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In Today’s Issue

  • Turning Waste Heat into Electricity on the Nanoscale
  • Events Spotlight Arts at the University
  • Price Hotline Gives Patients Tailored Cost Estimates
  • Happy Birthday, Susan B.
  • Club Rochester: Feel Fit and Fabulous in February
  • Illstyle & Peace Productions Performance
  • Latest HR Intercom Available
  • Discount Tickets Available for Knighthawks Game

News and Announcements

Turning Waste Heat into Electricity on the Nanoscale
A new type of nanoscale engine using quantum dots to generate electricity has the potential to make microcircuits more efficient, says Andrew Jordan, associate professor of physics. Read more...

Events Spotlight Arts at the University

The first Day of the Arts—a 24-hour celebration of dance, music, theater, art, and culture at the University—begins today and continues through tomorrow. See the full schedule. The inaugural event aims to bring awareness to the many artistic disciplines housed across the University. Read more...

Price Hotline Gives Patients Tailored Cost Estimates
As more patients keep a close watch on their out-of-pocket health care expenses,  Patient Accounts at the Medical Center, together with University’s Medical Faculty Group’s business office, have established a dedicated customer price estimation line that tells patients how much they’ll owe for everything from a simple lab test or CT scan to a hip replacement surgery. Read more...

Happy Birthday, Susan B.
Susan Brownell Anthony, born 193 years ago today, dedicated her life to winning for women political, civil, economic, and educational rights, and was instrumental in gaining women admission to the University in 1900. View artifacts related to Anthony’s life from the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, check out the upcoming Humanities Project lectures on the “World of Susan B. Anthony,” and view video from the annual visit to Anthony’s grave in Mt. Hope Cemetery, sponsored by the Susan. B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies. Read more...

Club Rochester: Feel Fit and Fabulous in February
Join Wilson Commons Student Activities, the University Health Service Health Promotion Office, and the Program of Dance and Movement, for the first Club Rochester of the semester, “Feel Fit and Fabulous in February.” The event starts at 4 p.m. today in the Meliora, Salon D, and will feature healthy snacks, giveaways, and a demonstration from hip-hop group Illstyle and Peace Productions. Read more...

Illstyle & Peace Productions Performance
Philadelphia-based dance company Illstyle & Peace Productions performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in Strong Auditorium as part of the 2013 inspireDance Festival. Rooted in contemporary and old school hip-hop, the troupe works from an eclectic mix of dance and performance disciplines including tap, ballet, house
dancing, DJing, and beatboxing. Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for the general public. For more information, call 273-5150. Read more...

Latest HR Intercom Available
This month's issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with information about Human Resources programs and resources, offers information on the new paperless I-9 forms, a listing of Black History Month events at the University, a reminder about the University’s policy against discrimination and harassment, and highlights of upcoming wellness programs for employees.

Discount Tickets Available for Knighthawks Game
The University cheerleading team is selling discounted tickets to the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse game Saturday, Feb. 16. The Knighthawks face the Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Cross Arena. The University’s cheerleaders will perform during a TV timeout. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for the University community. Free transportation will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis from Rush Rhees Library to the Blue Cross Arena. To purchase tickets, email or visit the cheerleading team’s Facebook page.

Feb. 15, 2013
Partly Cloudy
Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 34°
Snow Showers, High 23°

Today’s Event Highlight
Second Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Tea
10 a.m., Mt. Hope Cemetery and 11 a.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
City Newspaper (Feb. 13)
Alarm Will Sound
They're calling it a "Rochester homecoming" on the Alarm Will Sound website. For founding members of the ensemble, Alan Pierson and Gavin Chuck, the Feb. 19 concert is precisely this. Pierson and Chuck graduated from the Eastman School in 2006, and the years in between have been a rapid climb to the inner circle of coveted spots on the "New Music" scene within the classical-music world.
Next week, Alarm Will Sound brings its original performance piece "1969" to the stage of Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

13WHAM-TV (Feb. 13)
The Rochester Plays at the U. of R.
Norma Holland sits down with Nigel Maister, artistic director of the University’s International Theatre Program, and playwright Spencer Christiano about The Rochester Plays.

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