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@Rochester: Feb. 12, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 12, 2009

Today's Forecast: Rain/Snow/Wind, High 40°

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 30°

In Today's Issue

  • University First in Nation to Launch iTraining for Emergency Responders
  • One Cent Admission Today at MAG in Honor of Lincoln's Birthday
  • Get Your 2010 Commencement Nominations in Early
  • Eastman Concerts Will Be Featured on Radio Program
  • Make This Summer Musical
  • Talk to Cover Cancer, Aging—and Fruit Flies
  • Feb. 16 Session Focuses on Managing Physical, Emotional Health
  • Event Highlight: American History According to The Onion
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball, Squash, Women's Tennis at Home
  • Rochester in the News: Loralei Thornburg on Obesity and Pregnancy
  • In Higher Education: Tough Times, Silver Lining: Builders Lower Their Bids

News and Announcements

University First in Nation to Launch iTraining for Emergency Responders

The Medical Center is the first in the nation to train emergency medical technicians and paramedics with video podcast lessons downloadable onto iPods or computers. Read more...

One Cent Admission Today at MAG in Honor of Lincoln's Birthday

Lincoln paintingTo celebrate the opening of Lincoln in Rochester and to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the Memorial Art Gallery will be charging 1 penny for admission to any nonmember who visits the gallery today, Feb. 12, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. The Rare Books Library is also marking Lincoln's birthday by posting dramatic new diary entries as part of the online project Lincoln and His Circle. The diary of Auburn, N.Y. resident Fanny Seward provides an eyewitness account of the attempted assassination of her father, Lincoln's secretary of state. 

Get Your 2010 Commencement Nominations in Early

It's not too early to send in your nominations for 2010 Commencement awards, including honorary degrees, the Eastman Medal, the Hutchison Medal, and the Rochester Distinguished Scholar Award. Honorary degree nominations should be submitted by May 15, and nominations for all other University awards are due by Sept. 15. Include a nomination letter explaining why the individual merits the award, along with a CV or biography outlining major scholarly, artistic, public service, and/or philanthropic accomplishments. (Individuals currently in service to the University are ineligible for honorary degrees.) Send materials to Assistant Provost Kathleen Moore. Read more...

Eastman Concerts Will Be Featured on Radio Program

The national radio series Pipedreams comes to Rochester this weekend to tape concerts for the program. The series of three recitals starts Friday and features Eastman organ faculty and students. All performances are free and open to the public. Read more...

Make This Summer Musical

The Eastman Community Music School is offering a variety of programs in world music, classical music, and jazz this summer for students in middle and high school. Half-day and full-day programs, vocal and instrumental, are available in jazz, classical, and folk music for students in grades 3-12. For more information or to register, visit www.esm.rochester.edu/summer. E-mail questions to community@esm.rochester.edu or call 274-1400. 

Talk to Cover Cancer, Aging—and Fruit Flies

Dirk Bohmann, professor of genetics, will speak about his experience mining fruit flies for information about cancer, aging, and metabolism at a lecture Friday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. in the Case Methods Room (1-9675) of the Medical Center. Read more...

Feb. 16 Session Focuses on Managing Physical, Emotional Health

Women with metastatic breast cancer can develop techniques for managing their physical and emotional health during a talk from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...

Events

Thursday, Feb. 12

American History According to The Onion: Strong Auditorium. 8 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Women's Basketball: 
Feb. 13— New York University. 6 p.m.
Feb. 16—Brandeis. 2 p.m.

Men's Basketball: 
Feb. 13—New York University. 8 p.m.
Feb. 16—Brandeis. Noon

Squash: 
Feb. 14—Pennsylvania. Noon.

Women's Tennis: 
Feb. 15—LeMoyne College. 11 a.m.

Rochester in the News

ABC News (Feb. 10)

"Researchers Link Obesity to Birth Defects"

"Obesity increases the risk of many pregnancy complications, and this article further clarifies that obesity impacts the risk of birth defects, especially neural tube defects and congenital heart defects," says Loralei Thornburg, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 11)

"Tough Times, Silver Lining: Builders Lower Their Bids"

With construction costs falling, facilities planners say, now is a good time for colleges to get bids on building and renovation projects—if they have the money to pay for them. Read more...

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