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In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Biologists Win Cozzarelli Prize
  • Junior Receives Scholarship in Classics, Archaeology
  • Celebration Honors University Authors
  • Simon School Offers Unique Opportunity
  • Creative Approach to Security Awareness
  • World Music Series: Gamelan Lila Muni
  • Health Care Directives Information Session

News and Announcements

Rochester Biologists Win Cozzarelli Prize
Vera Gorbunova, an associate professor of biology, and Andrei Seluanov, a research professor of biology, have won a 2009 Cozzarelli Prize for their pioneering research on the causes of cancer resistance in naked mole-rats. The award recognizes papers of "outstanding scientific excellence and originality."

Junior Receives Scholarship in Classics, Archaeology
Mario Morales '11 is the recipient of the 2010 Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology. A classics and history double major with a focus on European history and Latin, Morales is the first Rochester student to receive the award.

Celebration Honors University Authors
The Provost's annual Book Celebration is a University-wide event to honor faculty and staff members who have authored a book, or its equivalent, within the past year. If you are the author of a "book" published between May 1, 2009, and April 30, 2010, contact Karen Johnson in the Provost’s Office to be included in the May 6 event.

Simon School Offers Unique Opportunity
The Simon School invites the University community to its Challenges to Leadership and Governance Conference on April 29 and 30 in New York City. Global business leaders and scholars will examine key issues facing senior business executives in light of changes in government policies and the recent financial crisis. Special rates are available for University faculty and staff. Get details and conference resources online. E-mail the Simon School Executive Programs Office or call 275-3439 for more information.

Creative Approach to Security Awareness
Because of ongoing threats, including viruses, phishing, and spam, University IT continues to try to find different ways to increase awareness about the importance of information security. The latest effort is the creation of a painting depicting common online threats.

World Music Series: Gamelan Lila Muni
Balinese percussion ensemble Gamelan Lila Muni, with members from the Eastman School, the College, and the Rochester community, will perform its annual concert at 8 p.m. tonight in Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School.

Health Care Directives Information Session
Adults can benefit from thinking about what their health care choices would be if they are unable to speak for themselves. Well-U has invited representatives from Excellus and Aetna to discuss the topic with employees from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, in the Northeastern Room (1-9535), in the Medical Center. For more information, call 276-5050, e-mail Well-U, or enroll online.

April 26, 2010
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
Light Rain, High 56°
Mostly Sunny, High 50°

The Week Ahead
Monday, April 26
Reading the World: A Celebration of Open Letter

Tuesday, April 27

Symphony Orchestra Concert, directed by David Harman

Wednesday, April 28
Theater production: Featuring Loretta

Thursday, April 29
Gollin Film Festival features works by student filmmakers

Friday, April 30
National Organization for Women speaker: Terry O'Neill

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Rochester in the News
Springfield News-Sun (April 22)
'SSO Ending Season with Influential Composer'
Samuel Adler, who retired from the Eastman School  in 1995, where he had taught since 1966 and chaired its composition department, will help the Springfield Symphony Orchestra end its season with a performance of his first symphony. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (April 23)
'Speakers Push for More Collaboration Among North American Universities'
Canada, Mexico, and the United States are losing out in the world competition for international students by not working on more strategies together, officials argue. Read more...

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