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In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Plans Diversity Conference
  • Wilmot Cancer Center Receives Excellence Award
  • International Theatre Program Takes on Comedy
  • ArtAwake Music and Arts Festival is April 10
  • Craig Owens Memorial Lecture is Today
  • Interfaith Chapel Will Hold Easter Week Services
  • Register Online for Entrepreneurship Events
  • Join Well-U and Team Up for Heart Health

News and Announcements

Rochester Plans Diversity Conference
On Monday, April 5, representatives from all of Rochester’s constituencies will gather to discuss diversity and inclusion at the 2010 Diversity Conference: Building a Stronger Community. Conference organizers have created a survey to ensure that all University employees can be a part of the conversation. Postcards have been sent to the 1,200 employees that do not have University e-mail addresses so that their voices also will be heard.

Wilmot Cancer Center Receives Excellence Award
The Wilmot Cancer Center is one of only eight centers nationwide to receive a New Program Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

International Theatre Program Takes on Comedy
The International Theatre Program will continue its 20th anniversary season from April 15 to May 1 with performances of Criminal Genius and Featuring Loretta, two comedies from George Walker's Suburban Motel.

ArtAwake Music and Arts Festival is April 10
ArtAwake 2010, an art and music festival organized by University students, takes place from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Monroe County Savings Bank in downtown Rochester. The festival will feature more than 150 pieces of laser art, installations, paintings, and photographs.

Craig Owens Memorial Lecture is Today
The 14th annual Craig Owens Memorial Lecture will feature a presentation by Juliane Rebentisch of the Institute of Philosophy at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University. Rebentisch's lecture, "On Realism Today," will be held in the Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Room at 5 p.m. today. Rebentisch will also give a seminar on the aesthetics of installation art at 10 a.m. Friday, March 26, in room 209 in the Computer Science Building.

Interfaith Chapel Will Hold Easter Week Services
The Interfaith Chapel will hold the following Easter Week services: Palm Sunday, 1:30 p.m. March 28; Maundy Thursday, 12:30 p.m. April 1; Good Friday Catholic Communion Service, 12:30 p.m., Meditation, 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, April 2; Easter Sunday, 1:30 p.m., April 4.

Register Online for Entrepreneurship Events
The Center for Entrepreneurship has recently launched a site for online event registration. Visit the page to register for upcoming events, including the Mark Ain Workshop on April 1 or the Prison Entrepreneurship Program on April 8.

Join Well-U and Team Up for Heart Health
There is still time to create or join a team and help Well-U raise awareness for heart health. Proceeds from the American Heart Association’s Start! Heart Walk will go to local charities. The 3K walk will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Blue Cross Arena. Visit the University's team page to participate. Call 276-5050 for more information.

March 25, 2010
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 53°
Partly Cloudy, High 31°
Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Composers Sinfonietta: ISO Amor
Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
March 26, 2 p.m. St. Lawrence
March 27, Noon, St. Lawrence

March 28, 1 p.m., Ithaca
March 31, 3 p.m., St. John Fisher

Women’s Lacrosse
March 25, 4 p.m., Cortland

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (March 24)
'Medical Center To Help With Human Trials'
Arranging human trials in medical research can be a thorny problem when the products or treatments are at an early stage of development. The Medical Center, as part of an ongoing effort to translate research innovation into practical treatments, has created the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics. Read more…

In Higher Education
Network World (March 23)
'Can the iPhone Save Higher Education?'
What happens when you give about 2,000 college students and their teachers Apple iPhones and iPod Touches and tell them "Go mobile, go digital?" That's what one college is trying to find out with its Mobile Learning project. Read more…

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