

Andrew Scull Discusses ‘A Psychiatric Revolution’
Andrew Scull, author of Madhouses, Mad-doctors and Madmen, and Asylum as Utopia, presents the Neilly Lecture, “A Psychiatric Revolution,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Go Green: Chipping Toward a Sustainable Future

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The Horticulture and Grounds department is responsible for the upkeep of the natural environment across the 600-plus acres on the University campus. In keeping with the University’s commitment to Go Green, the department uses a wood chipper to recycle tree brush.

Talk on Music, Medicine, and HIV/AIDS in Africa
Rochester’s Humanities Project “Looking at AIDS 30 Years On” continues with a talk by Gregory Barz from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University on Thursday, April 5, in the Gamble Room of Rush Rhees Library. During the 2 p.m. talk, Barz will discuss his research in medical ethnomusicology, which brings together themes of music, ethnography, and medicine to offer new insights into the social aspects of HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Medical Center’s Zipcar Spot to Move
Starting Monday, April 9, the Medical Center’s Zipcar parking space will move from Whipple Circle to its new location in Lot 14 (Saunders Building Lot). For more information about the University’s car-sharing program—which allows faculty, staff, and students to rent a car for hours at a time—click here.

OnFilm Project Screenings Continue
Rochester’s OnFilm Project will present two alternative film screenings starting at 7 p.m. tonight in Hoyt Hall on the River Campus. The screenings include The Decay of Fiction (2002) and Bedwin Hacker (2001).

Are You Concerned about Your Cholesterol?
The University’s Healthy Living Center has a research study to help manage cholesterol through lifestyle change and/or medication. If you are not currently taking a statin medication to lower your cholesterol you may qualify. Participants will be paid up to $150 for completing all study activities over a nine-month period. Call 530-2020 to learn more.

Financial Health Bites: Identity Theft
Learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft on Wednesday, April 11. Conducted by a representative from Advantage Federal Credit Union, the session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545) in the Medical Center. Lunches are welcome. Registration is required.

April 4, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 54°
Mostly Sunny, High 45°
Today’s Event Highlight
World Music Series: Jeng Yi
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (April 3)
Two Top UR Officials Reappointed
Two top University officials—Ralph Kuncl and Bradford Berk—have been reappointed for new terms. Kuncl, who was first named provost in 2007, has responsibilities that include review of the University’s faculty promotions and oversight of diversity efforts. He has led the University’s initiative in high-performance computing and played a key role in creation of the University’s first-ever mission statement. Berk was similarly recommended and reappointed for second five-year terms as senior vice president for health sciences and CEO of the Medical Center. Seligman praised Berk’s leadership skills in implementing the Medical Center’s strategic plan and in expanding and modernizing medical facilities.

Democrat & Chronicle (April 3)
College Town Quandry
“The College Town complex planned by the University for a 16-acre plot along Mt. Hope Avenue has generated a lot of community excitement but could be delayed by questions about its financing. Turning the land, which is now tax-exempt and used by UR for parking and office space, into a bustling development with a Barnes & Noble bookstore, restaurants, apartments and a hotel and conference center is considered a big plus for a number of reasons.”

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