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In Today’s Issue

  • 2013 Best Translated Book Award Finalists Named
  • Fringe Festival Deadline Extended
  • Events Focus on Students with Emotional, Behavioral Disabilities
  • Fringe Festival Deadline Extended
  • Alumnus to Host Career Talks
  • Students, Artisanworks Create Interactive Concert Hall
  • Safety Corner: Safety in Laboratories
  • Free Blood Pressure Screenings Today
  • American Heart Association Heart Walk Is Saturday
  • Talent Show Supports Children’s Hospital 
  • RPO Offers Discount for Beethoven’s Eroica

News and Announcements

2013 Best Translated Book Award Finalists Named
Three Percent and the Poetry Foundation announced the finalists for the 2013 Best Translated Book Award for fiction and poetry on Wednesday. See news coverage from ABC News, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

Events Focus on Students with Emotional, Behavioral Disabilities
The Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, Warner School, and the Advocacy Center will host a screening of Who Cares About Kelsey? at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the Strong National Museum of Play. There will also be a conversation with filmmaker Dan Habib and Kelsey Carroll for the University community at 3:30 p.m. April 16 in the Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall. The film screening will be held in conjunction with “We Care: Supporting Students with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges to Succeed,” a half-day conference on Wednesday, April 17.

Fringe Festival Deadline Extended
The submission deadline has been extended to midnight Friday, April 19, for the 2013 Rochester Fringe Festival. University performers are encouraged to participate in the festival, which will feature 10 days of performing and visual arts in September. The University is a festival sponsor. Apply online.

Alumnus to Host Career Talks
Brad Hartman ’03, managing partner and cofounder of ConnectedSearch in Cambridge, Mass., will present “Understanding the Landscape of Career Options in Biotech and Pharmaceutical Companies” today from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425) at the Medical Center. He will also discuss “Swimming Downstream: Networking, Interview, and Resume Skills that will Impact Your Career” from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Class of ’62 Auditorium. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome.

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.

Safety Corner: Safety in Laboratories
Last month, the Occupational Safety Unit talked about office safety. This month’s article deals with safety in laboratories and includes links to several other pages on the Environmental Health and Safety website with additional laboratory safety tips.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings Today
Well-U is offering a free blood pressure screening in Cafe 601 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Employees who stop by and get screened will be eligible for a Wegmans gift card raffle. If you can’t attend today’s screening you can also check out the new blood pressure kiosks in Cafe 601 and the Employee Pharmacy. Enter your numbers at for the Community Blood Pressure Challenge. Direct questions to

American Heart Association Heart Walk Is Saturday
There’s still time to join a University team for the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk on Saturday, April 13, at the Blue Cross Arena. You can register or donate to the event here.

Talent Show Supports Children’s Hospital
The 11th annual Talent for Tots and Teens talent show will kick off at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at 300 East River Road. Funds raised at the event will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Youth ages 6 through 19 are encouraged to share their talents with the community. For more information or to register an act, contact Ida Wheeler at

RPO Offers Discount for Beethoven’s Eroica
Faculty and staff can get half price tickets for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s April 18 and 20 performances of Beethoven’s Eroica. Click here and enter priority code UROC to receive the discount. The offer is available until Sunday, April 14, at midnight.

April 12, 2013
Today's Forecast:
Rain, High 52°
Cloudy, High 49°

Today’s Event Highlight
Club Rochester
4 p.m., Meliora Salon D.

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Rochester in the News (April 11)
John Densmore to Be Interviewed at Rock Hall of Fame
The University of Rochester and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame have announced they will host interviews with Doors drummer John Densmore. The Institute for Popular Music at the University will host Densmore on Monday, April 22, for its new “In Conversation” series. Densmore will be interviewed by John Covach, the institute’s director. All aspects of Densmore’s career will be open for discussion.

Democrat and Chronicle (April 11)
Rochester an ‘Unexpected City’ for High-Tech Innovation
Rochester is one of 10 cities you wouldn’t expect to be leading the high-tech revolution, according to a website covering disruptive technology and emerging trends. The website,, lauds several businesses in the region, including Sudo, Cerion Energy,, and, along with the research efforts of Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester.

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