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In Today’s Issue

  • Eastman School Alumnus Kevin Puts Awarded Pulitzer Prize
  • Study: Evaluating End-of-Life Care at Nursing Homes
  • Eastman Musicians Present Beethoven Choral Masterpiece
  • Video: Race in the Age of Obama
  • Basketball Game Benefits Rochester Wheels
  • Send in Your Dandelion Photos
  • Entrepreneurship Lecture Features Nick Lantuh
  • Drug Discovery Is Topic of Seminar
  • English Night at Todd Theater
  • Jane Roberts Gives Keynote at Research Conference
  • Global Issues in Sustainability: Food Production

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Eastman School Alumnus Kevin Puts Awarded Pulitzer Prize
Composer Kevin Puts ’94E, ’99E (DMA) has won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music for Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts.
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Study: Evaluating End-of-Life Care at Nursing Homes
While nursing homes are the place where an estimated 30 percent of Americans die, there currently exists no way to compare which institutions do a better job at managing end-of-life care. A new Medical Center study is starting a discussion over the need to create end of life quality measures in order to both inform consumers and provide nursing homes with incentive to improve care.
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Eastman Musicians Present Beethoven Choral Masterpiece
Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, a work for vocal soloists, chorus, and large orchestra, will be presented by the Eastman-Rochester Chorus and Eastman School Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4 , in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
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Video: Race in the Age of Obama
Stephanie Li, assistant professor of English and author of Signifying without Specifying: Racial Discourse in the Age of Obama, explores the language being used to discuss race in an era that has seen the election of the first African-American president in the United States. Watch the video...

Basketball Game Benefits Rochester Wheels
The Varsity Student Athlete Advisory Council is hosting an exhibition basketball game at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Palestra, Goergen Athletic Center. A team of University athletes will take on Rochester Wheels, a wheelchair basketball team from Rochester. A $2 donation is requested for admission. Proceeds benefit Rochester Wheels.

Send in Your Dandelion Photos
With springtime comes the annual onslaught of the dandelion. Before you pull out the herbicide this year, take out your camera and send some photos for the University homepage’s Photo Friday feature. Submit your photos before April 26; the photo with the most votes will win its owner a dandelion T-shirt.

Entrepreneurship Lecture Features Nick Lantuh
Nick Lantuh ’90S (MBA), founder and president of NetWitness Corp., will give a talk on “Entrepreneurship in Disruptive Technologies: Finding the Winning Formula,” Wednesday, April 18, at 4:40 p.m. in Schlegel Hall Room 103. A reception will follow in the Eisenberg Rotunda. Lantuh’s talk will focus on his role at NetWitness, the cybersecurity software firm he led from inception in 2006 to its acquisition by EMC in 2011. To register, visit www.simon.rochester.edu/alumnievents, or call 276-3500 for more information.

Drug Discovery Is Topic of Seminar
“Deeper Insights—Better Prediction of Drug Safety and Efficacy,” A GE Healthcare seminar, is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in conference room K-207 (2-6408) at the Medical Center. The morning session will cover the kinetics of binding and the afternoon session will cover high-content cellular analysis. Sponsored by URSMD Core Facilities. The first 30 attendees to arrive will receive a box lunch. To RSVP or for more information, contact carmen.brown-marshall@ge.com or 1-800-526-0139.

English Night at Todd Theater
Get $1 off your ticket to see the International Theatre Program’s production of Adding Machine: A Musical Wednesday, April 18, during English Night at Todd Theater. Call the Department of English at 275-4092 or buy your ticket at the box office and mention the Undergraduate English Council to receive the discount. The performance starts at 8 p.m. and refreshments will be available after the show.
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Jane Roberts Gives Keynote at Research Conference
Author and activist Jane Roberts will deliver the keynote lecture at the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies undergraduate research conference. Roberts will present “Women, Population, and the U.N. Millennium Development Goals,” at 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library.
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Global Issues in Sustainability: Food Production
Karen Masters and Guillermo Vargas Leiton from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserves and Monteverde Life Project in Costa Rica will discuss the sustainability of corporate organic farming, cooperatives, and farmers’ rights. The talk begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Interfaith Chapel sanctuary.
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April 17, 2012
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Today’s Event Highlight
Gallery Reception: Balance
5 p.m., Bridge Art Gallery, First Floor Psychiatry, Medical Center. Read more...


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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (April 16)
Medical Homes Offer Patients Better Monitoring of Their Treatment
Not so much a place as a philosophy, a medical home is a patient-centered practice that uses technology and a physician-led team approach to better monitor treatment for people with chronic disease and to see that healthy people get preventive care to help them stay well. “It’s not just a reaction to concerns,” says Wallace Johnson, director of the Center for Primary Care at the Medical Center, and a practicing internist.

MSN Health (April 16)
How to Avoid Acid Reflux
While occasional heartburn—which happens when stomach acid splashes up into the esophagus—is unpleasant, persistent acid reflux can be serious. “The acid chews away at the protective lining of the esophagus leading to inflammation, ulcer, and destruction of the lining,” says Vivek Kaul, associate professor of medicine and acting chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Medical Center.

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