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In Today’s Issue

  • Radio Spotlight on Eastman School Opera
  • Luke Flockerzi Named a Finalist for National Coaching Award
  • Discussion: ‘Owning the Shaping Moments of Your Career’
  • Webinar: Building a Personal Brand
  • New Service Offered to Secure Email Messages
  • Talk Covers Computing and Sustainability
  • Students, Artisanworks Create Interactive Concert Hall
  • Registration Deadline Is May 15 for Family Therapy Intensive
  • Clothing Drive for Jefferson Avenue Daycare Center

News and Announcements

Radio Spotlight on Eastman School Opera
Students from the Eastman School and Nazareth College will perform songs from their upcoming productions of Street Scene and Threepenny Opera, respectively, on WXXI 91.5 FM’s Backstage Pass today. The broadcast, which is scheduled to start at 1 p.m., celebrates German-born composer Kurt Weill. Read more...

Luke Flockerzi Named a Finalist for National Coaching Award
Men’s basketball coach Luke Flockerzi is a finalist for the 2013 Glenn Robinson National Coach of the Year Award. Read more...

Discussion: ‘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.

Webinar: Building a Personal Brand
The Office of Alumni Relations hosts a free webinar on building a personal brand at 8 p.m. tonight. The Career Authors Speaker Series will feature Sherri Thomas, author of 5 Steps to a Powerful Personal Brand. Watch the webinar live or view the recording later—it will be available within 24 hours on the webinar series website. Visit to participate.

New Service Offered to Secure Email Messages
University policy states that email containing confidential or legally restricted information should be sent securely. SecureMail, which encrypts email messages and attachments, is now available to all University Exchange and Zimbra users, in addition to the Medical Center. Click here for more information about the University SecureMail service. For information about the Medical Center service, click here.

Talk Covers Computing and Sustainability
Michael Scott, professor of computer science, will present “Computing and Sustainability” at the next sustainability seminar at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Dewey 2-110D. He will discuss computer manufacturing and recycling, energy use by computers and servers, and how computers can be used to solve environmental problems. Read more...

Students, Artisanworks Create Interactive Concert Hall
A two-part event featuring Eastman School’s Sound ExChange will turn the Artisanworks art gallery into an interactive concert hall. The April 14 event opens with an installation project enabling musicians, performance artists, dancers, and listeners—scattered throughout the eclectic galleries—to interact with each other and the surrounding artwork. The second half of the event features a program of contemporary chamber music with cabaret-style audience seating. The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at Artisanworks, 565 Blossom Road. Tickets are available online and at the door.

Registration Deadline Is May 15 for Family Therapy Intensive
The Family Therapy Training Program’s 20th Medical Family Therapy Intensive will be held June 10–14 at the Medical Center. The primary goal of the course is to provide training for professionals interested in health care and mental health collaboration when working with patients and families dealing with illness. The registration deadline is May 15. Registration forms and more information are available here.

Clothing Drive for Jefferson Avenue Daycare Center
The Healthcare Technology Youth Apprenticeship Program and the Office of Human Resources Organizational Development and Staff Diversity are sponsoring a clothing drive to support the Jefferson Avenue Daycare Center, which provides care and educational skills to families and children between the ages of 3 months to 10 years. Boxes have been placed in the main cafeteria of Strong Memorial Hospital by the vending machines to collect donations until April 19. The center needs clothing items in various sizes for girls and boys. Baby wipes, diapers (size 4, 5, 6, and Pull-Ups size 5 and 6), socks, sippy cups (with soft tips), bibs, and crib sheets are also needed. For more information, contact Sondra Monachino at 275-7040 or

April 3, 2013
Today’s Forecast:
Flurries, High 39°
Partly Cloudy, High 57°

Today’s Event Highlight
Popular Music Institute Lecture Series
7 p.m., Gowen Room, Wilson Commons.

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (April 1)
Students at the University of Rochester Design Tricycle for Disabled
Five Rochester students have designed a tricycle control system that allows some people with disabilities to steer, brake and shift gears with one hand. The project is getting international recognition and is a finalist for a da Vinci Award this month.

13WHAM-TV (April 1)
Is the Cold Weather Getting You Down? You’re Not Alone
Louis Papa, clinical professor of medicine, says long winters like this are frustrating for many people, but for others, they can worsen depression or bring on seasonal depression. Papa says both are serious illnesses that require treatment. Some patients with seasonal affective disorder benefit from light therapy. Others also require medication.

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