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In Today’s Issue

  • Anthropologist to Receive Frederick Douglass Medal
  • InspireDance Features Hip-Hop Dance Troupe
  • Cardiologists Offer Free Heart Screenings
  • Soprano to Perform with Eastman Philharmonia
  • Video: What to Expect from This Year's Superbowl Ads
  • Carillon Concert Honors West Webster Firefighters
  • Celebrate Winterfest Weekend
  • Film, Discussion Focus on Immigration Policy Debate
  • Go Green: Cafeteria Renovated to be Sustainable
  • Sweatshop Workers to Share Stories
  • Safety Tips Reminder for the Winter Weather
  • WalkingWorks Week Three Results

News and Announcements

Anthropologist to Receive Frederick Douglass Medal
Anthropologist Yolanda Moses, a former president of the City College of New York and a leading scholar on the origins of social inequality, will receive the University's Frederick Douglass Medal during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Hawkins-Carlson Room. A founder of the traveling exhibition "RACE: Are We So Different?," currently at the the Rochester Museum & Science Center, Moses will also present the lecture "Social Justice and its Challenges." A panel discussion will follow. Read more...

InspireDANCE Features Hip-Hop Dance Troupe

The third annual inspireDance Festival, organized through the Program of Dance and Movement, will run from Thursday, Feb. 14, through Tuesday, Feb. 19. The highlight of this year's festival is the performance and workshops taught by Hip-Hop dance troupe Illstyle & Peace Productions. See the full schedule. Festival Class Passes are $18, which allow participants to attend any of the classes, workshops, and performances, are available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. After Feb. 14, passes are $25 and will be sold at the door. For questions about tickets and registration, call 273-5150 or 201-1002 or email or Read more...

Cardiologists Offer Free Heart Screenings
As part of the Medical Center's community outreach efforts to mark American Heart Month, cardiologists will offer free blood pressure and oxygenation screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Marketplace Mall. Read more...

Soprano to Perform with Eastman Philharmonia
Soprano Helen Donath, whose distinguished career spans more than five decades and continues to elicit critical acclaim, will join the Eastman School’s Philharmonia, under the direction of Neil Varon, for a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Read more...

Video: What to Expect from This Year’s Super Bowl Ads
Last year’s Super Bowl ads were “underwhelming,” according to George Cook, executive professor of marketing at the Simon School. With this year's ads expected to go for nearly $4 million for a 30-second spot, Cook talks about the value, branding impact, and return on investment for companies—and what to expect in terms of advertising for this year’s game. Watch the video.

Carillon Concert Honors West Webster Firefighters
Nicki Ditch, a Warner School student and captain with the West Webster Fire Department, will lead a fireman’s bell toll at 6:30 p.m. tonight as a memorial to the West Webster firefighters who were killed in the line of duty on Dec. 24. Following the toll, students, and alumni of the University’s Carillon Society will offer a concert of songs themed on community support and peaceful activism. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Read more...

Celebrate Winterfest Weekend
The University community is invited to celebrate WinterFest Weekend with several events planned to mark the community weekend, including an Iron Chef Challenge, an Amerks hockey game, a Winter Wonderland featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, a hot chocolate bar, and more. The weekend ends with a performance by comedian Nick Offerman at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Strong Auditorium. Read more...

Film, Discussion Focus on Immigration Policy Debate
The Warner School will host a public showing of the film 9500 Liberty at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Genrich-Rusling Room of LeChase Hall. The screening, which is the third in a film series exploring immigrant and refugee experiences, is free and open to the public. Read more...

Go Green: Cafeteria Renovated to be Sustainable

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The newly remodeled Cafe 601 at Strong Memorial Hospital, completed in 2012, was designed to incorporate reusable materials, to be energy efficient, and include a recycling center. Read more...

Sweatshop Workers to Share Stories
Honduran and Haitian garment workers will discuss sweatshop conditions in factories at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Interfaith Chapel, River Level. Hosted by the John Henry Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Studies, Interfaith Chapel, and the Newman Catholic Community of Rochester, the event is cosponsored by Students for a Democratic Society, GlobeMed, and the Spanish and Latino Student Association. For more information, contact Hunter Dudkiewicz at 275-8521 or

Safety Tips Reminder for the Winter Weather
The offices of Environmental Health and Safety and Horticulture and Grounds offer tips on coping with cold weather, including how to dress warmly and stay dry and safety tips for driving. Read more...

WalkingWorks Week Three Results
The University team came in fourth place for the third week of WalkingWorks, a multi-organization exercise competition. The program reports that the average miles per walker dropped to 30 percent and reminds participants to record your activity at Unity Health System took the lead this week with an average of 14.95. Rochester General Health system tallied 13.84, Highland had 12.85. The University came in with 10.95 and Excellus had 8.01. Contact Well-U at with any questions.

Jan. 30, 2013
Today’s Forecast:
Possible Showers, High 59°
Snow showers, High 32°

Today’s Event Highlight
Guest Recital: Dinosaur Annex
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
YNN (Jan. 28)
Congresswoman Slaughter Receives Champion of Science Award
Joel Seligman presented Congresswoman Louise Slaughter with the Champion of Science Award for her commitment of funding basic scientific research. Sponsored by the Science Coalition, the award is presented to members of Congress who support basic scientific research at universities and national labs.

Democrat and Chronicle (Jan. 28)
University of Rochester men top basketball poll
Monday, the Yellowjackets stood alone as the No. 1 Division III team in the land. "It's a good feeling and nice to get recognition on the season we're having, but we know it's nothing more than a cool thing," said senior All-American point guard John DiBartolomeo, the University Athletic Association Player of the Week for the fourth consecutive week.

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