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In Today’s Issue

  • Jessye Norman to Receive Honorary Degree
  • Conference Aims to Confront Sexual Assault on Campuses
  • Flaum Eye Institute Director to Lead National Group
  • University Receives Rare Book from Church
  • ‘The Fashionable World: Little Ladies in Pants’
  • New York Business Plan Contest Semifinal Round
  • Talk: ‘Black Male College Access and Achievement’
  • Video: Many Ways to ‘Live United’
  • Applications Open for Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
  • Jazz at the MAG Features Stephane Wrembel
  • Financial Health Bites: Building Better Credit
  • Latest UR Green News Available
  • New Location: Inclusive Possibilities Cluster Meeting

News and Announcements

Jessye Norman to Receive Honorary Degree
The University will present an honorary doctor of music degree to Jessye Norman, one of the world’s leading classical sopranos, at Norman’s benefit concert for Action for a Better Community Inc. on Sunday, April 14. Read more...

Conference Aims to Confront Sexual Assault on Campuses
A series of lectures, workshops, and panel discussions will address the impact of gender violence and sexual assault on individuals and campus communities during “Survivor to Thriver: Confronting Sexual Assault on Campus,” a conference to be held April 2 and 3. Read more...

Flaum Eye Institute Director to Lead National Group
Steven Feldon, professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Flaum Eye Institute, has been named president of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology. Read more...

University Receives Rare Book from Church
Early in his career, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed and hand printed a book edition of The House Beautiful, a popular essay written by Unitarian minister William Gannett in 1895. Rochester’s First Unitarian Church has donated a rare copy of the book to the University’s Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation. Read more...

‘The Fashionable World: Little Ladies in Pants’
Gayle Fischer, associate professor of history at Salem State University and author of Pantaloons and Power, will present “The Fashionable World: Little Ladies in Pants,” the final lecture in the Susan B. Anthony Institute’s Humanities Project series. Fischer’s talk, which starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library, will focus on the changing dress options for 19th-century women and the corresponding restrictions, freedoms, and challenges they presented. Email sbai@rochester.edu with questions.

New York Business Plan Contest Semifinal Round
The University community and the general public are invited to attend the inaugural Finger Lakes region semifinal presentation round of the New York Business Plan Competition at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the RIT Student Innovation Hall. Student teams from the University of Rochester, RIT, St. John Fisher College, Hobart and William Smith College, SUNY Geneseo, and SUNY Brockport will compete for a chance to advance to the final round at the University at Albany at the end of April, where they will vie for $225,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.

Talk: ‘Black Male College Access and Achievement’
Shaun Harper, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, Africana Studies, and Gender Studies, will give a talk on “Black Male College Access and Achievement” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall. The lecture is sponsored by Students of the African Diaspora in Education (SADE), the Warner School, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity. Read more...

Video: Many Ways to ‘Live United’
Students from Holy Childhood share with the Rochester community many ways to “Live United” during this year’s United Way campaign. The school, which is supported by the United Way’s Community Fund, helps children and adults with disabilities learn, grow, and integrate into the community. Learn more about the United Way and pledge your support to the University’s campaign.

Applications Open for Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
The Fulbright Commission has introduced new programs for U.S. scholars, including scholarships for short-term visits, early career scholars, and supplemental income grants. Restrictions on new applications by previous recipients have also been lifted. Read more...

Jazz at the MAG Features Stephane Wrembel
French-born jazz guitarist and composer Stephane Wrembel will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Memorial Art Gallery. Details, including ticket information, are available here.

Financial Health Bites: Building Better Credit
Learn more about building better credit at a Financial Health Bites workshop on Tuesday, April 9. Conducted by a representative from Chase, the session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Natapow Conference Room (1-9545) in the Medical Center. Lunches are welcome. Registration is required.

Latest UR Green News Available
UR Green News is a biweekly newsletter about sustainability and the environment at the University. See the latest issue. For more information or to send story ideas, contact mkerem@u.rochester.edu.

New Location: Inclusive Possibilities Cluster Meeting
The monthly meeting of the Inclusive Possibilities (formerly Interdisciplinary Disabilities) cluster will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Collins Room, Gleason G335. Read more...

April 2, 2013
Snowy/Windy
Today's Forecast:
Snow/Wind, High 35°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 37°

Today’s Event Highlight
Free Film Screening: Not My Life
7:30 p.m., Hoyt Auditorium. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (March 31)
Eastman-led Effort Burnishes Rochester's Reputation as Organ Capital
“Organs are so wildly different, for an organist to play so many styles of musical instruments, you want to have an experience with all of these organs,” says David Higgs, professor of organ and chairman of the Organ and Historical Keyboards Department at the Eastman School, about the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative. “It would be like asking a pianist to go from a piano to a harpsichord. They’re all different sizes and shapes. Some have slanted pedals, some keys play different notes, or they don’t play the notes you would expect them to play.”

Huffington Post (March 27)
Generating Productive Political Discussions in the Classroom
“Recently news media across the country variously proclaimed the significance of 10 years passing since the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Teachers, however, face some formidable challenges as they consider how to help students engage with and wrest meaning from this observance,” writes Kevin Meuwissen, assistant professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, in a blog post.

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