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In Today’s Issue

  • Zvi Zeitlin, Distinguished Professor of Violin, Dies
  • Shianne Chatarjee Named Student Employee of the Year
  • Exhibition Features Work of Four Senior Art Majors
  • Hip-Hop Violinist to Give May 10 Concert
  • Children’s School at URMC Enrolling for Summer, Fall
  • Stroll for Strong Kids Set for June 2

News and Announcements

Zvi Zeitlin, Distinguished Professor of Violin, Dies
Internationally renowned violinist Zvi Zeitlin, a beloved teacher and Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Eastman School who performed with and cemented friendships with some of the greatest artists of the 20th century, died May 2 of complications due to pneumonia. Zeitlin was 90 years old. University flags will be lowered today in his honor.

Shianne Chatarjee Named Student Employee of the Year
Shianne Chatarjee ’12 has been named the 2011–12 University Student Employee of the Year. Chatarjee, who works for the Office of Alumni Relations as the Meliora Weekend student program assistant, was recognized for the contributions she has made to Alumni Relations.

Exhibition Features Work of Four Senior Art Majors
An opening reception is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight at the Hungerford Building in Rochester for a group exhibition featuring the work of four senior art majors. Refreshments will be provided. Artists include Joey Hartmann-Dow, Sam Sadtler, Megan Brown, and Janelle Sandefur.

Hip-Hop Violinist to Give May 10 Concert
The Memorial Art Gallery will hold a concert at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, May 10, by Bulgarian-born hip-hop violinist Svet. A former scholarship student at the Eastman School, Svet combines elements of hip hop, pop, house, and reggaeton. General admission tickets are $15 at the door (University students with ID $13); advance tickets with guaranteed seating are $20.

Children’s School at URMC Enrolling for Summer, Fall
The Children’s School at URMC, a nationally accredited and New York State–licensed child care center, is accepting enrollments for children six weeks through six years of age. The center is located at 55 Castleman Road (behind Helen Wood Hall) and is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, or to schedule a tour, contact Tiffany VanAuker, center director, at 273-3677 or

Stroll for Strong Kids Set for June 2
Registration for the 2012 Stroll for Strong Kids on Saturday, June 2, is now open. This year’s superhero-themed event, sponsored by Abbott’s Frozen Custard, will take place on the River Campus. The Stroll for Strong Kids is an annual, family-friendly event at which you can choose to run in the 5K race, walk with family and friends, or both. All proceeds benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital.

May 4, 2012
Scattered T-Storms
Today’s Forecast:
Scattered T-storms, High 73°
Sunny, High 61°

Weekend Event Highlight
Medicine in Musicals: A Broadway Music Cabaret
Saturday, May 5, 8 p.m., Alumni and Advancement Center Auditorium. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Slate (April 3)
Homo Say What?
Why have some of the nation’s most vehement anti-gay activists had gay sex scandals of their own? An op-ed in the New York Times’ Sunday Review section tries to explain. The authors of the piece—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‚ say they have “empirical evidence that homophobia can result, at least in part, from the suppression of same-sex desire.”

ABC News (May 3)
Tasty Food Fuels Run for Seconds
People who fill up on tasty treats are more likely to return for seconds than those who eat food that’s boring and bland, a new study finds Stephen Cook, associate professor of pediatrics, says the study offers some important food for thought on the development of food preferences. “It’s significant because the basic science data is showing that pleasure centers of the brain that get activated by tobacco, drugs, or other addictions are getting activated by foods,” he says.

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