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In Today’s Issue

  • New Sensor Could Help Detect Asteroids Near Earth
  • Event Celebrates University Authors and Their Works
  • United Way: Helping Rochester Today and Tomorrow
  • Film Screening Marks Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • Learn about Tuition Benefits at MBA Information Breakfast
  • Financial Health Bites: Building Better Credit
  • Call for Posters: Genetics Day 2013
  • KEY Capstone Presentations: Time Updated

News and Announcements

New Sensor Could Help Detect Asteroids Near Earth
A sensor designed to be the eyes of a future asteroid-tracking mission has passed a critical test. The Near Earth Object Camera (NEOCam) sensor is a new infrared-light detector that’s designed to improve the performance and efficiency of the next generation of space-based asteroid-hunting telescopes. It’s the result of a long-term collaboration between the University and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, together with Teledyne Imaging Sensors. Read more...

Event Celebrates University Authors and Their Works
Provost Peter Lennie will host the Celebration of the Book on Tuesday, May 7, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. The event, in its sixth year, will feature printed and electronic books, edited volumes and texts, as well as published compositions and CDs produced by University faculty and staff from all fields. If you are the author of a work published between May 1, 2012, and April 30, 2013, contact Karen Johnson in the Provost’s Office to be included in the May 7 event.

United Way: Helping Rochester Today and Tomorrow
Donations to the United Way’s Community Fund will be directed to the four Blueprints for Change—areas of critical need in the Rochester community. One such area is “Meeting Basic Needs,” which includes programs that address critical needs of food, clothing, shelter, and transportation. You can help the United Way meet the community’s needs by pledging your support to the University’s United Way campaign.

Film Screening Marks Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
To mark the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the film Chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising According to Marek Edelman will be screened at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. A panel discussion will follow. Tickets are $8 at the Little Theatre box office. Sponsored by the the University’s Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies and the Jewish Community Center’s Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival. Read more...

Learn about Tuition Benefits at MBA Information Breakfast
The Simon School invites University employees to an information breakfast for on its MBA and MS programs from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Executive Programs lounge, Schlegel Hall. The session will include an overview of program options and an opportunity to discuss tuition benefit options with Simon School staff. Register online.

Financial Health Bites: Building Better Credit
Learn more about how to build better credit at the Financial Health Bites sessions planned on Tuesday, April 23. 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.

Call for Posters: Genetics Day 2013
Poster registration forms are being accepted until Friday, April 19, for the 25th annual Genetics Day on Monday, April 29. Click here for details.

KEY Capstone Presentations: Time Updated
Learn how five Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) Scholars spent a fifth year in Rochester transforming ideas into enterprises that create value during their capstone presentations from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. The University community and general public are welcome to attend and may stop in at any time.

April 16, 2013
Today's Forecast:
Showers/Wind, High 62°
Partly Cloudy, High 55°

Today’s Event Highlight
Reading the World Conversation Series: Mikhail Shishkin and Marian Schwartz
5:30 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (April 12)
Civil Rights Lawyer Discusses Diversity at UR
The keynote speaker at the University of Rochester’s annual diversity conference on Friday expressed concerns about whether an upcoming Supreme Court decision would continue to permit race to be a factor in college admissions. Lani Guinier, a prominent civil rights lawyer who is the first African-American woman to hold a tenured position at Harvard Law School, said that the Supreme Court does not seem eager to have race in the equation for achieving diversity.

Democrat and Chronicle (April 12)
Opera Star Jessye Norman Speaks at Eastman on Life’s Lessons
“I feel lucky to have grown up in a community where I felt loved and cared for,” Jessye Norman said Friday as she addressed a room full of  middle school, high school, and Eastman students in Hatch Recital Hall. She was appealing to the students not as young musicians, but as young people: “Remember that you are also citizens.”

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