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In Today’s Issue

  • NCAA Basketball Tournament Starts Today
  • Annual Festival Celebrates Women in Music
  • Vivek Kaul Appointed Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Technology Development Fund Applications Due April 1
  • Conference: ‘Women in Labor: Gendering (Re)Production’
  • New Affinity Group Hosts Opening Event Today
  • Program Aims to Help Teen Cancer Survivors

News and Announcements

NCAA Basketball Tournament Starts Today
Round one games in the NCAA Division III basketball playoffs start today in the Palestra. The University of Scranton and Williams College square off in the opening women’s game at 5 p.m. The Rochester women face Emmanuel College at 7 p.m. The winners of the two games will play at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2. That game will be followed by the 8 p.m. first-round men’s game in which the Yellowjackets will host Fitchburg State University. Tickets are $6; $3 for students. Can’t make it to the games? Watch them live from the Athletics website. Note: The Palestra will be closed today and Saturday for recreation activities to accommodate practices and games. Read more...

Annual Festival Celebrates Women in Music
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Melinda Wagner will be in-residence at the Eastman School for this year’s Women in Music Festival. Running from March 24–30, the festival features noontime and evening concerts at venues throughout the region. Read more...

Vivek Kaul Appointed Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Vivek Kaul has been named chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  Kaul has helped design and establish the Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy Center at Sawgrass, and continued to expand clinical and advanced endoscopy services. Read more...

Technology Development Fund Applications Due April 1
The University’s Technology Development Fund will be accepting pre-proposal applications for its sixth round of funding through April 1. Through monetary awards, the fund promotes the transfer and translation of research into commercial applications. Awards can range from $40,000 to $100,000 to support projects of approximately one year in duration. Read more...

Conference: ‘Women in Labor: Gendering (Re)Production’
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies hosts its 20th annual International Graduate Research Conference in Gender and Women’s Studies March 1 and 2 in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Julie Nelson, professor of economics at University of Massachusetts and editor of Feminist Economics, will give the keynote address “Work, Profit, and Care: Some Reflections From Feminist Economics” at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. The conference is free and open to the public. Email with questions.

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

Program Aims to Help Teen Cancer Survivors
Learn about a free 10-week program that aims to empower teen and young adult cancer survivors at an upcoming information session planned for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Teens Living With Cancer Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave. Mary Eggers—coach, registered nurse and ironman athlete—will lead the program, which is part of a research study in partnership with the Medical Center. Contact Leah Shearer or Katie Devine for more information.
March 1, 2013
Snow Showers
Today’s Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 32°
Snow Showers, High 27°

Weekend Event Highlight
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m., Asbury First United Methodist Church. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
City Newspaper (Feb. 27)
Domestic Violence
Two Rochester artists have constructed an 18-foot-long rhinestone-laden replica of a U.S. Predator drone.  "Home Drone" asks audiences to consider what life is like for people in Pakistan, Yemen, and Afghanistan living under the threat of US drone strikes, and to visualize living under the those same conditions. The creators of the project are Heather Layton, internationally known social intervention artist and senior lecturer at Rochester, and Brian Bailey, professor of adolescence education at Nazareth College.

UPI (Feb. 27)
Brain-boosting Video Games Urged
Daphne Bavelier, professor of brain and cognitive sciences at Rochester, and Richard Davidson, Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, are urging game creators and brain scientists to work together to develop games that train the brain and produce positive effects on behavior, such as decreasing anxiety, sharpening attention and improving empathy.

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