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@Rochester: March 5, 2009

@Rochester: March 5, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 44°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 51°

In Today's Issue

  • Eastman and Warner Experts Featured on WXXI
  • Community Participation Key to Improving Medical Research
  • Women in Music Festival Features Numerous Community Events
  • Event Highlight: Understanding the Crisis in the Congo
  • Sports Buzz: Women's Basketball Hosts NCAAs
  • Rochester in the News: Timothy Quill on Assisted Suicide Ring; Director, Students Discuss Curse of the Starving Class
  • In Higher Education: The 'Black Box' of Peer Review

News and Announcements

Eastman and Warner Experts Featured on WXXI

David Hursh, associate professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, will talk about President Obama's education policy when he joins Bob Smith on 1370 Connection from 1 to 2 p.m. today.  Helen Smith, director of technology and media production at Eastman, will appear on the "Arts Friday" edition of 1370 Connection from 12:10 to 1 p.m. on March 6. She will talk with host Brenda Tremblay about how technology affects the music profession. Tune into the interviews on 1370AM. 

Community Participation Key to Improving Medical Research

The Medical Center has launched a new initiative to raise awareness and increase participation in medical research, paying particular attention to increasing the number of African Americans and Latinos enrolled in clinical trials. Read more...

Women in Music Festival Features Numerous Community Events

Running from Monday, March 23, through Friday, March 27, the festival at the Eastman School celebrates the achievements and contributions of women in all aspects of music, including composition, performance, teaching, and scholarship. Read more...


Thursday, March 5

Understanding the Crisis in the Congo: Adolph Auditorium (1-7619), Medical Center. Noon to 1 p.m.

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Sports Buzz

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Women's Basketball Hosts NCAAs: Rochester will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division III women's basketball playoffs this Friday and Saturday. The Yellowjackets will play Widener University on Friday evening at 8 p.m. in the second game of a doubleheader. Friday's winners advance to Saturday's second-round game at 7 p.m. at the Palestra and vie for a spot in the Sweet 16 round.

Rochester in the News

Chicago Tribune (March 3)

"Ring Exposes Rift in 'Right-To-Die' Movement"

Timothy Quill, professor of medicine, comments on a case against members of an assisted suicide ring charged with helping a Georgia man kill himself. The case, he says, demonstrates a need for "a more humane approach. They are symptomatic of the desperation and fear when people feel that their doctors and health care teams won't be responsive." Read more...

13WHAM-TV (March 5)

"Curse of the Starving Class"

Nigel Maister, director of the International Theatre Program, and student actors Mel Balzano and Andrew Polec talk about Curse of the Starving Class, running through March 7 at Todd Theatre. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (March 4)

"The 'Black Box' of Peer Review"

A scholar gained unusually close access to the panels that award grants and fellowships—and she shares her findings about biases, disciplinary differences, and the meaning of excellence. Read more...

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