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@Rochester: April 7, 2009

@Rochester: April 7, 2009

Today's Forecast: Snow/Wind, High 33°

Tomorrow: Rain/Snow, High 43°

In Today's Issue

  • County Executive to Hold Town Hall Meeting
  • United Way 10 at 10
  • The Hairy Dutchman Set for World Premiere
  • Concert Features 17th Century Music
  • ArtAwake Tickets Go on Sale Today
  • Humanities Project Colloquium Honors Hayden White
  • Join the University Team for the Chase Corporate Challenge
  • Raffle Benefits Mercy Flight Central
  • Event Highlight: Plutzik Reading Series—Anthony Doerr
  • Rochester in the News: Robert Dworkin on Easing Shingles Pain; Dawn Pozzi on Children Who Witness Violence
  • In Higher Education: After the Crash, Scholars Say, Higher Education Must Refocus on Its Public Mission

News and Announcements

County Executive to Hold Town Hall Meeting

College Republicans in association with Urban Exploring, the College Democrats, the Political Science Undergraduate Council, and the Rochester Center for Community Leadership, are hosting Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks for a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. The meeting is open to the public. 

United Way 10 at 10

Join your colleagues around the University and take 10 minutes (or less) out of your day around 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10, to pledge support to this year's United Way campaign. The process is easy—just visit the United Way Web site and follow the simple instructions to make your ePledge. Your contribution will help support the local people and programs that need it most, helping meet basic needs of clothing, shelter, and food. 

The Hairy Dutchman Set for World Premiere

The International Theatre Program presents Andy Bragen's The Hairy Dutchman starting April 23 in Todd Theatre. Read more...

Concert Features 17th Century Music

Soprano Ellen Hargis and lutenist and Eastman School professor Paul O'Dette will present a recital of Italian Baroque songs and music in Kilbourn Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, April 24. Read more...

ArtAwake Tickets Go on Sale Today

Tickets are available starting April 7 for the ArtAwake Music and Arts Festival. This year's event is planned from 5 p.m. Friday, April 17 until 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the Pixley Warehouse, 4 Pixley Industrial Parkway in Gates. Tickets are $6 in advance ($4 for Rochester students) or $8 at the door. Get advance tickets at the Memorial Art Gallery, Aaron's Alley, Lakeshore Record Exchange, or the Common Market in Wilson Commons. 

Humanities Project Colloquium Honors Hayden White

On April 24 and 25, "Between History and Narrative: A Colloquium in Honor of Hayden White" will bring together prominent humanists from around the world who have either been influenced by or are working in the same vein as Hayden White, one of the most influential thinkers in the humanities for more than 30 years. Read more...

Join the University Team for the Chase Corporate Challenge

Join more than 300 University employees at the 2009 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge on Thursday, May 28. You can walk or run 3.5 miles with the University's team and participants from other local companies. The University's event starts at 7 p.m. at RIT. The $30 registration fee includes two T-shirts and a post-race meal at the UR tent. Register online with a credit card under the "University for Rochester" team. Call Heather Van Orden at 275-2706 with any questions. 

Raffle Benefits Mercy Flight Central

Raffle tickets are on sale for a five-day Caribbean cruise for two, with proceeds going to Mercy Flight Central. Tickets are $20 each for the May 6 drawing. Call 473-7804 or purchase tickets online

Events

Wednesday, April 8

Plutzik Reading Series—Anthony Doerr: Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. 8 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

ABC News (April 3)

"Prescription Painkiller Relieves Shingles Pain"

"Oftentimes patients are told that the rash will heal in two or three weeks anyway, and the pain will go away, so they're not given something for the pain unless it's excruciating," notes Robert Dworkin, professor of anesthesiology, neurology, oncology, and psychiatry. Dworkin and colleagues from the Medical Center assessed the pain-relieving punch of oxycodone and gabapentin, which both effectively treat pain associated with nerve damage. Read more...

Democrat & Chronicle (April 4)

"Violence Lingers in a Child's Mind and May Affect Behavior Later"

Dawn Pozzi, a senior project coordinator at the Children's Institute, writes a guest essay about the impact on children who witness violence. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 6)

"After the Crash, Scholars Say, Higher Ed Must Refocus on Its Public Mission"

The recession might be a time for colleges to renew their implicit contract with the public, and for faculty members to reassert their standing as professionals, according to speakers at last week's Network for Academic Renewal conference. Read more...

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