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In Today’s Issue

  • Annual Staff Awards Recognize Outstanding Service
  • Organist Michael Bouvard Presents Two Concerts
  • Institute for Popular Music Welcomes John Densmore
  • Symposium Focuses on Minority Male Achievement
  • Webinar for Musicians: Self Promotion and Branding
  • Carillon Concert Features Children’s Music
  • Register by May 8 for Chase Corporate Challenge

News and Announcements

Annual Staff Awards Recognize Outstanding Service
The recipients of this year’s University staff awards are being recognized for their dedication, talent, and enthusiasm. The Meliora Award will be presented to the Institute for Music Leadership, the Wilmot Cancer Center Kaizen Team, and Jean Livingston. The Witmer Award for Distinguished Service will be awarded to Deborah Martin, Linda Muise, and Kathleen Webster. The Staff Community Service Award will be presented to Mary Pettinaro. The winners will be recognized at a reception Monday, April 22, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center. Their names will also be inscribed on plaques in the Medical Center and in Wallis Hall on the River Campus. Read more...

Organist Michael Bouvard Presents Two Concerts
Michel Bouvard, one of today’s leading French concert organists and a visiting professor of organ at the Eastman School this spring, will present two public concerts. On Sunday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m., Bouvard will perform in Eastman’s monthly Third Sunday Concerts with the Italian Baroque Organ series at the Memorial Art Gallery. On Sunday, May 5, at 7 p.m., he will give a concert featuring the music of Bach and other composers on the Craighead-Saunders Organ in Christ Church, 141 East Ave. Read more...

Institute for Popular Music Welcomes John Densmore
John Densmore, songwriter and drummer for the Doors, will sit down with John Covach, director for the University’s Institute for Popular Music, at 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, in Strong Auditorium. “In Conversation” with John Densmore will provide a look into the creative and turbulent world of rock music during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The “In Conversation” series continues at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in Strong Auditorium, with Steven Page, former songwriter and lead vocalist for Barenaked Ladies. Page will provide insight into how a song goes from an idea to a hit single and discuss the business of popular music. Read more...

Symposium Focuses on Minority Male Achievement
Members of the University community are invited to “Connect for Success,” a symposium organized by the Minority Male Leadership Association, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Simon School. The event, which focuses on minority male achievement in Rochester, includes three workshop sessions and a keynote address by Timothy Benson ’00M (MD), a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Register for the symposium here .

Webinar for Musicians: Self-Promotion and Branding, an initiative of the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School, is hosting an hour-long discussion about branding and self-promotion for musicians at 8 p.m. Monday, April 22. The webinar will include advice and strategies on creating a brand that reflects who you are as a performer, teacher, and artist. A live Q&A session follows the panel discussion. Click here for more information or to register.

Carillon Concert Features Children’s Music
The University Carillon Society will present a concert of children’s music at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20. On the grounds of Eastman Quadrangle, a student carillonneur will explain how the the carillon works, answer questions about the instrument, and take song requests. Read more...

Register by May 8 for Chase Corporate Challenge
Faculty and staff are invited to join the University team for the 2013 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. You can walk or run the 3.5-mile course at RIT. The $32 registration fee includes two T-shirts (one from the University, one from Chase) and a post-race picnic at the University tent. Register online by Wednesday, May 8. Any department with at least 8 participants will be able to pick their own T-shirt color. Call Heather Van Orden at 275-2706 for details.
April 19, 2013
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Today's Event Highlight
Access Denied: Choreography Uncensored
7:30 p.m., Spurrier Dance Studio.

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Rochester in the News
WHEC-TV 10 (April 17)
Mom Knows Best
Keenan McKoy says he’s glad he took his mother’s advice to learn to play the saxophone—it  has propelled him into the spotlight. The Eastman junior is the 2013 Search for Excellence Scholarship winner. For more than a quarter of a century, the Rochester chapter of the Links Inc. has given scholarships to Eastman students for artistic excellence and presents the winner in recital. This year, it is McKoy.

YNN Rochester (April 18)
A First for Heart Surgeons at URMC
Medical Center surgeons recently performed two transplants in one day. It's a first for the hospital's heart program. “Donor hearts are very much a limited resource and when that opportunity becomes available for our patients, the thing from our end is that we have to be prepared to be able to do this and I think we have prepared for that,” said heart surgeon Todd Massey, assistant professor of surgery. “And certainly if it happened again, we would do it again.”

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