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In Today's Issue

  • Max Farash, University Trustee, Dies at 95
  • Opera Gala Offers Menu of Musical Choices
  • Zev Kedem to Share Inspiring Story
  • New Issue of Innovations Available
  • Concert Celebrates Anniversary of Chopin's Birth

News and Announcements

Max Farash, University Trustee, Dies at 95
Max Farash, a University trustee and generous benefactor to the University as well as to many other institutions and charities in the Rochester area, died Feb. 28. He served actively as a voting trustee from 1982 to 1985. The University flag will be lowered in his honor today. Read his obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Opera Gala Offers Menu of Musical Choices
For its spring production, Eastman Opera Theatre will present fully staged scenes from seven different works. The Opera Gala will tap the talents of more than 30 solo singers to present pieces from operas in three languages written between the 18th and early 20th centuries by classical, bel canto, and romantic composers.

Zev Kedem to Share Inspiring Story
As an 11-year-old boy, Zev Kedem was one of about 1,100 people whose life was saved by German industrialist Oscar Schindler during the Holocaust. Kedem is now a documentary filmmaker who has traveled the world to share his story. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, in Strong Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m.

New Issue of Innovations Available
View the latest issue of Innovations, the entrepreneurship newsletter that covers stories across all schools and campuses. To receive a hard copy of this publication on a regular basis, e-mail the Center for Entrepreneurship or call 276-3500.

Concert Celebrates Anniversary of Chopin's Birth
The Chopin in Music and Letters concert, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Frederic Chopin's birth, starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7, in Kilbourn Hall.

March 5, 2010
Mostly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 30°
Mostly Sunny, High 39°
Today's Event Highlight
NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championships: Rochester vs. Cortland
Palestra, 8 p.m.

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Rochester in the News
U.S. News and World Report (March 3)
'You Can't Exercise Away TV's Toll on the Heart'
Eugene Storozynsky, assistant professor of medicine, believes the association between television viewing and heart disease risk might come from behaviors that go along with TV watching. "Specifically, were the study subjects eating lots of carbohydrate-rich foods or drinking carbohydrate-rich drinks at the time they're TV watching?" he says. Read more…

In Higher Education
USA Today (March 3)
'College Students Rally Over Tuition, Education Quality'
College students on more than 100 campuses nationwide planned walkouts, rallies, and other actions Thursday to protest budget cuts, layoffs and tuition increases, which they say erode quality of education and limit access. Read more…

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