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In Today's Issue

  • Rising Musical Theater Stars in Spotlight at Eastman
  • Simon School Hosts Health Care Symposium
  • Friends of Strong Seeks Teen Volunteers
  • Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, Immunology Dies
  • Concert at Sacred Heart Cathedral
  • Dining Services Celebrates Local Foods Week
  • ‘Toxic Torts and Retorts’ Talk is Today
  • Registration Open for Neuroscience Retreat
  • Satrang ’10 Celebrates Spring

News and Announcements

Rising Musical Theater Stars in Spotlight at Eastman
Sixteen singer-actors from around the world compete for cash prizes in the finals of the Lotte Lenya Competition. The event is Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with an evening concert at 8 p.m. Among the finalists are two Eastman School graduates, mezzo-soprano Margaret Gawrysiak, and tenor Joey Wilgenbusch.

Simon School Hosts Health Care Symposium
The Simon School will host a health care symposium from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Gleason Hall Room 318/418. The topic is “Business Challenges in the Medical Industry.” The keynote speaker is Lucius (Tad) Fox, director of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics at Johnson & Johnson in Rochester. The event is free and open to the public. E-mail Mona Koda or Cathrine Jose to register.

Friends of Strong Seeks Teen Volunteers
The Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital is seeking area high school students who would like to volunteer this summer. Positions for retail, patient contact, clerical/office, and information/greeter are available. Students must be 14 years old by July 1. The program runs from June 28 to Sept. 4, with students expected to participate once a week for three- to four-hour shifts. Students may choose the position in which they would like to work; but jobs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To schedule an interview, call 275-2420 on April 30.

Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, Immunology Dies
The University mourns the death of J. Donald Hare, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology and a former associate dean of admissions for the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Hare, who died April 3, was 82. The University flag is lowered today in his memory.

Concert at Sacred Heart Cathedral
The Catholic Newman Community of Eastman will present the Cathedral Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. The program will showcase students from the Eastman School and music from the cathedral’s 3,890 pipe organ, piano, violin and saxophone.

Dining Services Celebrates Local Foods Week
Dining Services will celebrate Local Foods Week beginning Monday, April 19, with a special dinner in Danforth Dining Hall. Dinners will also take place in Eastman Dining Center on Tuesday and Meliora Restaurant on  Wednesday. On Thursday, Eat Local, Live Well in the May Room will feature 15 local vendors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

‘Toxic Torts and Retorts’ Talk is Today
David Rosner, the Ronald H. Lauerstein 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 Courtroom" at 1:30 p.m. today in Hoyt Auditorium. A reception will follow in Havens Lounge, Wilson Commons.

Registration Open for Neuroscience Retreat
The annual Neuroscience Retreat will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Memorial Art Gallery. Larry Brown of Emory University will be the keynote speaker. Registration deadline is Monday, April 19. Register online.

Satrang ’10 Celebrates Spring
The Rochester Indian Association presents Satrang ’10 (Seven Colors) beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in Douglass Dining Hall. The event will include games, a Bollywood dance, dinner, and prizes.

April 16, 2010

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Today's Event Highlight
Rethinking Gender and Race in American History
Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Room, 10 a.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
US News & World Report (April 15)
‘How to Get In: Simon School of Business Administration’
"We posed questions to admissions officials at the University of Rochester William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration regarding the application process, what they look for in applicants, and what sets their school apart." Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (April 15)
‘Moving the Cliff’
As state legislators around the country craft their budgets for the 2011 fiscal year, public college officials are afraid that they are about to be thrown off "the cliff"—the steep drop in available funds once the tens of billions of dollars that the federal government made available through last year's economic recovery legislation run out. Read more…

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