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In Today’s Issue

  • Simon School Receives Gift for Finance Professorship
  • Eastman Ensembles Release All-Stravinsky Album
  • Popular Music Institute Lecture Series Continues
  • Go Green: The Council on Sustainability
  • Talk: ‘Why a 4 Degree Warmer World Must Be Avoided’
  • Catholic Newman Community Ash Wednesday Service
  • Spring Fitness Challenge Starts Next Month
  • Employee Discount Offered at Strong Gift Shop
  • Strong Fertility Center Benefit to Aid Cancer Survivors
  • WalkingWorks Week 5 Results
  • Psoriasis Study Addressing Stress, Wellness Seeks Subjects

News and Announcements

Simon School Receives Gift for Finance Professorship
Jay and Jeanne Benet have made a $1.5 million gift commitment in support of The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester. Their gift will establish the Jay S. and Jeanne P. Benet Professorship of Finance at the Simon School. Read more...

Eastman Ensembles Release All-Stravinsky Album
The Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Virtuosi have teamed up to release an all-Stravinsky album, Octet and L’histoire du Soldat. Read more...

Popular Music Institute Lecture Series Continues
James Davis, professor of musicology and chair of the musicology area at SUNY Fredonia’s School of Music, presents “Maryland, My Maryland: Regionalism, Patriotism, and the Song of a Divided Nation” at 7 p.m. tonight in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. The lecture will also be streamed live at www.rochester.edu/news/live. The talk is copsonsored by the Institute for Popular Music and by the Program in American Studies.

Go Green: The Council on Sustainability
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The University’s Council on Sustainability was founded in 2008 by President Joel Seligman to focus on 25 sustainability initiatives such as energy, waste management, recycling, purchasing, business practices, land use, building design, construction, transportation, parking, and dining services. Read more...

Talk: ‘Why a 4 Degree Warmer World Must Be Avoided’
Jane Ebinger, manager for climate change policy at the World Bank, will present “Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4 Degree Warmer World Must Be Avoided” at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in Gleason Hall 118. The talk is cosponsored by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Environmental Sustainability UCIS.

Catholic Newman Community Ash Wednesday Service
The Catholic Newman Community will be holding its Ash Wednesday service at 12:30 p.m. today in the sanctuary of the Interfaith Chapel. Ashes will also be distributed between 4 and 7 p.m. if you can not attend the Mass. Liturgical ministers will be available in the sanctuary. Call 275-8515 with any questions.

Spring Fitness Challenge Starts Next Month
Get in shape while competing in the URMC Fitness and Wellness Center’s Spring Fitness Challenge. Register a team of 5–20 people and then exercise to receive points. Monitor your progress relative to the other participants and compete for the top spots. Cash prizes will reward the best performing individuals and teams. The cost for non-members is $28, which includes an 8-week membership to the center and a T-shirt. Members receive a $10 discount. Register by Feb. 26. Read more...

Employee Discount Offered at Strong Gift Shop
University employees will receive 25 percent off purchases storewide at the Strong Memorial Hospital gift shop on Thursday, Feb. 14, and Friday, Feb. 15. Balloons, flowers, cards, and candy will be available for Valentine’s Day. Show your employee ID to receive the discount.

Strong Fertility Center Benefit to Aid Cancer Survivors
Enjoy an evening of fun while supporting cancer survivors at the Strong Fertility Center’s fourth annual Fundraising Event and Silent Auction from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Artisanworks, 565 Blossom Road. The event benefits patients of Childbearing After Recovery. Read more...

WalkingWorks Week 5 Results
The University team surged in week 5 of the WalkingWorks fitness competition, moving from fifth place to second. Excellus took the lead with 16.71 miles per walker. The University team had 13.69, Unity had 12.63, Rochester General Health System had 11.74, and Highland Hospital had 10.7. The winner of the $50 Del Monte Spa gift certificate was Patricia Moore. This is the final week of the competition—log your activity at www.walkingworks.com for a chance to win an iPad mini. Direct questions to well-u-info@rochester.edu.

Psoriasis Study Addressing Stress, Wellness Seeks Subjects
University researchers are offering participation in a brief health and wellness program free to adults with psoriasis. The purpose of the study is to learn if program participation can lead to improvements in one’s psoriasis. No study medications, changes in current treatments, or strenuous activity are involved. Subjects receive $150 for study completion. For more information, call 275-6835 or email mindbody@urmc.rochester.edu.

Feb. 13, 2013
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Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 39°
Tomorrow:
Rain/Snow, High 43°

Today’s Event Highlight
Eastman Trombone Choir
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Wall Street Journal (Feb. 11)
Small Acts, Big Love
"Compassionate love" refers to recognizing a partner's needs and concerns and putting them ahead of your own. "It's not just making people feel good," says Harry Reis, professor of psychology. "It's a way of communicating to the other person that you understand what they are all about and that you appreciate and care for them." Since 2009, Reis has been studying 175 newlywed couples from around the U.S., asking how they show their spouses compassion. His findings, not yet published, indicate that people who discover ways to regularly show their spouses this kind of love are happier in their marriages.

New York Times (Feb. 12)
A Match Made in the Code
Harry Reis, professor of psychology, shared criticism of online dating sites during a forum with Gian Gonzaga, senior research scientist at eHarmony, at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

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