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In Today’s Issue

  • President Seligman Gives Report to Faculty Senate
  • Scholarship Recipient to Present Concert
  • Session Covers Digital Textbooks
  • New Youth Writing Camp Open to Local Students
  • First Rainbow Lecture on LGBTQI Issues
  • Entrepreneurship Lecture Features Nick Lantuh
  • Registration for Spring Yoga Sessions Begin Thursday
  • Well-U Hosts Self-Defense Classes

News and Announcements

President Seligman Gives Report to Faculty Senate
In an address to the Faculty Senate yesterday, President Joel Seligman said the Board of Trustees is focusing on revising the University’s strategic plans in response to several contextual changes over the past few years—such as economic uncertainty, declining support for public universities, declining financial support for federally supported research, and an increase in international competition. “The work of all successful social institutions in the 21st century is never done,” he said. “We are permanently works in progress. But this is good. This keeps us young, provides opportunities for those with new or fresh ideas to be recognized, inspires us to better appreciate and sometimes partner with our national and international peers.” Read the full speech and view the slideshow online.

Scholarship Recipient to Present Concert
This year’s Eastman School student recipient of the annual The Links, Incorporated scholarship will present a recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, in Kilbourn Hall. Sterling Tyler, a violist in the studio of George Taylor, associate professor of viola, received the award, a cooperative effort between the Rochester chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and the Eastman School. The award recognizes and celebrates the talent and academic achievement of an African-American scholar musician.

Session Covers Digital Textbooks
Do you have questions about digital textbooks? University faculty are invited to a presentation on digital textbooks by Maria Ferrante, general manager of the bookstore, and Lisa Brown, assistant director of the Educational Technology Center, at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Trustees Conference Room (inside the Meliora, on the third floor of the Frederick Douglass Building). You will also learn how to integrate digital textbooks into Blackboard during the session. A light breakfast will be served. Space is limited. Email if you are interested in attending.

New Youth Writing Camp Open to Local Students
Local middle school students are invited to take part in a new summer camp involving creative and non-fiction writing. The Genesee Valley Writing Project at the Warner School will host Young Writers Summer Camp, a weeklong youth writing camp open to students entering sixth through eighth grades, from Aug. 6 to 10 on the River Campus. A 10 percent discount applies for children and grandchildren of University employees and alumni, siblings of current students, and families with more than one child attending the camp.

First Rainbow Lecture on LGBTQI Issues
William Eskridge Jr., the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School, will present the first Rainbow Lecture on LGBTQI issues at 5 pm. Thursday, April 12, in the Interfaith Chapel sanctuary. He will present “The Long Road to Marriage Equality, 1970–2012 and Beyond.”  Sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, the lecture is part of LGBTQI Awareness Month at the University. 

Entrepreneurship Lecture Features Nick Lantuh
Nick Lantuh ’90S (MBA), founder and president of NetWitness Corporation, will give a talk on “Entrepreneurship in Disruptive Technologies: Finding the Winning Formula,” Wednesday, April 18, at 4:40 p.m. in Gleason 318/418. A reception will follow in the Eisenberg Rotunda. Lantuh’s talk will focus on his role at NetWitness Corporation, the cybersecurity software firm he led from inception in 2006 to its acquisition by EMC in 2011. To register, visit, or call 276-3500 for more information. 

Registration for Spring Yoga Sessions Begin Thursday
Registration for spring yoga sessions will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 12. Individuals interested in participating in yoga sessions will need to register through Inward Office Yoga. Click here and follow the instructions to register.

Well-U Hosts Self-Defense Classes
Self-defense classes will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Saunders Building; from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Saunders Building; and from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Wilson Commons. Learn how to confront and defend against an attacker, how not to become a victim, and about the legalities surrounding self defense. Sign up online. Contact Debbie Becker at Well-U, 276-5050, for more information.

April 11, 2012
Mixed Snow/Rain
Today's Forecast:
Rain/Snow, High 49°
Partly Cloudy, High 50°

Today's Event Highlight
Musica Nova
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
Metropolitan (April 9)
On the International Stage
Metropolitan magazine profiles Nigel Maister, artistic director of the University’s International Theatre Program.

Democrat & Chronicle (April 10)
Lose Your Keys? Blame Menopause
“There is something to memory complaints” during menopause, says Miriam Weber, assistant professor of neurology, whose findings about menopause and memory were published in March in the online version of the journal Menopause. Weber says the results of her preliminary study lead to questions such as what exactly happens and why during each stage of the transition, and are there times when women are more vulnerable.

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