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In Today’s Issue

  • Conference Confronts Sexual Assault on College Campuses
  • Paul Griner Shares The Power of Patient Stories
  • Reminder: Regalia Orders Due April 5
  • Breaking Down Barriers through Visual Arts
  • Cabaret Evening Celebrates MAG Centennial
  • LGBQTI Student Resource Fair
  • Annual Discovery Ball Set for May 11
  • Flowers Available at Common Market 
  • Register by April 30 for Family Therapy Intensive

News and Announcements

Conference Confronts Sexual Assault on College Campuses
More than 80 students, faculty, staff, and community members came together for “Survivor to Thriver: Confronting Sexual Assault on Campus,” to address issues of sexual assault and gender violence on college campuses. The conference, held April 2 and 3, included a series of lectures, workshops, and panel discussions. An archive of social media and photos from the event is available here.

Paul Griner Shares The Power of Patient Stories
Paul Griner ’59M (MD), emeritus professor of medicine, is returning to his alma mater on Monday, April 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. to participate in a book reading and signing at Miner Library. His latest book, The Power of Patient Stories: Learning Moments in Medicine, shares 50 patient stories that aim to entertain and educate. The event is free and open to the public. Read more...

Reminder: Regalia Orders Due April 5
The bookstore reminds faculty and doctoral graduates that the deadline for placing regalia orders is Friday, April 5. Contact the appropriate store to place your order: River Campus, or 275-4012; Medical Center, or 275-2250; Eastman School, or 274-1399.

Breaking Down Barriers through Visual Arts
Beyond Barriers, a juried art show at the Bridge Art Gallery in the Medical Center, explores the barriers between people that hinder their ability to care for each other or to receive care for themselves. The exhibit is on display now through June. The gallery will host an artist reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. Read more...

Cabaret Evening Celebrates MAG Centennial
On Friday, April 12, the Memorial Art Gallery will host “A Night in Paris, circa 1913,” featuring French-themed food, wine, and entertainment. A highlight of the evening will be the debut of a steamy two-act operetta, The Polite Abductress, composed by Douglas Lowry, the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music, and performed by students and faculty from the school. A discount is available for Eastman students. Read more...

LGBQTI Student Resource Fair
The University community is invited to the LGBTQI Student Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. The fair will feature resources that the University and local Rochester community have to offer LGBTQI students. Participants include University Health Services, University Counseling Center, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, MOCHA Center, Aids Care, Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Interfaith Chapel, Image Out, and the Pride Network. Email for more information.

Annual Discovery Ball Set for May 11
The Wilmot Cancer Center’s 14th annual Discovery Ball will be held Saturday, May 11, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. This year’s fundraiser, chaired by Jeffrey and Patrice Pierce, will honor a two-time cancer survivor and mother Georgiana Zicari with the Inspiration Award. For more information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact Shannon Martin in the Office of Advancement at or 276-4716.

Flowers Available at Common Market
The Common Market in Wilson Commons is selling spring flowers to brighten up your office: kalanchoes are $4.99 plus tax, cyclamens are $7.99 plus tax, and hydrangeas are $11.99 plus tax. The Common Market accepts cash and credit (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover).

Register by April 30 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 April 30. Registration forms and more information are available here.

April 4, 2013
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 55°
Partly Cloudy, High 44°

Today’s Event Highlight
Robbins Lecture: ‘Beyond Women: David and Jonathan in the Christian and Jewish Middle Ages’
5 p.m., Robbins Library, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (April 3)
URMC Researcher Named to National Post
Pediatric researcher Kate Ackerman, associate professor of pediatrics and of biomedical genetics, has been named secretary-treasurer-elect of the Society for Pediatric Research. Ackerman’s research concentrates on identifying genes involved with lung and diaphragm development. She is concerned with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a birth defect that occurs in one of every 2,000 to 3,000 live births and results in death or illness in 40 percent to 62 percent of affected infants.

Huffington Post (April 2)
Politician’s Commencement Speeches in 2013
Steven Chu ’70, former Obama administration energy secretary, will speak at his alma mater.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Men’s Tennis
April 4: 4 p.m., Hobart College

Track and Field
April 6: 9 a.m., University of Rochester Alumni Invitational

April 6: 1 and 3 p.m., Rochester Institute of Technology
April 10: 3 and 5 p.m., SUNY Cortland

April 10, 4 p.m., Rochester Institute of Technology

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics website.

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