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In Today’s Issue

  • Jeffrey Lyness Joins Global Community of Innovative Teachers
  • Douglas Humpherys Appointed Director of Piano Foundation
  • Gov. Cuomo Discusses Budget Plan in Kilbourn Hall
  • Film Screening and Q&A: Follow Me Down
  • Women in Engineering Monthly Meeting
  • Second Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Is Feb. 26
  • RocMusic Presents First Public Performance
  • Family Medicine Global Health Conference Next Week
  • Talk: The Ethics of Neuroenhancements

News and Announcements

Jeffrey Lyness Joins Global Community of Innovative Teachers
Jeffrey Lyness, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Medical Center, has been invited to join the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2013. Read more...

Douglas Humpherys Appointed Director of Piano Foundation
Douglas Humpherys, department chair and professor of piano at the Eastman School, has been named artistic director of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation. Read more...

Gov. Cuomo Discusses Budget Plan in Kilbourn Hall

governor cuomo at podium
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Rochester yesterday to discuss his proposed budget and initiatives to accelerate technology commercialization from New York’s research institutions. Read more from the Democrat and Chronicle.

Film Screening and Q&A: Follow Me Down
There will be a film screening and Q&A with Benjamin Harbert, assistant professor of music at Georgetown University and director of Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians (2012). The screening, which starts at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in Meliora Hall 203, is sponsored by the Departments of Religion and Classics, Anthropology, and the Frederick Douglass Institute.

Women in Engineering Monthly Meeting
A brown bag lunch with the Women in Engineering group will take place from noon to 12:50 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, in Goergen 108. The guest speaker is Jessica DeGroote Nelson, research and development manager at Optimax Systems, who will discuss career paths and work-life balance. All faculty and students are welcome. For more information, contact Cristina Canavesi at wieroc@gmail.com or visit http://blogs.rochester.edu/wie.

Second Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Is Feb. 26
The 2013 Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Series, free and open to the University community and general public, is designed to teach participants how to write an effective business model plan in three sessions. The second workshop, “Developing a Business Plan,” on Tuesday, Feb. 26, is hosted by Dennis Kessler, Edward J. and Agnes V. Ackley Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Simon School and co-owner of Friendly’s and Burger King restaurants. The workshop runs from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Gleason 318/418. Food and refreshments will be provided. Register online or call 276-3500.

RocMusic Presents First Public Performance
Students in the RocMusic program—a partnership of the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, the Eastman School, the Eastman Community Music School, the Rochester City School District, the City of Rochester, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra—will present its first public performance at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Room 121 of the Freddie Thomas Learning Center, 625 Scio St., Rochester. Read more...

Family Medicine Global Health Conference Next Week
The University/Highland Hospital Family Medicine Residency is hosting a family medicine global health conference from 2:30–7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Highland Family Medicine Center. Contact Susan DiPasquale at Susan_DiPasquale@urmc.rochester.edu or 279-4830 to RSVP.

Talk: The Ethics of Neuroenhancements
People may soon be able to have better memories, sharper cognition, better moods, and more empathetic personalities by taking pills. Is there an ethical problem with using these drugs to make us better than we are? Join Richard Dees, associate professor of philosophy and of medical humanities, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, as he talks about the controversial topic. Register online.

Feb. 22, 2013
Snow Showers
Today’s Forecast:
PM Snow Showers, High 37°
Tomorrow:
Rain/Snow, High 44°

Today’s Event Highlight
Sustainability Seminar: Indeterminate Hikes +
2 p.m., Dewey Hall 2-110D. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
TechCrunch (Feb. 20)
Coursera Adds 29 Schools, 90 Courses And 4 New Languages To Its Online Learning Platform
The University of Rochester is among the schools joining Coursera, a massive open online course platform.

City Newspaper (Feb. 20)
College Town Gets Tax Package
The Monroe County Industrial Development Agency has approved a package of tax breaks for the College Town mixed-use development. The University initiated the project, which would be located on the west side of Mount Hope Avenue between Elmwood Avenue and Crittenden Boulevard. The project will include a Barnes and Noble, a grocery store, other retail, and apartments. Materials provided by COMIDA say the project is expected to create the equivalent of 180 full-time jobs over the next three years.

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