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In Today’s Issue

  • Diversity Conference Proposals Due Thursday
  • Humanities Project Lecture: ‘What Did Einstein See?’
  • Annual Spring Book Sale Is March 5–6
  • Learn about Warner School Programs at Info Session
  • English Department Offers Theater Discount
  • Video: Don’t Let Your Computer Get ‘Sick’
  • Live Cooking Demonstration
  • Student Orchestra Teams Up with Multimedia Artists
  • African American Network to Host Black Vendor Event
  • Young Leaders @ UR Speed Networking Event

News and Announcements

Diversity Conference Proposals Due Thursday
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit proposals for workshops and posters at the University’s 2013 diversity conference, which takes place April 12. Proposal submissions can showcase best practices, curriculum models, research, outreach strategies, training methods, and other topics related to diversity and inclusion. The deadline for proposals is Feb. 21. Read more...

Humanities Project Lecture: ‘What Did Einstein See?’
The 2012-13 Humanities Project “Observation” continues with a talk by Jimena Canales, associate professor of the history of science at Harvard University, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. She will present “What did Einstein See? The Media of Relativity.” Read more...

Annual Spring Book Sale Is March 5–6
The Friends of Libraries and Friends of River Campus Libraries are hosting their annual spring book sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. Books will be priced 50¢ to $1 and include fiction and nonfiction publications. A $3 bag sale will run from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. Call 275-4461 for more information.

Learn about Warner School Programs at Info Session
Join members of the admissions staff from the Warner School for lunch and learn about graduate programs in teaching and curriculum, school leadership, higher education, health professions education, counseling, human development, and educational policy. The information session will be held from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Genrich-Rusling Room 215, LeChase Hall. RSVP to Lynne Kirst Read more...

English Department Offers Theater Discount
Get discounted tickets for The Rochester Plays, Part I: Attraction on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and Part II: Escape on Thursday, Feb. 21, through the Department of English by calling 275-4092, or say you’re with the Undergraduate English Council at the box office. The International Theatre Program production continues through March 2 at Todd Theater. Tickets are available online and at the Common Market.

Video: Don’t Let Your Computer Get ‘Sick’
The University coordinated a large volume of antivirus software from Sophos to offer a broad range of protection for desktops, file servers, email servers, and gateways. The software is free to all faculty, students, and staff. Watch the video... Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

Live Cooking Demonstration
Well-U, in partnership with Food and Nutrition, will be featuring a live cooking demonstration from noon to 12:45 Tuesday, Feb.19, in the newly remodeled URMC Cafe 601. Enroll online.

Student Orchestra Teams Up with Multimedia Artists
Sound ExChange Orchestra, joined by percussion soloist Peter Ferry, presents a concert collaboration featuring original multimedia works designed by four professors from Rochester Institute of Technology.  The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the May Room in Wilson Commons. Tickets are  $7 for University students and $10 for University faculty.

African American Network to Host Black Vendor Event
The African American Network at the University is hosting a Black Vendor Extravaganza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in LeChase Lounge (G-9576) at the Medical Center. The event, which features nine minority-owned businesses, is free and open to all staff, faculty, students, and the public. A complimentary Caribbean and soul food lunch buffet will be served from noon until 1:15 p.m. Read more...

Young Leaders @ UR Speed Networking Event
The Young Leaders @ UR will hold a speed networking event from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Eisenberg Rotunda in Schlegel Hall. The goal of the event is to create conversations between people across the University and enable employees to discuss their career aspirations with current leaders. RSVP here.

Feb. 18, 2013
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The Week Ahead
Monday, Feb. 18

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Alarm Will Sound, 8 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Wednesday, Feb. 20
Achieving Equality in ‘Post-Racial’ America, 4 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Thursday, Feb. 21
Susan B. Anthony and the Polite World (with Miss Manners), 5 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Friday, Feb. 22

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (Feb. 14)
UR Cardiologist Says Study Showing Calcium and Heart Disease Link Needs More Research
A study published recently in the British Medical Journal suggests women who have a diet high in calcium and who also take a daily calcium supplement of more than 1,400 milligrams are at higher risk of death from heart disease. John Bisognano, professor of medicine in the cardiology division at the Medical Center, says it was an observational study and more rigorous research is required before a firm link can be established between high calcium intake and heart disease.

Canada CBC News (Feb. 14)
In Romance, Odd Couples More Common Than Perfect Pairs
Researchers from five universities, including UCLA and the University of Rochester, collaborated on a comprehensive analysis of online dating. They argued that the “shopping mentality” leads singles to become too focused on checking off a rigid set of criteria—like attractiveness or certain interests—or fixated on finding a “soulmate.”

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