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In Today’s Issue

  • Getting Around the Uncertainty Principle
  • Yellowjackets Advance in NCAA Playoffs
  • Upstate’s First Total Artificial Heart Transplant Patient Released
  • Greek Leadership Association Honors Rochester Students
  • Pianist Jeremy Denk Is Guest Artist in Kilbourn Hall
  • Software Allows Collaboration, Funding Searches
  • Summer Music Camp Planned in the Finger Lakes
  • Protecting University Data in the ‘Cloud’
  • Plutzik Reading Series Welcomes Ellen Bryant Voigt
  • March Is National Nutrition Month
  • University Employees Offered Free Massage

News and Announcements

Getting Around the Uncertainty Principle
Researchers at Rochester and the University of Ottawa have applied a recently developed technique to directly measure for the first time the polarization states of light. The work, which appears this week in Nature Photonics, overcomes some challenges of Heisenberg’s famous Uncertainty Principle. Read more...

Yellowjackets Advance in NCAA Playoffs
The men’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs with a 91-86 victory of Fitchburg State University at the Palestra Saturday night. Rochester will host Ithaca College at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The women won their first-round matchup against Emmanuel College on Friday 70-66 before falling to Williams College 68-60 in the second round Saturday.

Upstate’s First Total Artificial Heart Transplant Patient Released
Cardiac transplant surgeon H. Todd Massey, associate professor of surgery, implanted a total artificial heart into hockey player Gaetano Orlando last April and performed a heart transplant with a donor heart on Feb. 4. Read more...

Greek Leadership Association Honors Rochester Students
Three undergraduates and one fraternity were honored with four awards at the Northeast Greek Leadership Association conference last month. Kyle Coapman ’13 of Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Harini Morisetty ’12 (T5) of Delta Phi Omega Sorority, and Kelly Scull ’14 of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, were recipients of the Greek Leaders of Distinction Award. Sigma Phi Epsilon was recognized with the Amy Vojta Impact Award for Philanthropy and Service for their work organizing the 19th Ward Spelling Bee. Read more...

Pianist Jeremy Denk Is Guest Artist in Kilbourn Hall
Jeremy Denk, a celebrated recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician makes a return appearance at the Eastman School at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Kilbourn Hall. Read more...

Software Allows Collaboration, Funding Searches
Pivot, a software product that allows for research collaboration and funding opportunity searches, is available to all registered users at the University and can be accessed at http://pivot.cos.com/funding_main. Research faculty members, grant administrators, postdoctoral appointees, and graduate students are encouraged to complete the brief registration, login with their NET ID, and begin learning how to perform funding opportunity searches, receive funding alerts, and connect with collaborators from across the globe. Read more...

Summer Music Camp Planned in the Finger Lakes
Eastman School is offering a new summer music camp, Eastman@Keuka, at Keuka College from July 14 to 26. The school’s collegiate and community school faculty will lead programs in jazz, strings, voice, and classical guitar for students entering grades 8 through 11. Application and scholarship information is available online or contact the Eastman Community Music School at 274-1400, toll free at 800-246-4706, or at Eastman.Keuka@esm.rochester.edu.

Protecting University Data in the ‘Cloud’
The cloud computing model has been criticized by privacy advocates for the ease in which cloud service companies may control and monitor communications and stored data. University IT emphasizes that no legally restricted or confidential data should be placed in a cloud environment that is not sanctioned by the University. This includes Dropbox, Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.

Plutzik Reading Series Welcomes Ellen Bryant Voigt
The Plutzik Reading Series continues with a presentation by award-winning poet Ellen Bryant Voigt at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library. A former Vermont Poet Laureate, Voigt teaches in the MFA Program for Writes at Warren Wilson College. Read more...

March Is National Nutrition Month
Every week this month, Food and Nutrition Services and Well-U will feature a “Be In Balance” dish that they University employees to try at home. This week’s recipe is Tofu Jalfrezi in a whole wheat pita, with a cucumber yogurt sauce. The dish, which can be cooked in less than 30 minutes, is high in protein and dietary fiber and low in saturated fat and sodium. Direct questions to well-u-info@rochester.edu.

University Employees Offered Free Massage
Take a break from a hectic day in the office and indulge in a free 10-minute massage on Wednesday, March 6, in the Room 2-7525 at the Medical Center. The service is sponsored by  Well-U in partnership with Blanchard Chiropractic. Register online. Massages are offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and space is limited.

March 4, 2013
Snow Showers

Today’s Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 28°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 32°

The Week Ahead
Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6
Spring Book Sale, Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Wednesday, March 6
Glenn Watkins Lecture: Leon Botstein, 4:30 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing.

Thursday, March 7
Financial Health Bites: First-time Home buying, Noon, Natapow Room (1-9545), Medical Center.

Friday, March 8
Eastman Studio Orchestra Concert, 8 p.m., Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Feb. 28)
Secretary of Energy to Deliver U of R Commencement Address
Outgoing U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu ’70 will deliver the College commencement address in May.

Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 28)
UR Alters Plans for Online Education Courses
The University is one of 29 colleges that are joining the 33 schools already associated with Coursera, the California-based company launched last April by two Stanford University professors. “The intent is to share more broadly our expertise in these areas and to increase visibility for the university and the programs we offer,” says Rob Clark, interim senior vice president for research and dean of the Hajim School, in a recent memorandum to faculty.

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