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In Today’s Issue

  • Registration Deadline for Diversity Conference Is April 5
  • Technology Development Fund Applications Due April 1
  • Video: Creating ‘Soliloquy’
  • Workshop: ‘A Roadmap to Starting an Ensemble in NYC’
  • Room Change for Author Talk Tonight
  • Call for Submissions: The Art of Science and Technology
  • Capturing the First Dandelions of Spring
  • Astrodance Performance Set for March 29
  • Discussion on ‘Owning the Shaping Moments of Your Career’
  • Correction: Heart Walk Is April 13

News and Announcements

Registration Deadline for Diversity Conference Is April 5
On Friday, April 12, representatives from across the University will gather to discuss diversity and inclusion at the 2013 Diversity Conference: “Our Differences, Our Strength.” The keynote speaker is Lani Guinier, civil rights attorney and the first tenured African-American woman professor at Harvard University. Visit the conference website to register for the keynote and the 15 workshops planned for the day. The conference is free and open to the public.

Technology Development Fund Applications Due April 1
The University’s Technology Development Fund is accepting pre-proposal applications  for its sixth round of funding until April 1. Through monetary awards, the fund promotes the transfer and translation of research into commercial applications. Awards can range from $40,000 to $100,000 to support projects of approximately one year in duration. Contact Michael Rusnak at 276-6610 with any questions. Read more...

Albert Paley on Creating ‘Soliloquy’
Rochester sculptor Albert Paley discusses his new work, “Soliloquy,” a 25-foot stainless steel piece that will be part of the Memorial Art Gallery’s Centennial Sculpture Park. Watch the video.

Workshop: ‘A Roadmap to Starting an Ensemble in NYC’
The Arts Leadership Program at the Eastman School presents a workshop featuring JACK Quartet, a new music string quartet comprised of Eastman alumni, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Ciminelli Formal Lounge at Eastman. Quartet members will give an overview of their experiences after Eastman and how they started an ensemble in New York City. Read more... 

Room Change for Author Talk Tonight
The University is participating in the “If All of Rochester Read the Same Book” event, sponsored by Writers & Books. Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Into the Beautiful North will give a reading and book signing tonight from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Please note that the room for the event has been changed to Hubbell Auditorium in Hutchison Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Kurt Zeller at with any questions.

Call for Submissions: The Art of Science and Technology
The Hajim School Dean’s Office, in partnership with the Sage Art Center, invites members of the Arts, Sciences & Engineering community to submit entries for its fourth annual Clothesline Festival tent. This year’s theme encourages participants to examine the ways in which art, science, and technology imaginatively intersect and influence the world. To participate in the contest, contact Sandra Turner at 275-4151. Click here for contest details and eligibility. The M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, a showcase of fine arts and craft, takes place on the grounds of the Memorial Art Gallery  Sept. 7 and 8.

Capturing the First Dandelions of Spring
Spring weather is just around the corner, as are the beloved dandelions. Take out your camera and send photos of the first one you see for an upcoming dandelion-themed Photo Friday feature on the University homepage. The photo with the most votes will win a prize. Submit your photos at

Astrodance Performance Set for March 29
Astrodance, a collaborative project of Rochester Institute of Technology and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, will be performed in Spurrier Dance Studio at 5 p.m. Friday, March 29. The performance is free. Read more...

Discussion on ‘Owning the Shaping Moments of your Career’
The new Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship (WISTEE) affinity group will hold a meeting from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, April 5, in the Trustees Room in the Meliora Restaurant. There will be a networking reception and roundtable discussion on “Owning and Shaping Moments of Your Career.” More information and a link for registration is available on the WISTEE website. Contact Jie Qiao at or 275-4826 with any questions.

Correction: Heart Walk Is April 13
The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk on Saturday, April 13, at the Blue Cross Arena. Raise $25 or more and receive a T-shirt. You can register for the event and join the University’s team at

March 28, 2013
Mixed Snow/Rain
Today's Forecast:
Rain/Snow, High 45°
Rain/Snow, High 44°

Today’s Event Highlight
Entrepreneurship Lecture: Sam Ticknor
4:45 p.m., Schlegel Hall 407.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (March 26)
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Issues Grants
Could stress make breast cancer worse? Do stress hormones act like fertilizer on tumor cells, making them grow and spread? If so, how could you block that volatile mix? Ryan Dawes, a graduate student at the Medical Center, received a $57,000 grant from the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester to start answering those questions by researching the cells of mice.

WHEC-TV 10 (March 27)
The Impact of Social Isolation and the Thinking Virus
Louis Papa, clinical professor of medicine, discusses two recent studies—one on the effects of loneliness on the health of elderly people and another on how the virus that causes cold sores may affect thinking and memory.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
March 29: 4 p.m., Vassar College
March 30: 3 p.m., Bard College

March 30: 8 a.m., RIT, St. Lawrence University, Mercyhurst College

Track and Field
March 30: 10 a.m., University of Rochester Spring Invitational

April 3: 3 and 5 p.m., SUNY Geneseo

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics website.

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