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In Today's Issue

  • State of the Faculty Address Today
  • Aging Motorcyclists at Greater Risk of Injury, Death
  • Competition Showcases Musical Theater Talent
  • Forum Celebrates Diversity through Performance
  • Lecture: Prison Entrepreneurship Program
  • Talk on 'Toxic Torts and Retorts'
  • Get Your Walk On This Weekend

News and Announcements

State of the Faculty Address Today
Provost Ralph Kuncl will present a State of the Faculty Address, "Advancing the Research Enterprise of a Great University," to the Faculty Senate at 4 p.m. today in Gleason 318/418. All University faculty are invited to attend.

Aging Motorcyclists at Greater Risk of Injury, Death
While the typical injured motorcyclist has long been thought of as a young, otherwise healthy victim of sudden injury, a study from the Medical Center suggests otherwise.

Competition Showcases Musical Theater Talent
Local audiences can see the best rising young talents in the musical theater world when 16 singer-actors from the United States, Canada, and Germany compete in the finals of this year’s Lotte Lenya Competition on Saturday, April 17, at the Eastman School.

Forum Celebrates Diversity through Performance
Expressions of Identity, slated for Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the River Level of the Interfaith Chapel, is an open forum for students, faculty, and staff to share pieces of their identity through song, dance, poem, rap, monologue, or humor. Performance slots are still available for faculty and staff. The free event is sponsored by Students for Interfaith Action, Shadowing the History and Diverse Environments of Students, and the College Diversity Roundtable.

Lecture: Prison Entrepreneurship Program
Marcus Hill, a former felon turned entrepreneur, will tell his story and the history of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, an innovative prisoner rehabilitation program based in Texas, on Thursday, April 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Gleason 318/418. A reception with refreshments will follow the talk. PEP was recently featured in BusinessWeek. RSVP to the Center for Entrepreneurship at 276-3500 or register online.

Talk on 'Toxic Torts and Retorts'
David Rosner, the Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Science and Professor of History at Columbia University, will discuss "Toxic Torts and Retorts: The Trials and Tribulations of a Historian in the Classroom" at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16, in Hoyt Auditorium. A reception will follow in Havens Lounge, Wilson Commons.

Get Your Walk On This Weekend
The American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk is this Saturday, April 10. Well-U is actively looking to recruit another 200 walkers (University employees and families), with a goal of raising $25,000. Join the University's team. The 3-mile walk raises money to help the fight against heart disease and stroke, which last year included nearly $3.8 million in funding for cardiovascular research under way at the Medical Center.

April 6, 2010
Scattered T-Storms
Today's Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms, High 74°
Cloudy, High 78°
Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Percussion Ensemble
8 p.m. Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (April 4)
'Memorial Art Gallery Unveils Plan for Centennial Sculpture Park'
The Memorial Art Gallery plans to turn its stately lawn, currently defined by a wrought-iron fence, into a playful, almost childlike open-space narrative on sculpture. Read more...

In Higher Education
The New York Times (April 2)
'Growth of Unpaid Internships May Be Illegal, Officials Say'
The number of unpaid internships has climbed in recent years, leading officials to worry that employers are illegally using interns for free labor. Read more...

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