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In Today’s Issue

  • University Policy Site Goes Live
  • Interim Chair of Public Health Sciences Named
  • Session Covers Writing Effective Workshop Problems
  • Exhibition Features Modern Art by Armory Show Artists
  • Student Life Awards Nomination Period Ends Jan. 29
  • English Professor’s Work Featured in Photography Show
  • ‘Go Red’ for Women on Feb. 1

News and Announcements

University Policy Site Goes Live
A compilation of all University policies is now available at Find relevant policies through the policy volumes, the search feature, or the A–Z index on the site. The site is only accessible from University networks. To update policy information on the site, contact the IT Help Desk at 275-2000 or For all other questions, contact Gail Norris at 275-2758 or

Interim Chair of Public Health Sciences Named
Helena Temkin-Greener will serve as interim chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences effective Feb. 1. Temkin-Greener takes over leadership of the department from Susan Fisher, who has accepted a new faculty position at the Temple University School of Medicine and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. Read more...

Session Covers Writing Effective Workshop Problems
“Writing Effective Workshop Problems,” the first University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies event for 2013, will include presentations from experienced workshop faculty and teaching assistants as well as an opportunity for group discussion. Anyone involved in teaching small groups of students is invited to join the discussion, which is planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library. Sign up online.

Exhibition Features Modern Art by Armory Show Artists
In 1913 the Armory Show in New York City shocked Americans with the radical abstractions of the European modernists. Later that same year, the Memorial Art Gallery opened its doors. Becoming Modern: Armory Show Artists at MAG, which opens today at the gallery, highlights works from the gallery’s collection by Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, Stuart Davis, and other Armory Show artists. Read more...

Student Life Awards Nomination Period Ends Jan. 29
The annual University Student Life Awards recognize undergraduate students at the College and the Eastman School who, through service to others, investment of talent and time, and pursuit of excellence, have significantly and positively impacted the University or the surrounding community. The awards are divided into two categories: individual leadership awards and student organization and programming awards. Award descriptions and nomination forms are available here. Nominations are due at noon Tuesday, Jan. 29. Contact Katie Lantuh in the Rochester Center for Community Leadership at 273-3961 with any questions.

English Professor’s Work Featured in Photography Show
Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave., will host “The Big Picture,” an exhibit by David Bleich, professor of English. An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at the gallery. The exhibit runs until Feb. 17. Read more...

‘Go Red’ for Women on Feb. 1
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer in the nation among men and women. Join Well-U and promote heart health and the fight against cardiovascular disease by wearing red on Friday, Feb. 1. Well-U will be distributing the American Heart Association’s “Little Red Dress” pins upon request beginning Tuesday, Jan. 29. Individuals can request up to 10 pins at Stop by Cafe 601 in Strong Memorial Hospital between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 1 for additional heart health information from Well-U.

Jan. 25, 2013
Snow Showers
Today’s Forecast:
PM Snow Showers, High 20°
Snow Shower, High 23°

Today’s Event Highlight
Sustainability Seminar: China’s Water and Energy
2 p.m., Dewey Hall 2-110D.

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Rochester in the News
WROC-TV (Jan. 23)
Eastman School of Music Quartet Recalls Playing for the President
With more than a half century of experience between the four of them, a quartet from the Eastman School says no amount of rehearsal could have prepared them for the feeling of playing for President Barack Obama at the inaugural luncheon. “It was just an honor to be in the same room as him let alone play for him,” says violist  Kelsey Farr. "We all knew it was going to be very exciting," adds violinist Markiyan Melnychenko. “But, for some reason, it just didn’t seem real until we entered the room where the event was being held.”

City Newspaper (Jan. 23)
Presidential Words
The University has assembled an exhibit on the history of presidential speechwriting. The exhibit comprises more than 50 selections of presidential speeches from public and private collections, including a signed copy of President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural address, famous for the phrase, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

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