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In Today’s Issue

  • President Seligman Gives Report to Faculty Senate
  • Researchers Identify New Pathway to Tame Aggressive Breast Cancer
  • Psychiatrist Honored for Contributions to Forensic Psychiatry
  • Video: Alarm Will Sound Brings 1969 to Eastman
  • Go Green: Wilson Commons Now Features LEDs
  • Tenure and Promotion: What You Should Know and Ask
  • Public Reading: ‘Every Person Matters’
  • Events Honor Medical Laboratory Professionals
  • Slow Art Day Set for April 27
  • Presentation Covers Musician’s Dystonia
  • Doctoral Candidate Discusses Aviation

News and Announcements

President Seligman Gives Report to Faculty Senate
“The state of the University continues to be strong,” said President Joel Seligman yesterday in his address to the Faculty Senate, citing positive developments such as leadership appointments, notable gifts to the University, and numerous achievements of faculty, students, and alumni. He also examined the challenges of the external environment and their impact on strategic planning at the University. “Our next generation of strategic plans gives us a new opportunity to articulate who we are and where we are going,” he said. “We build on tremendous momentum and with the knowledge that we have successfully executed much of our previous generation of strategic plans.” Read the full speech and view the slideshow online.

Researchers Identify New Pathway to Tame Aggressive Breast Cancer
Tamoxifen is a breast-cancer drug used to treat millions of women with early-stage and less-aggressive forms of the disease. Now a Medical Center team has shown how to exploit tamoxifen’s secondary activities so that it might work on more aggressive breast cancer. Read more...

Psychiatrist Honored for Contributions to Forensic Psychiatry
The American Psychiatric Association is recognizing J. Richard Ciccone, professor of psychiatry, with the 2013 Isaac Ray Award, honoring outstanding contributions to forensic psychiatry and the psychiatric aspects of jurisprudence. Read more...

Video: Alarm Will Sound Brings 1969 to Eastman
Although the 20 members of the Alarm Will Sound are scattered around the country, most of them got their start in one spot—the Eastman School. Learn more about the ensemble and take a look back at its recent visit to Eastman for the group’s multimedia performance of 1969 in this video.

Go Green: Wilson Commons Now Features LEDs

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In the University’s ongoing pursuit to be a sustainable institution, energy-saving retrofit projects are considered whenever feasible. Earlier this year, 40 lights above Wilson Commons atrium were replaced by LEDs, known for having high light output for minimal energy input. Read more...

Tenure and Promotion: What You Should Know and Ask
The final CIRTL Coffee Hour of the spring semester on Thursday, April 25, will focus on “Tenure and Promotion: What You Should Know, What You Should Ask.” The discussion begins at 1 p.m. in LeChase 315. RSVP and direct questions to Jenny Hadingham. You can also participate by logging in to

Public Reading: ‘Every Person Matters’
Student volunteers and adults with developmental disabilities from CP Rochester will come together Thursday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall, to present creative stories, poems, memoirs, and plays. The collaboration is titled “Every Person Matters: Creative Expressions from the Inspiration Project.” For details, click here or email

Events Honor Medical Laboratory Professionals
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is holding a series of events—a “State of the Lab” address, daily puzzles, a bakeoff, and a bagel day—to mark National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, which runs April 22–26. Read more...

Slow Art Day Set for April 27
The Memorial Art Gallery will host Rochester’s second annual Slow Art Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Slow Art Day will take place in more than 200 museums and galleries around the globe. The goal is to encourage people to slow down and spend time looking at and responding to artworks. At the Memorial Art Gallery, participants will engage with works in the exhibition It Came from the Vault and join in discussions facilitated by area artists. Read more...

Presentation Covers Musician’s Dystonia
Peter Illtis, professor of kinesiology and horn at Gordon College, will present a talk on musician’s dystonia Tuesday, April 30, from 1:35 to 3:25 p.m. in Old Sibley Library 101 (Eastman School). The talk will provide practical information about predisposing factors, current treatment approaches and their efficacy, case studies, and recommendations if symptoms appear. Write to with any questions. 

Doctoral Candidate Discusses Aviation
Roland Cheng, a doctoral candidate in electrical and computer engineering, will give a talk about his recent flight experience culminating to his private pilot license, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall. He will also discuss general aviation facts. 

April 24, 2013
Today’s Forecast:
Rain, High 57°
Chance of Showers, High 55°

Today’s Event Highlight
High Noon at Miner Library: Home Roasting Coffee
Noon, Miner Library, Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
BBC Radio (April 23)
Higgs Boson: Call to Rename Particle to Acknowledge Other Scientists
Carl Hagen, professor of physics and one of six theorists who correctly predicted the existence of the Higgs boson particle, suggests that the particle should be renamed the Standard Model Scalar Meson, or SM Squared.

13WHAM-TV (April 21)
Unique Arts Fest Takes Over Sibley Building
The ArtAwake festival, run by Rochester students, featured local music, dance, and several types of art on display inside the Sibley Building. ArtAwake’s co-creative directors, seniors Samantha Tramontaro and Kory Buresh, seniors, said it’s a unique program that takes place at a different underutilized space each year.
“It’s like a centerpiece of Rochester,” Tramontaro said of the Sibley Building. “It's got so much history and it's a really cool building. We're always looking for a nice big space that we can do a lot with, so it's perfect for us."

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