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In Today’s Issue

  • Eastman Hosts Composer Hans Abrahamsen
  • John DiBartolomeo Named DIII News Player of the Year
  • Author Debunks the ‘Myth of Rosa Parks’
  • Go Green: Preliminary Energy Study Shows Promise
  • Award-winning Mentors to Share Experiences
  • Well-U Website Has a New Look
  • American Heart Walk Is April 28
  • Summer Sports Camps Offered
  • ‘Crush Cancer’ Concert Benefits Children’s Hospital
  • New Weight Loss Program Starts April 15

News and Announcements

Eastman Hosts Composer Hans Abrahamsen
Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen will be in residence at the Eastman School in April as this year’s Howard Hanson Visiting Professor of Composition. During his residency, Abrahamsen will attend rehearsals and concerts of his works, give a presentation on his string quartets, and conduct a composition symposium and master class. Read more...

John DiBartolomeo Named DIII News Player of the Year
Senior guard John DiBartolomeo has been named the DIIINews Men’s Basketball Player of the Year. See news coverage from the Democrat and Chronicle.

Author Debunks the ‘Myth of Rosa Parks’
Jeanne Theoharis, professor of political science at Brooklyn College of CUNY, will give a lecture titled “More Than Tired: Debunking the Myth of Mrs. Rosa Parks” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Go Green: Preliminary Energy Study Shows Promise

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Researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology conducted a study in select residence halls on the River Campus and at RIT to gauge the impact of materials targeted at reducing energy use, such as posters and stickers. Read more...

Award-winning Mentors to Share Experiences
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity are hosting a Mentor Development Workshop at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Helen Wood Hall 1W-501. A panel discussion will feature winners of the 2012 Medical Center Mentoring Awards: B. Paige Lawrence, professor of environmental medicine and of microbiology and immunology; Yousef Khalifa, assistant professor of ophthalmology; and Jonathan Friedberg, the Samuel E. Durand Chair in Medicine and director of the Wilmot Cancer Center. RSVP here.

Well-U Website Has a New Look
The website for Well-U, the University’s health and wellness department, has been revamped with the goal of creating a more user-friendly site that aims to encourage participation in Well-U programs. Direct questions to

American Heart Walk Is April 28
Join the University’s team in the American Heart Association’s American Heart Walk on Saturday, April 28. Raise $25 or more and receive a T-shirt. Register for the event at

Summer Sports Camps Offered
The University is offering a variety of summer sports camps for children ages 6 to 18. Most camps include one-week sessions; multiple sessions are available for several camps. Overnights camps are also available. University coaching professionals instruct the camps and counselors are student athletes in their respective sports. Information and a brochures are available on the Athletics website.

‘Crush Cancer’ Concert Benefits Children’s Hospital
The Crush Cancer Benefit Concert will kick off at 7:30 p.m., April 12, at Fairport High School. Created and organized by Hannah Metzler, a Fairport High School student who is being treated for cancer at Golisano Children’s Hospital, will benefit the children’s hospital’s Bright Eyes Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund. The night of a cappella music, including tunes from the YellowJackets, also features drawings for a variety of
signed memorabilia.

New Weight Loss Program Starts April 15
The URMC Fitness and Wellness Center will host a 60-day program called “You Bet Your Weight” starting April 15. Participants pay $40 and compete against themselves to lose weight and win back the money they paid to participate. All participants receive personal training, nutrition advice, informational sessions, and fitness classes as part of the program. Registration ends April 10. Read more...

March 26, 2013
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 37°
Cloudy, High 43°

Today’s Event Highlight
Sustainability Seminar
2 p.m., Dewey Hall 2-110D.

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (March 25)
URMC Names CEO for Medical Faculty Group
A new CEO has been selected for the 1,000-doctor University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group.
Michael Rotondo, surgery chairman of University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, is slated to start at the Medical Center position July 1.

Democrat and Chronicle (March 24)
Timeline: MAG Through the Years
A timeline offers a look at milestones in Memorial Art Gallery history, as the gallery celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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