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In Today's Issue

  • Tony Caramia Featured on Radio Program
  • Fellowship Prepares Student for Career in International Affairs
  • YellowJackets Concert Raises Funds for Rare Disease
  • Women’s History Month Film Series: ‘Women and Power’
  • Health Savings Account Catch-up Contributions
  • RPO Brass Ensemble Presents Concert at Cancer Center
  • Blood Pressure Challenge Starts March 24
  • Workshop: Coping with Work and Family Stress
  • Advances in Pain Management Course for Clinicians
  • Mane Attraction Offers Special

News and Announcements

Tony Caramia Featured on Radio Program
Tony Caramia, professor of piano at the Eastman School, talks about and plays the music of Dana Suess, composer of the popular hits “My Silent Love” and “You Ought to Be in Pictures,” on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM’s Backstage Pass. The program is scheduled to air today at 1 p.m. Read more...

Fellowship Prepares Student for Career in International Affairs
Jonathan Johnson ’14 has been selected as a 2013 Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at Carnegie Mellon’s Junior Summer Institute. Read more... 

John DiBartolomeo Named First Team All-American
John DiBartolomeo ’13 is one of eight men named a First Team All-American by the members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Read more...

YellowJackets Concert Raises Funds for Rare Disease
The YellowJackets will raise funds for the non-profit Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance during their spring concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Strong Auditorium. Read more...

Women’s History Month Film Series: Women and Power
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, the Little Theatre, and WXXI present 10 films in honor of Women's History Month. The “Women and Power: Women’s History Film Series” runs March 22 through 28 with all films screening at the Little Theatre. The series is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities. Visit the film series website for details. Email with questions.

Health Savings Account Catch-up Contributions
If you are age 55 or older and have a health savings account (HSA), it’s not too late to make an additional $1,000 catch-up contribution towards your 2012 account. Catch-up contributions can be made until April 15. Catch-up contributions may be made directly to your HSA (not through payroll deductions) through Internet banking or by personal check. Refer to the appropriate banking institution associated with your third-party administrator (PayFlex for Aetna members and HSA Bank for Excellus members) for details.

RPO Brass Ensemble Presents Concert at Cancer Center
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Ensemble will perform a spring concert at 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, in the Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...

Blood Pressure Challenge Starts March 24
The University is participating in the first annual Eat Well Live Well Community Blood Pressure Challenge. You can participate by having your blood pressure taken at least once and entering it only once on during the challenge (March 24 to May 18). Free blood pressure screenings will be available throughout the challenge. Join Well-U for an American Heart Association presentation at noon Tuesday, March 26, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium at the Medical Center and receive a free blood pressure screening from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Flaum Atrium. Direct questions to

Workshop: Coping with Work and Family Stress
If you’re feeling the pressure from the responsibilities you face every day join Well-U, in partnership with Strong EAP, for a workshop in “Coping with Work and Family Stress” from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545) at the Medical Center. Enroll online.

Advances in Pain Management Course for Clinicians
Advances in Pain Management VIII—a continuing medical education event sponsored by the Department of Neurosurgery and hosted by the Center for Experiential Learning—explores assessment, treatment, and management options to help physicians determine the right solution for their chronic pain patients. The course will be offered April 20 at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Details and registration information are available online. The early registration deadline is April 6.

Mane Attraction Offers Special
The Mane Attraction II—a hair, nail, and tanning salon located on the third floor of Wilson Commons—is offering a special through April 13: Purchase a color or highlight and receive a free manicure. Direct questions to

March 22, 2013
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 33°
Mostly Cloudy, High 37°

Today’s Event Highlight
PUSH Physical Theatre Performance
5 p.m., Spurrier Dance Studio, River Campus.

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Rochester in the News
UPI (March 20)
CDC: 1 in 50 U.S. Children Has Autism
New figures from the National Survey of Children's Health, a telephone survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, show an updated autism spectrum prevalence of 1-in-50 U.S. children. Tristram Smith, a professor of neurodevelopmental and behavioral pediatrics at the Medical Center, said he believed increased detection would be a major contributing factor. "But," he asked, "is it the only thing? It's hard to say." (Also reported by the New York Times and Boston Globe.)

England Guardian (March 20)
Can Computer Games Sharpen Your Mind?
A study from the University of Rochester found that playing computer games for a few hours each day improves people's ability to recognize letters. It demonstrates how video games can help you focus on finer details.

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