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In Today’s Issue

  • Eastman Opera Theatre Presents Street Scene
  • Medical Students Celebrate Match Day
  • Ally Zywicki Named to All-America Team
  • Lecture: Research Challenges in Civil War Historical Fiction
  • Olympic Medalist to Discuss Injury Prevention
  • Video: Eastman Wind Ensemble Celebrates 60 Years
  • Simon School Hosts Informational Lunch at Medical Center
  • Call for Nominations: Academic Mentoring Awards
  • Advantages, Disadvantages of Cloud Computing
  • Good Food Collective Summer Program Returns
  • Lunch with a Leader Series Continues
  • Talk: Kabbalah as ‘Renaissance Before the Renaissance’
  • Speaker to Discuss Hearing Loss
  • Labyrinth at Interfaith Chapel Open Today
  • National Nutrition Month Recipe

News and Announcements

Eastman Opera Theatre Presents Street Scene
Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, which the New York Times called “the most important step towards significantly American opera” when it premiered in 1947, will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre April 4 through 7. Read more...

Medical Students Celebrate Match Day
Nearly 100 members of the School of Medicine and Dentistry class of 2013 ripped open envelopes Friday afternoon to find out where they are heading to begin their medical careers. Read more...

Ally Zywicki Named to All-America Team
The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association has selected sophomore guard Ally Zywicki as an Honorable Mention All-American. It is her fourth honor since the end of the season. Read more... 

Lecture: Research Challenges in Civil War Historical Fiction
Author and playwright Anthony Giardina presents “The Novelist and the Historical Imagination” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Part of the Neilly Lecture Series, the talk focuses on the challenges that novelists face when researching the Civil War for fictional purposes. Read more...

Olympic Medalist to Discuss Injury Prevention
Olympic pole vaulter Jenn Suhr, who brought home the gold medal from the summer 2012 Olympic games in London, will be the featured speaker at a free orthopaedics and rehabilitation seminar on March 23. Read more...

Video: Eastman Wind Ensemble Celebrates 60 Years
The Eastman Wind Ensemble was founded in 1953 and for the ensuing 60 years it has been a pioneering model for other groups. Learn more about the ensemble’s storied history in this video.

Simon School Hosts Informational Lunch at Medical Center
Join staff and alumni from the Simon School at noon Thursday, March 21, for an informational lunch about the school’s part-time medical management master’s degree program and how employees can best utilize tuition benefits. The lunch will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. Register online.

Call for Nominations: Academic Mentoring Awards
Nominations are due April 30 for the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s 2013 academic mentoring awards. There are three awards: one for mentoring junior faculty; one for mentoring predoctoral trainees and postdoctoral trainees or fellows in basic science research; and one for mentoring residents, fellows, or other clinical trainees in clinical care or clinical research. The awards will be presented at school’s convocation in the fall. Details an a nomination requirements are available online.

Advantages, Disadvantages of Cloud Computing
Email, device settings, data synchronization between devices, and access to much of our digital selves is tied to a handful of cloud service accounts with Google, Apple, Microsoft, and others. University IT offers a list of advantages and disadvantages for using cloud services. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.

Good Food Collective Summer Program Returns
The Good Food Collective will be offering a weekly distribution of organic vegetables and fresh fruit from June to September at the University. The program is a multi-farm Community Supported Agriculture project offering membership plans that connect people to sustainable foods from local farmers. Membership information for the summer program is available here.

Lunch with a Leader Series Continues
Sean Ossont, associate vice president of strategic planning at the Medical Center, is the featured speaker at the Young Leaders @ UR Lunch with a Leader event at noon Tuesday, March 19, in the Hawkins Room (1-7438) in the Medical Center. All are welcome and lunch will be provided. RSVP to Maggie Cassie at cassie@admin.rochester.edu

Talk: Kabbalah as ‘Renaissance Before the Renaissance’
Moshe Idel, the Max Cooper Professor of Jewish Thought Emeritus at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a senior researcher at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, will give a talk on Kabbalah as “Renaissance Before the Renaissance,” at noon on Wednesday, March 20, in the Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Religion and Classics and the Center for Jewish Studies. RSVP to Suzanne Brooks at sbrooks@z.rochester.edu.

Speaker to Discuss Hearing Loss
Christy Monczynski Hopson, director of clinical services in the Department of Audiology, will present “Understanding and Coping with Hearing Loss”  at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, March 21. The session, part of the Center for Community Health’s Got Health? series, will take place in Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Ave. Read more...

Labyrinth at Interfaith Chapel Open Today
A labyrinth will be open for walkers from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. today on the River Level of the Interfaith Chapel, River Campus. All are welcome. The labyrinth, an ancient spiritual practice common to many religious traditions, is a form of walking meditation.

National Nutrition Month Recipe
For the third week of National Nutrition Month, Food and Nutrition Services and Well-U are highlighting a Buddha stir-fry recipe. The colorful dish cooks in less than 30 minutes and is low in fat and sugar with 3.5 and 4 grams, respectively. Additionally, one bowl of the vegetarian-friendly meal has 220 calories plus 9 grams of protein. Direct questions to well-u-info@rochester.edu.

March 18, 2013
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
PM Snow, High 36°
Tomorrow:
AM Snow, High 37°

The Week Ahead
Monday, March 18
Special Grand Rounds: Addressing Health Disparities, 5 p.m., Class of '62 Auditorium, Medical Center.

Tuesday, March 19
Guest Recital: Jeremy Denk, piano, 8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

Wednesday, March 20
Skalny Center Talk: Krakow's Metamorphoses, 7:30 p.m., Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall.

Thursday, March 21
Susan B. Anthony and the Sonic World, 5 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Friday, March 22
Afrikanza, 6 p.m., May Room, Wilson Commons.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (March 14)
UR’s John DiBartolomeo Named East Region Player of the Year in Men’s Basketball
Point guard John DiBartolomeo has been named East Region Player of the Year by the website D3hoops.com. He led Rochester in scoring (22.6), rebounding (5.7), assists (5.3) and steals (2.0).

UPI (March 11)
Shunning Goes Both Ways
People who give others the cold shoulder or deliberately shun another are equally distressed by the experience, researchers say.
Study coauthor Richard Ryan, professor of clinical and social psychology, and Nicole Legate, a doctoral candidate, found having study subjects comply with instructions to exclude another person led most people to feel shame and guilt, along with a diminished sense of autonomy.

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