In Today’s Issue
- Graduate Student Awarded Microsoft Research Fellowship
- Vietnam Veterans Could Hold Clue to Future for Today’s Soldiers
- Film Aims to Educate about Healthy Food Choices
- Library Exhibit on Travel Opens This Week
- Race to Affect Traffic Near University on Sunday
- New Pre-College Course Explores 16mm Film
- Summer Music Classes for Kids
News and Announcements
Graduate Student Awarded Microsoft Research Fellowship
Vietnam Veterans Could Hold Clue to Future for Today’s Soldiers
Walter Lasecki, a third-year PhD student in computer science, has been awarded a 2013 PhD Fellowship at Microsoft Research. Read more...
The Medical Center is part of an
investigation into whether traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic
stress disorder put soldiers at greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease. As
they begin the study, researchers are turning to veterans of the
Vietnam War for help. Read more...
Film Aims to Educate about Healthy Food Choices
“Get Real! Science,” the science teacher preparation program at the Warner School, hosted a red-carpet event at the Cinema Theater to debut the science documentary Our Life. Our Meat. Our Story. The film was created by a group of teens from East High School in the Science STARS program to advocate for better food options and choices in their own community. Read more...
Library Exhibit on Travel Opens This Week
The exhibit Travel Stories: 19th Century-Present opens this
week in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and
Preservation in Rush Rhees Library. Showcasing manuscript
collections and modern student experiences, the display features
photographs, letters, and journals illustrating the value of world
travel. An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, at 1
p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room. Curated by Claire Crowther ’13, the
exhibit runs through Dec. 27.
Race to Affect Traffic Near University on Sunday
Traffic delays are expected on Elmwood Avenue and Wilson Boulevard during the Unity Health System Rochester Flower City Challenge on Sunday, April 28. From 9 to 10 a.m. traffic entering Wilson Boulevard from Elmwood Avenue will be redirected to the north end of Wilson Boulevard from Ford Street. Race organizers encourage motorists to enter or exit
the River Campus using the Ford Street side of Wilson Boulevard.
New Pre-College Course Explores 16mm Film
Summer Music Classes for Kids
The Office of Pre-College Programs is offering a new course, 16mm Film Workshop,
this summer. The full-day, three-week course will cover all aspects of
authoring a short movie on 16mm black-and-white film stock. The course
is one of many Pre-College Programs course options focusing on a wide
variety of disciplines from medicine and engineering to music and
English. To apply or to learn more, visit the Pre-College Programs website, call 275-3221, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastman Community Music School is accepting registration for 24 different music programs
for students in grades 3-12 at all levels of ability. There are full-
and half-day programs, as well as residential programs at Eastman School
and at Keuka College. There is also a week of programs to combine with
summer programs at the River Campus. Information on tuition waivers
for faculty and staff is available on the Human Resources website. For more information, call 274-1400 or email email@example.com.
April 26, 2013
Today’s Event Highlight
English Week Faculty Colloquium
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1 p.m., Robbins Library, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Inside Higher Ed (April 25)
New Study Links Student Motivations for Going to College for Their Success
Asking why new students why they decided to go to college in a more formal way might help colleges find ways to encourage more students to complete their programs, according to a new study from Warner School researchers published in the Journal of College Student Development
CNBC (April 24)
Stealth Sequester? Where It’s Really Being Felt
People are feeling the sequester, but it may be that the impact on them is not making its way through the halls of Congress, said Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School. “Their voice hasn’t been sufficient enough to get Washington to the bargaining table,” Zupan said. ”It’s very muted right now. Until everyone gets heard, I doubt anything will get done in Congress on reaching a budget settlement. Even then, I’m not sure a deal will be reached.”
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