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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today’s Issue

  • Steven Chu to Address College Commencement
  • United Way Campaign Kicks Off Today
  • AlertUR Test Tonight
  • Leon Botstein to Deliver Glenn Watkins Lecture
  • David Grabowski to Present Saward-Berg Lecture
  • Palestra Closed Until Sunday
  • Spotlight on Diversity: Douglass Leadership House
  • Seminar: ‘Cities, Physics, and Sustainability’
  • International Women’s Day Trip Planned for March 8
  • CTSI Meeting Includes Updates, New Initiatives

News and Announcements

Steven Chu to Address College Commencement
Steven Chu ’70, Nobel laureate in physics and United States secretary of energy from 2008 to 2013, will deliver the 163rd College commencement address on Sunday, May 19. Read more...

United Way Campaign Kicks Off Today
President Joel Seligman, 2013 campaign chair for the United Way of Greater Rochester, will kick off the University’s campaign at 8:15 today in Flaum Atrium. The campaign launch event will feature a performance by the Midnight Ramblers a cappella group. Give today through the epledge system and help the University meet its $1.54 million goal. Your pledge helps the United Way address the community’s priorities: meeting basic needs, giving babies the best start, preparing kids for success, and supporting seniors and caregivers. Learn more about the campaign and watch Seligman’s video message to the University community on the University’s United Way website.

AlertUR Test Tonight
The spring semester test of AlertUR, the University’s emergency notification system, will occur tonight at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the twice-a-year test is to activate the AlertUR system and check that it is working effectively. The test will not disrupt normal activities. In the event of an emergency, alerts are sent by voice, text, or email message. AlertUR now includes notification to employees and students in the Medical Center. For more information, or to review your contact information for the AlertUR notification system, visit and sign in with your NetID and password.

Leon Botstein to Deliver Glenn Watkins Lecture
Leon Botstein, Bard College president, will give the Eastman School of Music’s 2013 Glenn Watkins Lecture on Wednesday, March 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing. He will speak on “The Future of Performance and Concert Life in Historical Perspective.” Read more...

David Grabowski to Present Saward-Berg Lecture
David Grabowski, a health services researcher and expert in the fields of aging policy and long-term care, will present the 13th annual Saward-Berg Lecture on Friday, March 8. The lecture, “Care Coordination for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries,” is sponsored by the Department of Public Health Sciences and will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium. Read more...

Palestra Closed Until Sunday
The Palestra will be closed today, Friday, and Saturday for recreation activities. The court is being used for practice sessions and games for the NCAA Division III basketball playoffs.

Spotlight on Diversity: Douglass Leadership House
Read more about the the Douglass Leadership House, a new academic living center on the Fraternity Quad in this month’s Spotlight on Diversity. Douglass Leadership House helps members learn or improve leadership skills through the examination of leadership models from the black experience. Learn more about diversity at the University in future installments of Spotlight on Diversity in @Rochester.

Seminar: ‘Cities, Physics, and Sustainability’
Adam Frank, professor of astrophysics, will present “Cities, Physics, and Sustainability” at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, in Dewey Hall 2-110D. The sustainability seminar is sponsored by the Environmental Sustainability UCIS. Read more...

International Women’s Day Trip Planned for March 8
The University community is invited to join the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies for the third annual International Women's Day Historic Field Trip on Friday, March 8. This year the group will visit the Matilda Joslyn Gage Home in Fayetteville. The trip is free and includes site admission, transportation, and a vegetarian-friendly lunch. Organizers request that you only RSVP if you’re certain you can attend. RSVP to by Monday, March 4. 

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. today 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.
Feb. 28, 2013
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 35°
Snow Showers, High 32°

Today’s Event Highlight
Eastman Percussion Ensemble
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman Theatre.

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Feb. 22)
NASA Scientist Works with UR Researchers
A visit from a Nobel Prize-winning NASA scientist last week is helping throw light on work researchers at the University of Rochester are doing to look farther into space than previously possible.

YNN Rochester (Feb. 27)
U of R Students Gather to Remember Trayvon Martin
About two dozen students stood still on the steps of Rush Rhees Library to reflect and remember Trayvon Martin. “I don’t want Trayvon Martin to be forgotten and I don’t want the issue of racially profiling and violence being forgotten," says Anansa Benbow from the Black Students’ Union.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Women’s Basketball
March 1: 7 p.m. vs. Emmanuel College (NCAA Championships, round 1)

March 2: 1 p.m. vs. College at Brockport
March 3: 1:30 p.m. vs. Medaille College

Men’s Basketball
March 2: 8 p.m. vs. Fitchburg State University (NCAA Championships, round 1)

Men’s Tennis
March 6: 4 p.m. vs. Roberts Wesleyan College

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