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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
Walter Lasecki, a third-year PhD student in computer science, has been awarded a 2013 PhD Fellowship at Microsoft Research. Read more...

Vietnam Veterans Could Hold Clue to Future for Today’s Soldiers
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
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

Summer Music Classes for Kids
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

April 26, 2013
Partly Cloudy

Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 65°
Partly Cloudy, High 66°

Today’s Event Highlight
English Week Faculty Colloquium
1 p.m., Robbins Library, Rush Rhees Library.

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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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