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In Today’s Issue

  • Neuromedicine Pain Program Receives National Honor
  • John Cage Lecture Series Welcomes Dora Hanninen
  • Meliora Challenge Website Honored as ‘Best of the Web’
  • Events Focus on Students with Emotional, Behavioral Disabilities
  • Staff Open Hearts, Wallets to United Way
  • ‘A Survivor’s Story’
  • Cardiology for Clinicians Spring Update
  • National Nutrition Month Recipe
  • Race Benefits Lung Cancer Research
  • Lasik Seminars Planned

News and Announcements

Neuromedicine Pain Program Receives National Honor
The Neuromedicine Pain Management Program at the Medical Center was recently honored for its outcomes, multidisciplinary care, and research by the American Pain Society. Read more...

John Cage Lecture Series Welcomes Dora Hanninen
Dora Hanninen, associate professor and chair of music theory and composition in the School of Music at the University of Maryland College Park, will deliver the second John Cage Centennial Lecture at the Eastman School at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Room 404. Hanninen ’96E (PhD) will discuss “Asking Questions/Making Music.” Read more...

Meliora Challenge Website Honored as ‘Best of the Web’
The website for The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester, produced by University Advancement, won the best overall award in the Rochester Business Journal’s 2013 Best of the Web competition. The site also took the top award in the education category. Judges recognized the site’s “clear story lines, intuitive navigation, and crisp and highly visual design.” Advancement also received several accolades from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, District II, including awards for the “Faculty Perspectives” online lecture series; the “Learn, Discover, Heal, Create” advertising campaign; and for the Campaign newsletter Endeavor.

Events Focus on Students with Emotional, Behavioral Disabilities
The Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, Warner School, and the Advocacy Center will host a screening of Who Cares About Kelsey? at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the Strong National Museum of Play. The film is part of a series of events in April that aims to spark conversations about empowering emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth. Read more...

Staff Open Hearts, Wallets to United Way
University faculty and staff share their reasons for giving to the University’s United Way Campaign in a new video on the United Way website. Whatever the reason you’d like to give, you can support the Rochester community by making a pledge to the University’s campaign.

‘A Survivor’s Story’
Eva Abrams will present “A Survivor’s Story: From Romania, to Hungary, to Auschwitz, To Rochester” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Brennan Room in the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus. The event is cosponsored by Hillel, Interfaith Chapel, Protestant Chapel Community, and Newman Catholic Community.

Cardiology for Clinicians Spring Update
Learn about advances in cardiovascular care required in daily practice at the 2013 Cardiology for Clinicians Spring Symposium on Thursday, May 2, at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The symposium is hosted by the Center for Experiential Learning and presented by the Division of Cardiology. Register online.

National Nutrition Month Recipe
For the final week of National Nutrition Month, Food and Nutrition Services and Well-U offer a recipe for fiesta tacos. One serving, or two tacos, has 190 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat. Additionally, the fiber content is 7 grams. Direct questions and feedback to

Race Benefits Lung Cancer Research
The sixth annual Meaghan’s Run 5K/Walk will be held Saturday, April 20, at Lakeshore Community Church in Greece to support lung cancer research at the Wilmot Cancer Center. The race is held in honor of Meaghan Latone, who died of non-smoker’s lung cancer in 2008. Register online.

Lasik Seminars Planned
Scott MacRae, professor of ophthalmology, and the laser vision correction staff at Flaum Eye Institute will host free Lasik seminars at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, and Wednesday, April 10, at 100 Meridian Centre in Brighton. Learn about the procedure and find out whether you’re a good candidate. Register online or call 273-2020.

March 26, 2013
Snow Showers
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Today’s Event Highlight
Women’s Caucus Presents Lachrista Greco
7:30 p.m., Morey Hall 321.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (March 24)
Memorial Art Gallery Sees a Century of Progress
Over the years the Memorial Art Gallery has grown, adding wings, adding programs, adding patrons, adding art. Now it’s celebrating its 100th year with exhibits and parties and a new sculpture garden. The centennial offers a time to look back and to look ahead—and a chance for Rochester to rediscover one of its gems.

Democrat and Chronicle (March 24)

A Cappella Group YellowJackets Creating a Buzz for Good
The YellowJackets’ desire to tell the world how music can bring about global understanding and good was a driving force behind the group making the cut to appear on NBC’s The Sing-Off. “The whole experience on The Sing-Off brought a new purpose in life to all of us,” says Ross Pedersen ’13, president of the YellowJackets. “It gave us a national platform, and we are still using it to do good.”

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