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In Today’s Issue

  • Researchers Obtain First 3-D Images of New Plastic Optics
  • Study: Reasons for Attending College Affect Performance
  • Saxophonists Awarded Top Chamber Music Prize
  • University Mourns the Loss of JoAnn Duff
  • Bells for Boston
  • ‘New Directions in African and African-American Studies’
  • Leadership Panel, Networking Social Planned
  • Pre-College Experience Event
  • Live Cooking Demo Today
  • Midnight Ramblers Celebrates 15th Anniversary
  • Wilson Commons Has New Facebook Page

News and Announcements

Researchers Obtain First 3-D Images of New Plastic Optics
University researchers have applied a sophisticated imaging technique to obtain the first 3D, high-resolution pictures of a recently developed type of optical lenses. Read more...

Study: Reasons for Attending College Affect Performance
A study by Warner School researchers finds that student motivation for attending college is related to academic success. Read more...

Saxophonists Awarded Top Chamber Music Prize
Project Fusion, an award-winning saxophone quartet comprising Eastman School students, claimed the Grand Prize at the 2013 Plowman Chamber Music competition. Read more...

University Mourns the Loss of JoAnn Duff
University flags will be lowered Wednesday, May 1, in memory of JoAnn Duff, a registered nurse who worked with Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services. Duff, who joined the University in 2001, died April 11. Her obituary appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Bells for Boston
The Carillon Society will hold a special concert of Boston–themed carillon music—including “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” and “Sweet Caroline”—at 2:30 p.m. today. The program will start with a toll on the lowest bell for those who died at the Boston Marathon bombing. The concert will be streamed live at Read more...

‘New Directions in African and African-American Studies’
“New Directions in African and African-American Studies” on Friday, April 26, will highlight new research being conducted by University researchers in the field of African and African-American studies, with a focus on social justice. The symposium runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Leadership Panel, Networking Social Planned
Young Leaders @ UR will host a University leadership panel and networking social, “Leading Now: How Can We Lead in Our Current Roles?,” to provide an opportunity for young leaders to interact with senior leaders at the University and seek advice, suggestions, and strategies as they navigate the skill sets needed to help lead the University in the years to come. The event runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall. RSVP if you’d like to attend and include a question to be considered for the discussion. Read more...

Pre-College Experience Event
The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid and the Office of Pre-College Programs will host a Pre-College Experience event from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall. Students in grades 7–11 are invited to learn more about the college admissions process, financial aid, the college essay, and more. Click here for more information and to register by April 30, or call Liz Yockel at 275-8632.

Live Cooking Demo Today
Well-U, in partnership with Food and Nutrition, will host a live cooking demo today in the Seneca Room (1-2604)  of the Medical Center (next to Cafe 601) from noon to 1 p.m.  The topic will be “Foods that Minimize Cancer Risk” and will feature seasonal vegetable salad with salmon. Enroll online. Direct questions to

Midnight Ramblers Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Members of the Midnight Ramblers will celebrate their 15th anniversary with a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in Strong Auditorium. Ramblers alumni from around the country will be returning to Rochester for the concert, which will feature hits from Justin Timberlake, Mumford and Sons, Michael Jackson, and more. Read more...

Wilson Commons Has New Facebook Page
Like Wilson Commons on Facebook to keep up with the latest happenings in Wilson Commons, including events and sales.
April 25, 2013
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 56°
Partly Cloudy, High 55°

Today’s Event Highlight
Opening Night: The Glass Menagerie
8 p.m., Todd Theater.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (April 23)
UR Revamping Research Commercialization
“Each stage of Scott Catlin’s career has taken him in a slightly different direction, but, as a whole, it amounts to an ideal path leading to his new role as vice president for innovation and technology commercialization at the University of Rochester.”

Fox News (April 23)
5 Questions Every Patient Should Ask When Getting a New Prescription
When receiving a new prescription, experts urge patients to start a discussion with their physician to make sure the treatment is the best option. “Many studies have shown that compliance with medications is tightly tied to the relationship between the patient and the physician,” says Paul Griner, an internist and professor
emeritus of medicine at the Medical Center. “Patients need to relate easily with their doctor in terms of what medication they are taking and why.”

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
April 26: 3 and 5 p.m., Alfred University.
April 28: 1 and 3 p.m., D’Youville College

April 26: 4 p.m., Clarkson University.
April 27: 2 p.m., St. Lawrence University.

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics website.

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