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In Today’s Issue

  • John Cage Lectures Series Presents Robert Haskins
  • Filmmaker Visit and Screening: Landscapes of Memory
  • Talk: The Use and Misuse of the Bible in Public Discourse
  • Student-run ArtAwake Festival Spotlights Art, Music
  • Commencement Volunteers Sought
  • Health Talk: High Blood Pressure—the ‘Silent Killer’
  • Survey on Disability Resources
  • Conference Explores ‘Uniqueness of Women’s Health’

News and Announcements

John Cage Lectures Series Presents Robert Haskins
Robert Haskins, associate professor of musicology and graduate program coordinator in the Department of Music at the University of New Hampshire, will deliver the last of the John Cage Centennial Lectures on Thursday, April 18. Titled “John Cage and Zen: What Did He Know, When Did He Know It, How We Find Out, and Why We Should Care,” the lecture will be held in Room 514 of the Eastman School beginning at 4:30 p.m. Read more...

Filmmaker Visit and Screening: Landscapes of Memory
Ruth Kluger and Renata Schmidtkunz, the filmmakers of Landscapes of Memory: The Life of Ruth Kluger, will visit the University for a screening and discussion of their film from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, the film looks at the life of Kluger, who survived three years in Nazi concentration camps and went on to become a college professor and a recognized authority on German literature. 

Talk: The Use and Misuse of the Bible in Public Discourse
Anne Merideth, assistant professor of religion, will discuss the ways in which the Bible is used and misused in public discourse at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Interfaith Chapel. Sponsored by the Protestant Chapel Community and the Genesee Area Campus Ministries. Read more...

Student-run ArtAwake Festival Spotlights Art, Music
This year’s ArtAwake festival will feature more than 150 works of art, performances by some of Rochester’s most innovative student and professional artists, as well as food and drink from local vendors. The event will take place in Sibley Tower (25 Franklin St.) between 2 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, April 20. Tickets are on sale at the Common Market in Wilson Commons, the Memorial Art Gallery, and the Eastman Office of Student Life. Visit for more information.

Commencement Volunteers Sought
The Commencement Committee is searching for staff and students interested in volunteering for the Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19. Responsibilities include assisting guests during the main ceremony on Eastman Quadrangle and directing them to diploma ceremonies and receptions. Volunteers are needed between 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. All volunteers are invited to attend a complimentary brunch following the ceremony. Contact Joanna Drexel at 275-4029 or if you’re interested.

Health Talk: High Blood Pressure—the ‘Silent Killer’
Phyllis Jackson, community engagement specialist from the Blood Pressure Coalition, and Cheryl Gordon-Barr, community health advocate from the Blood Pressure Advocate Program, will discuss high blood pressure—its causes, prevention, and management—at the next “Got Health?” talk today at 12:10 p.m. at the Central Library of Rochester, 115 South Ave. The talk is sponsored by the Center for Community Health in partnership with the Central Library and Monroe County. Read more...

Survey on Disability Resources
The mission of the Inclusive Possibilities Cluster is to inform, educate, and connect employees and students across the University in order to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and inclusive environment for everyone—with a particular emphasis on individuals with disabilities. The program is seeking survey participants to help identify research, activities, and interests related to disability, to informally assess awareness of disability resources throughout the University community, and to foster collaboration around issues of disability by providing a venue through which interested colleagues can connect. The survey is available here.

Conference Explores ‘Uniqueness of Women’s Health’
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers support to health care providers in caring for their female patients at the fourth annual Uniqueness of Women’s Health conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. Read more...

April 18, 2013
Today's Forecast:
AM Showers, High 77°
Rain/Wind, High 70°

Today’s Event Highlight
5 to 8 p.m., Sage Art Center.

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (April 17)
The New Generation of Asteroid Hunters Is Here
A new sensor developed by researchers at the University could help detect asteroids close to Earth. The infrared-light detector is designed to improve the performance of space-based telescopes, and it could increase our ability to see hazardous objects in outer space.

UR Surgeon Gives Insight on Emergency Trauma Situations
"It's worse for civilians because they don't wear body armor. The soldiers have a Kevlar helmet. They've got a flack vest on and that prevents them from getting mortal injuries to most of their torso and head, but not so for civilians standing in crowds as you saw in Boston yesterday,” says David Gillespie, professor of surgery, who treated wounded soldiers in Iraq. “The people who have lost limbs obviously that physical attribute will be there, but the psychological thing will be just as lingering but not as apparent. The uncertainty of being in crowded spaces, of when it would happen again, someplace they thought was safe and secure is now not."

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
April 19–20: Fred Kravetz Invitational.

April 20: 1 and 3:30 p.m. vs. Clarkson University
April 21: noon and 2:30 p.m. vs. Clarkson University
April 23: 6:30 p.m. vs. College at Brockport

Women’s Tennis
April 21: 11 a.m. vs. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics website.

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