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In Today's Issue

  • JACK Quartet Returns to Eastman for April Concert
  • Eastman School Celebrates Women in Music Next Week
  • ‘Eat Well, Live Well’ Challenge Starts March 24
  • Sustainability Seminar Focuses on Water Conservation
  • Entrepreneurship Lecture Features Sam Ticknor
  • Zumba Registration Opens Tomorrow
  • ‘Cutting the Cable: Watching TV without a TV’
  • Relay for Life Aims to Raise Funds, Fight Cancer
  • Off-Campus Housing Fair Is Today
  • Club Rochester has ‘Mad Scientist’ Theme
  • A Cappella Groups Compete, Perform in Benefit Show
  • Staples Discount Coupon Available for University Staff
  • YMCA Joining Fee Waived for University Employees

News and Announcements

JACK Quartet Returns to Eastman for April Concert
JACK Quartet, which had its start at the Eastman School and has been described in The New York Times as “luminaries of the contemporary classical-music world,” returns to its alma mater in April. The ensemble will perform a concert celebrating contemporary Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen, who will be in residence as the school’s Howard Hanson Visiting Composer. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing. Read more...

Eastman School Celebrates Women in Music Next Week
The Women in Music Festival at the Eastman School kicks off Sunday, March 24, with a faculty recital by violist Carol Rodland. Events throughout the week include noontime and evening concerts in venues across the region, wrapping up with a Greater Rochester Women’s Philharmonic concert of works by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer-in-residence Melinda Wagner. Read more...

‘Eat Well, Live Well’ Challenge Starts March 24
The eight-week “Eat Well, Live Well” competition encourages individuals to move more, increase the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat, and learn how to lead healthier, better lives. Individuals will record their daily steps and consumption of fruits and vegetables, as well as compete in weekly walking competitions. Pedometers will be provided to all participants. You can participate as a team or individually. Register for the program or stop by the event’s info booth between 12:45 and 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the Friel Lounge in Susan B. Anthony Hall or from 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, in the Saunders Research Building Atrium. 

Sustainability Seminar Focuses on Water Conservation
Beth Kinne, assistant professor of environmental studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will discuss “Keeping Our Rivers Wet: Legal and Practical Approaches to Promote Water Conservation” at 2 p.m. Friday, March 22, in Dewey 2-110D. The sustainability seminar is sponsored by the Environmental Sustainability UCIS.

Entrepreneurship Lecture Features Sam Ticknor
Sam Ticknor ’89S (MBA), executive director of the Upstate Venture Association of New York, will give a talk on “Connecting the Dots: Upstate NY’s Venture Capital Ecosystem: Challenges and Opportunities” at 4:50 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Schlegel 407. A reception will follow in the Eisenberg Rotunda. Ticknor’s talk will focus on his role with UVANY and its mission to increase the number of private investments in growth companies throughout upstate NY. To register, click here or call 276-3500 for more information.

Zumba Registration Opens Tomorrow
An eight-week session of free Zumba classes will be held in the URMC Fitness and Wellness Center starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Friday, March 22.

‘Cutting the Cable: Watching TV without a TV’
Donna Berryman and Lorraine Porcello, librarians at Miner Library, will present “Cutting the Cable: Watching TV without a TV” at noon Wednesday, March 27, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner Library, Medical Center. The talk, which will explore options other than traditional cable TV packages, is part of the High Noon at Miner Library series. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch.

Relay for Life Aims to Raise Funds, Fight Cancer
The University community will join together at this year’s Relay for Life in celebration and remembrance of those who have battled cancer. The event, held in Goergen Athletic Center, begins at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at runs until 7 a.m. the following morning. You can sign up for the event or make a donation online. For more information, contact Meredith Doubleday.

Off-Campus Housing Fair Is Today
Looking for an apartment? Today’s Off-Campus Housing Fair, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons, will feature available rentals in the Rochester community. Sponsored by the Off Campus Living Program.

Club Rochester has ‘Mad Scientist’ Theme
The next Club Rochester, running from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Meliora, Salon D will feature wacky science demonstrations. The event is sponsored by the Society of Undergraduate Biology Students, the Society for Undergraduate Chemistry Students, the Society of Physics Students, and the Department of Biology.

A Cappella Groups Compete, Perform in Benefit Show
Students Helping Honduras presents the Aca-Olympics Benefit Show at 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, in Strong Auditorium. Join the Midnight Ramblers, the YellowJackets, Vocal Point, and Trebellious as they perform and compete in “Olympic” games and relays. Tickets are $9 for students and $12 others.

Staples Discount Coupon Available for University Staff
A personal, multi-use coupon good for 10 percent off at area Staples retail locations is available to all University faculty, staff, students, and affiliates. Read more...

YMCA Joining Fee Waived for University Employees
University employees can join any YMCA of Greater Rochester branch until April 15 with no joining fee. You must show a valid University ID badge to take advantage of the discount. Current membership rates apply.
March 21, 2013
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Today’s Event Highlight
Eastman Percussion Ensemble
8 p.m., Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (March 19)
Medical Students Meet Their Match
Senior medical students met their match on Friday when they opened the envelopes that contained their residency programs. "It's a big step in our lives and our relationship, and we're excited for this adventure," said Rachel Waldman Williams, daughter of David Waldman, professor and chair of the Department of Imaging Sciences at the Medical Center. "My dad has worked here since I was born. I'm so glad he could be here and I could share this with him." Williams is headed to Maine Medical Center in Portland for a residency in emergency medicine.

Democrat and Chronicle (March 17)
Pianist Jeremy Denk Thinks a Lot About Music, Literature, Life
Jeremy Denk—who performed a recital at the Eastman School Tuesday—isn’t an ordinary pianist. In his popular blog, Think Denk at jeremydenk.blogspot.com, he reveals the person behind the pianist, who is not only constantly thinking about music in endlessly creative and relevant ways, but also one whose writing ability is only second to his piano playing. His blog, started in 2005, has been a gateway for invitations to write pieces for the The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Baseball
March 23: 1 and 3:30 p.m., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute March 24: noon and 2:30 p.m., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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