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In Today's Issue

  • Eastman Students Prepare to Honor Gil Evans in Italy
  • First Generation Will Be Shown on July 12
  • Grammy Award-Winner Headlines Jazz on the Pond
  • Change in Wilson Commons ATM
  • Summer Hours at Mane Attraction Hair Salon
  • Projects by Engineering Students Shown on Video

News and Announcements

Eastman Students Prepare to Honor Gil Evans in Italy
Twenty-six Eastman School students are brushing up on their “ciaos” and “grazies” along with their riffs, preparing for the Umbria Jazz Festival next month where they'll perform six concerts of the music of Gil Evans. Read more...

First Generation Will Be Shown on July 12
The University community is invited to a screening of First Generation, an award-winning documentary about four students who set out to break the cycle of poverty and pursue a college education, at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, in Hoyt Auditorium. For additional information about the screening, contact Michelle Thompson-Taylor.

Grammy Award-Winner Headlines Jazz on the Pond
Grammy Award-winner John Legend headlines this year’s Jazz on the Pond, which raises money for jazz scholarships at the Eastman School. Saxophonist Everette Harp, trumpeter Rick Braun, and Eastman students also hit the stage for this year’s event on July 22. Click here for reservation and ticket information.  

Change in Wilson Commons ATM
The HSBC ATM has been removed from Wilson Commons and has been replaced with an Advantage Federal Credit Union ATM.

Summer Hours at Mane Attraction Hair Salon
The Mane Attraction Hair Salon, on the third floor of Wilson Commons, is still open for the summer, but with limited hours. The summer hours are Fridays only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Projects by Engineering Students Shown on Video
Each spring, seniors in computer science, optics, biomedical, computer and electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering at the Hajim School present the projects they have worked on all year. Students work in teams to solve a problem brought to them by a customer from outside the University. Click here to see a video of their projects.

June 21, 2012
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Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Pop-Up Books and Other Feats of Paper Engineering
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rush Rhees Library Rare Books and Special Collections, Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
Discover Magazine (June 18)
Can Mindfulness Meditation Make You Smarter?
"First-person shooter" video games, such as Call of Duty, might not seem good for the mind. However, "there is a whole field of research showing that executive control and the ability to decide whether to attend to something or not is a main determinant of intelligence. In that sense the games are making you smarter," says Daphne Bavelier, professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. (June 18)
Teen Health: Top Issues That Are Overlooked
Depression, which can lead to suicide, is often overlooked in teens because many of the symptoms are attributed to "typical" teenage moodiness. "Pediatricians are taught to screen for mental health issues in adolescents, but if you don't get the answer you want from your child's physician, consult a mental health professional," advises Susan Yussman, assistant professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine.

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