News and Announcements
Laser Makes Silicon Pump Liquid Uphill
Chunlei Guo, professor of optics, and his assistant Anatoliy Vorobyev have discovered a way to make liquid flow vertically upward along a silicon surface, overcoming the pull of gravity, without pumps or other mechanical devices. See news coverage in the New York Times.
Scott Steele Heads New Office of Research Alliances
Scott Steele, former acting director of the Office of Corporate Alliances, has been named the director of the University's new Office of Research Alliances.
Geriatrician Named President of National Association
Katz, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and
Aging, was elected president of the American
Medical Directors Association, the premier organization representing
long-term care professionals.
University Mourns Loss of Sandrea Lukasiak
University flag will be lowered today in
memory of Sandrea Lukasiak 71,
who died March 14. She had been a
central registration representative
in Admissions. Lukasiak, who lived in
Rochester, joined the University
in May 1979.
Holocaust Survivor 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
One-Act Play Festival Opens Tonight
The International Theatre Program’s 12th annual One-Act Play Festival features work written, directed, and performed by Rochester students. There will be three new plays: Stage Noir (by Jessica Chinelli, directed by Jennifer Ware), The Anniversary (by Quinlan Mitchell, directed by Jeremy Fishman), and Woman of My Dreams (by Emily Fogel, directed by Mohammad Seraji); and a musical, That Old Man and His Machine
(by Max Letaconnoux, directed by Kelly Miller). The festival opens in
Todd Theatre at 8 p.m. tonight and ends with a matinee performance at 3
p.m. Saturday, March 20.
Berklee's Diversity Leader to Speak at Eastman
The Eastman School's "Expanding Our Horizons" series continues on
Wednesday, March 24, with a talk by Myra Hindus, vice president for
cultural diversity at Berklee College of Music. Her presentation will
be at 10:30 a.m. in Howard Hanson Hall.