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In Today’s Issue

  • Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot, After All
  • Jessica Cantlon Named 2013 Sloan Research Fellow
  • Andrea DeMeo Elected to United Way State Board
  • ‘Ontological Possibility in 19th-Century Fiction’
  • Event Celebrates Religious Diversity
  • Go Green: LeChase Hall Built for the Future
  • Engineers Week Events Continue
  • Episode 5 of Street Medicine Chronicles Now Online
  • Annual Rochester Ophthalmology Conference 
  • Stair Challenge Starts March 4
  • Financial Health Bites: First-time Home Buying

News and Announcements

Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot, After All
The overuse of antibiotics has created strains of bacteria resistant to medication, making the diseases they cause difficult to treat, or even deadly. But now a team of biologists at the University has identified a weakness in at least one superbug that scientists may be able to medically exploit. Read more...

Jessica Cantlon Named 2013 Sloan Research Fellow
Jessica Cantlon, assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences, has been selected as a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow. Read more...

Andrea DeMeo Elected to United Way State Board
Andrea DeMeo, executive director and chief operating officer of the Center for Community Health and director of the University’s annual United Way campaign, has been elected to the United Way of New York State Board of Directors. Read more...

‘Ontological Possibility in 19th-Century Fiction
Elaine Freedgood, professor of English at New York University and an expert in Victorian literature and culture, will present “Worlds Enough: Ontological Possibility in Nineteenth-Century Fiction” at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Koller-Collins Center for English Studies in Rush Rhees Library. Sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor. Read more...

Event Celebrates Religious Diversity
Student groups will perform music and dance from a variety of religious traditions at 7:30 Thursday, Feb. 28, in the sanctuary of the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus. Read more...

Go Green: LeChase Hall Built for the Future
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Raymond F. LeChase Hall, the new home of the Warner School, was built with regard to the principles and practices of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Read more about the environmentally friendly features of the new building.

Engineers Week Events Continue
A poker night, resume workshop, e-social event, and the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers Egg Drop Competition highlight Engineers Week 2013 at the Hajim School. Read more...

Episode 5 of Street Medicine Chronicles Now Online
Episode five of the Street Medicine Chronicles video series features second-year medical student Nathan Furst-Nichols on his first visit to the House of Mercy. The Medical Center’s Street Outreach team hosts a biweekly medical clinic at the city shelter, tending to the medical needs of homeless patients. Read more...

Annual Rochester Ophthalmology Conference
The 58th annual Rochester Ophthalmology Conference, sponsored by the Flaum Eye Institute and hosted by the Center for Experiential Learning, is scheduled for March 15-16 at the Medical Center. The early registration deadline is Friday, March 1. Read more...

Stair Challenge Starts March 4
Learn about the University’s annual Stair Challenge today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Goergen Athletic Center. Well-U will provide information about the challenge, which starts on Monday, March 4. For more information, visit Direct questions to or

Financial Health Bites: First-time Home Buying
Learn more about the process of buying your first home on Wednesday, March 6. Conducted by a representative from Advantage Federal Credit Union, 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.

Feb. 27, 2013
Mixed Snow/Rain
Today's Forecast:
Rain/Snow, High 37°
Snow, High 34°

Today’s Event Highlight
Neilly Series Talk: Kristel Thornell
7:30 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Feb. 22)
Turning the Classical Concert on its Head
“The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is wrestling with a deficit of its own, winning concessions from its musicians, and dealing with fallout from terminating a contract with its music director, Arild Remmereit. It is into this minefield that Emily Wozniak, 25, and her classmates are stepping. A year and a half ago, when she began a master's degree in music education and horn performance at the Eastman School of Music, Wozniak decided to do something about it. She created Sound ExChange, a platform for performance collaborations among visual artists, dancers, and musicians that draws outside the lines.” (Feb. 25)
Musical Engineer
Mark Bocko, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and a professor of physics and astronomy, and Dave Headlam, professor of music theory at the Eastman School and professor of electrical and computer engineering, are musical engineers. They perform musically informed research.

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