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In Today’s Issue

  • Life Trustee, Neurosciences Benefactor Ernest Del Monte Dies
  • Warner, City Schools Partner for Leadership Program
  • Eastman Student Wins Lotte Lenya Competition
  • Plutzik Centennial Reading Series Welcomes Rosanna Warren
  • Documentary: The Officer’s Wife
  • Science Cafe: ‘Future of Brain-Machine Interfaces’
  • Fundraisers Support Mt. Hope Family Center

News and Announcements

Life Trustee, Neurosciences Benefactor Ernest Del Monte Dies
Ernest J. Del Monte, 87, real estate and hotel developer, philanthropist, and University life trustee, died Saturday, April 21. His generosity to the University leaves a legacy of innovation and collaboration to help eradicate brain diseases. University flags will be lowered in his honor Thursday, April 26.

Eastman Student Wins Lotte Lenya Competition
Eastman School master’s degree student Matthew Grills, who was a winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions last month, was awarded First Prize in the finals of the Lotte Lenya Competition on April 21. See news coverage from the Democrat and Chronicle and Batavia Daily News.

Warner, City Schools Partner for Leadership Program
The Warner School and the Rochester City School District have launched a two-year certification program to prepare urban school leaders. The Clinically Rich Urban School Leadership Program aims to equip candidates to provide focused instructional leadership that is tailored to the city’s urban setting.

Plutzik Centennial Reading Series Welcomes Rosanna Warren
Poet Rosanna Warren, Emma MacLachlan Metcalf Professor of the Humanities, University Professor and Professor of English and Romance Studies at Boston University, will present “Poetry and Translation” at 5 p.m. today in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. The talk is the final event in the Plutzik 50/100 Commemorative Series.

Documentary: The Officer’s Wife
The Officer’s Wife (2010), a documentary on the massacre of Polish officers during World War II, will be screened at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session with director Piotr Uzarowicz. Admission is $8.

Science Cafe: ‘Future of Brain-Machine Interfaces’
Craig Henriquez, head of Duke University’s Center for Neuroengineering, will discuss “The Future of Brain-Machine Interfaces” at the next Science Cafe at 7 p.m. tonight at Barnes and Noble in Pittsford. Science Cafe talks feature conversations with leading scientists on current topics. The event is a joint project between the University and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Fundraisers Support Mt. Hope Family Center
Two events this week will raise money for the University’s Mt. Hope Family Center and its programs. A wine-tasting fundraiser with complimentary appetizers and a 50-50 raffle starts today at 5 p.m. at Nikko, 1 Capron St. A happy hour event featuring drink specials, free appetizers, live music, and raffles will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Southwedge Colony Bar and Grille, 503 South Ave.

April 24, 2012
Mixed Snow/Rain
Today's Forecast:
Rain/Snow, High 40°
Partly Cloudy, High 52°

Today’s Event Highlight
Tom Wilber ’83: The Future of Shale Gas in New York
7:30 p.m., Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall.

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Rochester in the News
R&D Magazine (April 13)
A New Kind of Teaching Lab: Chemistry for the 21st Century
“The University’s engineering and science programs have been gaining well-deserved respect for their graduates. Unfortunately the University has been hampered by a lack of updated lab spaces in attracting new undergraduate students. Many of their current labs date back to the early ’70s and are reflective of that period in both utility and design. Last spring, University President Joel Seligman issued a challenge for the development of a state-of-the-art chemistry laboratory on campus. Director of planning Charles Gantt, assistant to the chemistry chair Ken Simolo, and professor of chemistry Joseph Dinnocenzo immediately took up the cause, gathering input from faculty, sharing their own ideas, and working with Bergmann Associates, an architectural and engineering firm based in Rochester.”

13WHAM-TV (April 20)
College Town Loan Moves Forward
A $20 million loan for the University’s proposed College Town project is moving forward. On April 19, a Rochester City Council committee approved the loan. It now must be approved by the entire city council.

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