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In Today’s Issue

  • Rochester Hosts NCAA Hoops This Weekend
  • Eric Phizicky Named Academy of Microbiology Fellow
  • Humanities Project Lecture Covers ‘Uncanny Debts’
  • Seminar: ‘Informal Care and Caregiver’s Health’
  • New Affinity Group to Host Opening Event
  • Warner to Show Documentary as Part of Immigrant Series
  • Ugly Disco Event Supports Children’s Hospital
  • Walk/Run Aims to Aid Colon Cancer Research

News and Announcements

Rochester Hosts NCAA Hoops This Weekend
The men’s and women’s basketball teams have been selected for the NCAA Division III championships. The women will host Emmanuel College Friday, March 1, in a first-round matchup at the Palestra. The men will host Fitchburg State University in the first round on Saturday, March 2. Read more...

Eric Phizicky Named Academy of Microbiology Fellow
Eric Phizicky, dean’s professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Read more...

Humanities Project Lecture Covers ‘Uncanny Debts’
Annie McClanahan, a 2012–13 Cornell University Society for the Humanities fellow and an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present “Uncanny Debts” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Robbins Library, Rush Rhees Library. She will talk about how credit, as an economic form, has long been associated with optimism, certainty, and credibility. Read more...

Seminar: ‘Informal Care and Caregiver’s Health’
Edward Norton, professor in the Department of Health Management at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, will present “Informal Care and Caregiver’s Health” at the next Public Health Grand Rounds on Friday, March 1. The talk will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in K-307 (3-6408) in the Medical Center. Assorted wraps and fruit will be available while supplies last. Sponsored by the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Center for Community Health. 

New Affinity Group to Host Opening Event
The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship group is hosting an opening event at 4 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Faculty Club on the River Campus. The group will introduce its vision, missions, and planned events. A networking reception will follow. RSVP by Feb. 27. Contact Direct questions to Jie Qiao at or 275-4826.

Warner to Show Documentary as Part of Immigrant Series
The Warner School will host a community screening and discussion of the documentary film Childhood in Translation as part of a film series exploring immigrant and refugee experiences. The free event is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Genrich-Rusling Room of LeChase Hall on River Campus. The screening will be followed by a discussion guided by a panel of experts and practitioners who work with immigrants and refugees. Read more...

Ugly Disco Event Supports Children’s Hospital
Celebrate the 70s at the Ugly Disco, which starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The event features live music and proceeds benefit several Golisano Children’s Hospital programs. Tickets for the event can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at area Wegmans stores. Read more...

Walk/Run Aims to Aid Colon Cancer Research
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is sponsoring the second annual Strollin’ for the Colon 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, April 20, in Geneseo. Proceeds will go toward colon cancer research at the Wilmot Cancer Center, development of cancer awareness programs through the Medical Center’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and the Livingston County Department of Health Cancer Prevention Program. Read more...

Feb. 26, 2013
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Today’s Event Highlight
World Music Series: Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 23)
Couple’s Drone Art Drives Home a Point
When Heather Layton and Brian Bailey journeyed from Rochester to Pakistan a year ago for a conference on peace, they learned how much resentment U.S. drones—unmanned aerial vehicles—caused in that country. Layton, who is a senior lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Rochester, and Bailey, who is an associate professor in adolescence education at Nazareth College, returned to the United States determined to make the public aware of the ill will drones have fueled.

Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 25)
Family Day a Big Draw at Memorial Art Gallery
In dance, in music, in spoken word, and in art, Black History Month was celebrated at the Memorial Art Gallery Sunday at a special family day event that drew hundreds to the museum.

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