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  • Original Jazz CD Celebrates Frederick Douglass
  • Probing New Ways to Reduce Heart Attack, Stroke Damage
  • Lecture to Address Civil Rights in the 21st Century
  • International Lecture Series and Film Screening
  • Need a Starbucks Fix?
  • Lasik Surgery Seminar Scheduled

News and Announcements

Original Jazz CD Celebrates Frederick Douglass
A new CD, A Sky with More Stars—Suite for Frederick Douglass, weaves together the abolitionist's words, delivered by University Vice President Paul Burgett, with interpretive jazz. There is an "inherent musicality" to Douglass's writing that this new album captures, says Jeffrey Tucker, director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies and an associate professor of English.

Probing New Ways to Reduce Heart Attack, Stroke Damage
Paul Brookes, an associate professor of anesthesiology and of pharmacology and physiology at the Medical Center, and graduate student Andrew Wojtovich are part of a team of scientists exploring new ways to screen for drugs that might be useful for a range of conditions, including cardiovascular problems like heart attack and stroke.

Lecture Will Address Civil Rights in the 21st Century
Harold Ford Jr. will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Interfaith Chapel. Ford will discuss civil rights, the importance of volunteerism, and how the public can meet the challenges of leadership to make a difference. The lecture is free and open to the public.

International Lecture Series and Film Screening
The fourth annual International Lecture Series and Film Screening begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Gleason Theater. The Spanish comedy/drama Jamon Jamon will be shown and Claudia Schaefer, professor of Spanish, will lead a discussion. For a schedule of upcoming lectures and films, go to the Modern Languages and Cultures Web site.

Need a Starbucks Fix?
Faculty and staff are invited to take to a quick dining services survey. The first 50 people to respond will receive a free coupon for any tall beverage from Starbucks.

Lasik Surgery Seminar Scheduled
An information session on Lasik eye surgery will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 100 Meridian Centre, Suite 125. Attendees will be able to schedule a free future Lasik evaluation. Reservations are required. Register online or call 273-2020.

Feb. 16, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Snow, High 29°
Snow Showers, High 30°
Today's Event Highlight
Understanding the University Retirement Program
Northeastern Conference Room (1-9535) Medical Center, Noon. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
WROC-TV (Feb. 14)
'Day of Brass'
Brass music took center stage at the University Saturday. The "Day of Brass" event went on all day with music rehearsals, classes and clinics. The goal was to get local high school students interested in pursuing music after graduation. Read more…

In Higher Education
USA Today (Feb. 13)
'Private Colleges Aim to Rein in Loan-Free Financial Aid'
The weak economy is forcing some private colleges to limit their generosity after many of them doubled or even tripled financial aid over the last decade to attract more applicants and reduce student debt. Read more...

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