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In Today’s Issue

  • Book: How Colleges Can Better Serve Native American Students
  • United Way Campaign Off to a Strong Start
  • Family Relationships Study Seeks Subjects
  • Conference Provides Information on Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Rochester River Run/Walk 5K Set for April 21

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Book: How Colleges Can Better Serve Native American Students
Stephanie Waterman, assistant professor in the higher education program at the Warner School, has coedited Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education, a book that examines how Native Americans remain one of the least represented and least understood populations in colleges and universities across the country. Read more...

United Way Campaign Off to a Strong Start
President Joel Seligman, 2013 campaign chair for the United Way of Greater Rochester, kicked off the University campaign last week at a breakfast event that featured performances by the Midnight Ramblers and guests from the Holy Childhood school. The campaign has already raised 53 percent of the University’s $1.54 million goal. “As the community’s largest employer, our participation in the campaign has a direct impact on the community,” says Andrea DeMeo, director of the University campaign. “Now, more than ever, families, individuals, and children depend on our support.” Read more about why you should give and make your pledge today.

Family Relationships Study Seeks Subjects
The Center for Research on Children and Families is seeking volunteers for Project BRIDGE, a study about family dynamics and child development. Families may be eligible to participate if they have a child ages 12-13 and two adults live in the home. Research sessions are available seven days a week with free parking, snacks, and childcare provided. For completing each three-hour session, families will receive $125 cash. To learn more, call 300-4543, email, or visit

Conference Provides Information on Pediatric Epilepsy
The Center for Experiential Learning is hosting a Pediatric Epilepsy in Clinical Practice conference on Saturday, April 27, at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The conference is designed to enhance primary care providers’ knowledge and comfort with current guidelines on diagnosis and management of seizures. Learn more and register here. The event is presented by the Division of Child Neurology and the Strong Epilepsy Center.

Rochester River Run/Walk 5K Set for April 21
To raise awareness for organ transplant patients and families at Strong Memorial Hospital, the Medical Center invites individuals and teams to participate in the 12th annual Friends of Strong Rochester River Run/Walk 5K, Sunday, April 21, at the Roundhouse Shelter at Genesee Valley Park. The race will begin at 10 a.m.

March 7, 2013
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Today’s Event Highlight
“Spotlight On ...” Series: Catherine Cerulli
5 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (March 5)
Rob Clark to Oversee Research at UR
Rob Clark has been named the top University of Rochester official for overseeing about $400 million a year in research. “At the end of the day, this university is, in part, about research,” said UR President Joel Seligman at a news conference Tuesday about the importance of Clark’s position, which was created last year.

CNN (March 4)
The Not-So-Slight Return of Jimi Hendrix
John Covach, the Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor, chair of the College Department of Music, professor of music theory at the Eastman School, and director of the Institute for Popular Music, says that Jimi Hendrix’s ear—his ability to mesh feedback, backward recording and high amplification with rock’s basic musical structures—would be notable in any age.

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