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In Today's Issue

  • Mike Neer Retires as Men's Basketball Coach
  • Prison Entrepreneurship Program on Radio Show
  • Eastman Faculty, Students Featured on Pipedreams
  • Reading the World Conversation Series Continues
  • Flag Lowered to Honor Fallen Marine
  • Second Friday Science Social
  • Run/Walk Marks National Nurses Week

News and Announcements

Mike Neer Retires as Men's Basketball Coach
Michael "Mike" Neer, longtime successful men's basketball coach at Rochester, will retire from his position at the end of the academic year. Neer coached the Yellowjackets for 34 seasons, from 1976-77 to 2009-10. He retires with a career record of 563 wins, 326 losses.

Prison Entrepreneurship Program on Radio Show
Marcus Hill, a former felon turned entrepreneur, and Duncan Moore, vice provost for entrepreneurship, will be guests on WXXI's 1370 Connection with Bob Smith at noon today. Listen live. The Prison Entrepreneurship Program lecture starts at 4:30 p.m. today in Gleason 318/418. RSVP to the Center for Entrepreneurship at 276-3500 or register online

Eastman Faculty, Students Featured on Pipedreams
Eastman School organ faculty and students are featured on the national radio program Pipedreams which will be broadcast on classical public radio station WXXI-FM 91.5 at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 11. The performances were recorded live in Rochester in February 2009. The program is also available to stream from the Pipedreams Web site.

Reading the World Conversation Series Continues
Acclaimed novelist and journalist Horacio Castellanos Moya will discuss his controversial body of work, world literature, and how the culture and politics of El Salvador forced him into living in exile in the United States at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. The free event is part of the Reading the World Conversation Series.
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Flag Lowered to Honor Fallen Marine
The American flag on the River Campus will be flown at half staff today in honor of Sgt. Frank World, a Marine from Buffalo who was killed in Afghanistan Monday.

Second Friday Science Social
Tomorrow's Second Friday Science Social features Alan Smrcka, a professor of pharmacology and physiology, of oncology, and of biochemistry and biophysics. He will discuss "Pharmalogical Targeting of G Protein Signaling Pathways: From Basic Mechanisms to Theraputics" at 4 p.m. in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576) at the Medical Center. Refreshments will follow in the Forbes Mezzanine.

Run/Walk Marks National Nurses Week
The Department of Nursing Practice at Strong Memorial Hospital and Fleet Feet Sports are teaming up to present the fifth annual Scrubs and Stethoscopes 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 2. The event commemorates National Nurses Week 2010 and aims to raise public awareness about the role nurses play in the community's health. Funds raised at the event will support Building Minds in Sudan.

April 8, 2010
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
Rain/Thunder, High 55°
PM Showers, High 45°
Today's Event Highlight
Optics Piano Recital
Noon. Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall.

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Rochester in the News
MSN (April 6)
'Your Social Network Affects Your Drinking Habits'
"In addition to working with individuals who are drinking more than is good for them, we need to come up with new ways to address this on more of a public health level, looking at groups of people and some of the settings in which they congregate and reinforce each other's drinking habits," says  Ralph Manchester, director of  University Health Service. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (April 4)
'Some Papers Are Uploaded to Bangalore to Be Graded'
Outsourced grading, with its supporters and critics, comes to colleges. Read more...

Sports Buzz
April 14: 4 p.m. Keuka.

Women's Lacrosse

April 10: 6 p.m. Geneseo.

April 14: 3 p.m. Buffalo State.

Men's Tennis
April 10: 2 p.m. NYU.

Women's Tennis
April 10: 10 a.m. NYU.


April 10: 9 a.m. UR Alumni Invitational.

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