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In Today’s Issue

  • Concert Celebrates Life of John Maloy
  • Reception Includes Details on Simon School Programs
  • Concussion Education Event Offered
  • Medicine in Musical: A Broadway Cabaret
  • RocCity Rising Connects Young Professionals
  • Nurse Recognized with Caring Award
  • Student Book Collection Award Winner Announced

News and Announcements

Concert Celebrates Life of John Maloy
Before his death is January, John Maloy, professor emeritus of voice, taught many singers who achieved national and international fame. Many are planning to return to Eastman to pay tribute to Maloy in “A Celebration of John Maloy’s Life” on Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.

Reception Includes Details on Simon School Programs
Learn about the EMBA, part-time accelerated PMBA, flexible MBA, and specialized MS degree program options at the Simon School’s spring information reception at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the Schlegel Hall Rotunda. Faculty, staff, alumni, and current students will share their perspectives on the options available for working professionals interested in developing their graduate business credentials. Attendees are welcome to visit a class session following the program overview and Q&A. Register here or visit the Simon website for more information.

Concussion Education Event Offered
Experts from the Medical Center’s Sports Concussion Center, a collaboration between the Departments of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and of Neurosurgery, will offer a free community event to share information about concussion and traumatic brain injury. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425), Medical Center. For more information or to register, call 275-8762.

Medicine in Musicals: A Broadway Cabaret
A cast of faculty, staff, and students from across the University will perform a concert of songs from American musicals that feature the topic of medicine. “Medicine in Musicals: A Broadway Cabaret” will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the auditorium at the Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road. Admission is free.

RocCity Rising Connects Young Professionals
Join the Young Leaders @ UR for RocCity Rising at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Memorial Art Gallery. Hosted by the Memorial Art Gallery and RocCity Coalition, RocCity Rising brings together this community’s established and emerging leaders for a young professional networking event. Bradford Berk, CEO of Medical Center, and Daniele Coll-Gonzalez, regional director of United Way and senior vice president of AIDS Care and Pleasant Street Apothecary, will be honored at this year’s event. Register and learn more at

Nurse Recognized with Caring Award
Visiting Nurse Service employee Jason Kowalski, a licensed practical nurse in hospice and palliative care, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Home Care Association of New York State’s Caring Award. The award recognizes those who have exhibited the compassion, skills, and service that sets them apart, or whose actions on a particular day or over a period of time exemplifies outstanding compassion in caring. Kowalski will be honored at the association’s annual conference in Saratoga Springs.

Student Book Collection Award Winner Announced
Graduate student Hoss Firooznia ’96 is the winner of the Friends of River Campus Libraries 2012 Student Book Collection Award. The theme of Firooznia’s book collection is “Esperanto and World Literature.” Selected books from the collection are being exhibited in the Carlson Science and Engineering Library. Firooznia’s collection was chosen out of 12 entries from undergraduates and graduate students at the University.

May 1, 2012
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Today’s Event Highlight
Documentary Film Screening: Education Under Fire
7 p.m., Interfaith Chapel.

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (April 28)
Homophobic? Maybe You’re Gay
“Why are political and religious figures who campaign against gay rights so often implicated in sexual encounters with same-sex partners? One theory is that homosexual urges, when repressed out of shame or fear, can be expressed as homophobia,” write Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, psychiatry and education at Rochester, and William Ryan, a doctoral student in psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Democrat and Chronicle (April 28)
New Percussion Festival Debuts This Week
Percussion Rochester, a new biennial event of concerts and clinics for all ages, will bring a lineup of renowned artists to town Friday and Saturday. Eastman School’s Musica Nova will perform the world premiere of Naomi Sekiya’s “Night Wind,” winner of the John Beck Composition Prize.

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