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In Today’s Issue

  • Initiative Engages Youth in Community Activism
  • Panel to Discuss Identity, Religion on Campus
  • CTSI Meeting Includes Updates, New Initiatives
  • Internet Security Risks and Their Fixes
  • Labyrinth Walks Planned at Interfaith Chapel
  • Science Cafe: Inventing Personalized Cancer Treatments
  • Annual Day of Brass Is March 23
  • Well-U Hosts Guided Relaxation Session
  • Latest UR Green News Available
  • Learn about Lasik at Free Information Session

News and Announcements

Initiative Engages Youth in Community Activism
Warner School Students explored the social, political, and cultural context of the present-day American adolescent as part of a partnership with the SouthWest Area Neighborhood Association. Read more...

Panel to Discuss Identity, Religion on Campus
Eastman School’s Diversity Committee is hosting a discussion titled “Identities at Eastman: Talking about Religion on Campus” for University students, faculty, and staff from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the Ciminelli Formal Lounge in Eastman’s Student Living Center. The discussion will explore how to talk about religion in a pluralistic community. Read more...

CTSI Meeting Includes Updates, New Initiatives
Learn about new opportunities to shape Clinical and Translational Science Institute programs and services and to identify research-team needs at a town hall meeting planned for 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W-304) at the Medical Center. The one-hour session will introduce two new initiatives that need feedback: eRecord Research Leaders and the Research Coordinator Role Development Workgroup.

Internet Security Risks and Their Fixes
University IT offers a list of six internet security risks and what you can do to fix them. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.

Labyrinth Walks Planned at Interfaith Chapel
The labyrinth at the Interfaith Chapel will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. today. The labyrinth, an ancient spiritual practice common to many religious traditions, is a form of walking meditation. Future dates for the labyrinth are March 18, April 8, and April 29. Read more...

Science Cafe: Inventing Personalized Cancer Treatments
Hartmut (Hucky) Land, director of research and codirector of the Wilmot Cancer Center and professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Genetics, will present “Inventing Personalized Cancer Treatments Through Basic Science” at the next Science Cafe on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The 7 p.m. talk will be held at Barnes and Noble in Pittsford. Science Cafe talks feature conversations with leading scientists on current topics.

Annual Day of Brass Is March 23
Each spring, dozens of brass players from public and private schools, colleges, and the Greater Rochester community come together for the Day of Brass. The event, set for March 23, includes workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and rehearsals leading up to a final festival performance. Participants should be accomplished trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, or tuba players who can perform at an intermediate level and are 13 years of age or older. There is no audition or enrollment fee. Email josef.hanson@rochester.edu or call 273-5157 to RSVP, obtain additional details, and request PDF versions of the sheet music.

Well-U Hosts Guided Relaxation Session
Well-U is hosting a guided relaxation session that can help you manage your busy day. There will be two sessions offered on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from noon to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Gamble Room in Rush Rhees Library. Enroll online.

Latest UR Green News Available
UR Green News is a biweekly newsletter about sustainability and the environment at the University. Learn about the newest green initiatives on campus, achievements in sustainability, and the people who are contributing to the change. For more information or to send news and story ideas, contact mkerem@u.rochester.edu.

Learn about Lasik at Free Information Session
Join Scott MacRae and the laser vision correction staff of the Flaum Eye Institute (100 Meridian Centre) for a free Lasik seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 pm. Refreshments will be served and all attendees will be eligible for a complimentary evaluation at a later date. Register online or call 273-2020.

Feb. 25, 2013
Fair
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 41°
Tomorrow:
Snow, High 36°

The Week Ahead
Monday, Feb. 25

Tuesday, Feb. 26
World Music Series: Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal, 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

Wednesday, Feb. 27
Neilly Series Talk: Kristel Thornell, 7:30 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Celebration of Religious Diversity, 7:30 p.m., Interfaith Chapel River Campus.

Friday, March 1
Conference: Transgender HealthCare, 7:30 a.m., Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
WROC-TV 8 (Feb. 21)
Eastman Business Park Eyed as National Technology Hub
Leaders say Rochester's vision for photonics and optics may be spot on. “I cannot overstate how proud we are of our tradition in optics and photonics. We have been a national leader. We have literally been called the center of the world in that area,” said President Joel Seligman.

WHEC-TV 10 (Feb. 22)
It’s Your Money: Asking Governor Cuomo Your Questions
Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his budget priorities and got several standing ovations in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School.

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