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In Today’s Issue

  • Video: Howard Kirschenbaum Recalls Civil Rights Movement
  • ‘Miss Manners’ to Speak on 19th-Century Etiquette
  • Dante and the Arts: Textual and Intertextual Perspectives 
  • Well-U, Strong EAP Host Guided Relaxation Session
  • Talk Offers Tips for Reaching Heart-Health Goals
  • Workshop: Coping with Work and Family Stress
  • Financial Health Bites: Tax Planning
  • WalkingWorks Week 6 Results

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Video: Howard Kirschenbaum Recalls Civil Rights Movement
A college student in the 1960s, Howard Kirschenbaum, professor emeritus and former chair of counseling and human development at the Warner School, was deeply involved in the civil rights movement. He shares his experiences and re-creates the struggle of hundreds of thousands of Americans to build a more just society. Watch the video.

‘Miss Manners’ to Speak on 19th-Century Etiquette
The Susan B. Anthony Institute is hosting a talk by “Miss Manners,” Judith Martin, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Martin is an author, nationally syndicated columnist, and authority on etiquette. She will be giving the second lecture of institute’s 2013 Humanities Project “The World of Susan B. Anthony.” Martin will explore social expectations for 19th-century American women, and how those expectations influenced and affected the work of Susan B. Anthony. Contact sbai@rochester.edu with any questions.

Dante and the Arts: Textual and Intertextual Perspectives
The 2012-13 Humanities Project, Reinventing the Middle Ages, continues with an international conference titled “Dante and the Arts: Textual and Intertextual Perspectives Literary Criticism, Art History, and Musicology.” The program begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the Robbins Library in Rush Rhees Library with opening remarks by Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio, associate professor of Italian. 

Well-U, Strong EAP Host Guided Relaxation Session
Well-U, in partnership with Strong EAP, is hosting a guided relaxation experience that can help you manage your busy day. There will be two sessions offered on Feb. 20, from noon to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Anderson Room (G-8543) in the Medical Center. Enroll online.

Talk Offers Tips for Reaching Heart-Health Goals
Christine Nabinger, an exercise physiologist from the Healthy Living Center, will present “30 Minutes a Day: A Heart-Saving Investment”  from noon to 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Saunders Research Building Room 1412. She will discuss exercise guidelines for heart health and ways to reach your heart health goals. Participants will receive a free Deskside Guide to Fitness and an exercise band. Enroll online.

Workshop: Coping with Work and Family Stress
Well-U, in partnership with Strong EAP, are hosting a session on Coping with Work and Family Stress from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 22, in the Northeastern Conference Room (1-9535) in the Medical Center. Enroll online.

Financial Health Bites: Tax Planning
Learn more about tax planning Tuesday, Feb. 26. Conducted by a representative from Canandaigua National Bank & Trust, the session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545) in the Medical Center. Lunches are welcome. Registration is required.

WalkingWorks Week 6 Results
Unity Health System took the lead in the final week of the WalkingWorks fitness competition. For their efforts, one member of their team will receive an iPad mini. Unity tallied an average of 21.69 miles per participant, Rochester General was in second with 19.63, the University had 16.46, Excellus had 13.45, and Highland had 13.34. More information on the program’s finale event will be available next week. Direct questions to well-u-info@rochester.edu.

Feb. 19, 2013
Mixed Snow/Rain
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Today’s Event Highlight
Black Vendor Extravaganza
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., LeChase Lounge (G-9576), Medical Center. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 18)
Alarm Will Sound Coming Tuesday
What if John Lennon and Stockhausen did meet? Alarm Will Sound—a new-music ensemble born at the Eastman School—imagines what would happen through a dramatic multimedia program called 1969, which the group will perform Tuesday at Eastman Theatre.

Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 17)
Rebuilding NY’s Economy: Colleges Lead the Way Upstate
“The link between higher education, the business community, and particularly the state government is getting smarter and more sophisticated, and it’s one which has been a priority for the governor,” says Joel Seligman, president of the University of Rochester, which is the metropolitan area’s largest employer with more than 22,000 workers.

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