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In Today’s Issue

  • Actor-Singers Compete This Weekend
  • Dedication Ceremony Planned for Memorial
  • Talk Examines Etiology of Youth Obesity
  • Conference Examines Modern European History
  • Several University Venues Featured in Cultural Crawl
  • MAG Recycled Tote Bag Recall
  • Discussion Focuses on Religion and Violence
  • Workshop: Coping with Work and Family Stress
  • Free ACL Injury-Prevention Event Sunday

News and Announcements

Actor-Singers Compete This Weekend
Twelve actor-singers, including Eastman School graduate student Matthew Grills, compete for cash prizes in the Lotte Lenya Competition tomorrow at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. Both the daytime final rounds and evening concert are free.

Dedication Ceremony Planned for Memorial
The University community is invited to dedicate the Jeffrey Bordeaux Jr. Memorial during a ceremony at 1 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the walkway behind Susan B. Anthony Residence Hall. Students, faculty, and staff will gather to remember Bordeaux by planting an oriental blossom tree near a bench named in his honor. A reception will follow in Friel Lounge. RSVP by to

Talk Examines Etiology of Youth Obesity
Leslie Lytle, professor of epidemiology and community health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, will present “Examining the Etiology of Youth Obesity: A Cohort Study” at today’s public health grand rounds from noon to 1 p.m., in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1-304). Sponsored by the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and the Center for Community Health, the event will include a light luncheon.

Conference Examines Modern European History
The Department of History will host the American Canadian Conference in German and Modern European History April 20 and 21. David Blackbourn, Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University and director for the Center for European Studies, will present the keynote address at 5:30 p.m. today in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. He will discuss Germany’s role in global trade. The conference is free and open to the public.

Several University Venues Featured in Cultural Crawl
City Newspaper’s Cultural Crawl, taking place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, features free or low-cost admission to dozens of events in Rochester’s art, dance, music, theater, comedy, literary, film, and family-entertainment communities, including the Eastman School’s Lotte Lenya Competition and activities and performances at the Memorial Art Gallery. After the crawl, participants are encouraged to head over to ArtAwake, a festival produced by Rochester students. Join the event on Facebook for up-to-date information on the event.

MAG Recycled Tote Bag Recall
The Memorial Art Gallery has issued a voluntary recall on tote bags made from recycled building banners after testing revealed that some of the bags may contain heavy metal inks. Customers who choose to return the bags to the Gallery Store are being offered a cash refund.

Discussion Focuses on Religion and Violence
Scholars of religion have explored the relationship between religion and violence, especially since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Some argue that religion is inherently violent, while others claim just the opposite. Anne Meredith, assistant professor of religion, will give a brief presentation on current scholarly debates, at 6:30 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel. The talk will be followed by time for discussion. Read more...

Workshop: Coping with Work and Family Stress
In partnership with the Strong Employee Assistance Program, Well-U offers a free stress-management workshop from noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555) at the Medical Center. The workshop will cover the effects of stress on the body, stress-fighting strategies, and more. Register online.

Free ACL Injury-Prevention Event Sunday
Experts from the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation will offer a free community event this weekend to share information about ACL injuries and demonstrate how athletes—from the high-school level to college to weekend warriors—can best avoid injuries as they begin spring activities.The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Aquinas Institute Field House, 1127 Dewey Ave., Rochester.

April 20, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
PM Showers, High 79°
AM Showers, High 48°

Weekend Event Highlight
Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 21, noon, Wilson Quadrangle, River Campus. See a full schedule of Earth Day activities at the University this weekend.

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Rochester in the News
YNN Rochester (April 19)
Laser Lab Awarded Funding
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter announced Wednesday that the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics will receive 62 and a half million dollars in federal funding, saving the lab from cuts.

YNN Rochester (April 19)
Buffett Cancer Screening Questioned by Some
Doctors at the Wilmot Cancer Center say billionaire investor Warren Buffett's age makes his risk of death from prostate cancer relatively low. “Prostate cancer is such a slow growing cancer that a lot of patients may not die from prostate cancer; they may die from other medical issues,” says Chunkit Fung, professor of hematology and oncology.

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